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On the night the Berlin Wall fell, actor and soft-rock performer David Hasselhoff—hoisted above the Brandenberg Gate by a crane—serenaded thousands of residents gathered on both sides with his hit song “Looking for Freedom.” Scena Theater’s latest production looks at another musical moment that coincides with the reunification of Germany. In Lady Lay, we meet disaffected government clerk MariAnne who discovers the music of Bob Dylan right around the time the Wall collapses. By exploring Dylan’s catalog, MariAnne is not only able to shake off the political fatigue that has settled on the nation but also connect with the emotional aspects of the music for the first time. Read more >>> The play runs Oct. 6 to Oct. 10 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $25–$45. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Caroline Jones)
Taylor Gourmet has been on a roll with collaboration hoagies recently. After teaming up with Dirty South Deli and Logan’s Sausage Company for special menu items, the hoagie chain has now partnered with Mandu owner/chef Danny Lee to create the “kimchisteak.” The sandwich consists of bulgogi marinated rib-eye, butter-grilled kimchi, aged cheddar, toasted sesame and scallions. It will be available throughout October at all locations. Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations, taylorgourmet.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Comedian Kyle Dunnigan, who recently won an Emmy for writing the “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup” sketch from Inside Amy Schumer, performs a solo standup set at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20–$40.
San Diego-based lo-fi act Wavves performs at 9:30 Club with Chicago rock quintet Twin Peaks. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Americana icon Lucinda Williams headlines a show at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium with opening act Buick 6. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $35–$45.
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