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In a debate about who belongs on a modern bluegrass Mount Rushmore, Peter Rowan’s career would merit a strong argument for inclusion alongside Del McCoury, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Doc Watson. Over the course of a five-decade career, Rowan has collaborated with just about every bluegrass artist of note, but he was also influenced by the folk, rock, and blues of the ’60s which led to collaborations with, among others, Jerry Garcia and John Kahn of The Grateful Dead. Coupled with his Buddhist faith, this makes him bluegrass’ lovable hippie uncle. Read more >>> Peter Rowan performs with Grand Ole’ Ditch at 8 p.m. at Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. $23–$25. (202) 333-7700. gypsysallys.com. (Justin Weber)


Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque food truck owner Joe Neuman is taking over the menu at Solly’s Tavern beginning today. The new menu will be limited to start, with wings, brisket, pork, and a chicken sandwich. Expect the offerings to expand over time. After all, this isn’t just a pop-up: Neuman plans to continue cooking out of Solly’s for the long-haul, while still operating his food truck. Read more on Young & HungrySolly’s, 1942 11th St. NW. (202) 232-6590. sollystavern.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Young punk quartet SWMRS performs at the Black Cat Backstage with San Diego-based surf rock trio The Frights. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10–$12.

The New York City Ballet makes its annual stop at the Kennedy Center this week and tonight performs works by contemporary choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and Peter Martins. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$149.

Australian rock band Wolfmother takes the stage at 9:30 Club with opening act  in support of its latest album, Victorious. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.

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