On “Hands of Time,” the epic opener to her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price unspools her autobiography. When she was a toddler, her father lost the family farm and took a second-shift job at a prison. As an adult, she started singing in bar bands, running with bad boys, and drinking too much. If it sounds like a country song, it’s because it is: the 33-year-old Price is part of a new wave of Nashville stars that is turning back the hands of time on country music and reclaiming it from the bros and pop stars of the genre. Price is indebted to legends like Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton. She makes outlaw country and honky tonk tunes about small-town setbacks, weekends in the drunk tank, and unequal relationships. Read more >>> Margo Price performs with Hugh Masterson at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $15–$20. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Chris Kelly)


Downtown gained a Fat Pete’s Barbecue this month. Swing by for lunch for meat (pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, turkey) by the pound, salads, and sides. Sandwiches appear to be the biggest bang for your buck. They range from $6.99 for pulled pork or pulled chicken to $12.99 for smoked salmon. Diners can choose from six different styles of barbecue sauce. Yes, they have burnt ends. And Oreo pie. Fat Pete’s Barbecue, 801 18th St. NW. (202) 730-3070. fatpetesbbq.com. (Laura Hayes)


Irish songwriter James Vincent McMorrow brings his electronically influenced compositions to 9:30 Club with opening act Dan Mangan. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.

Local film production company Docs In Progress kicks off its 7th annual Community Stories Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre with a screening of Hilary Lippert Linder‘s Indivisible. 8:45 p.m. at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $5.

Studio Theater begins performances of Young Jean Lee‘s Straight White Men, a holiday comedy about the simmering tension between three brothers and their father. 8 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$69.

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