When Mark Lanegan announced plans for Imitations, an album of covers inspired partly by his parents’ record collection, the chatter was generally accepting. The grunge stalwart turning in covers of “Mack the Knife” and Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody’s “Solitaire”? Sure, why not! Tonight, when the gravelly voiced singer headlines Sixth & I, listen for dexterous takes on those vintage compositions and some new songs, too. Read more >>> Mark Lanegan performs with Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss at 8 p.m.at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $20-$25. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org.
They look and smell like real escargots, but the version served up at Duke’s Grocery is actually faux. Chef Alex McCoy prepares a twist on a classic French snail dish with shells that are actually stuffed with braised cremini mushrooms. The whole thing is tossed in a garlicky butter and served over toasted ciabatta. While sandwiches are one of the main attractions at Duke’s Grocery, I also recommend trying one of the regularly changing pasta or curry small plates, too. They’re not very small at all. Duke’s Grocery, 1513 17th St. NW, (202) 733-5623, dukesgrocery.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local comedy talk show and podcast You, Me, Them, Everybody heads to a venue that’s slightly swankier than its usual post at Wonderland Ballroom: the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Author Allen Salkin takes readers inside the world of the Food Network in his new book, From Scratch. He’ll discuss the book and share recipes tonight at the D.C. JCC. 7:30 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. $9–$18.
Dance music producer Computer Magic performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Rewards. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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