Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Boeing-Boeing and Grasshopper Burgers

boeingIf the play your low-budget theater company is producing directly mentions a multinational corporation in its title, why not ask that corporation to underwrite your production? That’s what Arlington’s No Rules Theatre did to fund its current show, Boeing-Boeing, which is—you got it—presented by the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer. The French farce follows the antics of Bernard, an architect living in Paris, and his relationships with three different stewardesses to whom he is engaged. None of the women has any idea about the others’ existence, but when a fast new plane alters Bernard’s perfectly timed arrangement, that’s bound to change. Read more >>> The play runs June 4–June 29 at No Rules Theatre Co. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $15–$50. (571) 527-2159. norulestheatre.org(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Want to try a grasshopper burger or compete in a cricket eating contest? Head to the Occidental today from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for a pop-up “restaurant” hosted by Ehrlich Pest Control, part of a global company called Rentokil. The free event is aimed to “raise awareness about pests and pest control.” Other snacks will include Mexican spiced mealworms, salt and vinegar crickets, and buffalo worms. Read more here. Occidental Grill & Seafood, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 783-1475. occidentaldc.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Speakeasy DC and the Human Rights Campaign team up for "Born This Way," a storytelling event focused on tales of queer culture in America, at the HRC's headquarters. Find more details on Facebook. 6:30 p.m. at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. $15–$25.

Alt-folk singer Ray LaMontagne performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion with Jason Isbell and the Belle Brigade. 5:30 p.m. at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $45–$69.50.

Country rock group Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray play the Black Cat Backstage with fellow folk-tinged performers Luray and Derek Evry. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

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