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Every relationship is like a snowflake: No two are alike. The same goes for breakups: You can try to use the experiences from past romances to deal with a breakup, but every relationship has its own nuances. This is a revelation that’s so often lost in breakup songs, but one that Allison Weiss so brilliantly conveys on her recently released album New Love, a collection of 11 infectiously bouncy indie-pop anthems that ruminates on the pains of lost romances and the—ahem—new love that can emerge in their ashes. Read more >>> Allison Weiss performs with Mal Blum, Winter, and Kid in the Attic at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10-$12. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Taylor Gourmet and José Andrés are teaming up to create a limited edition hoagie this week. The Haitian hoagie includes sour orange and habanero-braised pork, pickled vegetable salad, and caramelized plantain spread. A portion of the proceeds plus a $1 for every hoagie sold will be donated to Andrés’ poverty and hunger-fighting nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, and its work in Haiti. The hoagie will be available at all nine Taylor Gourmet locations today through Nov. 15. Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations, taylorgourmet.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Pop songstress and ear worm creator Carly Rae Jepsen brings her Gimme Love tour to the Fillmore tonight. She’s joined by opening act K.Flay. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $25.
Costumed metal act GWAR celebrates its 30th anniversary with a performance at the 9:30 Club featuring fellow metal band Battlecross. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, who won the literature prize in 2006, speaks at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue about his latest novel, A Strangeness in My Mind. He discusses his career with fellow novelist Elliot Ackerman. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $16–$40.
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