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“Sometimes I wonder, this gon’ pull me under? Or is this a different kind of lover? ’Cause I’ve been doin’ this for a long time, and I stay on my grind. So please don’t be playin’ games with love,” JMSN begs on “Love Ain’t Enough” from his latest album Whatever Makes U Happy. The Michigan-born electro-soul artist layers his compositions with both diverse sounds and heavy emotions. It’s the perfect soundtrack for getting in touch with your feelings, whether you’re longing for a distant lover, relentlessly pursuing a goal, or struggling with your own character flaws. Read more >>> JMSN performs with Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Alcordo at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)


Satisfy any carnivore cravings at BLT Steak, which serves a decadent NY strip steak sandwich for lunch that will easily hold you over until the next day. It features tender slices of meat, provolone, and herb aioli. It comes with spiced fries for $21. BLT Steak, 1625 I St. NW, (202) 689-8999, bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/washington-d-c. (Laura Hayes)


Local dance rock outfit Mystery Friends headlines an intimate show at DC9 that also features sets from Silo Mentality, Broke Royals, and Haunter. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

Shakespeare Theatre Company begins performances of The School for Lies, David Ives‘ adaptation of Moliere‘s Le Misanthrope. 7:30 p.m. at 450 7th St. NW. $44–$102.

Color Palette, a D.C.-based synth-pop band, plays an early show at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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