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Bestselling author E.L. Doctorow discusses his 19th book, Andrew’s Brain, with readers at Politics & Prose tonight. It’s the story of a troubled cognitive neuroscientist who rattles off a list of problems to an unidentified man. Due to inclement weather, the reading was moved from Sidwell Friends School. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FreeGuests who bought tickets for the original event will receive a refund.


The snow has begun and so have the food and drink specials. DC Reynolds is offering all day buy-one-get-one-free drink deals. Osteria Morini also has all-day happy hour. And Righteous Cheese at Union Market is offering its Alpine Alchemy cheese and beer flight, featuring mountain-style cheeses and winter beers, for $19 instead of the regular price of $24. Check Y&H for more deals throughout the day. (Jessica Sidman)


Before you head outside in the snow, check out our list of snow-related closures on Arts Desk.

UPDATE: The concert has been cancelled. Catchy rock-funk band Skypunch performs at DC9 with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

Jazz vocalist Queen Esther plays the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage provided the KenCen stays open until this evening. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

The Velvet Lounge hosts a punk show featuring Ghost Division, BSR, and Slow Fever that will warm even the coldest of bodies. 9 p.m. at 915 U St. NW. $8.

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