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“Send in the Clowns” is perhaps the greatest song ever written about lost opportunities. “Just when I’d stopped/ Opening doors/ Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours/ Making my entrance again with my usual flair/ Sure of my lines/ No one is there,” the aging actress Desirée sings as she reflects on her many disappointments. Artists as diverse as Judy Collins and Krusty the Clown have recorded Stephen Sondheim’s classic torch song, but starting this week, it’s presented in its original context when Signature Theatre opens its new production of A Little Night Music. Read more >>> The musical runs Aug. 15 to Oct. 8 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $68–$101. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
Southwest D.C. restaurant Station 4 just started serving a satiating new lunch burger ($16). It features a patty that’s part chuck and part brisket, topped with shoestring onions, bacon, and a helping of mac & cheese. The chef is getting the meat for the patty from Halpern’s Steak & Seafood in Baltimore and it comes to the restaurant fresh. Try it Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Station 4, 1101 4th St. SW. (202) 488-0987. station4dc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Legendary indie rocker Mark Lanegan performs with his band at Rock & Roll Hotel. British blues musician Duke Garwood opens the show. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $27.50–$30.
California-based art pop duoFyohna plays the Black Cat Backstage with Nuex. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Rhizome DC hosts another night of experimental music, with sets from voice artist Judith Berkson, minimalist guitarists Double H Duo, and percussion artists The Millionraces. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. Free.
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