Writer and “accidental activist” Colin Beavan continues to build on the lifestyle revolution he began nearly a decade ago in Manhattan. Beavan, who calls himself No Impact Man, started a blog in 2007 chronicling his family’s year of zero-impact living: no trash, an apartment-sized worm compost system, limited and local consumption, no electricity, and famously, no paper products. He traveled to colleges talking about No Impact Man, the book he developed out of his blog. His follow-up, How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World, grew out of the questions students asked him on that tour about what they could do in their own lives, leading him to collect “the wisdom of philosophers, activists, and scientists who care about the quality of life on the planet.” Read more >>> Colin Beavan reads at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. politics-prose.com. (Emily Walz)


The folks behind DGS Delicatessen have opened Little Sesame, a new hummus-focused restaurant in their basement. The fast-casual spot offers hummus bowls with various toppings, like pastrami and pickled mustard seed or winer squash with pomegranate molasses. Each dish comes with a salad and warm pita. Check it out weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more on Young & Hungry. Litte Sesame, 1306 18th St. NW. eatlittlesesame.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Local rock quartet Split Seconds takes the stage at DC9 with D.C.-based punk bands Curse Words and Psychic Subcreatures. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

Threesound, a funk rock band based out of Winchester, Va., performs a tribute to The Grateful Dead at Gypsy Sally’s with Dead cover band The Wharf Rats. 8 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $8.

R&B vocalist Jasmine Williams, who’s performed for President Obama and at venues around the area, plays an intimate show at Bethesda Blues & Jazz. 8 p.m. at 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $15.

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