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Although she’s often recognized as the sonic gal pal to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, after writing and singing the gorgeous hook on their monster hit single “Same Love,” Mary Lambert is no sidekick: She’s a bonafide leading lady with legitimate poetic chops. After going toe-to-stilettoed-toe with Madonna when they teamed up to sing “Same Love” at the 2014 Grammys’ epic same-sex marriage ceremony, Lambert’s debut solo single, “She Keeps Me Warm,” hit No. 2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Read more >>> Mary Lambert performs with Youth Slam Team at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Diana Metzger)
Ris is celebrating Native American Heritage Month this November with a special three-course lunch menu for $28. Available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the menu begins with a choice of Chesapeake oysters with cider juniper mignonette or “Three Sisters Soup” with beans, hominy, squash, salt pork, and sage. Entrees include pepita crusted salmon or venison stew, and desserts offered are a lemon glazed oat cake or stuffed baked Jonagold apple. More details here. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. (202) 730-2500. risdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Theater J begins performances of Sons of the Prophet, Stephen Karam‘s dark comedy about a man coping with his father’s death and the lengths he’ll go to for closure, with a pay-what-you-can preview. 7:30 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. Pay what you can.
Soulful folk trio The Wood Brothers take the stage at 9:30 Club with opening act The Rigs, a country band out of New Orleans. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña brings the traditions and culture of his native Spain to his performance at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $30–$50.
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