ToDo ToDay: The Island! Sonic Circuits!
When The Island—Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona’s drama about political prisoners in a facility inspired by South Africa’s Robben Island—was first presented in 1973, apartheid still hung over the nation. But the work’s current iteration draws inspiration from another source: present-day Palestine. The Freedom Theatre, an arts group based at Jenin Refugee Camp in the northern part of the West Bank, incorporated refugees’ stories into the production, which tours U.S. colleges throughout September. Read more >>> The play runs Sept. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW. $7–$17. (202) 687-2787. performingarts.georgetown.edu. (Caroline Jones)
Radius Pizza in Mount Pleasant has expanded its pint and slice deal on Mondays. In addition to one pint and one slice for $7, the special now includes a pint and two slices for $9 and a pint and three slices for $10. (Instead of beer, you can also swap in a glass of wine.) If you’re drinking with friends, Radius has also begun serving pitchers, with a selection that includes Snake Dog IPA and Peroni for $18 and Abita Amber for $15. All pitchers are $5 off for happy hour (daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Radius Pizza, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW. (202) 234-0202. radiuspizza.com. (Dean Essner)
OH AND ALSO
Take in a bit of genre-defying experimental music when the Sonic Circuits Festival programs the Millennium Stage tonight. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Discuss graphic novels with authors and artists, including Gene Yang and Matt Phelan, at Politics & Prose. NPR's Glen Weldon moderates the panel. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Exploratory indie-pop performer Youth Lagoon plays 9:30 Club tonight with Austin duo Pure X. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $18.
DC9 hosts Jonah Matranga, Must Be the Holy Ghost, and local act Quiet City for a night of diverse singer-songwriter performances. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.