Given his ubiquity, you’re probably a Joshua Radin fan without realizing it. The folk singer-songwriter has contributed dozens of songs to the soundtracks of TV shows and movies from Grey’s Anatomy andDear John to various Zach Braff productions, including Scrubs and The Last Kiss. There’s a reason such dramas work with Radin’s music: The artist is known for his emotive lyrics and whispery vocals, each song a love letter left in the open that you can’t help but read. Read more >>> Joshua Radin performs with Anya Marie Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. (703) 549-7500. birchmere.com. (Tatiana Cirisano)
Grilled cheese spot GCDC will offer a special menu with an Italian flare tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will serve free Aperol spritzes and “Bruce-schetta,” a nod to co-owner Bruce Klores. Other menu items include a bucatelli pasta with fresh-shaved truffles for $8 and a grilled ciabatta panini with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic glaze for $12. Peroni beer, negronis, limoncello martinis, and wine will also be available. GCDC will play Italian films and pop music in the background. If you want to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. GCDC, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 393-4232. grilledcheesedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Drew Barrymore shares stories from her wild Hollywood life in her latest book, Wildflower. She discusses it at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue with NPR’s Scott Simon. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20–$45.
Danish rock band Marching Church brings its moody songs stateside for a performance at the Black Cat Backstage with Norman Westberg of Swans. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Born Ruffians, a Canadian rock act influenced by Talking Heads and the Pixies, takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight. The band is joined by opening acts Young Rival and Boon. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.
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