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Some readers have reported strange occurrences in the area this past week. They say it sounded like angels, or maybe show promoters, speaking in hushed, excited tones about an upcoming live performance of a podcast called “Welcome to Night Vale.” Some report the voices say the show takes place in the fictional desert town of Night Vale, a place rife with strange lights, secret police, and demonic presences. The powers that be say there’s nothing of that nature going on there, especially not on Tuesday night. But they do urge readers to stay away from the Lincoln Theatre at that time. Read more >>> The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $25. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Tim Regan)
Plenty of restaurants are celebrating Mardi Gras today, but you know a place that serves up New Orleans-style food year-round is going to do it best. Bayou Bakery is hosting its third annual Bayou Gras Block Party from 5 to 10 p.m. in a huge heated party tent outside the restaurant. Chef David Guas will be serving up gumbo, “muff-a-lottas,” king cake, and other goodies. A food ticket to the event allows you to try three dishes for $30. A drink ticket (three cocktails) is $25, and beer tickets (three Abita draft beers in Mardi Gras souvenir cups) are $15. The guys behind Rappahannock River Oysters will be shucking oysters at no extra charge, and kids 12 and under eat free mac and cheese, hot dogs, and Abita root beer. Purchase tickets in advance at bayoubakeryVA.com. Bayou Bakery, 1515 N. Courthouse Roard, Arlington; (703) 243-2410. bayoubakeryva.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Eager ABBA fans can make their way to the National Theatre to see the touring production of Mamma Mia. 7:30 p.m. at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $48–$128.
British electronic rock band Public Service Broadcasting performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Harness Flux. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Glen Echo Park will still host its Mardi Gras dance party with music from Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners. 7:30 p.m. at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $18.
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