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In Catholic belief, the term “fuga mundi” or “flight from this world” can refer to entrance into a monastery or convent. Spanish playwright Mar Gómez Glez’s new work of the same name involves a convent, yes, but it isn’t as concerned with spiritual introspection as it is with women taking control over their destinies. Set in Spain during the early days of the Inquisition, the play follows Juana, a young sculptor who bases her version of the Virgin Mary on a young Moor girl. The Inquisitors disapprove of Juana’s work, so rather than destroy it, she flees and finds herself in the custody of a former lover-turned-mother superior. Read more >>> The play begins at 7 p.m. at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW. Free; reservations required. (202) 728-2334. spainculture.us. (Caroline Jones)
The owners of Beau Thai have opened a new Thai restaurant in Shaw (in the former Beau Thai location) called BKK Cookshop, named after the Bangkok airport code. The menu includes fried tofu in ginger soy, “son-in-law” eggs (hard-boiled eggs in tamarind sauce), and braised pork shoulder with Chinese broccoli and steamed buns. Prices range from $3 for sides to $15 for entrees. Drinks include Asian beers, wine, sake, and a spritzer with vermouth, Aperol, and lime juice that can be combined with the spirit of your choice. Read more on Young & Hungry. BKK Cookshop, 1700 New Jersey Ave. NW; (202) 791-0592; facebook.com/bkkcookshop. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Indie-rock icon Neko Case performs a solo show tonight at the Lincoln Theatre. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 8 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $45.
Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks plays the Black Cat Backstage with Brooklyn-based indie rockers Fort Lean. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
The Kennedy Center presents a free reading of Danny Rothschild’s play Home, Again, about a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend when she returns to her hometown for a family funeral. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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