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ToDo ToDay: Jewish Stories, Pleasure Curses, and Fainting Goat

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By the seventh night of Hanukkah, you might tire of spinning dreidels and eating latkes and chocolate gelt. So put the carbo-loading and gambling on hold and embrace that other Hanukkah tradition: storytelling. SpeakeasyDC returns to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the fifth iteration of “My So-Called Jewish Life,” in which seven area residents, including NPR's Neda Ulaby (above), share tales of the Chosen People. Read more >>> The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $20. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org(Steve Kiviat)

EAT THIS

Fainting Goat, from one of the owners of Fado Irish Pub and Cantina Marina, is the latest eatery to hit U Street NW. Chef James Baron, who's worked at Oval Room, Bibiana, and Atlas Room, is serving dishes like pork fries, pancetta sandwiches, shrimp rolls, and charred leeks with romesco sauce. And in homage of the name—a reference to a breed of goat that freezes and falls over when frightened—goat is also on the menu in the form of a bourguignon-style dish as well as a goat's milk ricotta. The space has two bars where you can find cocktails, beers, and a collection of bourbons, ryes, and Scotch whiskies. Check out some photos of the place and read more about it on Young & HungryFainting Goat, 1330 U St. NW.  faintinggoatdc.com.  (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

The Black Cat Backstage hosts a local alt-rock show, featuring Alarms & Controls, Soccer Team, and Talk It. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

If you seek music with an electronic touch, head to The Dunes, where Pleasure Curses, White Gold, The Walking Sticks, and Br'er will perform. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $10.

Because Dreamgirls isn't campy enough already, the Howard Theatre presents Dreamgirls Twisted, a drag adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25.

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