Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Summer Hummer, Echo & the Bunnymen, and a Civil Rights Celebration

hummerThe Fringe Festival has concluded, and the fall season has yet to begin at most area theaters. Some local performers have a hard time staying still, so they’re using the downtime to mount a show in support of fellow actors in need. The annual cabaret and burlesque show “Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois” allows the Helen Hayes Awards crowd to get a bit more raucous than usual (the opening number, for instance, is called “All Good Things Cum in Threes”), but the silliness and stripteases benefit a worthwhile cause: TheatreWashington’s “Taking Care of Our Own” campaign. Read more >>> The show takes place at 8 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $35. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Brookland Pint, the sister restaurant to Meridian Pint, opens today in the Monroe Street Market development in Brookland. Expect 24 beers on tap, including "No Sleep 'Til Brookland," a dry-hopped IPA brewed exclusively for Brookland Pint by Franklin's brewery in Hyattsville. The menu includes basics like burgers and quesadillas plus dishes like kashmini curry and Puerto Rican mofongo. Brookland Pint, 716 Monroe St. NE. (202) 758-2757. brooklandpint.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Head to the Lincoln Theatre for a multimedia presentation celebration of Bayard Rustin and James Baldwin, two civil rights leaders whose contributions continue to be felt decades after their deaths. RSVP online for more details. 6:30 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. Free.

Decades after their first hits entertained new-wave fans, synth-loving Liverpool group Echo & the Bunnymen continue to tour. See them at the Fillmore tonight. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $35.

Moody folk act Frontier Ruckus plays DC9 with Norfolk-based rock group the Dead Tapes. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

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