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Marcus Samuelsson is the consummate celebrity chef. Whether it’s from his daring sartorial choices while hosting the short-lived ABC cooking competition The Taste, his charming appearance on Top Chef Masters, or as the author of the intimate memoirYes, Chef, Samuelsson is well known in the food world. D.C. is one of seven cities that he’s visiting to promote his latest work, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. Not only does he let amateur chefs in on his coveted restaurant recipes like his brown butter biscuits and Ethiopian spice-crusted lamb, but the cookbook also provides vibrant photos and information about Harlem’s rich history, which he honors in his restaurant—from the menu to the speakeasy style jazz club in the basement. Read more >>> Marcus Samuelsson speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 387-7638. busboysandpoets.com. (Diana Metzger)
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Starting today you don’t have to fight for a table at ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar because the restaurant’s cider is available at several Whole Foods locations: Glover Park, Foggy Bottom, P Street, and Tenleytown. Four ciders are for sale, including two collaborations with Maryland’s Millstone Cellars and two collaborations with Vermont’s Eden Speciality Ciders. Each bottle costs $19.99. Whole Foods, 1440 P St. NW. (202) 332-4300. wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/pstreet. (Laura Hayes)
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Folk artists Aiofe O’Donovan and Willie Watson present a night of classic roots music at The Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25.
L.A.-based punk band No Parents teams up with Portland’s White Fang for a night of rock ‘n’ roll at DC9 along with opening act Birth Defects. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
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