These days, the line between R&B and rap is basically nonexistent. Singers want to rap; rappers want to sing; producers for both genres draw from the same well of machine-gun drums and synthesized melodies; and Drake complains about being put in the wrong box. Not content to stop the genre blending there, Los Angeles duo THEY. (composed of Grammy winner Dante Jones and D.C.-based vocalist Drew Love) seamlessly incorporate rock influences as well. Read more >>> THEY. performs at 8:15 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $22.50. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Chris Kelly)
BABA, from the owners of Ambar, opened yesterday in under Ambar’s Clarendon location. Guests who visit during the restaurant’s first week in business (March 20–24) get free La Colombe coffee drinks between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. They are also expanding their happy hour in the evening. Cocktails, beer, and wine are $6 or less between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The food menu includes veal and beef sliders ($6), fried olives ($7), grilled octopus ($13), and ham croquettes ($8). BABA, 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 312-7978. baba.bar. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
MSNBC host Chris Hayes discusses A Colony in a Nation, his new book about justice and racial inequality, with Slate’s Jamelle Bouie at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7:30 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $16–$42.
Nashville-based folk songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan performs at DC9 with opening act Luke Mitchem. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Havana’s Teatro el Público presents Antigonón, un contingente épico, a take on the classic Greek tragedy that weaves in Cuban history with myths, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $15–$39.
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