Extra! Extra! Local D.C. guitar teacher revives groundbreaking ’90s band Helium! Well, almost. Local legend Mary Timony won’t be joined by any original members of her influential indie rock band (Hospitality’s Brian Bettencourt and David Christian will back her up at Rock & Roll Hotel), but the timing couldn’t be better. Timony is still riding the wave from her popular new band Ex Hex,and the world is more off-kilter than ever. What better time to introduce all her new, young fans to the weird, angry, and powerful music that earned her respect from coast to coast. Read more >>> Mary Timony performs with Noveller at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $16. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Justin Weber)
2 Birds 1 Stone ushers in Frappé Hour with the warm temperatures. Visit the basement bar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays to try $8 frozen, blended cocktails, including the Aperol spritz, piña colada, and frosé. There will also be daily specials such as today’s frozen El Diablo with Reposado tequila, blackberry, lime, and ginger beer. 2 Birds 1 Stone, 1800 14th St. NW. 2birds1stonedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Just months after its first D.C. tour stop, Pop-Up Magazine returns to the Lincoln Theatre with a fresh slate of performances. The California-born storytelling project brings journalists, writers, podcasters, filmmakers, and the like to the stage for a live performance of a magazine. The February show’s audience saw a diverse program ranging from drunk dialing liquor companies to an eye-opening take on the vulturous lives of bald eagles. Tonight, D.C. native and Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri joins raconteurs from across the country in telling an entirely new set of stories. The show’s unique blend of audio and visual storytelling may feel familiar to returning audience members, but the stories themselves (and the inevitable surprises that come with a Pop-Up show) will not. The show varies from city to city and the D.C. edition features one-time performances from photographer Talia Herman and chef Samin Nosrat. Like a play or a Prince concert, Pop-Up performances are not recorded, so don’t skip it thinking you can catch it later online. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $30. (Will Warren)
The French electronic duo Air comes stateside for an immersive show celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $38–$78.
The New York City Ballet arrives at the Kennedy Center Opera House for its annual engagement, this time presenting works from choreographers Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as company founder George Balanchine. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$109.
As part of its Changing Voices from the Middle East festival, Mosaic Theater Company presents a reading of the play Seeing Double, performed by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, at the Hill Center. 7 p.m. at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free.
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