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ToDo ToDay: Calvin Love, Joe Mande, and More Tacos

loveAccording to Calvin Love’s Facebook page, the Canadian musician is “currently residing in transit.” The same could be said for Love’s genre-bending, border-crossing sound. When Love wrote his latest album, New Radar, he had just moved back to wintry Alberta, Canada, from sun-soaked Los Angeles. The result is a surprisingly lovely mix of crooning vocals, synthy beats, and lyrics that conjure a new type of love song. Solitary reflection, it turns out, can yield quite cheerful results. Read more >>> Calvin Love performs with TOPS at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. Baek)


Mission Mexican restaurant opens today in Dupont Circle with a menu from chef Rodrigo Albarran of R&R Taqueria fame. You'll find tacos like those at R&R’s gas station location in Elkridge, Md., but there’s a lot more too, including steak with chorizo, cactus sopes, and chicken mole. The restaurant, owned by the guys behind George and Mason Inn in Georgetown, also serves nearly 50 types of tequilas and mezcals plus margaritas and Mexican beers. Read more about it and check out the full menus on Young & HungryMission, 1606 20th St. NW; (202) 525-2010. Sidman)


Comedian Joe Mande brings his #Bitchface tour to the Black Cat Backstage tonight. Local comic Andy Kline also performs. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

Shakespeare Theatre Company begins performances of Henry IV, Part 1, starring actor Stacy Keach as Falstaff. 7:30 p.m. at 610 F St. NW. $40–$95.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue welcomes indie groups Terraplane Sun, Flagship, and Little Daylight as part of the Three of Clubs Tour. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $17.

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