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Considering the significant size of D.C.’s Iranian population, it’s not unusual to find pre-revolution singers performing nostalgic gigs at venues throughout the city. Mitra Sumara is not an old-school Iranian combo, but a 13-month-old New York outfit that adds its own roughed-up take to ’60s and ’70s Iranian pop. Mitra Sumara performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. The ensemble also performs at 10 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 629-4535. tropicaliadc.com. Read more >>> (Steve Kiviat)
It’s time to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau, a French red wine made from Gamay grapes. Because French law prohibits the wine from being released before the third Thursday of November, its debut is marked with festivities and parties. You’ll find one of those parties tonight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Central, where all wines from the Burgundy region are 15 percent off. There will also be tastings, by-the-glass specials, and the “Wine Games” where guests can quiz their palate to win prizes. Of course, there’s food too, including cote de boeufs, served for two with a Beaujolais reduction. Central, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 626-0015. centralmichelrichard.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
If you’re a freelancer—-or you’re self-employed—-you’ve probably worked out of your bedroom or a coffee shop more times than you can count. That’s why shared workspaces like ARCH Development’s The Hive are such a critical resource for those not tethered to a static workplace. (Read our recent story about The Hive here.) ARCH’s newest space, a 5,000 square foot office on Good Hope Road SE in Anacostia, has its grand opening tonight. Admission is free, and it includes an art sale hosted by Honfleur Gallery. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
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