Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: NY2Dance! Restaurant Week! Burlesque!

oasisOne expected consequence of Dance Place closing for a seven-month renovation project: The District is short one venue for smaller troupes. One unexpected result: the Kennedy Center stepping up to host them. Or stepping up to host at least one much-loved formerly local company, when Nejla Yatkin’s NY2Dance performs Oasis at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater. Oasis is a work for seven dancers that explores reality and mythological constructs in the Middle East; NY2Dance comes to D.C. after a Latin American tour and performances of Oasis in New York and at the Bates Dance Festival. Read more >>> NY2Dance performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)

EAT THIS

It's that time of year again: Restaurant Week is here. Today through Aug. 25, more than 200 restaurants throughout the region will offer three-course lunches for $20.13 and dinner for $35.13. Reservations go fast, so book up while you can. Also, don't forget that the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington now has a website where you can see all the Restaurant Week menus. ramw.org/restaurantweek. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

The Goethe-Institut shows Love is Colder than Death, famed New German Cinema director and screenwriter Rainer Werner Fassbinder's first film, tonight. 6:30 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. $4–$7.

Signature Theatre hosts the second annual Summer Hummer, a burlesque show featuring 40 of D.C.'s finest actors and theater professionals. Proceeds benefit Taking Care of Our Own, an initiative that provides funds to actors in emergency situations. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $35–$75.

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