Waking up to discover that you’ve turned into an insect overnight sounds quite frightening, but the problems you’d encounter—opening doors without opposable thumbs, figuring out how to eat with a differently formed mouth—sound quite silly. In its new stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, the Alliance for New Music-Theatre aims to highlight the humor in the Czech author’s dark tale through movement, song, and story. The troupe is bound for the Prague Fringe Festival in late May, but before the cast and crew depart, they’ll present it to D.C. audiences at a venue that’s also undergone a metamorphosis of sorts: Capital Fringe’s new Trinidad Theatre. Read more >>> The play runs April 29 to May 17 at the Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre, 1358 Florida Ave. NE. $20–$30. (202) 341-0254. newmusictheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
Just what is a dive anyway? The debate has been brewing around new Adams Morgan bar, the High Dive, which replaced Pharmacy Bar. To its credit, the prices are cheap and there’s Street Fighter II plus a juke box. The drinks are generally unfussy with beers like Miller High Life and Abita Purple Haze, three wines, and three cocktails. There’s no food unless you count Doritos and some other snacks, but you can bring your own grub from elsewhere. Read more on Young & Hungry. The High Dive, 2337 18th St. NW. (202) 701-8147. facebook.com/TheHighDiveDC. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and Andy Hull from Manchester Orchestra come together to play a show in support of Kensrue’s new album, Carry the Fire, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.
The Latvian musicians from the Maris Briežkalns Quintet present “Rothko in Jazz,” an audio/visual performance inspired by the abstract expressionist, at the Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Mississippi-based rock trio Water Liars performs at DC9 with local Americana act Hatfield McCoy. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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