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In 1984, a 40-second clip in a John Hughes film made Spandau Ballet’s imprint on popular culture permanent. The British new-wave band’s most famous tune, “True,” achieved broad popularity in 1983, but once it soundtracked Molly Ringwald’s teen angst during Sixteen Candles’ dance scene, it adopted new significance, especially among suburban teens. It continues to influence contemporary artists—in addition to appearing in dozens of commercials over the past 30 years, the infectious hook (“Ha-hah-hah-hahhh-hahhh/I know this much is true”) can be heard on P.M. Dawn’s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” and Lloyd’s “You.” Read more >>> Spandau Ballet performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $45. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Julian Kimble)
If you’re too busy or lazy to get out for lunch or dinner today, delivery service Caviar is knocking its delivery fee down to $1 all day in celebration of its one-year anniversary. The service offers delivery from places like Toki Underground, Bullfrog Bagels, Luke’s Lobster, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and more. See the full list of restaurants at trycaviar.com/washington-dc. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local dance-pop band Coup Sauvage and the Snips performs at the Black Cat Backstage with psychedelic electronic act Olivia Neutron-John. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Three Man Soul Machine, a funk and jazz act featuring members of the Funk Ark, Thievery Corporation, and the Harry Bells, perform at the Southwest Library as part of Capital Fringe’s Music in the Libraries series. Find more details on Facebook. 6 p.m. at 900 Wesley Place SW. Free.
Poet and National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes reads from his latest collection of poems and visual art, How to Be Drawn, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
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