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If you really want to learn about someone’s most intimate experiences, a diary is a great place to start. But instead of mining Prince George’s County resident Adam Francis Plummer’s diary for personal details, curators at the Anacostia Community Museum used it to learn what life was like on a Maryland slave plantation in the years before the Civil War. The museum uses the diary’s most compelling stories as the basis for its newest exhibition, which tells of the family’s past, as well as the story of Prince George’s County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through words and photos. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Dec. 27, at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. Free. (202) 633-4820. anacostia.si.edu(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Need to warm up? Instead of a big bowl of ramen or pho, try khao soi. The Thai chicken curry with egg noodle dish can be found at a number of restaurants around town. Find a full round-up on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Florida rock act You Blew It! performs at DC9 with Tiny Moving Parts and Rozwell Kid. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.

McSweeney’s contributor and local humorist Brian Agler hosts an evening of comedic readings at Kramerbooks featuring stories by Eric Hague, Jaci Pulice, and Jon Wolper. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Experimental shoegaze artist Ariel Pink performs his signature quirky songs at 9:30 Club. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.

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