There is no deeper meaning to the title of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s play 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. It takes place at the annual quiche breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, and the five guests sit around chit-chatting about the events of the day. But it’s set in 1956, so instead of healthcare and politics, the ladies focus on the imminent threat of nuclear war. Over the course of the evening, the play evolves from a pun-filled comedy about sex and breakfast tarts into something stranger and more absurd. Read more >>> The play runs May 6 to May 28 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $30. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Caroline Jones)
The Pig is hosting a Wine & Swine dinner tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring a six-course tasting menu with adventurous dishes like pig brain and shrimp tortellini and Thai pork salad with grilled blood sausage. The dinner costs $76 per person, including drinks, tax, and tip. Reservations are available through the restaurant’s website or by phone. The Pig, 1320 14th St. NW. (202) 290-2821. thepigdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Kennedy Center hosts its annual spring gala tonight and pays tribute to the music of John Lennon. Scheduled performers include Corinne Bailey Rae, Judy Collins, Jim James, and Steven van Zandt. 8:15 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $45–$160.
Metalcore band Volumes takes the stage at Songbyrd Music House with opening act Fire From the Gods. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $15–$18.
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