All you need to do is turn on C-SPAN to learn that Congress insists on re-litigating the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which ensured a woman’s legal right to have an abortion. But if you’d like to see women included in the conversation, you might be better served checking out Roe at the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab, presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Lisa Loomer’s (pictured) new play looks at the famous case from the perspective of two women at its forefront: Sarah Weddington, the dynamic young prosecutor who argued the case in front of the court, and Norma McCorvey (a.k.a. Jane Roe), the Texas woman seeking to terminate her pregnancy. Read more >>> The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. Kurzius)


Make the last few weeks of patio season count at NoMa beer garden Wunder Garten, which is hosting a week-long Oktoberfest celebration starting today. For tonight’s free event, celebrate the German holiday with European-themed trivia from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. while sipping from a selection of classic Oktoberfest beers available for purchase. Other festivities include an authentic Bavarian brunch ($25 per person Saturday and Sunday) and Oktoberfest games like the dirndl race and beer stein competition. Wunder Garten, 150 M St. NE. (202) 716-7302. (Tatiana Cirisano)


Petworth’s Paperhaus welcomes four emerging rock acts tonight: Locals Den-Mate and Louis Weeks join Boston’s Vundabar and New York’s Diet Cig. Find more details on Facebook. 8:30 p.m. at 4912 3rd St. NW. Donations accepted.

L.A.-based garage rock act FIDLAR performs at the Black Cat with Australian rock band Dune Rats. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $17.

Put on your dancing shoes and head to U Street Music Hall for a performance by Nashville-based synth-pop act COIN. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $16.

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