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Growing up in Jamaica, poet and performer Staceyann Chin was both terrified and relieved when she realized she was attracted to women. On the one hand, she would face discrimination long after she left her home and moved to Brooklyn; on the other, there was a markedly reduced chance she’d end up with an unwanted pregnancy, like her mother had. Motherstruck!, her one-woman play that played to great acclaim in New York late last year and now comes to Studio Theatre, follows Chin from that moment to the birth of her daughter, nearly 20 years later, which came after a long struggle to start a family. In between, Chin recounts the twists and turns of her life. The play runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 23 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$55. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org. (Noa Rosinplotz)


Sometimes you want chicken nuggets with a stiff drink. McDonald’s can’t provide that, but Central Michel Richard can. The restaurant’s gourmet chicken nuggets that eat more like croquettes are available on the happy hour menu (weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) for $6. Pair them with an $8 Blackberry Royale or Fig Old Fashioned. Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 626-0015. centralmichelrichard.com. (Laura Hayes)


Folk rock artist Ryan Bingham takes the stage at the Lincoln Theatre with Brian Fallon, formerly of the Gaslight Anthem, and his new band, The Crowes. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $35.

Jagwa Music, a Tanzanian electronic band, performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as part of the State Department’s Center Stage program. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Soulful ambient artist Elliot Moss plays DC9 with opening acts Yoke Lore and Flash Frequency. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $13–$15.

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