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Whether he’s performing with a fan on his back or body-slamming people for misbehaving at his shows, Queens rapper Action Bronson still manages to deliver his lyrics with pinpoint accuracy. Both Bronson mixtapes Blue Chips and Blue Chips 2 borrow their names from the 1994 film starring Shaq, Penny Hardaway, and Nick Nolte, a sign of his proclivity for pop-culture nuggets. That, along with his talents on the mic, are what endear him to fans. Read more >>> Action Bronson performs with Party Supplies at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25–$30. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Julian Kimble)
Restaurateur Mark Bucher opens the second location of his Cleveland Park steak frites restaurant Medium Rare today on Barracks Row. The new spot has the same menu as the original spot, which means for $19.50 you get bread, a mixed green salad, and culotte steak with “secret sauce” and fries. That’s pretty much the entire menu, except for desserts, which include apple pie, hot-fudge sundae, and six-layer carrot cake. Medium Rare, 515 8th St. SE. (202) 601-7136. mediumrarerestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
The Kennedy Center celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free performance by Dionne Warwick and the Let Freedom Ring Choir in the Concert Hall. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Local singer-songwriter Carolyn Crysdale performs at Galaxy Hut with The Beanstalk Library. Find more information on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5.
Still looking for a place to volunteer on this day of service? Check out our list of organizations welcoming helping hands.
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