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Despite the internet being a forum for the free airing of ideas, women who dare express themselves on it are frequently met with vitriol, scorn, and harassment. In her latest book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise of Unruly Women, Buzzfeed writer and cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen explores the history of these creatures who, shockingly, dare to express their opinions and excel outside of traditional gender roles. A so-called “celebrity gossip expert,” Petersen relies on her knowledge of pop culture and history to create a book sure to impress the mouthy women who will discuss it with her at Politics & Prose. Read more >>> Anne Helen Petersen reads at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. politics-prose.com. (Caroline Jones)
Summer Restaurant Week kicks off today with hundreds of restaurants across the District offering discounted prices on prix fixe lunch ($22), dinner ($35), and brunch ($22). Restaurant Week lasts through Aug. 20 and notable participants include Arroz, Centrolina, Espita Mezcaleria, Doi Moi, Fiola, Kyrisan, Maketto, Rasika, Sushi Taro, and Whaley’s. Restaurant Week 2017, multiple locations. ramw.org/restaurantweek. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Abrams, a rock trio out of Denver, performs at DC9 with local post punk outfit Jacuzzi Suite. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Saxophonist Kevin Levi performs two shows at Blues Alley in support of his forthcoming album, ATONE. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20.
The Superintendent’s Combo, a jazz group made up of members of the United States Naval Academy Band, plays a variety of original jazz compositions and arrangements at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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