Queen Elizabeth II just celebrated the 65th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne and turns 91 on her next birthday. Her reign is presumably coming to an end in the near future, and while few royal watchers look forward to that day, playwright Mike Bartlett has already imagined the fictional reign of her successor in his play King Charles III. Princes William and Harry, Kate, and Camilla are all present and supporting King, nee Prince Charles, in the drama, but rather than focus on the salacious events that have kept the Windsors in the tabloids for decades, Bartlett focuses more on the political elements of the monarchy that actually holds very little power. Read more >>> The play runs Feb. 7 to March 12 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $42–$118. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
Did you know Daikaya Izakaya serves lunch? Try the tuna poke rice bowl with raw tuna marinated in soy sauce with green onion, sesame, and onion. The tuna sits on a bed of cucumber and avocado and costs $14. Other rice bowls include Filipino sisig ($11) and Hawaiian loco moco ($13). Lunch is served weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daikaya, 705 6th St. NW, 2nd floor. (202) 589-1600. daikaya.com. (Laura Hayes)
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For a different type of European rock, head to the Howard Theatre, where Norwegian metal band Mayhem takes the stage with Inquisition and Black Anvil. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20.
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