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ToDo ToDay: Nebraska, MGMT, and Beautiful Swimmers

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Fans of ’70s cinema will find a home in Nebraska. From the opening studio card (a retro Paramount logo) to the star (Bruce Dern), everything about Nebraska seems designed to evoke the era of New Hollywood. Dern plays Woody, a quiet but cantankerous retiree who is duped by a misleading sweepstakes notice into thinking he has won a million dollars. Read more >>> The film shows most of the week at area theaters. See showtimes(Noah Gittell)

EAT THIS

Chef Ris Lacoste has opened a pop-up riff on her Foggy Bottom restaurant Ris at Union Market, and plenty of Thanksgiving staples are available. Today and tomorrow, the stall will sell Turkey Day sides like sausage sage bread stuffing, collard greens, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce for $8 a pint or $15 for a quart. Pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies are available for $18. Kitchen staples are covered, too, with chicken stock, Champagne vinaigrette, tomato sauce, and more. Ris will open a more permanent shop in Union Market in mid-December. Ris at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. (202) 730-2500. risdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Funk bassist Thundercat plays U Street Music Hall with local electronic duo Beautiful Swimmers, one of the subjects of our recent cover story on homegrown record label Future Times9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12.

Psychedelic rockers MGMT take the stage at Constitution Hall. Indie band Kuroma opens the show. 7 p.m. at 1776 D St. NW. $33.

Support the typhoon recovery efforts at a benefit concert at IOTA, featuring performances by Alexis and the Samurai, Nick Bayard, and Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. 8 p.m. at 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10 minimum donation.

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