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By 19, Markéta Irglová had already won the hearts of indie-musical lovers and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for her work in Once. But since drifting away from her co-star and writing partner, Glen Hansard, after the duo’s second album in 2009, Irglová has spent her time exploring the world and gathering musical traditions, which she incorporates into her solo albums. Her most recent release, last month’s Muna is inspired by her current home in Iceland and the heritage of her Iranian collaborator, Aida Shahghasemi. Read more >>> Markéta Irglová performs with Rosi Golan at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $18–$25. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Caroline Jones)
Do you have Columbus Day off? Richard Sandoval’s restaurants are offering bottomless small plates and cocktails for brunch today. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to El Centro D.F., Masa 14, Zengo, Toro Toro, or Ambar to take advantage of the midday feast. The price ranges from $35 to $39 depending on the restaurant. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Seattle indie act Motopony performs at U Street Music Hall with San Francisco pop group the Family Crest and local singer-songwriter Seán Barna. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Comedian Nikki Glaser, co-host of the You Had to Be There podcast, performs a stand-up set at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW.
After a three-day intensive, the adults from Girls Rock! DC‘s first Ladies Rock Camp perform new original songs at Comet Ping Pong. Proceeds benefit the group’s summer camp for girls. 8 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
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