Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Moth, Church Night’s Anniversary, and the Best of D.C. Fête

Moth

Writers turn to teenage characters because their extreme emotion is rife for drama, especially when they’re in a new, surprising situation. Australian playwright Declan Greene continues in this tradition with Moth, a dark comedy about two high school losers who embark on a weird adventure. Sebastian, a dork obsessed with anime, sees a vision of St. Sebastian in a moth, who tells him the world’s about to end. He enlists the help of Claryssa, an “emo-Wiccan,” to stave off the apocalypse. Read more >>> The play runs April 9 to May 4 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $30–$35. (202) 332-3300.  studiotheatre.org(Alan Zilberman)

EAT THIS

Washington City Paper’s own Best of D.C. Fête is from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight, featuring some of the city’s best restaurants, breweries, artists, and entertainers. Farmers Fishers Bakers, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Bar Pilar, and DCity Smokehouse are among the participating restaurants. D.C.-area breweries, including DC Brau, Right Proper, and 3 Stars, will also pour drafts. General admission tickets are $80 and VIP tickets, which get you into the party an hour early plus access to a cigar bar and a swag bar, are sold out. A portion of sales will be donated to local nonprofit Brainfood. Best of DC Fete. Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square. 801 K St. NW. http://wcp.xorbia.com/bestofdc2014. (Quinn Kelley)

OH AND ALSO

Church Night celebrates its one-year anniversary with comedy, burlesque, and music at Wonderland Ballroom. More details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 1101 Kenyon St. NW. $4.99–$9.99.

Ambient rock band Those Mockingbirds performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Wanted Man. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Check out the National Museum of African Art's newest exhibit, Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and learn about the legacy of former Brooklyn Museum curator William Siegmann, who brought the majority of the featured pieces to the U.S. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free.

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