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Folk-pop band Against Me! may have scrapped a big spring tour with Bad Religion. But fans, at least on the East Coast, get something perhaps better: a mini-tour of smallish venues by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace. She’ll perform tracks from the group’s forthcoming album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, a collection of personal songs about her 2012 gender transition. It’s an intimate way to celebrate the Rock & Roll Hotel’s seventh anniversary—much more intimate, at least, than the venue’s typical blowout dance parties. Read more >>> Laura Jane Grace performs with Mina Caputo at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12. (202) 388-7635. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Caroline Jones)
Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market is hosting its first ever guest chef: Austin Fausett of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, Va. Fausett and Rappahannock chef Kevin Kelly will collaborate in the oyster bar’s open kitchen on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chef Fausett’s creations, only available during this special event, include oysters with sea urchin, spicy Maryland crab dip, Maine diver scallops, and roasted porgy. Dishes cost between $12 and $18. Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. (202) 544-4702. rroysters.com. (Dan Singer)
OH AND ALSO
Manifest: AR, the latest in the Corcoran’s Manifest series, opens tonight at Gallery 31. It focuses on Augmented Reality, the technique in which artists overlay virtual objects onto real-life images. Imagine a giant squid escaping from the Reflecting Pool and attacking the Lincoln Memorial. 6 p.m. at 500 17th St. NW. $5.
Party music practitioners The Octopus Project plays DC9 with The Dead Woman and punk outfit Möbius Strip. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Enjoy the glorious weather and head north to Strathmore’s lawn for a free UkeFest concert, featuring Lil’ Rev, Stuart Fuchs, and The Hula Honeys. Arrive early with your own ukulele and join the Community Strum-Along. 6 p.m. at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free.
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