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Much of the D.C. jazz scene gave over the summer to celebrating tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the music’s greatest living composer. Fitting, then, that the capstone should be an appearance by the man himself. It’s a low-level affair, of course: Shorter and his acclaimed quartet—pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade—are fronting the NSO Pops, with guest conductor (and jazz big-band leader) Vince Mendoza, and performing a program that features his National Symphony Orchestra–commissioned composition “Gaia.” Read more >>> The Wayne Shorter Quartet performs with Esperanza Spalding at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $20–$85. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Michael J. West)
Petworth Citizen & Reading Room—a bar, restaurant, and free book library—is now open in Petworth. The eatery, from one of the co-owners of Room 11 and The Passenger, is serving up classic cocktails with some Asian twists (all $10 or under) as well as a daily punch and a limited selection of beers and wines. Chef Makoto Hamumura’s homey bar food menu includes items like roasted beef sandwich, pork and grits, and queso fundido. The restaurant is still in preview phase tonight, which means 10 percent off. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, 829 Upshur St. NW. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Celebrate the fourth anniversary of DCHeavyMetal.com at the Fillmore with performances by Borracho, Vektor, Earthling, Midnight Eye, and Asthma Castle. 7:30 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $16.
Tropicalia welcomes Edy Blue, The Good Thing, and Candice Mills for a night of soul music. 9 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10.
The National Archives hosts its seventh annual Guggenheim Tribute and screens Berga: Soldiers of Another War, Charles Guggenheim’s final film. 7 p.m. at 9th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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