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If you combined David Bowie’s glammed out, deeply heartfelt songwriting, Iggy Pop’s reserves of raw power, and Laura Jane Grace’s uncompromising androgynous punk spirit, you’d get Hedwig Robinson, the fictional East German rock ’n’ roll protagonist of the Tony Award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The show chronicles Hedwig’s story of self-realization and transformation as she grows up a misunderstood, mistreated trans child of East Berlin and eventually becomes an aspiring Ziggy Stardust, touring America with a band called The Angry Inch. This is not just a story of self-discovery and determination. It’s a celebration of life at its most raw and pure. Read more >>> The musical runs June 13 to July 2 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $59–$159. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Jackson Sinnenberg)
Prescription Chicken launches two new soups this morning starting at 10 a.m. via delivery platforms like Caviar and UberEats. The Thai basil coconut soup comes with dumplings by fellow Mess Hall member Nomad Dumplings ($14). The second is a “Faux Pho” featuring broth flavored with star anise, ginger, and fish sauce, plus glass noodles, shredded chicken, bean sprouts, and scallions ($13). Prescription Chicken. prescriptionchicken.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Author and cultural critic Naomi Klein reads from her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, at Sidwell Friends School. 7 p.m. at 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $5–$30.
Beloved local slowcore band Cigarette performs at the Black Cat Backstage with opening act Raygunomics and Kinlaw. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
If you like your outdoor summer movie screenings to have a theme, head to Canal Park at Capitol Riverfront where, as part of its “Bard in the Park” series, the Folger Shakespeare Library presents a screening of Baz Luhrmann‘s Romeo + Juliet. 6:30 p.m. at 200 M St. SE. Free.
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