Violinist Joshua Bell enjoys special street cred in D.C. for helping The Washington Post prove Washingtonians are philistines by dressing as a busker in L’Enfant Plaza Metro and seeing if anyone would recognize him. So it doesn’t take much effort for him to fill a concert hall. Indeed, the Kennedy Center has a whole week of events to take advantage of his “residency.” One of the more intriguing offerings is a “culinary concert” organized by local promoters the Gourmet Symphony that offer a five-course meal designed by Graffiato and Kapnos owner Mike Isabella with dishes supposedly inspired by a program performed by Bell and the National Symphony Orchestra. Read more >>> Joshua Bell performs with the National Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $300. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Mike Paarlberg)
Vegetarian taco standby Chaia just launched a new app to help with online ordering and delivery. Those who download it can get 50 percent off their first online order. Just text CHAIA to 33733 to start the download. The Georgetown’s current seasonal menu features a roasted beet taco with ricotta; a butternut squash taco with goat cheese; and a sautéed cabbage taco with cheese and salsa. Tacos cost $3.75 each or $11 for a trio. Chaia, 3207 Grace St. NW, (202) 333-5222, chaiadc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Just a few months after his D.C. debut at U Street Music Hall and only days after the release of Process, London-based R&B singer and producer Sampha takes the stage at 9:30 Club to serenade another sold out crowd. As heard on his 2015 EP Dual, and the singles leading up to Process, Sampha carries a somber, heart-wrenching tune—one of great depth that commands attention and at times, quivers with the loneliness and heartache of many lives lived. Read more >>> Sampha performs with Mal Devisa at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com.
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