Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Donavon Frankenreiter! Bombadil!

Mustache aficionado and generally chill dude Donavon Frankenreiter comes from the Jack Johnson school of surfers who play guitar and preach eternal love. And unlike Johnson, his sun-drenched whimsy rarely feels dumbed down and creepily whispered into your ears. If you’re looking for ditties that sound equally mellow and less earwormy than “Bubble Toes,” Frankenreiter will provide. Read more >>> Donavon Frankenreiter performs with Brian Russo and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at 6:30 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $25. (202) 588-1880.ustreetmusichall.com. (Dan Singer)

EAT THIS

P.J. Clarke’s is the place to get lobster tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. A $75 ticket to the feast will include a one-pound Maine lobster, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes, garlic bread, and homemade peach cobbler—plus unlimited Palm beer and Bombay Sapphire cocktails. A percentage of the proceeds go to D.C.’s Aug. 2 Bike to the Beach ride which benefits Autism Speaks. Tickets can be purchased on Bike to the Beach's websiteP.J. Clarke’s, 1600 K St. NW. (202) 463-6610. pjclarkes.com/dc. (Ally Mutnick)

OH AND ALSO

The second phase in Transformer's conceptual-art series E10 begins today. Jane Claire Remick's "ESL for Native Speakers" looks at how "linguistic and contextual cues inform the parameters of daily interactions and the self," turning the tiny P Street NW gallery into "Transformer Institute Language Lab." A reception runs today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1404 P St. NW. Free.

Eclectic rockers Those Mockingbirds play the Black Cat Backstage with Pittsburgh indie pop band Paper States. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Adam E. Project, the group featuring Adam E., Jeff Boyd, Will Shriver, and Charles Amuzie, plays a show at DC9. 10 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

Country rock group Bombadil takes the stage at Sixth & I along with singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $12.

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