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Los Angeles-based R&B singer Tinashe’s breathy whisper of a voice began reaching a large audience with her catchy and sultry single “2 On” from her 2014 debut album Aquarius. Cooing over insistent synth sounds and skittering drum beats, her ode to getting drunk and high crossed over from Billboard’s R&B chart to the top 25 on the Hot 100 pop chart. Since then, Tinashe has been busy recording and releasing mixtapes, touring with Nicki Minaj, creating a new version of Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love” for a Target commercial, and working on her upcoming album, Joyride. Read more >>> Tinashe performs with Ryan Hemsworth at 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $31. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Nando’s Peri-Peri is using today’s Metro closure as an excuse to give away free food. All five D.C. locations will offer a free chicken entree from 11 a.m. to noon for anyone who brings in their SmarTrip card. Entree options include a quarter chicken, chicken sandwich, wrap, or pita. The offer is only available for dine-in orders. Nando’s Peri-Peri, multiple locations, nandosperiperi.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
The D.C. Public Library Foundation hosts its Storytime Gala, where chefs, bartenders, artists, and performers will reinterpret classic stories in new ways, at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. at 901 G St. NW. $150.
Soulful rock band Wild Adriatic performs at the Black Cat Backstage with opening roots rock act Animal Years. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Baltimore-based emo-punk act Have Mercy headlines a night of alternative rock at DC9 featuring sets by A Will Away, and My Heart, My Anchor. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $13–$15.
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