Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Julianna Barwick, Chain and the Gang, and the International Uranium Film Festival


Julianna Barwick’s songs often consist of vocals looped back on themselves, distorted with reverb, or simply repeated until they sound something like instruments. Her latest album, Nepenthe, takes the artistic argument of her 2011 breakout album The Magic Place to its logical extreme: The songs are a little less blissfully beautiful and more chillingly ethereal. Read more >>> Julianna Barwick performs with Vasillus at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 408-3100. (Jordan Larson)


Nopa Kitchen + Bar is launching a new “winter savings” lunch option today. Guests can choose one of six dishes along with a glass of wine or any nonalcoholic beverage for $17. The lunch items include: chicken cobb salad, NoPa burger, honey-nut chicken salad sandwich, sautéed gnocchi, groque monsieur, and fried codfish sandwich. The new lunch option will be available Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nopa Kitchen + Bar. 800 F St. NW. (202) 347-4667. (Raphaella Baek)


DC9's 10th anniversary celebration continues with performances by Chain and the Gang, Puff Pieces, and Nic Fits. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

The International Uranium Film Festival, which highlights nuclear and radioactive issues, begins this afternoon at the Goethe-Institut. 4 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. Free.

Field Trip Theatre presents a reading of local playwright Liz Maestri's Somersaulting, adapted from the graphic novel by Sammy Harkham, at The Pinch. Find more information on Facebook. 7 p.m. at 3548 14th St. NW. Free.

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