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ToDo ToDay: Marion Barry, Michael Che, and Young Magic

barryDon’t expect any apologies out of Marion Barry. In his new memoir, Mayor for Life, the Ward 8 councilmember and four-term mayor sounds more concerned with how he’s been purportedly slimed by his many enemies than with making amends for how his personal failings soured his legacy. Mayor for Life is Barry from Barry’s point of view, with all the self-aggrandizement, political savvy, and blind spots that entails. On the other hand, Barry also writes about the effect that snorting cocaine had on his junk (it was “like I had ejaculated”), so that could make for some interesting signed copies. Read more >>> Marion Barry speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 387-7638. busboysandpoets.com. (Will Sommer)

EAT THIS

H Street NE has a new spot to sip vino: Pursuit Wine Bar. The owners may not be sommeliers, but hey, they did watch Somm on Netflix once. Their wine list consists simply of varietals they “like the best” split between Old World and New World. You can accompany a glass of Chianti or Merlot with generously portioned charcuterie boards and gourmet grilled cheese with a variety of bread, cheese, and spread options. Read more about the new spot on Young & HungryPursuit Wine Bar, 1421 H Street NE. (202) 758-2139.  thepursuitwinebar.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

New Daily Show correspondent Michael Che performs a stand-up set at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater with opening performer Tyler Richardson. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim finishes her residency at Artisphere's Works in Progress gallery with a performance featuring Transmissions and Peals. 7 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12.

Indonesian-Australian rock duo Young Magic plays DC9 with local sound act VEDAS. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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