The conventional wisdom is that Neil deGrasse Tyson is a buzzkill when he skewers the scientific flaws in a work of fiction. This is a matter of style, not of substance. If you’re listening to some dude, and he’s like “hey man, so get this,” and then he goes deep on why some part of Gravity or The Martian is total bullshit, there’s no reason to assume that your buzz is automatically murdered. Facts can be dope, and audience awareness is key. So if Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to exclaim that the battle tech in my favorite flick is garbage, then I don’t want the edification to come with baggage. Maybe that’s the purpose of the live show “Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies.” If you’re in the crowd, you can’t be that stupid, right? Neil Degrasse Tyson speaks at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. Sold out. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. (Joe Warminsky)
It was announced yesterday that organic food pioneer Nora Poullion would be retiring and selling her long-time Dupont Circle restaurant, Restaurant Nora. Get there while you still can to try some of the chef’s finessed dishes such as the seared chili-spiced Rhode Island calamari ($17), roasted Amish chicken breast with goat cheese stuffing ($38), or grilled BBQ-rubbed pork chop with braised bacon cabbage ($38). Restaurant Nora, 2132 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 462-5143. noras.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Christie Dashiell, jazz vocalist and 2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence, returns to the mansion for an intimate show celebrating her debut album, Time All Mine. 7:30 p.m. at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17.
The Black Cat hosts a screening of Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul, a spooky thriller about a cult leader and his devoted followers who aim to revive a pagan goddess. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $8.
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