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On her latest album, La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night), the husky-voiced singer Buika takes on songs associated with jazz legend Billie Holiday, Argentine rocker Fito Paez, and Belgian chanson singer Jacques Brel. With the aid of longtime collaborators and some of New York’s top Latin jazz players, Buika melds the cuts into her own seamless mix, hitting dramatic high notes and hopscotching over percussive piano rhythms, flamenco guitar, and Afro-Latino drumming. Read more >>> Buika performs at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $49.50–$55. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Justify the $22 barrel-aged Manhattan at The Rye Bar with free canapés and hors d’oeuvres at a tapping party today. The Georgetown bar is giving out the free snacks from 5 to 8 p.m. to go with the hyped-up cocktail, made with Dad’s Hat rye, Dolin sweet vermouth, and French aperitif Byrrh quinquina—-all aged for six weeks. The first two batches sold out in under two weeks. Decide for yourself whether the price tag is worth it. The Rye Bar at Capella Washington, 1050 31st St. NW. (202) 617-2400. thegrillroomdc.com/rye-bar-en.html (Cara Newlon)
OH AND ALSO
Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn performs with his new Brit pop-inspired band, The Olms, tonight at U Street Music Hall. 6 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
National Book Award winner Colum McCann discusses his latest novel, TransAtlantic, at Sidwell Friends School. For more of McCann’s thoughts on writing and history, check out our recent interview with him on Arts Desk. 7 p.m. at 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20.
‘Tis the season for free movie screenings. Dumbarton House gets in on the action with a series of Jane Austen-inspired films and kicks things off by showing the 2007 biopic Becoming Jane. 7 p.m. at 2715 Q St. NW. Free.
Danish punk band Iceage comes stateside to play at Rock & Roll Hotel along with opening acts Lower, True Head, and Mob Mentality. 8:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.
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