ToDo ToDay: Cymbeline, John Legend, and Raw Oyster Cult
Cymbeline is to Shakespeare’s canon what the Dangerous album is to Michael Jackson’s—underrated, eclipsed by bigger hits, but well worth revisiting. The play, one of the Bard’s earliest, follows a convoluted series of events that span a royal kidnapping, a cruel stepmother, and the Roman invasion of Britain. All 14 characters in Fiasco Theater's production at the Folger are filled by just six players, who switch between roles faster than the King of Pop switched musical characters. Read more >>> The production runs May 28–June 1 at Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $54–$72. (202) 544-7077. folger.edu. (Tim Regan)
Agora restaurant in east Dupont recently introduced new Mediterranean-inspired dishes and cocktails for the summer. Chef Ghassan Jarrouj’s latest creations include Lebanese lamb sausage with shoestring potatoes; lima beans tossed with dill, olive oil, garlic, and lemon; and a tuna tartare with harissa and lavash bread. New cocktails include the Yaz Breeze with lemonade infused with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, fresh ginger, and limoncello topped with sparkling wine as well as the Anson with raki, vermouth, orange wedges, brant soaked cherries, and soda water. Agora, 1527 17th St. NW. (202) 332-6767. arogadc.net. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, and Les Twins perform at the Kennedy Center's "YouTube OnStage Live" show, a celebration of artists who became known by posting videos of their work online. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
New Orleans-based funk supergroup Raw Oyster Cult, featuring members of the Radiators, Papa Grows Funk, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, plays at Gypsy Sally's. 8 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $25–$45.
Local rockers Teen Mom play the Black Cat Backstage with Philadelphia's Minka and Maryland alternative trio Foozle. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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