ToDo ToDay: “Roadmaps and Diaries II,” Chick Corea, and Graffiato Industry Night
Despite her degrees from Yale and the New England Conservatory, classically trained violinist Monica Germino wasn’t content performing centuries-old orchestral works. So, like Dylan at Newport in 1965, she went electric, commissioning her own model of electric violin and working with experimental Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Tonight at Atlas, she’ll present “Road Maps and Diaries II,” a program that started as a one-night showcase of new music, improvisation, and installations with frequent collaborator (and fellow Netherlander) Frank van der Weij and has evolved into a touring production of unconventional performance and feats of sound design. Read more >>> Monica Germino and Frank van der Weij perform at 8 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20–$28.50. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org.
Tonight, Graffiato opens its kitchen for another Industry Takeover Night. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Haidar Karoum (of Doi Moi, Estadio, and Proof), Jennifer Nguyen (Zentan) and bartender Jon Arroyo (Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers) will offer complimentary late-night snacks at the restaurant’s first-floor pizza bar, as well as drink specials. The event charges a $10 cash-only cover at the door, half of which will be donated to Isabella Fitness Tour. Graffiato. 707 6th St. NW. (202) 289-3600. graffiatodc.com. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Jazz piano legend Chick Corea plays two sets for listeners at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $60.
Carla Hall, host of The Chew and former Top Chef contestant, discusses her new cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20–$45.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival presents a reading of Blood at the Root, a play inspired by the Jena Six, young black Louisiana men charged with attempted murder after assaulting a white classmate. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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