Inside D.C. entertainment

Tonight: Jack Kennedy, Kaiser Chiefs, Nada Surf

April 10, 2012 - 09:18 AM
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JFK (Flickr/thesmuggler- Night of the Swallow)

Chris Matthews' latest biography, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, delves into the life of JFK beyond the presidency. Only 78 pages of the book actually pertain to his time in office, while the rest are stories, some from Kennedy aides. Matthews' says "anytime I've ever met a person who knew him — someone who was there with J.F.K. in real time — I crave hearing his or her first-person memories." From The New York Times review, "Matthews ... draws on conversations with numerous people, including his old boss (and onetime speaker of the House) Tip O'Neill and some of Kennedy's former aides." The Hardball host discusses and signs his book at the Inter-American Development Bank. 7 p.m.

THEATER & MUSIC

The Washington premiere of Yasmina Raza's play God of Carnage opens at Signature Theatre. The Tony Award-winning comedy breaks down civility in the story of two upper middle class Brooklyn couples. The couples are thrown together when their sons get in a fight on the playground, and as the meeting wanes, their posh civility loses out to human nature. 7:30 p.m. Tickets online. $55 - $60.

UK Indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, set to release a new singles collection entitled Souvenir: The Singles 2004 - 2012 on June 4, performs with Spacecamp at Rams Head Live. 8 p.m. $25.    

Austin indie band White Denim performs with Hundred Visions at Rock & Roll Hotel8 p.m. $12/$14.

On Nada Surf's recently released album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, NPR writes, "singer Matthew Caws issues a mission statement to sum up this and all Nada Surf records: 'It's never too late for teenage dreams.'" The indie band performs with An Horse at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. $22.

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