ToDo ToDay: Bill T. Jones, Speedy Stand-Up Comedy
Watching a dance performance from the lawn at Wolf Trap can be like looking at a painting from a mile away: Details of lines and phrasing disappear in the gulf between stage and grass. But once in a while a company comes along with a show that transcends the less-than-ideal conditions. “Story/Time” by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company could be such a production. It’s also Jones’ Wolf Trap debut, shifting a longstanding relationship with the Kennedy Center that, due to exclusivity contracts, kept Jones from performing at other area venues. Read more >>> (Kate Mattingly)
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performs at 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $4 lawn, $40 in-house. wolftrap.org. (877) 965-3872.
Seek out District of Pi Pizzeria’s food truck Pi on Wheels today in Farragut Square; it’s the last day for this pizza-on-wheels and it will be serving deep dish pies, salad, and wings. But, never fear, the Penn Quarter restaurant remains. Although it began in the District as a mobile restaurant, the business now wants to fully concentrate its attention on the existing stationary locations. District of Pi Pizzeria, 912 F St. NW. 202-393-5484. pi-dc.com. (Stephanie Haven)
OH AND ALSO
Metro might be infamous for its stalled trains, but tonight the transit authority is making a concerted effort to keep us moving: WMATA is sponsoring a concert at the Millennium Stage with local R&B band Framewerk and jazz group Reverie. 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Good for a quick laugh: Tonight, local comedian (and former City Paper contributor) Brandon Wetherbee hosts a lineup of super-speedy stand-up comedy, where each comic will get only five minutes to make an impression. Quick and the Damned comedy open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. at Solly's Tavern, 1942 11th St. NW. Free.
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