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Samul nori, the Korean percussion music incorporating four distinct instruments, was inspired by farming and harvest songs, with each instrument representing a different weather condition. The interpretation of this genre presented as part of the Kennedy Center’s first annual Korean Culture Week is a little different. NANTA is South Korea’s longest-running comedy show. The performance is based around a basic conceit: Four cooks—three experienced and one utterly incompetent—attempt to prepare a wedding dinner. Of course, it’s not that simple. Completely nonverbal, the story is told through a flurry of vegetable throwing, pot banging, and acrobatic, comedic percussion. Read more >>> The performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Noa Rosinplotz)


LaTena is now open in Columbia Heights serving family-recipe Ethiopian food for lunch and dinner in a modern setting. All dishes are under $20 and come in two sizes. Try the Doro Wot (spiced chicken stew in berbere sauce), which is $8 for a small or $12.50 for large. A vegetarian sampler costs $16.50. LaTena, 3100 14th St. NW. letenarestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)


Irish comedian Dylan Moran, best known for his work on the sitcom Black Books, brings his “Off the Hook” tour to the Lincoln Theatre. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $35.

Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick and the voice behind early aughts hits like “How I Beat Shaq” and “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” takes the stage at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$45.

Dream-pop trio King brings its original compositions to U Street Music Hall with opening act Nick Hakim. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.

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