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After she leaves her village home for the big city, Margot realizes that what she desires most is not in treacherous Buenos Aires, but rather in the Argentine countryside. It’s the inverse of the Evita Perón story—told in tango. In Deseos…Stories of Longing and Desire, the Estampas Porteñas Tango Company presents a love story in dance while animated city and country scenes are projected on a giant background screen. Both this show and the company are the brainchild of Carolina Soler, who learned ballet in her native Peru and moved to Argentina at 17 to train. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $28–$68. (301) 581-5100. strathmore.org(Alexa Mills)


Perry’s in Adams Morgan has a new chef. Thomas Park may be responsible for the best okonomiyaki outside of Japan. The savory cabbage pancake, popular street food in Osaka and other cities, starts with a cabbage base plus okonomiyaki sauce, kewpie mayo, aonori, bonito flakes, and benishoga. A plain cabbage version costs $7, or order it with pork belly for $10. Perry’s, 1811 Columbia Road. (202) 234-6218. perrysam.com. (Laura Hayes)


Swedish new wave band The Sounds brings its tour to 9:30 Club along with opening acts Zipper Club and My Jerusalem. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

Local quartet Calm & Crisis headlines a night of indie rock at the Black Cat Backstage alongside Menage a Garage and Lanternfish. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Acoustic string duo Herb & Hanson fills the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage with the sounds of classic Americana. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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