Long before Bob Marley became an iconic symbol of reggae, he was one of three vocalists in The Wailers, along with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Today, Wailer is the only surviving member. From 1963 to 1973, the three harmonized on songs they each wrote, backed by some of Jamaica’s top musicians. Wailer burned out after three months on the road in the U.K. and returned to Jamaica. Now touring again, reports from recent gigs note that Wailer has been doing memorable songs from his past like “Trenchtown Rock” and “Easy Skanking.” Not generic Caribbean songcraft, these timeless compositions mesh catchy melodies, passionate vocals, and potent rhythms. Read more >>> Bunny Wailer performs at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $35–$75. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Radiator, a cocktail bar attached to the new Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel in Logan Circle, opens today. The menu spans from lamb belly tacos to gnocchi to kimchi pickles with ice cream sundaes for dessert. The cocktail menu includes twists like the Rickey Goes to Hawaii, a riff on a gin rickey with li hing powder. There’s also lot of games like a giant Connect Four, Jenga, and shuffleboard. Read more on Young & Hungry. Radiator, 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, (202) 742-3150, radiatordc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Cabaret singer Storm Large joins the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Gaffigan for a concert performance of the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill musical The Seven Deadly Sins. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $15–$89.
Mississippi-born rapper Father takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with opening acts Lui Diamonds, KCSB, and Lord Narf. 8 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
Portuguese singer Ana Moura, who combines traditional fado work with contemporary music, performs at the Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $28–$68.
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