The beginning-of-the-week gigs at Southwest D.C.’s Westminster Church are billed as “Blue Monday Blues,” but this week’s will deliver a little more soul than most. “Jacques & Margie Live!” brings together the warbling vocals of Little Margie Clark, from the 1960s D.C. girl group the Jewels, and the saxophone tones of Jacques Johnson. The pair will also be joined by veteran trombonist, keyboardist, and arranger Bobby Felder, who got his start playing with Ray Charles. Read more >>> Little Margie Clark and Jacques Johnson perform at 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. $5. (202) 484-7700. westminsterdc.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace recently debuted a new Champagne list with 25 different sparkling wines and two by the glass. The selection focuses on small, grower Champagnes from boutique producers. Sommelier Josh Pauley has assembled Champagnes in five different styles that are meant to pair with oysters as well as fried chicken and po boys. All the bottles are less than $100 with more affordable options in the $50 to $60 range. The by-the-glass offerings are $12 and $17. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th Street NW; (202) 319-1612; pearldivedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers performs at 9:30 Club with local quartet U.S. Royalty. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Ring in 4/20 at 4:20 at the Howard Theatre with music from Monophonics, People’s Blues of Richmond, Congo Sanchez, Time is Fire, and Litz. 4:20 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $15–$18.
Essayist and New Yorker contributor Renata Adler reads from her latest collection, After the Tall Timber, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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