Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Four Tet’s Dance-Floor Evolution

Called “folktronica” for his collagist, mixed-genre approach in the mid-2000s, Four Tet’s Keiran Hebden has quietly grown into a legitimate dance-floor threat. Through collaborations with dubstep pioneer Burial, an entry in the “DJ-Kicks” series, and a residency at London’s famed Plastic People nightclub, his left-of-center music has found real groove and buoyancy. Hebden’s stage show, previously a choppy, kaleidoscopic affair, has also become more focused and propulsive. Tonight, in celebration of U Street Music Hall’s second anniversary, he takes over the club’s walloping sound system for a live (not DJ) set, building tunes on the fly via an array of laptops, mixers, and samplers. Opener FaltyDL (Drew Lustman), from New York, should provide a nice complement: Known for a slew of remixes for dance-pop heavyweights including The xx and Holy Ghost!, Lustman shares Hedben’s genre-agnostic approach, mixing hip-hop, deep house, and U.K. garage into his solo material. Expect heavy beats with a dreamy, psychedelic twist—capable of moving both mind and body. Four Tet and FaltyDL perform at 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (202) 588-1880. (Joe Colly)

BOOKS

New York University prof Eric Klinenberg discusses the whys and whats of solo living in The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. He reads, solo, at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919.

Cynthia Levinson reads from We've Got a Job, her telling of a 1963 action in which 4,000 elementary, middle, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in 1963 in an effort to desegregate Birmingham, Ala. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. (202) 387-7638.

THEATER

Spamalot opens at the Warner Theatre. So you know.

EATS

Looking for a more affordable dinner option than tonight's fancy $175-per-person wine dinner at Central Michel Richard? Here's one: Taco Tuesday at The Argonaut. Each week, the early H Street pioneer runs a special on its signature fish tacos—just $3, usually $13. Lightly breaded in cornmeal and flour, the flaky mahi-mahi comes served on warm flour tortillas, drizzled with creamy remoulade and topped with cheddar, diced tomatoes, and a crunchy cilantro-laced slaw of cabbage, red onion, and carrot. Arguably the tastiest fish tacos in town. The Argonaut, 1433 H St. NE, (202) 250-3660 (Chris Shott)

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