City Paper is not for tourists
In these divided times, D.C. could certainly use some divine enlightenment. Luckily, Signature Theatre has a direct line to the man upstairs—or at least to the delightfully snarky Tom Story playing God in this hilarious, speedy (a brisk 90 minutes) one-man show. Originally a set of funny tweets, then turned into a bestselling book, Emmy-winning writer David Javerbaum’s show An Act of God brings the almighty down to Earth to set the record straight on what he really meant with those Commandments. This show promises to be gut-busting with the sharp comic talents of Story (in a role previously performed by Jim Parsons and Sean Hayes) and the biting wit of Javerbaum, who’s best known for his years writing on The Daily Show and for Stephen Colbert. Isn’t laughter truly healing? Read more>>> The play runs Oct. 3 to Nov. 26 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$75. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.org. (Diana Metzger)
Taco Tuesday launches today at Santa Rosa Taqueria on Capitol Hill. The new restaurant from Chef Spike Mendelsohn will offer $2 mini tacos paired with $3 draft beers every Tuesday. Flavors include carne asada, barbacoa, al pastor, chorizo and egg, and kale con arroz, served on flour or corn tortillas. A live mariachi band will accompany the first four Taco Tuesdays on Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24. Santa Rosa Taqueria, 313 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. (202) 450-4800. santarosataqueria.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
U Street Music Hall welcomes Saint Pé + Crocodiles, featuring former Black Lips member Ian Saint Pé. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Classic British Invasion band Herman’s Hermits brings its ’60s rock to the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $45.
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