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Meg Remy is putting all of herself out there. With her new album, Half Free, the unapologetically feminine and emotionally complex artist behind U.S. Girls presents a soundtrack that almost every woman can find relatable. She’s not afraid to put a song like the attacking “Woman’s Work” as Half Free’s last word or sing phrases like “and now I’m gonna hang myself from the family tree” on “Sororal Feelings,” a track about marrying a man who had previously slept with her sisters. This honesty isn’t foreign to longtime listeners, but on Half Free, it’s laid barer than ever before. Read more >>> U.S. Girls perform with Escape-ism and Elmapi at 9 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12. (202) 364-0404. cometpingpong.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)


Crane & Turtle is expanding its French-Japanese menu to include ramen every Tuesday. Beginning today, the restaurant will serve bowls for $12 each exclusively for walk-ins at the seven-seat counter from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Chef Makoto Hamamura will start with a Toyko-style shoyo ramen, but rotate styles monthly or weekly. Read more on Young & HungryCrane & Turtle, 828 Upshur St. NW. (202) 723-2543. craneandturtle.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Shakespeare Theatre Company begins performances of Kiss Me, Kate, the lively Cole Porter musical based on The Taming of the Shrew, at Sidney Harman Hall. 7:30 p.m. at 610 F St. NW. $20–$108.

Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour returns to the Lisner Auditorium for a show that incorporates elements of Mbalax and reggae. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $35–$75.

Acoustic folk artist Hiss Golden Messenger takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel in support of his latest album, Lateness of Dancers. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

For a taste of local music, head to the Black Cat, where D.C.-based punk band Priests performs with British rock trio Shopping. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

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