Chances are good John Williams scored a film you love and his music has been woven into the fabric of your pop culture identity. The longtime leader of the Boston Pops’ partnerships with directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in the 1970s and ’80s helped launch the American cinematic blockbuster, as he created music as epic and grand as the images on screen. The NSO Pops, under director of conductor Steven Reineke, partners with the Choral Arts Society of Washington to present a tribute to William’s staggering career, with special emphasis on the Star Wars catalog for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. Read more >>> The NSO Pops performs at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $24–$99. (202) 467-4600. Sinnenberg)


Try one of our 50 underrated places to eat an drink featured in today’s Food Issue. They include Bin 1301 on U Street for cheap, fun wine; Sospeso on H Street NE for Mediterranean flavors; discounted sushi in an office building on K Street NW at Sushi Express; and oysters at an unlikely locale—El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria. Read it online or pick up a print copy on the street. (Laura Hayes)


Elvis Costello plays all his hits when he brings his Imperial Bedrooms tour to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap along with opening act Imelda May. 7:30 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $35–$75.

Los Angeles-based Americana trio Magic Giant, which has become known for incorporating natural elements in its music, stays indoors when it performs at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.

Jamaican reggae performerProtoje takes the stage at the Howard Theatre, preceded by a DJ set from Yaadcore. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$65.

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