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I missed the boat on Lianne La Havas, and I have no excuse. Since 2011, the British singer has released two critically acclaimed albums and been featured on NPR and Pitchfork. She’s performed with Bon Iver, Alicia Keys, and Prince. Her latest recording, Blood, is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Yet the first time I saw her name was scrolling through a list of upcoming concerts. Better late than never. La Havas’ voice immediately captured my attention. Pure, smooth, delicate, full, it’s deserving of more adjectives than there is time or space for. Hers is the kind of voice that reminds you just how rare it is to hear an exceptional singer. Read more >>> Lianne La Havas performs at 8 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $25–$35. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Justin Weber)
Today’s the last day of D.C. Restaurant Week, but you have until Feb. 7 to enjoy Alexandria Restaurant Week. More than 60 restaurants in Alexandria are offering a $35 three-course dinner or $35 dinner for two. At least two dozens spots are also doing lunch deals for $10, $15, or $20 per person. Take a look at all the restaurants participating at visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/restaurant-week. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Folk-rock icon James McMurtry performs an intimate show at the Birchmere with his son Curtis, an emerging Americana artist. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50.
Opera Lafayette performs Une Éducation Manquée (An Incomplete Education), a short comic opera by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $50–$110.
Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney takes the stage for a solo show at DC9 with opening act EZTV. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14–$16.
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