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Some of the national Symphony Orchestra’s top musicians, including concertmaster violinist Nurit Bar-Josef, bassist Charles Niles, and percussionist Joseph Connell come together at Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle to usher in the “NSO In Your Neighborhood” community performance series for 2017. This year, the initiative celebrates Southeast and Southwest D.C. and brings a greater breadth of arts opportunities, in partnership with the Kennedy Center, to two sections of our city that often lack quality programming. Read more >>> The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org/nso. (Jackson Sinnenberg)

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Southeast Asian restaurant Doi Moi rolled out a new menu with fresh dishes under Executive Sous Chef Sasha Felikson like Vietnamese caramelized pork ribs ($26); heart of palm curry with sunchokes, squash, pineapple, and tomato ($23); and pork steamed buns with soy mayonnaise and pickles ($10). Don’t forget about their tropical soft-serve ice cream for dessert in flavors like jasmine guava and mandarin coconut ($5). Doi Moi, 1800 14th St. NW. (202) 733-5131. doimoidc.com. (Laura Hayes)

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Puerto Rican music ensemble Miramar performs at the Hill Center as part of the ongoing Dounoya: Global Sounds on the Hill series and discusses its music with Jim Thomson of Electric Cowbell Records. 7 p.m. at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. $12–$15.

Blink 182 is not currently touring but you can still hear the pop punk band’s silly songs when tribute acts Dude Ranch and The Girl at the Rock Show perform at the Fillmore. 8 p.m. at 8658 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $11.

Former WHFS DJ Cerphe Colwell reads from his new book, Cerphe’s Up: A Musical Life, with his co-author, Stephen Moore, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free

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