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Well, they can’t all be good music nights. You could see Blondie, sure, at Fillmore Silver Spring for $48. Forty-eight! Yikes. And sadly, Mitch Winehouse (yup, father of Amy) has canceled his show at Blues Alley. If you’re looking for something arty and sexy, Snarky Puppy—-featuring a bunch of sidemen from the bands of Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and others—-could be interesting (at Rock & Roll Hotel).

But fuck it: Just go see Arts Desk faves Cigarette. They’ve got a DIY show tonight.


Fall for the Book Festival continues!

A Harvard professor of physics and author of the acclaimed science book Warped Passages, Lisa Randall discusses Knocking on Heaven’s Door, a new guide to the latest discoveries in theoretical physics that’s aimed at general readers. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose. Free.


Arts Desk’s Brandon Wetherbee‘s You, Me, Them, Everybody taping has a strong lineup tonight: Cartoonist Evan Keeling, comic Haywood Turnipseed Jr, and folkies Ugly Purple Sweater. 8 p.m. at Hostelling Inerational. Free.