On the cover of his new album You Only Live 2wice, Freddie Gibbs floats above his congregation like Jesus Christ in a Renaissance painting. It’s fitting: the Gary, Indiana, product is the savior of gangsta rap of yore, of a time when rap was full of street-hardened figures who intricately illustrated the realities of a life of crime over dusty, soul-sampling boom-bap beats. On You Only Live 2wice, Gibbs is as potent as ever, but this should be no surprise to fans who have been listening to Gibbs during his decade-long career. Read more >>> Freddie Gibbs performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Chris Kelly)
For Pride month, Osteria Morini in Navy Yard is serving up a sorbet board worth sharing with friends. It’s a rainbow-colored assortment of 10 different house-made sorbetto and gelati, served side-by-side on a wooden slab. It costs $25 and is available through the end of June. Osteria Morini, 301 Water St. SE #109. (202) 484-0660. osteriamorini.com/washington-dc. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Beloved actor Alan Alda discusses his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, and the things he’s come to learn about communication, at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. 6:45 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $15.
Canadian singer/songwriter Feist wraps up a two-night stand at the Lincoln Theatre in support of her latest album Pleasure. Local Ethiopian artist Hailu Mergia opens the show. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $45.
Bent Knee, an art rock collective out of Boston, performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Caustic Casanova and Virginia Creep. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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