Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Torch Song Trilogy and a New Day for Lincoln Theatre


Studio Theatre scored when it recruited Shakespeare Theatre’s Michael Kahn to direct its season opener, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy. For a play as important as Torch Song, one of the first to address a gay man’s search for love, companionship, and family, assembling an all-star crew seems imperative. The production consists of three one-act plays that revolve around the life of Arnold, a drag queen in 1970s New York. With Fierstein’s opus, Kahn’s likely to mount a revival that feels genuinely revived. Read more >>> The play runs Sept. 4 to Oct. 13 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $30–$75. (202) 332-3300.


Looking for last-minute Rosh Hashanah dinner plans? DGS Delicatessen is kicking off the Jewish new year with some modern twists on traditional dishes. Today through Sept. 7, the Dupont restaurant will offer a special Rosh Hashanah prix-fixe dinner menu for $40, or $60 with wine pairings. Chef Barry Koslow's feast includes a round challah for the table; pumpkin kreplach (dumplings) with pistachios and pomegranate; seared rockfish with leek and saffron broth; honey-glazed duck breast with apple and rosemary; and fig fluden (a nut and fruit filled pastry) with pear sorbet. DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 293-4400. (Jessica Sidman)


The Lincoln Theatre formally reopens this evening under its new management, 9:30 Club operator I.M.P. Kicking off a new era for the historic U Street venue, English singer/songwriter Laura Marling headlines the theater tonight. 7 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $35.

New England noise-rock ensemble and Drag City signees Magik Markers play the Black Cat Backstage tonight with local indies Troll Tax. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Before local experimental pop group Young Rapids drops its new album, it plays a Glow Sessions show this evening at the opulent Heurich House Museum. Buy tickets on Eventbrite or get them at the door. 7 p.m. at 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $10.

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