Tonight, two Davids, Byrne and Lowery, will sit on a stage and ask each other, “Well, how did we get here?” One is, of course, the former Talking Heads frontman, and the other is the suddenly controversial dude from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, whose takedown of NPR intern Emily White’s piece about millennials’ reluctance to pay for music won him as much infamy as grayhaired head-nodding. The topic of discussion? Music and copyright in the digital age. The two professional musicians will discuss how artists and industry types can, or should, balance copyright and creativity with the overwhelming sense of consumer entitlement pervading music in this age of Pandora, Spotify, and other digitized music-streaming sites. Read more >>> (Neda Semnani)
David Byrne and David Lowery talk at 7 p.m. at the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $27 for nonmembers. smithsonianassociates.org. (202) 633-3030.
It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop, you finally have to wear socks, and everyone puts pumpkin on their menus. Pizzeria Paradiso is celebrating tonight with 42 draft lines filled with ciders, Oktoberfest, pumpkin, and harvest ales at all three locations (Dupont, Alexandria, and Georgetown). And continuing the tradition of all things pumpkin, there will be a special pizza available with pumpkin pesto, bacon, and parmesan. No reservations needed. Pizzeria Paradiso, eatyourpizza.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Slate’s podcast “Hang Up and Listen” is a must-hear for geeky sports fans, and tonight those geeky sports fans are treated to a live version (with alcohol!): The news site’s sports editor Josh Levin, along with writer Stefan Fatsis and NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca, will discuss baseball playoffs, with special guests, trivia, and a very good chance of veering off topic. Cash bar opens at 6:15 p.m. 7 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $12. Buy tickets here.
The Howard’s “Wind Me Up, Chuck” Mondays series continues with the Go-Go All-Stars—-featuring James Funk, Big G, and others—-backed by the Godfather of Go-Go’s band. The show starts at 6 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $17.50-$22.50. (202) 803-2899.
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