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An essay collection about women’s desire not to have children, published earlier this year, carried the heavy title Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed. Eighty years before that, Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca published Yerma, a play about the desire for motherhood that carries an equally burdensome English title: Barren. GALA Hispanic Theatre opens its season with a contemporary update of Lorca’s tale about a woman unable to bear children and how the demanding cultural forces around her result in rash and dramatic choices. Read more >>> The play runs Sept. 10 to Oct. 4 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20–$42. (202) 234-7174. galatheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Cava Grill opens its newest location in Ashburn today. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. for a free meal (although donations to the restaurant’s nonprofit partner, City Blossoms, are encouraged). The Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant also announced plans for a Dupont Circle location yesterday. Read more about that on Young & Hungry. Cava Grill, 19825 Belmont Chase Drive, Ashburn. (703) 955-3645. cavagrill.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Georgetown Americana club Gypsy Sally’s celebrates its second anniversary with a performance by acclaimed country musician Jim Lauderdale. He’s joined by the local troubadours in Human Country Jukebox. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $15–$20.

Grammy-nominated folk duo the Milk Carton Kids returns to D.C. to play an intimate show at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $35–$45.

Philadelphia-based punk band Sheer Mag takes the stage at DC9 with Rhode Island “sax-punk” band Downtown Boys and D.C. showgaze act myrrh myrrh. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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