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As opposed to an evening-bound serenade, an aubade is a morning love song, sung between two lovers separating at first light. In a statement posted to his website in November, Elvis Perkins—the well-heeled musician son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins—explained why he named his third album, I Aubade, after this mournful melodic tradition: The word captured dawn’s “renewal and translation” and sonically evoked questions of obeying. These new-age queries mark a musical turn for the tattooed folkie: Listeners will still catch tinges of Bob Dylan on the album’s 13 tracks, but the addition of harps, flutes, and synthesizers give this new offering an ethereal, floating quality. Read more >>> Elvis Perkins performs at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $18–$20. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Anya van Wagtendonk)
Belga Cafe—readers’ pick for D.C.’s best restaurant—is presenting a Chimay beer and cheese-inspired menu tonight at 6:30 p.m. After a welcome beer, guests will enjoy a four-course menu that includes dishes like spring vegetables with aged Chimay cheese and the “Big Chimay Cheeseburger” with cheese fries. Each dish will be paired with a different beer. For dessert, there’s a chocolate blue cheese cake served with a Chimay “Belgian coffee.” The dinner is priced at $59 per person (excluding tax and tip). See the full menu here. Belga Cafe, 514 8th St. SE. (202) 544-0100. belgacafe.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
California-based new wave band Martha Davis and the Motels performs at the Hamilton with Greg Hawkes, keyboardist from the Cars. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $18–$28.
Hurray for the Riff Raff, a Bronx-bred roots act influenced by soul, doo-wop, and punk, plays the 9:30 Club with soulful crooner Son Little. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Roosevelt Dime, the self-described “steamboat soul” band from Northeast Ohio, takes the stage at Gypsy Sally’s with New Orleans-based Dirty Bourbon River Show. 8:3o p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $15.
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