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The D.C. Jazz Fest has begun again, and amid its traditional lineup you might find yourself yearning for something a little more bananas. Look to Lost Civilizations, the super-improvised collaboration between reed player Mike Sebastian and multi-instrumentalist T. A. Zook. Read more >>> Lost Civilizations performs with Sansyou and Cigarbox Planetarium at the Tree House Lounge, 1006 Florida Ave. NE. $8. (202) 398-7700. treehouselounge.com. (Caroline Jones)


Now that it’s finally starting to feel like summer, you may be craving the cold sweet treats of your childhood. So here’s some great news: Dolcezza is now offering push pops. Better than the Flintstones variety, these gelato and sorbet push pops are available in flavors like salted caramel, roasted strawberry, and pineapple mint. The $3 pops are available exclusively at Dolcezza’s newly opened Mosaic District location, but Thursdays (today) you can find them at the Penn Quarter farmers’ market. (They’re also available at the Dupont and Bloomingdale farmers’ markets on Sunday.) Dolcezza, 2905 District Ave., Suite 155, Fairfax. (703) 992-8701. dolcezzagelato.com. (Jessica Sidman)


E.D. Sedgwick frontman (and City Paper contributor) Justin Moyer presents a reading of his new play, The Poker Night, about a weekly card game that gradually turns toxic. 7 p.m. at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. NW. Free.

Canadian indie rockers Hooded Fang play at the Black Cat Backstage with The Anatomy of Frank. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Rock ‘n’ roll darlings The National take the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion along with The Dirty Projectors. 5:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $35–$45.

Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis speaks about his career and the fight for equality with NPR’s Scott Simon at the National Archives’ McGowan Theater. 7 p.m. at the McGowan Theater, 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. Free.

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