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It seems obvious now that a thoughtful online program on music from all genres would find a regular and loving audience, but at the turn of the century it wasn’t a sure thing. Now the show, which has expanded from a weekly chat to include live concert recordings and an online music channel, is ready to celebrate 16 years. Over the years, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton have also been big boosters for the local music scene. The pair will host an evening of festivities at the 9:30 Club featuring the experimental electronic dance music of Baltimore’s Dan Deacon and the unmistakeable, haunting voice of Sharon Van Etten. Read more >>> Dan Deacon performs with Sharon Van Etten and special guests at 7 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Justin Weber)

EAT THIS

Chances are you will not win tonight’s $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, but several restaurants and bars will feed your gambling desires along with food and drink. Head to The Fainting Goat tonight, and you’ll get a complimentary ticket hidden inside a homemade fortune cookie after dinner. The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, Va., Frederick, Md., and Purceville, Va. will host a “power hour” from 5 to 6 p.m. where guests who order food at the bar get a Powerball ticket. Meanwhile, Fado Irish Pub in Chinatown has bought 100 Powerball tickets, and everyone who’s there if/when the lucky numbers are called will share equally in the winnings. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

The Kennedy Center welcomes the touring company of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the Tony Award-winning musical about a distant heir who seeks his fortune by taking out all those set to inherit it before him. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $45–$249.

Philadelphia-based indie artist Free Cake for Every Creature performs an intimate show at Comet Ping Pong with local acts Boon and Romantic States. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

Local producer Todo Mas brings his ambient synth arrangements to DC9, where he performs with Lenclair, Honey Stone, and The Radiographers. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

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