Don’t know what “retro-metal” is? You will after the Sword’s concert,tonight at the 9:30 Club. The band got rave reviews at Austin’s SXSW festival. 7 PM. Tickets ($20) are available here.
Get the scoop on the economy from Ezra Klein, economy-and-domestic-affairs columnist for Newsweek and the Washington Post, when he speaks at the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston). The title of the talk is “The Economic Recovery, Its Consequences and How They Will Alter Our Lives: A Post Election Analysis.” 8 PM.