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Since forming The Police in 1977, Sting has performed nearly non-stop for the past four decades. He’s 65 now, so you’d forgive him for relaxing at one of his palatial estates and cutting back on touring. The chameleon legally known as Gordon Sumner prefers to reinvent himself over and over again. From his world music phase in the late ’90s to his mid-aughts lute obsession and his recent stint as a Broadway composer, the man is always experimenting with a new way to share his talent with others. Read more >>> Sting performs with Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros at 7:30 p.m. at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $45–$165. (703) 255-1900. wolftrap.org. (Caroline Jones)


The semi-finals of G by Mike Isabella’s Sandwich Madness competition are underway. This round brings back The Hot Stuff, a pressed Cuban sandwich, and The Sloppy Yo, a vegetarian sandwich that includes black beans, spicy tofu chorizo, potatoes, and avocado. The Hot Stuff costs $13, while the Sloppy Yo costs $11. (You can add a fried egg for $2 or cheese for $1.) Try them whenever all day at G by Mike Isabella or at Graffiato during lunch. G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St. NW. (202) 234-5015. gbymikeisabella.com. (Laura Hayes)


Before it begins performances of Aida on Sept. 9, the Washington National Opera presents a free preview of its season at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Nashville-based soul-rock artist Adam Wakefield performs at Gypsy Sally’s with local opening act Will Overman. 8 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $12–$14.

Caddywhompus, a New Orleans rock duo, travels north to play at Songbyrd Music House. Local post-punk act Technicians opens the show. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $10–$12.

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