Reginald Cyntje’s music, no matter what form it takes, has the ability to touch his audiences on a personal level. The Dominica-born, Virgin Islands-raised transplant to D.C. may be the city’s most evocative, imaginative composer in addition to being one of its undisputed masters on the trombone. This is especially true of his latest project, a cycle of protest songs called Rise of the Protestor. Between meditative ballads, second line-style dirges, and soft yet strong rallying cries, Cyntje gives color and voice to all of the paradoxes, conflicts, and complexities of life under our current political climate. Read more >>>The Reginald Cyntje Group performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Jackson Sinnenberg)
Try your hand at rolling sushi tonight at The Source. Participants will learn how to make a California roll and a vegetable roll before sitting down to a dinner of dim sum, sushi, dumplings, shrimp fried rice, squid ink pasta, and dessert. The evening runs from 6-9 p.m. and tickets are $75 per person. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 637-6100. wolfgangpuck.com/dining/the-source-washington-d-c. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Pilobolus, the acclaimed modern dance ensemble, brings its latest show, “Pilobolus Maximus: Beyond the Limits of Dance,” to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $20–$55.
It’s time for Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Free for All and this year, the company brings its 2016 production of Othello, directed by Ron Daniels, back to Sidney Harman Hall. 7:30 p.m. at 610 F St. NW. Free.
Local songwriter Lisa Said celebrates the release of her latest EP with a show at the Black Cat Backstage featuring sets from Olivia Mancini & The Mates and Park Snakes. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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