For six seasons, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have pilloried hipster culture on Portlandia, often casting and parodying icons from the world of indie rock, from Aimee Mann to Eddie Vedder and beyond. At first glance, you might think that those cameos were favors called in by Brownstein, who’s best known for gigs in Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag, but Armisen’s musical background shouldn’t be understated. Before he broke through on Saturday Night Live, he was the drummer for influential post-hardcore punks Trenchmouth, and in recent years, he’s seen both his comedy and music careers dovetail. Before Portlandia returns for a seventh season, he’s embarking on a five-date tour where he’ll play the music that inspired the personas he assumes on the show. Read more >>> Fred Armisen performs with Ana Fabrega at 10 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $30. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Chris Kelly)
Tonight marks the last night of Foie Fest organized by H Street NE’s Boundary Road. Forty restaurants spread throughout the District are competing for the best foie gras dish, among them Perry’s, Toki Underground, Proof, Jack Rose, and Iron Gate. All chefs are working with foie gras from Hudson Valley Foie Farms in upstate New York, and the goal is to help tame misconceptions about the rich treat. Go on a foie crawl and then vote for your favorite. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Mosaic Theater Company begins performances of Milk Like Sugar, Kirsten Greenidge‘s play about a 16-year-old girl who finds herself exploring faith and friendship, at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. Pay what you can.
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