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ToDo ToDay: Flamenco, Short Films, and GEMS

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Foot-stomping is rarely an acceptable form of communication. But what about during GALA Hispanic Theatre’s ninth iteration of Fuego Flamenco? This month, the theater will again play host to Spanish dancers with castanets and elaborate traditional costumes, and this time, it’s all about new interpretations of the centuries-old traditions. Beginning tonight, the sensuality cranks up when Madrid-based duo José Jurado and Isabel Rodríguez present the U.S. premiere of “Templanza,” a “slow-burning fire” driven by the creative impulses that inspire musicians and performers. Read more >>> Performances run Nov. 8 to 17 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20–$35. (202) 234-7174. galatheatre.org(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Bluejacket is now open for weekday lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes soup, salads, sandwiches, and burgers from $11 to $16. Among the items unique to the lunch menu: a porchetta sandwich with broccoli rabe, aged provolone, and pepper relish; an eggplant parmesan panino; and curried chicken soup. There are also starters like tater tots, pickled sausages, and smothered fries. Drinking is, of course, encouraged. Check out the full menu hereBluejacket, 300 Tingey St. SE. (202) 524-4862. bluejacketdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

View a variety of short films at The Dunes, where the Asbury Short Film Concert, a touring exhibition of award-winning shorts, will be screened. 7 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $12.

D.C. dream-pop duo GEMS performs at U Street Music Hall with Wet and Alex Winston. 9:30 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12-$15.

If you're a fan of fictional newscasters, head to the Newseum for the opening of "Anchorman: The Exhibit." 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $12.95–$21.95.

Singer-songwriter Matthew Santos plays the Black Cat Backstage with Mosno Al-Moseeki. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

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