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Basia Bulat has been on a gradual trajectory to pop stardom since 2007: She’s put out a record every three years since then, and her fourth full-length,Good Advice, arrived in early February. 2010’s Heart of My Own is her best. The urgent, rolling rhythms make it an invigorating stampede that invokes images of the great Canadian wilderness. The first singles for Good Advice hint that her new album will push further into pop music by leaving her usual autoharp behind for sparkling studio productions. Read more >>> Basia Bulat performs with Twin Limb at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Justin Weber)
Toli Moli, a pop-up serving a variety of Burmese snacks, sets up shop at Thip Khao in Columbia Heights tonight. The mother-daughter team will debut two new flavors of falooda (a dessert drink that layers ice cream, gelatin, syrups, and spices): cherry blossom and bourbon-cassis. Guests can sample flights of falooda, tea and coffee, and several small bites reminiscent of the chef’s childhood. Falooda prices range from $7.99 to $11.99. Toli Moli at Thip Khao, 3462 14th St. NW. tolimolidc.com. (Caroline Jones)
OH AND ALSO
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage hosts a preview of the annual Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, featuring performances by local folk acts Oh He Dead and Herb & Hanson. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Saxophonist and composer Chris Pitsiokos brings his quartet to the area for a performance at Rhizome. They’re joined by Baltimore-based woodwind artist Jamal Moore and Patrick Cain and Ian McColm, who make their debut as an experimental sound duo. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10 suggested donation.
Canadian electro-pop act Junior Boys performs at the Black Cat with R&B artist Jessy Lanza and synth artist Borys. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15–$18.
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