Christopher Owens had a stellar run fronting the indie-rock duo Girls at the end of the last decade; the band’s fragile love songs and hazy surf-rock textures made it a critical darling and frequent guest on late-night talk shows. As a solo artist, he’s struggled to settle into a comfort zone—2013’s Lysandre and last year’s A New Testament dabbled with baroque ballads and Americana to mixed reviews. However, last month’s surprise release Chrissybaby Forever suggests Owens has emerged from his slump with a warm, winning formula that draws together his prior creative excursions. Chrissybaby Forever is hardly adventurous territory for Owens, but it presents a newfound sense of clarity and purpose that refines his whimsy for the better. Read more >>> Christopher Owens performs with Tomás Pagán Motta at 9 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $15. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Dan Singer)
Who says you can't get a cocktail for less than $10? DC Coast will offer up a 25-cent martinis today with the purchase of any dish at the bar or in the dining room. The offer includes one martini per customer and lasts all day, though gin drinkers should know that the special only includes vodka martinis. Guests can choose from any domestic vodka on the restaurant's list. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. (202) 216-5988. dccoast.com. (Morgan Baskin)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: The National Symphony Orchestra performs the score of Back to the Future over a live projection of the film at Wolf Trap. 8:30 p.m. at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$58.
Friday: Bring your pops to the Hamilton for Like Your Dad Did, a showcase of local fathers who play music with their children. 8:30 p.m. at 1600 14th St. NW. $25-$30.