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Nobody wants to die, but Ray Kurzweil really, really doesn’t want to die. The inventor takes 150 pills a day in his quest to live long enough to witness “the singularity” in 2045. By then, Kurzweil believes, technology will have advanced to such a degree that humans will be able to augment our brains and bodies with it, allowing us to live, perhaps, forever. In his latest book on the mind-body-technology evolution, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, Kurzweil delves deep into the flesh-and-blood computer that runs our feeble bodies, so pop a few extra Vitamin D supplements and prepare to be amazed. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $40. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org.Read more >>> (Christopher Porter)
Virginia-based Bold Rock Hard Cider will be pouring its craft cider tonight at Meridian Pint. Bold Rock grows its own apples in the Blue Ridge Mountains and will offer two varieties—Virginia Apple and Virginia Draft—on tap for $4 during happy hour (or $5 after). Bold Rock president and “cidermaster” Brian Shank will also be in the house to talk about his product. Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW; (202) 588-1075. meridianpint.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Brooklyn-based music creators Skeleton$ are joined at UHall by Zs, Les Rhinocéros, and DJ Sean Peoples for a crazy night of sounds. 8 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10.
Richard Kramer, producer of angst-ridden TV series like My So-Called Life and Thirtysomething, discusses his first novel tonight at Politics & Prose. Expect a lot of words about feelings. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Can’t make it to The Hague to see the renowned Nederlands Dans Theater? No problem—-the troupe’s performance will be shown at movie theaters nationwide, including AFI Silver, tonight. 6:45 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15.
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