ToDo ToDay: Recycled Orchestra, Coathangers, and Diarrhea Planet
A three-minute teaser trailer on Cateura, Paraguay's Landfill Harmonic went viral earlier this year and touched the spirits of many people, even those who never gave classical music, extreme poverty, or recycling much thought. These youngsters scavenged material from the dump upon which their slum is essentially built and fashioned cellos, violins, and other instruments out of the refuse. The newly christened Recycled Orchestra has now embarked on a world tour and brings its ramshackle instruments, expansive talent, and uplifting story to the marbled halls frequented by the world’s greatest classical musicians. Read more >>> Recycled Orchestra performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Christopher Porter)
Last Friday, Luke's Lobster in Georgetown launched "Maine Market" with live and cooked seafood for sale. The restaurant now offers preordered live lobster for pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as frozen lobster tails. (A limited number of live lobsters are available for same day sale, too.) The sustainable Maine lobsters are the same that Luke's uses in its rolls. The market will also stock nonseafood products, including tote bags made from real sails, Main blueberry jam, Maine maple syrup, and Captain Mowatt's hot sauces. Luke's Lobster, 1211 Potomac St. NW. (202) 333-4863. lukeslobster.com/georgetown. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Atlanta punk outfit The Coathangers performs at Comet Ping Pong with Teen Liver and Dudes. Drag punk supermodel Heidi Glüm and Gay/Bash's DJ Joshua will also throw down. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Nashville's Diarrhea Planet: disgusting name, cool sound. The band plays DC9 with the So So Glos and the Black Sparks tonight. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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