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Another Digable Planets reunion tour isn’t newsworthy on its own—the hip-hop trio has been reunited and performing in some form or another since 2005—but the timing of this latest tour is apt. With artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, and BJ the Chicago Kid gaining popularity and influence, it’s a perfect time to look back on the foundations of hip-hop and jazz fusion. Digable Planets weren’t the first or only group to combine thoughtful rhymes over cool jazz, but both of its albums showed just how broad the style can be. Read more >>> Digable Planets performs with Camp Lo at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. Sold out. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Justin Weber)
It’s hot. You like ice cream. There is free ice cream today from noon to 3 p.m. inside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, courtesy of Good Humor. It’s a part of the company’s “Joyhood Tour,” and options include a Giant King Cone, Strawberry Shortcake Bar, or Double Caramel Bar. As an added bonus, Pigskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will be there. Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 312-1300. itcdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Murder of Crows, the indie-folk ensemble featuring Alan Sparhawk and NPR Tiny Desk Concert winner Gaelynn Lea, performs at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as part of the Jean Kennedy Smith Series. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
It’s hip to be square in Northern Virginia whenHuey Lewis & The News bring your favorite ’80s hits to Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. The band is joined by opening act Jamie Kent, a folk artist out of Nashville. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $25–$50.
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