What to Do Tonight: January 10

Drew Gibson at the Iota Club and Cafe, young adult novelist Walter Dean Myers at Politics and Prose, and salsa lessons at the Artisphere.

By: Samantha Miller

Richmond native Drew Gibson comes to Iota Club and Cafe tonight. Photograph by Todd Hale.

Tuesday, January 10

MUSIC: Guitarist Drew Gibson is performing at the Iota Club and Cafe tonight. The Richmond native “cites early Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon as influences, but it’s apparent he also counts blues masters such as Son House and Mississippi John Hurt in his list of inspirations,” says the Washington Post. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM.

KID-FRIENDLY: Young adult novelist Walter Dean Myers and children’s authors Jon Scieszka and Katherine Paterson are stopping by Politics and Prose. The award-winning authors will discuss their duties as national Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature; a book signing will follow. Recommended for children 8 and up. Free. 4:30 PM.

FILM: In the mood for a ’90s throwback? Then head to the Black Cat for back-to-back screenings of Can’t Hardly Wait and Clueless. Champagne and Prosecco cocktails will be available for purchase. Free. Doors open at 8 PM.

DANCE: DJ Bruno “El Unico” will spin energizing rhythms during Artisphere’s salsa lesson and party. Tickets ($8) can be purchased through the Artisphere Web site. Dance class starts at 7:30 PM; the party begins at 8:30 PM.

FOOD: During DC Restaurant Week, more than 200 restaurants will offer three-course lunches for $20.12 and dinners for $35.12, unless otherwise noted. If you haven’t already, read our tips for tackling the long list of offers.