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While many of the playwrights participating in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival have established careers, organizers also aim to engage a younger generation of writers, which is where Karen Zacarías comes in. The local theater professional has already seen her play, Destiny of Desire, open at Arena Stage and now turns her attention to her other passion project, the Young Playwrights’ Theater. Four female writers between the ages of 12 and 22 first crafted their plays as part of YPT’s In-School Playwriting Program; at Sidney Harman Hall, professional actors will bring their fairy tales and love stories to life. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free. (202) 387-9173. yptdc.org. (Caroline Jones)
El Camino‘s dining room will transform into a discoteca tonight for the latest installment of its late night party, La Noche Musica Latina. DJ Retrospect Lantern will get the festivities started at 10 p.m. The Bloomingdale Mexican restaurant will provide $5 margaritas and rum punch all night and other happy hour specials beginning at 10:30 p.m. Late night tacos are available until 11:30 p.m. El Camino, 108 Rhode Island Ave. NW. (202) 847-0419. elcaminodc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Memphis-based punk band Ex-Cult pairs music with pizza when its members perform at Comet Ping Pong with local indie rock acts Sotano and Des Demonas. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Braids, an experimental pop trio out of Montreal, comes south for a headlining show at DC9 with opening act Tessomancy, a Vancouver-based art and music duo. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
Put your phone away and actually listen when author Sherry Turkle discusses her latest book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $12–$28.
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