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Listen to the music of Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, or Anaïs Mitchell on its own and you’re likely to be moved by its emotional heft at least once. Put all three women on stage together and you might as well jam your pockets full of tissues now. Acoustic musicians whose work descends from American folk traditions, each approaches her compositions differently. Griffin, who alternates between guitar-heavy rock anthems and delicate piano ballads, has recently explored gospel influences; Watkins, a founding member of “newgrass” act Nickel Creek, tilts toward country and pop; and Mitchell mines literature and music of the past to create her sonic portraits. Read more >>> Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell perform at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $38–$48. (301) 581-5100. strathmore.org. (Caroline Jones)
Watch the Super Tuesday results roll in tonight at two presidential-themed restaurants, Lincoln and Teddy & The Bully Bar. Both eateries will screen the news coverage from their flatscreen TVs while serving red, white, and blue cocktails for $7 from 3 to 8 p.m. Also nibble on complimentary appetizers from 6 to 7 p.m. Lincoln Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. (202) 386-9200. lincolnrestaurant-dc.com; Teddy & The Bully Bar, 1200 19th St. NW. (202) 872-8700. teddyandthebullybar.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Former Voice judge and noted soulful earworm creator CeeLo Green performs at The Howard Theatre with opening act Escort. 9:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $34.50–$75.
Signature Theatre begins performances of The Flick, Annie Baker‘s comedy about the staff of a run-down Massachusetts movie theater. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$94.
Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine takes the stage at the Fillmore alongside fellow rock acts Asking Alexandria and While She Sleeps. 7:30 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $25.50.
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