Paris in the 1940s: The Nazis have rolled in and there’s mystery in the air. What will become of Europe’s cultural capital if this dictatorship takes hold? In Karen and Steve Multer’s new musical, code name: CYNTHIA, it’s up to one intrepid spy to keep world order in check. One particularly loose-lipped source eventually gives Betty Thorpe the information she needs to stop the spread of fascism and save her own life in the process, turning her into the U.S. government’s closest equivalent to a superhero. The production, inspired by true events, is lousy with romantic trysts, making it the ideal way to pass time until The Americans, our nation’s greatest spy drama, returns from hiatus. Read more >>> The play runs July 29 to Aug. 16 at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE. $25. (202) 631-6291. anacostiaartscenter.org. (Caroline Jones)
Centrolina’s market is taking on the faux-holiday of National Lasagna Day with a lasagna bar featuring a number of lasagnas and wine tastings. Four different lasagnas will be available from 4-7 p.m.: Bolognese ($12.95); beet, spinach, and goat cheese ($8.95); Swiss chard, spring onion, and wild mushroom ($9.95); and a dessert option with stone-fruit compote ($7.95). Centrolina, 974 Palmer Alley NW. (202) 898-2426. centrolinadc.com. (Olivia Adams)
OH AND ALSO
Scottish art rock band Django Django takes the stage at the 9:30 Club tonight with Seattle-based pop quartet Beat Connection. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Over at Echostage, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers plays a solo show with opening act Donald Cumming, an emerging psychedelic artist who used to play with Virgins. 7 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $35.
Soulful singer, actress, and poet Jill Scott performs at Wolf Trap. She’ll go on regardless of the weather, so pack a poncho and enjoy the show anyway. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $40–$100.
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