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ToDo ToDay: Frankenstein, Allen Toussaint, and Burgers

frankensteinNearly 200 years have passed since Mary Shelley published her gothic tale about a twisted scientist who creates a grotesque monster in his lab. Tonight at the Black Cat, the Frankenstein story gets another adaptation, this time as a prog-rock opera. Horror purists will appreciate that director Andrew Baughman went back to the original text. The story remains intact, and the inclusion of wailing guitars and synthesizers only add to the drama—because maybe it's metal tunes that better suit a tale of corpses come alive. Read more >>> The performance begins at 8 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. Jones)


Bolt Burgers is now open. The brand new burger chain has a high-tech ordering system that lets patrons place their order and pay with tablets at the tables or via a touch-screen kiosk. Customizable burgers—beef, turkey, chicken breast, or vegetarian black bean—are all topped with a "bolt of spice" and other sauces and relishes. There are also grilled cheeses, salads, fries, onion rings, and crispy green beans. Read more on Young & HungryBolt Burgers, 1010 Massachusetts Ave. NW. (202) 320-9200. (Jessica Sidman)


New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint performs at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $41.

Instrumental rock group Caspian plays Rock & Roll Hotel with 65daysofstatic and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $17.

For a dose of laughter, head to The Dunes for the Little Spoons Comedy Showcase. 7 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $5.

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