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One day: That’s all the time it took for the Helio Sequence to record its sixth studio album. The backstory of Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel’s latest release revolves around the “20-Song Game,” a challenge among musicians to write 20 songs and record them all in one day. Summer and Weikel were so pleased with their output that they later produced and arranged the songs to create this year’s self-titled LP. Read more >>> The Helio Sequence performs with Lost Lander at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490.blackcatdc.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Now available at Park View “pop-uppery” EatsPlace: Middle Eastern hamburgers. Kafta Burgers chef Sima Qatanani is setting up a grill on EatsPlace’s front patio and will serve a chicken, beef, and vegetarian halloumi cheese burgers. The meat patties are packed with Middle Eastern spices, stuffed with herb and garlic-infused Gurney cheese and toasted pine nuts and topped with a highly dressed arugula salad. Platters are also available if you don’t want a bun. Each offering can be paired with beer or wine. The pop-up will last for about a month weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Kafta Burger at EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Ave. NW. facebook.com/Kaftaburgers. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Funk pop artist Shamir performs at U Street Music Hall with Soft Lit and Forever Lesbians. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Get your giggles out when The Book of Mormon, the musical from the twisted comic minds behind South Park, arrives at the Kennedy Center Opera House for a summer run. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $43–$250.
Celebrate Bloomsday and the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats at a reading in Dupont Circle presented by the Embassy of Ireland. Among the speakers are Catholic University of America English professor Gregory Baker, George Washington University English professor Christopher Griffin, and George Mason University professor emeritus Coilin Owens. BicycleSPACE riders will join the merriment dressed in Elizabethan costumes. 12:30 p.m. at 1 Dupont Circle NW. Free.
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