ToDo ToDay: Spin at Signature! DC Loves Dilla!
Once. Ghost. Kinky Boots.Adapting movies into musicals is pretty much a meme on Broadway these days. Tonight, Arlington’s Signature Theatre continues the trend, but instead of hopping on the bandwagon, the creative team is jumping on a plane to Seoul. The new musical Spin is based on the hit Korean film Speedy Scandal and produced in collaboration with the Seoul-based OD Company. The cast includes a whopping 15 actors, led by James Gardiner; most are Signature regulars. Read more >>> The musical runs July 9 to July 27 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
There was plenty of confusion last month when the chef of Taan in Adams Morgan took to the restaurant's Twitter account to say the ramen shop was closing for good. It turned out that he had been fired, and the restaurant was actually operating as normal. Now, Taan has a new chef and recently rolled out a new, larger menu. Chef Michael Phan, who used to own Bethesda Vietnamese restaurant Green Papaya, is expanding the ramen offerings to include bowls of beef and seafood soup in addition to the existing pork, duck, and vegetarian options. Phan is also bringing a bit of a Vietnamese flare and Asian fusion to the starters menu: You can now find shrimp and pork vermicelli summer rolls, papaya salad with spicy beef jerky, and spicy squid salad with green papaya, mint, basil, onions, and lemongrass dressing. Taan, 1817 Columbia Road NW. (202) 450-2416. taandc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
It's a big night for summer theater openings. Studio presents its version of The Rocky Horror Show, and Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts two new productions: a send-up of Oscar Wilde's Salomé, about the princess who demanded John the Baptist's head on a platter; and Sandaya: Burmese Lessons, which follows a young American pianist as she learns the Burmese language. Rocky Horror: 8 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $40. Salomé: 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $10. Sandaya: 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. Pay what you can.
Globe-hopping DJ Aphrodite performs at U Street Music Hall with Malphunktion, Locks of Intellect, and Bassdread. 9 p.m. at 1940 U St. NW. $15.
The DC Loves Dilla tribute concert returns for its eighth year. Tonight's show features performances by De La Soul, Black Thought of The Roots, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. 9 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $35.
Want ToDo ToDay sent to your inbox five days a week? Sign up here.