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It’s common for siblings to share interests, be they favorite movies or memorable vacations. For the Weisberg brothers, Jacob (pictured) and Joe, their shared interest just happens to be the Reagan era and the end of the Cold War. Their fascination with the period makes sense: Both came of age in the ’80s and had jobs connected to the government, Jacob as a journalist and Joe as a CIA agent. Now, the Weisbergs appear together at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to discuss their work and their favorite political and cultural moments from the ’80s. Read more >>> The discussion begins at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $15–$35. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Caroline Jones)


The team behind The Pig will open a poultry-centric restaurant called The Bird in Shaw later this fall. In the meantime, you can get a taste of what’s come to during a three-day preview pop-up (May 23-25) at The Pig. The menu includes “small bites” like sweet chili chicken wings and an appetizer called “the odd duck” with crispy tongues, barbecue necks, grilled hearts, and duck pastrami. Mains range from Korean-fried quail to a fried half chicken. Call for reservations.The Bird pop-up at The Pig, 1320 14th St. NW. (202) 290-2821. thebirddc.com(Jessica Sidman)


Boston-based songwriter Ellen Kempner, who records under the moniker Palehound, takes the stage at DC9 with punk duo Ursula and Baltimore three-piece Snail Mail. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.

As part of the Kennedy Center’s “IRELAND: 100” festival, Seattle-based Irish band The Gothard Sisters sing, dance, and tell stories on the Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Car Seat Headrest, the performance moniker of pop artist Will Toledo, performs at the Black Cat with Leesburg-based acoustic artist Naked Days. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

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