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ToDo ToDay: Nero/Pseudo, Haerts, and Todd Barry

neroNero fiddled while Rome burned, the legend goes. But what if someone resembling the former emperor emerged from the ashes as a glam rocker? The practitioners at WSC Avant Bard play with this premise in their new musical Nero/Pseudo. The idea isn’t historically accurate, obviously, but this theatrical romp isn’t trying to tell the truth. Instead, it obsesses over glitter and synths, turning the disgraced leader into David Bowie circa 1972. Read more >>> The play runs May 7 to June 1 at the Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. $15–$25. (703) 418-4808. Jones)


As Savor beer festival approaches, there are plenty of drinking events at bars and restaurants around town. Tonight, head to Meridian Pint for dollar oysters on the patio and the release of Daughters of Poseidon, a black IPA brewed with Rappahannock Olde Salt oysters, from DC Brau and Maine's Baxter Brewing Co. Check out more events hereMeridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW. (202) 588-1075. (Jessica Sidman)


Vivacious jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon performs at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$28.50.

All Things Gold and Sweetgreen kick off this year's Sweetlife Festival with a performance by Haerts and X Ambassadors at U Street Music Hall. 8 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12.

Comedian Todd Barry, known for his role as the "Third Conchord" on Flight of the Conchords, treats audiences to two sets at Sixth &  I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $23.

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