When accepting the 1992 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, tap dance icon Gregory Hines praised Jelly’s Last Jam book writer and director George C. Wolfe for bringing “to the American musical stage a musical dealing with African-American issues that doesn’t find us happy and dancing all the time, where we try to say something about the condition, where we try to say some things that we don’t see on the stage.” At Signature Theatre, acclaimed local jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows plays Morton, giving the production a more reserved, less zazzle-y quality. Read more >>> The musical runs Aug. 2 to Sept. 11 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$79. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
During the month of August, if you order a glass ($10-$14) or bottle ($40-$75) of rosé wine at Lupo Verde, you’ll receive three free bites of cheese from the restaurant’s cheese shop. The selections will change weekly. Lupo Verde, 1401 T St. NW. (202) 827-4752. lupoverdedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Popular ’90s rock band Garbage reunites and takes the stage at the Lincoln Theatre in support of its new album, Strange Little Birds. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $75.
Philadelphia-based rock quartet Mannequin Pussy performs at Comet Ping Pong with opening act Stove, a band out of Newtown, Conn. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Brazilian blues ensemble Deltas plays the Millennium Stage early in the evening, but for a more intimate performance by the group check out its late show at Adams Morgan’s Bossa Bistro. 9 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. Free.
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