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Ethan Foote is best known as the bassist and arranger for the experimental folk artist Marian McLaughlin, a favorite of the Beltway region. Foote’s own music doesn’t stray into such unproven territory, but it is clear that working with McLaughlin has made Foote one of the District’s most ambitious composers. While there are threads of his versatile musical career in his compositions—a little jazz bounce here and there, some of the thrust of rock—Foote’s primary interest as a musician lies at the intersection of folk and chamber music. Read more >>> Ethan Foote performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17. (301) 581-5100. strathmore.org. (Jackson Sinnenberg)


In honor of the “A Day Without a Woman” strike that falls on International Women’s Day today, Nido in Woodridge will look a little different. Instead of mostly female employees, the restaurant will be run by two male staffers and their male family members who have volunteered to keep service running smoothly from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. A limited menu will be offered and a portion of proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. Additionally, women patrons will receive 20 percent off their check, “to recognize the gender pay gap.” Nido, 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE. (202) 627-2815. nido-dc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Studio Theatre begins performances of Three Sisters, Jackson Gay‘s production of the Anton Chekhov classic about Irina, Masha, and Olga’s struggles in their small Russian town. 7:30 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$74.

Tim Darcy, of Canadian post-punk band Ought, performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Molly Burch in support of his first solo album, Saturday Night. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

British punk duo Slaves takes the stage at DC9 with local hardcore act Walk the Plank. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $15.

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