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Most U.S. residents consider soccer an activity suburban kids between the ages of 5 and 18 do after school and on weekends. But elsewhere in the world, the fanaticism of both fans and players increases with age. At least that’s the case in Tom Wells’ new play, Jumpers for Goalposts, which makes its U.S. debut at Studio Theatre tonight. The comedy follows the travails of a hopeless five-a-side team competing in an LGBT league in eastern England. Like the majority of British dramas, it offers a bit of humor, a bit of somberness, and plenty of pints. Read more >>> The play runs May 13 to June 21 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$88. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
Bayou Bakery has opened its second location in a historic carriage house near Eastern Market. The New Orleans-themed restaurant from chef David Guas is open with limited hours and a limited menu until Friday, but you’re guaranteed to find at least coffee and pastries in the meantime. The restaurant will have much of the same menu as its Arlington counterpart, including gumbo, pimento grilled cheese, and the “muff-a-lotta.” Read more and check out menus on Young & Hungry. Bayou Bakery, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.bayoubakerydc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Alt-country vocalist Matthew Ryan performs at DC9 with his new backing band, the Northern Wires, and local folk act the Cowards Choir. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Indie-folk performer the Dear Hunter plays an intimate show at Rock & Roll Hotel, accompanied by a string quartet. Northern Faces and Mittenfields open the show. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20.
Experimental pop musician Lo-Fang, who blends elements of folk, electronic, and R&B into his original pieces, performs at U Street Music Hall. 6:30 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
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