As a teenager at church in Nashville, Abner Ramirez spotted Amanda Sudano from across the room. “That’s the girl I’m going to marry,” he blurted out. His friend told him to go talk to her. He didn’t, but fortunately, the story doesn’t end there. Years later, Ramirez, who by then had met Sudano through mutual friends, asked her to attend one of his shows via MySpace. She liked it so much that she immediately asked if they could write songs together, launching a music/life partnership that’s brought them onto the Today Show, the Tonight Show, stages around the world and, randomly, HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Read more >>> Johnnyswim performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. Sold out. (202) 265-0930. Rosinplotz)


Henry’s Soul Cafe has reopened on U Street NW after a long closure because of a fire. Welcome them back by ordering a mumbo sauce slathered wings ($5.95 for six) or a slice of their beloved sweet potato pie ($2). Henry’s Soul Cafe, 1704 U St. NW. (202) 265-3336. (Laura Hayes)


The Kennedy Center hosts Great American Canyon Band, an indie-folk ensemble out of Baltimore, for a free performance on its Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Boston-based trio Ian Sweet headlines a night of rock ‘n’ roll at Songbyrd Music House featuring sets by Go Cozy, Hell Razor, and Two Inch Astronaut. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $10–$12.

Local indie quartet Exit Vehicles performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Boat Burning and Technicians. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

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