ToDo ToDay: Humble Fire and Priests! Norma Rae!
A great Fort Reno show requires variety, and tonight's lineup with punk wailers Priests, dream-rock act Humble Fire, and punk-rock duo The Accidentals provides exactly that. Even better, tonight’s performance is Fort Reno's 10th annual “Night of 1000 Cakes,” and baked goods will be in abundance. Read more >>> Humble Fire performs with Priests and The Accidentals at 7:15 p.m. at Fort Reno, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. fortreno.com.
Zentan debuts a new menu under executive chef Jennifer Nyugen today. The chef, who joined the restaurant earlier this spring, is bringing stronger Japanese influences to the menu as well as new cook-at-the-table hot plates, and James Bond-inspired maki sushi. The new menu features small plates including white fish ceviche with morita chili water and ginger crisp; kinoko bacon-wrapped mushroom skewers from a robata grill; and the rare buttery kinki fish, which is only available for several weeks a year. Zentan, 1155 14th St NW. (202) 379-4366. zentanrestaurant.com. (Ally Mutnick)
OH AND ALSO
You've still got to wait another three months for professional basketball to begin again. But tonight at the Howard Theatre you can help select the new Wizards Girls who will prance around Verizon Center next season. 7 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $15.
As part of the new Monday night series Donovan's Day Off, Gavin Holland and guest John Thornley of US Royalty DJ on the rooftop of the Donovan House hotel. Includes cheapish drinks. 9 p.m. at 1155 14th St. NW. Free.
Screen on the Green presents the Sally Field labor union drama Norma Rae. Dusk on the National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. Free.
Strings freaks, take note: Richmond-based quartet Ocean Versus Daughter has a cello. See it for yourself tonight at DC9. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
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Due to a reporting error, the original version of this blog post misidentified The Accidentals as an a capella group. It is a punk-rock duo. The post has been corrected.