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When Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective Odd Future antagonized its way to success in early 2011, one of its most gifted members was missing in action. Teenage lyricist Earl Sweatshirt had been remanded to a Samoan boarding school by his mother. The young rapper flexes a lyrical dexterity that sounds like Eminem without the theatrics, and he flips syllables with such proficiency that his verses require multiple listens. Read more >>> Earl Sweatshirt performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Julian Kimble)
This month, Glover Park Vietnamese restaurant Sprig & Sprout is working with the female monks of Bien An Tu Temple to create a seven-course prix-fixe vegan menu tonight and on Feb. 24. The guilt-free dinner will include traditional Vietnamese Buddhist dishes, such as banh bot loc chay (steamed dumplings) and ca ri chay (sweet potato, carrot, and tofu in a coconut curry sauce). The menu is $40 per person and credit card information is required at the time of reservation. Get more info here. Sprig & Sprout, 2317 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 333-2569. sprig-and-sprout.com. (Raphaella Baek)
OH AND ALSO
Taffety Punk presents a performance of Nassim Soleimanpour‘s White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 545 7th St. SE. $15. (Alexis Hauk)
Flying V Theatre performs a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, in which the classic film is presented in iambic pentameter, at the Writer’s Center. 8 p.m. at 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Pay what you can.
Lost in the Trees plays Rock & Roll Hotel with All Tiny Creatures. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.
Head to The Dunes for a local rock show featuring Two Inch Astronaut and Sunwolf, as well as Portland, Maine’s Great Western Plain. 7 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $10.
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