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Before Amtrak started a writers-in-residence program, NPR’s David Greene took a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. From the seat of a train, and from small villages, Greene’s latest book, Midnight in Siberia, found life. As he traveled from town to town and talked with everyone from babushkas to carpet-dealers to inn keepers, Greene collected the voices living in the isolated landscape. Greene’s conversations speak for themselves and now, you’ll have a chance to hear them too. Read more >>> David Greene reads at 6:30 p.m. at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 387-3825. kramers.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Everyone can stop hyperventilating: David Chang has finally opened his long-awaited restaurant, Momofuku CCDC, in D.C. The opening menu includes Chang’s famous pork buns and pork ramen. You’ll also find snacks like Old Bay pork rinds and biscuit bites with Szechuan honey butter as well as bigger bowls with kimchi stew or chilled spicy noodles topped with sausage, spinach, and candied cashews. For dessert, try some cereal milk soft-serve from the adjoining Milk Bar. Check out the full menu and some photos on Young & Hungry. Momofuku CCDC, 1090 I St. NW. momofuku.com/dc/ccdc. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
David Duchovny is best known for his turn as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files but he also expresses his creativity as a novelist and, apparently, a musician. He’ll perform songs from his debut album tonight at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $30–$35.
Contemporary authors Jami Attenberg, Jessamyn Hope, and Mary Morris discuss their work and experiences as writers in the 21st century with fellow novelist Michelle Brafman at the D.C. Jewish Community Center as part of the annual Jewish Literary Festival. 7:30 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. $10–$12.
Musician and performance artist Peaches brings her wild stage show to 9:30 Club in support of her new album, Rub. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
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