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It’s pretty amazing how a play written almost 40 years ago about the specific cultural and political issues of the period can hold startling relevance today, but Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9 shows that both great art and social conflict last. Dealing simultaneously with sexual politics and feminism in colonial Africa and swinging 1970s London, the drama tackles gender identity in a way that feels timeless and, unfortunately, timely. Read more >>> The play runs Sept. 7 to Oct. 16 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$85. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org. (Diana Metzger)
Little Coco’s opens today at 5p.m. on upper 14th Street NW with a creative menu of pasta and pizza, some that even come with a pun. Be a man and try Chef Adam Harvey‘s “Testaccio” pizza ($16) with porchetta, smoked peaches, tallegio, and rosemary. Save room for house-made gelato for dessert in flavors like pistachio or vanilla-thyme. Little Coco’s, 3907 14th St. NW. 202-853-9889. facebook.com/littlecocosdc. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Rabia Chaudry, the lawyer who helped draw attention to the Adnan Syed case chronicled on Serial, reads from her new book, Adnan’s Story, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $17–$40.
Your favorite local punk band, Priests, performs at the Black Cat Backstage with opening acts Diat and Vacant Life. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Former Eagles drummer Don Henley wraps up a two-night solo stand at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, where he’ll sing all your favorite hits, from “Girls of Summer” to “Desperado.” 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $42–$112.
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