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If the only Celtic rock you’re familiar with is The Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” you’re missing out on the majority of my middle school discography. I first caught Young Dubliners at an annual Irish folk festival, where they quickly became a favorite act of mine because they were not an old woman in a tent playing a harp. I wasn’t alone—the energy and high spirits at their live shows has all but the most crotchety old cranks dancing and screaming along by concert’s end. There’s hardly a better time to catch them live than on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Read more >>> Young Dubliners perform with The John Byrne Band at 7:30 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $19.75–$29.75. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Stephanie Rudig)


Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth launched a new happy hour this week with $3 Sapporo drafts and discounted house wines and cocktails. Take advantage of the new happy hour weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and weekends from 2 to 5 p.m. Too cold to head there for potstickers? The restaurant just joined Caviar and Grubhub. (Soup dumplings can’t be delivered because they don’t travel well.) Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 506-2080. tentigersdc.com. (Laura Hayes)


While Mead Theater runs its production of Chekhov‘s No Sisters, Studio Theatre begins performances of playwright Aaron Posner‘s new re-imagining of No Sisters in the Milton Theatre. 7:30 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$45.

Vanessa Carlton, the early aughts pop singer behind songs like “A Thousand Miles” and “White Houses,” continues to tour, and tonight she’ll be at The Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50.

Foster Carrots, the songwriting project of local performer Felix Donate-Perez, headlines a night of rock at the Black Cat Backstage featuring Go Cozy and Keeper. Before the show, check out a new Foster Carrots song on our website. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

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