Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Frankie Cosmos, Living Out, and the Encyclopedia Show

frankieA scan of Frankie Cosmos’ Bandcamp page might lead you to assume the New York City indie-pop singer has a problem editing herself. In just a few years, Greta Kline has uploaded hundreds of four-track-recorded songs on more than 50 releases. But at around 17 minutes, Zentropy, her first studio-made “full-length,” is a miracle of concise songwriting and wry observations in the K Records vein. Like some of the best lo-fi pop of the Pacific Northwest, Frankie Cosmos’ songs throw together irony, romance, and a little bit of self-mythologizing. Read more >>> Frankie Cosmos performs with Aaron Maine, Spoonboy, Foozle, and Two Inch Astronaut at 7:30 p.m. at CD Cellar, 2607 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5–$10. (703) 248-0635.  cdcellarva.com(Jonathan L. Fischer)

EAT THIS

Common Threads, a nonprofit founded by celebrity chef Art Smith to teach kids in underserved communities how to cook healthy meals, hosts its eighth annual World Festival tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. More than 20 chefs—including Art and Soul’s Wes MortonGraffiato and Kapnos Mike Isabella, and the Source’s Scott Drewno—will serve "ethnically inspired" small bites. The event will also feature cocktails from local mixologists. Tickets are $150 and available here. All proceeds will go to Common Threads’ student and family programs programs. Common Threads’ World Festival at The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. (Quinn Kelley)

OH AND ALSO

GALA Hispanic Theatre begins performances of Living Out, a play about an American lawyer, a Salvadorean nanny, and the sacrifices they make for their children. 8 p.m. at 3333 14th St. NW. $10.

The Encyclopedia Show closes out its tenancy at the Dunes with a show centered around the theme of explorers, featuring comedians Andrew Bucket and Jamel Johnson as well as singer-songwriter Margot MacDonald. 8 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $8–$10.

Former Hot Water Music front man Chuck Ragan plays the Black Cat with his new group, the Camaraderie, White Buffalo, and Jonny Two Bags. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $20.

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