ToDo ToDay: European Photos! Another Taqueria! Escondido!
If Shakespeare had a camera, what would he have captured? The Shakespeare Theatre Company explores that conceit with its exhibition of 24 photos of European locales by Nina Dunn. Her finest works are understated: an aerial image of a surprisingly regular matrix of trees in Bordeaux, accentuated by a Barnett Newman-style zip of a road, and a nearly monochromatic view of Rome’s largely empty Spanish Steps, echoing Frederick H. Evans’ famous photograph of a flight of weathered steps in England’s Wells Cathedral. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view daily noon to 6 p.m. to June 2 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Louis Jacobson)
Fun fact: more than half of the food trucks to open up brick-and-mortar restaurants in the D.C. area sell tacos. The latest is Chupacabra, which has just opened a "Latin kitchen" and taqueria on H Street NE. The fast casual eatery serves arepas and seven varieties of tacos, including panko-crusted tilapia, shredded beef braised in Argentine Malbec, and squash and eggplant with chipotle black beans. (You can turn any of the tacos into a salad or a bowl.) Also look out for chef's specials like a Cuban sandwich and a beef soup with rice and veggies, garnished with lime and mint. Many of the items are gluten-free and vegan. No liquor license yet, but stay tuned. Chupcacabra, 822 H St. NE. (202) 505-4628. chupcacabradc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Taffety Punk Theatre Company continues its adaptation of the spooky 1915 novel The Golem. Before the curtain rises, check out Chris Klimek's recent review of the production. 8 p.m. at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. $15.
Nashville alt-country duo Escondido plays at the Black Cat Backstage tonight. Ryan Hunter Mitchell of Shark Week also performs. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
If your life is in need of a bit more sweetness, head over to Tropicalia for Cake, a dance party featuring music by DJ Chord. Free cupcakes and drink specials will be offered beginning at 9 p.m. 9 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. Free.
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