City Paper is not for tourists
Nada Surf has quietly and steadily put out reliable, quality indie rock for years, and its latest, You Know Who You Are, is no exception. Most people will remember Nada Surf from “Popular,” its hit single disguised as high school survival advice, or may mistakenly believe the band was featured on the Garden State soundtrack as its music perfectly captures the bitter sweetness of the early aughts. Nearly 20 years and eight albums into its career, founding members Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, and Ira Elliot still keep the dream of the ’90s alive, this time with new guitarist Doug Gillard, formerly of Guided By Voices. Read more >>> Nada Surf performs with Big Thief and Birds of Youth at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $27. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Justin Weber)
Union Market’s newest vendor, Toli Moli, launches today with Burmese dessert drinks called falooda. If you’ve never had the street snack, which has variations throughout the Middle East and Asia, it’s kind of like a parfait with ice cream, basil seeds, flavored gelatin, vermicelli-like noodles, and other ingredients. Toli Moli will offer versions with natural, made-from-scratch ingredients in flavors like mango and coffee. The signature “royal” falooda consists of pomegranate-ginger gelatin, basil seeds, vermicelli-like noodle pudding, ginger milk, vanilla ice cream, and rose water syrup with sprouting pumpkin seeds on top. The treats will be available at Union Market Tuesdays through Sundays for at least the next six weeks. Read more on Young & Hungry. Toli Moli at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. tolimolidc.com.(Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
- Relive the ’80s when pop icons Boy George and Cyndi Lauper perform at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center with opening act Operator Emz. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $40–$95.
- Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT heads to U Street Music Hall for a live performance alongside Computer Magic, the alter ego of New York-based producer Danielle Johnson. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $18.
- The Kennedy Center continues its celebration of Ireland by turning its attention to writers from the Emerald Isle. Tonight, hear Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn, and poet Eavan Boland discuss how their heritage influences their work. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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