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John C. Reilly’s acting chops have landed him a diverse range of roles. In the biopic spoof Walk Hard, Reilly proved he’s an equally versatile musician, nailing the role of Dewey Cox, a foolish pastiche of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Reilly’s love of traditional country and folk tunes extends beyond that film, though, and he’s spent the past few years taking a band on the road to perform rootsy standards as John Reilly and Friends. In 2011, Reilly recorded duets with singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau and Lavender Diamond frontwoman Becky Stark, who will both join him at Sixth & I along with bassist Sebastian Steinberg. Read more >>> John Reilly and Friends perform at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $25–$30. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Dan Singer)
Featuring traditional Greek coastal and island cuisine, Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Taverna is set to open today in Ballston. The seafood-heavy menu will offer a raw bar and towers of oysters, shrimp, lobster, king crab, live sea scallops, salmon tartare, and more. There will also be swordfish kabobs, crispy calamari dressed with za’atar, and branzino with braised kale along with an extensive list of Greek mezze. The wine selection includes more than 90 mostly Greek bottles, while cocktails get a Mediterranean flair. Kapnos Taverna, 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 243-4400. kapnostaverna.com. (Morgan Hines)
OH AND ALSO
The Folger begins performances of its new production of Mary Stuart, which chronicles Mary, Queen of Scots‘ inner tumult after she is imprisoned by her cousin, Elizabeth I. 7:30 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. Pay what you can.
Old-school Memphis blues act Daddy Mack performs a free show downstairs at Hill Country Barbecue. 9 p.m. at 410 7th St. NW. Free.
Electric bass duo Julie Slick and Marco Machera take the stage at Gypsy Sally’s with drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Tim Motzer. Psychedelic jazz act Out of the Beardspace opens the show. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $15.
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