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We live in the middle of a surge in both podcasting and Metro troubles. Naturally, that means there’s now a podcast about Metro troubles: WAMU’s Metropocalypse, helmed by reporter and leading Metro strife chronicler Martin Di Caro. After the last year’s fatal smoke incident, frequent fires, and an unprecedented day-long shutdown led new Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld to launch the “SafeTrack” program of repairs, Di Caro takes to the rails each week to find angry passengers. The live episode taping offers a chance to deliver your commuting gripes in person. Read more >>> The recording begins at 6:30 p.m. at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 387-3825. kramers.com. (Will Sommer)


The Columbia Room‘s JP Fetherson will be behind the bar tonight at The Royal stirring D.C.’s signature cocktail, the rickey, for the latest installment of the bar’s Monday night cocktail series. At “Rickey Royalty,” at least seven takes on the drink ($8 each) will be available including the classic with gin, lime, and sparkling water. The event runs from 9 p.m.to 1 a.m., and Yuan Tang of forthcoming restaurant Rooster & Owl will take over the kitchen serving bites for purchase like Vietnamese pork ribs. The Royal, 501 Florida Ave., NW. (202) 332-7777. theroyaldc.com. (Laura Hayes)


See late-night host James Corden‘s Tony-winning turn in Richard Bean‘s One Man, Two Guvnors, a comedy about a man working for multiple bosses, when it screens at Sidney Harman Hall as part of the “National Theatre Live” series at the Shakespeare Theatre. 7 p.m. at 610 F St. NW. $20.

Celebrate Night of 1,000 Cakes at Fort Reno and enjoy sets by local rock acts Dot Dash, The Delarcos, and Nine to Five. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.

Baltimore-born R&B duo Ruff Endz brings its reunion tour to Blues Alley for two shows. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20.

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