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When four authors face off tonight in a literary death match, expect a lively contest that replaces sick burns with clever turns of phrase. Fiction writers Danielle Evans (pictured) and Larry Doyle join biographer Elizabeth Winder and poet Regie Cabico and read their most eclectic original work, aiming to out-write their fellow contestants. Read more >>> The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org(Caroline Jones)


B Too kicks off a new late-night menu tonight, which will include dishes like prosciutto waffles and a bucket of baby-back ribs. The new menu also features $5 beer specials, $7 drink specials, and $25 bottles of wine. The late-night specials are available Thursdays 10 to midnight and Friday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. B Too. 1324 14th St. NW. (202) 627-2800. btoo.com. (Raphaella Baek)


Head to the Black Cat Backstage for the Identity Crisis Comedy Show, which features performances by local comedians Herbie Gill, Randolph Terrance,  Jessica Brodkin, and others. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Forum Theatre begins its production of Pluto tonight at Round House Theatre Silver Spring. Read more about the show in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Pay what you wish.

California indie quintet Gardens & Villa plays DC9 with Waterstrider. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.

Maryland jam band Lionize celebrates the release of its new albumJetpack Soundtrack, with a performance at U Street Music Hall. 6:30 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.

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