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OutKast was the most influential, intriguing, and important rap group of all time. Andre 3000 and Big Boi proved, without a doubt, that the South had something to say, leaving an indelible mark not just on the history of hip-hop, but on the history of all music and art. It may sound like hagiography or hyperbole, but OutKast was just that damn good. With all that in mind, how do the members of such a legendary act find purpose when they no longer work together? For Big Boi, it’s meant doing what he does best: building a solo career marked by his one-of-a-kind, syllable-heavy rap attack. Read more >>> Big Boi performs at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $29.50. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Chris Kelly)
Southern restaurant Succotash, from Chef Edward Lee, opens tonight at 5 p.m. in the Equitable Bank Building downtown. Try the fried chicken and waffle with bourbon maple syrup, pickled okra, and Manchego cheese ($23) paired with the “Waaaaay South” cocktail with tequila, watermelon, and Hellfire habañero shrub ($12). Succotash, 915 F St. NW. succotashrestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Former Washington Post writer and long-running queen of the Washington social scene Sally Quinn reads from her new book, Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
The Black Cat turns 24 tonight and celebrates with performances by its staff members and their bands, including Fuzzqueen, Foster Carrots, and Bust Down. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Senegalese trio Bideew Bou Bess plays its genre-bending music at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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