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It’s a hell of a surprise for noise fans tonight at Rhizome DC:John Wiese—an incredibly prolific noise composer whose sonic compositions are equal parts alluring and dissonant—is performing with Lucas Abela, who’s known for creating next-level noise through unconventional instruments, like amplified samurai swords (what), “electro-acoustic trampolines” (what!!), and “high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors” (seriously, what!!). John Wiese performs with Lucas Abela at 7:30 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10. rhizomedc.org. (Matt Cohen)


Doi Moi, 14th Street’s Southeast Asian eatery that pulls largely from Vietnamese cuisine, is celebrating the fact that Vietnam won its first ever gold medal in the Olympics (in the 10 meter air pistol). For the rest of the week, swing by for a $1 Vietnamese beer or a $5 glass of sparkling pineapple wine in honor of the achievement. Limit one discounted drink per person. Doi Moi, 1800 14th St. NW. (202) 733-5131. doimoidc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Shopping, a British rock band, performs with local post-punk outfit Gauche and Detroit-based grunge artist Stef Chura at Comet Ping Pong. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

Nashville Americana quintet Forlorn Strangers accompanies your barbecue meal with delicate fiddle tunes when it performs at Hill Country. 8:30 p.m. at 410 7th St. NW. Free.

Author Margaux Bergen, a communication executive who has worked with the World Bank and Vital Voices, reads from her new book,Navigating Life: Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

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