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Until recently, Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez, a folk singer from Detroit, remained unknown to most Americans. But now, Rodriguez and his 1970 album Cold Fact are finally getting a little shine in this hemisphere, thanks to the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which explains how his politically charged, anti-establishment music became the soundtrack of the 1970s for liberal white South Africans. Read more >>> (Sarah A. Ventre)
Rodriguez performs at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $25. sixthandi.org. (202) 408-3100.
Looking for a new happy-hour option? Clarendon’s Green Pig Bistro recently launched a special end-of-the-workday “Fried at Five” menu at the bar. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., get dishes like duck foie and gravy poutine, buffalo ribs, and pimento cheese balls. Prices range from $5 to $13. Pair your food with one of 24 canned beers and cocktails like the Green Pig Pimm’s Punch with Pimm’s, citrus-vanilla-rose wine aperitif, and sparkling English lemonade. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. (703) 888-1920. greenpigbistro.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Montserrat House is closing for a whole season, so tonight, say goodbye (temporarily!) with ESL artists AM & Shawn Lee. The show is now free. If you already paid your way, they’ll reimburse you, or give you drink tickets. 8 p.m. at 2016 9th St. NW.
Considering alternative power for your home? Stop by Busboys & Poets tonight to hear a panel of experts discuss your options, whether you’re a renter, first-time buyer, or existing homeowner. Hosted by D.C. Net Impact. 6:30 p.m. at 14th and V streets NW. Free.
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