Wonders never cease. Not only can the actor best known from seminal John Hughes films of the ’80s sing, but Molly Ringwald is now, improbably enough, making the rounds as a jazz vocalist. In fact, apparently she was a singer first, performing as a girl with her pianist father’s jazz band. She tours in support of her sleepy, smooth jazz set Except Sometimes, which includes a forgettable cover of "Don't You Forget About Me," The Breakfast Club theme song by Simple Minds.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $45, plus $10 minimum purchase. Call 202-337-4141 or visit bluesalley.com.