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In 1985, a character in Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip proposed a rule: For her to see a movie, it had to feature at least two female characters who talk to each other about something besides a man. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir, passes her eponymous test. The play examines Bechdel’s childhood and young adulthood, her discovery of her sexuality and subsequent coming out, and her relationship with her late father—himself a closeted bisexual man—through her eyes at ages 10, 19, and 43. Read more >>> The musical runs April 18 to May 13 at The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $48–$98. (202) 628-6161. thenationaldc.org. (Chris Kelly)
Osteria Morini in Navy Yard may have the most generous Tax Day special. To start, the restaurant is running an all-day happy hour starting at 11:30 a.m. From 5 to 10 p.m., bowls of pasta are only $10 and all drinks will be 20 percent off. Twirl those noodles—you deserve it. Osteria Morini, 301 Water St. SE. (202) 484-0660. osteriamorini.com/washington-dc. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Atlanta-based trio The Coathangers headlines a night of rock at DC9 featuring sets from Residuels and Venn. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.
Author Lauren Grodstein reads from her new novel, Our Short History, at Kramerbooks. She’ll tell the story of a woman who attempts to introduce her young son to his biological father when she finds out she’s dying. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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