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Before the release of his third album under the Blood Orange alias, Dev Hynes took to Instagram to dedicate the album to “everyone told they’re not black enough, too black, too queer, not queer the right way, the under appreciated.” Freetown Sound is a love letter to these marginalized voices that finds Hynes exploring the intersectionality of identity, with songs about race, sexuality, immigration, and religion set to his usual blend of retro R&B and dance pop. Read more >>> Blood Orange performs at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Chris Kelly)
This month, Brookland’s Finest is hosting a series of distiller dinners in partnership with Republic Restoratives Distillery. Swing by the Brookland dining room tonight to try a three-course prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert ($35). Each course comes paired with a cocktail. Think stuffed wild Maine lobster with shrimp, leeks, polenta, broccoli rabe, and citrus beurre blanc served with a pomegranate-peppercorn flavored drink. The dinners take place every Tuesday in September. Brookland’s Finest, 3126 12th St. NE. (202) 636-0050. brooklandsfinest.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
At the Hamilton, jazz cellist Leyla McCalla combines traditional folk music with her Haitian heritage during a solo performance. Vocalist Jessica Rotter opens the show. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $12–$17.
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