ToDo ToDay: World Dance Theatre, Capital Fringe, and Al Crostino Reopens
Famed dancer Isadora Duncan developed her sumptuous and sprawling choreography while living and teaching in Europe, but the California-born, New York–based dancer’s work is considered uniquely American. It makes sense, then, that her iconic pieces will be presented at the Phillips Collection in conjunction with its “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibition. World Dance Theatre will perform a selection of Duncan’s captivating movements alongside classic paintings by Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Read more >>> World Dance Theatre performs at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $8–$20. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Al Crostino opens its new location in Shaw tonight at 5 p.m. Stop by today through Sunday and your meal will be 30 percent off. The Italian restaurant, which relocated from U Street NW, will be pretty similar to its previous incarnation. Owners and daughter-mother team Lina and Juliana Nicolai will serve up plenty of pastas plus some new fried items like calamari. The first floor will be a casual wine bar, while the upstairs will host the main dining room. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 797-0523. The restaurant should have an OpenTable page next week. Al Crostino, 1926 9th St. NW. alcrostino.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
The Capital Fringe Festival opens tonight with 31 different productions. Check out what to see over the next 17 days on our festival blog, Fringeworthy.
DJ Dmitri Max performs at Tropicalia with Juan Zapata, Joe Liehr, and Ray Casil. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $5.
Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux plays U Street Music Hall with Rebel Diaz and the Maracuyeah DJs. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $23.
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