Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump: two men from the outer boroughs with presidential ambitions, exaggerated accents, and punchline-worthy hair. That two comedians should take their impressions of the Democratic Socialist and the Republican Capitalist on the road as the 2016 campaign season heats up should come as no surprise. What sets the Trump vs. Bernie Comedy Debate Tour apart is the comedians involved. James Adomian, best known for his appearances on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, and Upright Citizens Brigade vet Anthony Atamanuik nail Sanders and Trump, respectively. Read more >>> Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian perform at 8 p.m. at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. $20. (703) 486-2345. arlingtondrafthouse.com. (Sarah Anne Hughes)
Shaw Thai restaurant BKK Cookshop has added some new dishes to its menu. You’ll now find classics like pad thai and spring rolls as well as other entrees like a green curry noodle bowl and crispy chicken over egg noodles with a spicy chili sauce. For lunch, get an appetizer and entree for $13. The restaurant also now serves Compass Coffee and Thai doughnuts, which you can enjoy with free wifi until 5 p.m. daily. BKK Cookshop, 1700 New Jersey Ave. NW. (202) 791-0592. bkkcookshop.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Alt-country act Freakwater takes the stage at DC9 in support of Scheherazade, its first album in 11 years. The band is joined by opening act Jaye Jayle, the songwriter alter ego of Young Widows frontman Evan Patterson. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Chris Conley, Dan Andriano, Matt Pryor, and Andy Jackson, the voices behind some of the nation’s favorite rock bands, perform solo acoustic sets at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue as part of their “Where’s the Band?” series. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $16–$19.
Nashville-based indie rock duo Keeps plays the Black Cat Backstage with Philadelphia-based post-punk band Church Girls. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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