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TED talks are a great way to make people feel smart—or justified in their behavior. Instead of improving their social skills, for example, some may watch “The Power of Introverts” and never leave their homes. The local collective Ignite DC offers its own version of a TED conference. For its 10th talk tonight, topics include “I Suffered (and Recovered) From FOMO.” FOMO stands for “Fear of Missing Out,” the social “disorder” that arises when friends tell you about some killer event they attended, and you feel anxious over missing it. Read more >>> (Alan Zilberman)
Ignite DC begins at 6 p.m. at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW. $20. ignite-dc.com. (202) 234-8696.
Boundary Stone is celebrating its first anniversary today with food and drink specials all day. The highlight: DC Brau has created a beer called “A Stones Throw” specially for the occasion. The Bloomingdale restaurant and bar will also serve up half priced wings, $4 DC Brau Corruption and Flying Dog draft beers, and $3 DC Brau cans, and $5 Catoctin Creek rye. Still hungry? Try the DC Brau chicken sandwich with beer can-roasted chicken, pickled green tomatoes, and bourbon barbecue sauce. Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW. (202) 621-6635. boundarystonedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Miguel‘s much-anticipated show at the Howard Theatre is sold out, but there’s still time to scoop up tickets for The Corin Tucker Band at Black Cat, Frankie Rose at Rock & Roll Hotel, and John Talabot at U Street Music Hall (with local faves Beautiful Swimmers).
Also: The great Alice Walker speaks at Eatonville restaurant on the 75th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. 6:30 p.m.; $60.61 with service fee.
If all else fails, watch Pelican Brief for free on Harrison Field!
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