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It’s been nearly 12 years since Elliott Smith—the singer-songwriter known as much for his struggles with addiction as for his haunting, deeply personal music—killed himself, but his legacy continues to expand. Most recently, songwriters Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett (of Avett Brothers’ fame) released an album of Smith covers; before that, there was a spate of biographies, a posthumous compilation of his unreleased tracks, and countless Cobain-esque conspiracy theories about the nature of his death. Now there’s Heaven Adores You, a documentary that traces the musician’s sphere of influence across time and space. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $10–$15. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Anya van Wagtendonk)
Shake Shack in Union Station launches breakfast today. From 7 to 10:30 a.m. on weekdays, the burger joint will offer egg and cheese sandwiches with applewood smoked bacon or pork sausage (or plain). They’re served with American cheese on a toasted potato bun for $3.75 to $4.75. Shake Shack, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. (202) 684-2428. shakeshack.com/location/union-station-dc/. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local experimental guitarist Anthony Pirog performs with his trio at DC9 along with fellow guitar acts Boat Burning and Halo Valley. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
Explore the ornate architecture of Adolf Loos, which can be found throughout European capitals, in the documentary Loos Ornamental at the Goethe-Institut. 6:30 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. Free, reservations required.
Discuss the positives and negatives of commuting in D.C. with former director of the D.C. Office of Planning Harriet Tregoning, the Washington Post‘s “Dr. Gridlock” columnist Robert Thomson, and other disgruntled residents. Former City Paper staffer and avid bike commuter David Plotz serves as moderator. 7 p.m. at 901 G St. NW. Free.
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