ToDo ToDay: Still Dreaming, Walter Schreifels, and a New Burger Spot
If viewers learned anything from the 2011 retired-people-chorus documentary Young@Heart, it’s that older people love to perform and younger people love to watch them. The new documentary, Still Dreaming, operates under the same premise, but instead of singing classic rock songs, the senior citizens in this film come together to perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And while they may have a few decades on most of the play’s characters, the performers don’t lack for experience—they’re residents of the Lillian Booth Actors Home, a New Jersey assisted-living facility for retired stage professionals. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15–$20. (202) 544-7077. folger.edu. (Caroline Jones)
In case there weren’t enough burger joints around town, here’s one more: City Burger opened in Chevy Chase, Maryland, over the weekend. The joint comes from chef Michael Harr of Bethesda’s Food Wine & Co. and Cabin John’s Fish Taco. Among the options is a Hawaiian-themed burger with pineapple, ham, and chile mayo, as well as a veggie burger with a cheddar cheese patty topped with mushrooms, caramelized onions, lettuce, and tomato. You can also opt for a hot dog and get a side of fries with rosemary, parmesan, and sea salt. Read more on Young and Hungry. City Burger, 7015 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. (301) 652-0010. cityburgeronline.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Hardcore songwriter Walter Schreifels, formerly of Gorilla Biscuits and Rival Schools, performs a solo show at the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $14.
Chef and restaurateur Jose Andres discusses the Washington food scene and how it's evolved with Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema at the Newseum's Annenberg Theater. 7 p.m. at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $25–$35.
The Kennedy Center presents a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden, a musical based on stories from the Book of Genesis. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $49–$110.
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