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TheFootballGirl.com isn’t as bad as it could be. A site aimed explicitly at female fans, after all, might host the worst kind of patronizing drivel—the assumption being that women aren’t interested in the game because they don’t understand it, and all that’s needed is some basic explanation. Other than the occasional post about players’ hairstyles, editor Melissa Jacobs, a former ESPN producer, mostly sticks to material that appeals to both sexes. Apparently, though, there’s still enough interest in the nature of female fandom for Jacobs to fill up a couple hours of discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, which is reaching out to younger women with a lecture series called “Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood.” Can Jacobs conquer not one, but two cultural stereotypes all at once? Show up to find out! “Are You a Football Girl?” begins at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. $8 in advance, $10 at door. (Lydia DePillis)


I think Coeur de Pirate is totally dandy. Quebec’s Béatrice Martin, who once played in a post-hardcore band, these days sings slightly breathy pop songs in French. Her 2008 debut was twee and delicate; her 2011 follow-up, Blonde, is less successful in grafting on a brassy ye-ye vibe, but the kids seem to like it. The excellent local songwriter Meredith Bragg opens tonight at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. $25.

Aimee Mann‘s show at the Birchmere tonight is sold out. But she’s great too!

And I bet the DJ set from Liverpudlian synthpop revivalists Ladytron will be a blast at U Street Music Hall. Also, it’s free.


Sophia Bushong recommends you attend Theater Alliance’s reading of The Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo, about a Muslim Bohemian and a Catholic Serb who fall in love. 7 p.m. at H Street Playhouse. Pay what you can.


The “Film|Neu” festival continues with Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps. 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. at E Street Cinema.