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Would Carey Mulligan really have a May-December affair with Bill Nighy? Maybe, but that’s the wrong question. Can the two acclaimed British actors play a couple who do? Absolutely—beautifully and splendidly and to very broad acclaim. Skylight, the David Hare play that currently stars Nighy and Mulligan, is the next installment in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s series of National Theatre Live broadcasts from London. Grab a comfy seat in Sidney Harman Hall, and listen as Mulligan, a stridently liberal math teacher, and Nighy, a capitalist restaurateur, spar as ex-lovers with conflicting social values. Read more >>> The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $20. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Inspired by South Korean street vendors, the owners of Sakuramen have opened a second restaurant called Bul. The Adams Morgan eatery, whose name translates to “fire,” specializes in skewered grilled meats, including chicken meatball, prawns, and bacon-wrapped asparagus. Other highlights include “hangover soup,” which consists of fish cakes and enoki mushrooms in a rich, savory seafood broth, as well as the “K-Pork fried rice” with pork chashu roasted with homemade kimchi. Bul doesn’t have its liquor license quite yet, but you can try three flavors of fermented tea blends from D.C. producer Craft Kombucha in the meantime. Bul, 2431 18th St. NW; (202) 733-3921; buldc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Providence, R.I.-based cumbia-punk duo Malportado Kids visits Union Arts DC with Gauche, a new local punk act, and members of the DC Improvisers Collective. 8 p.m. at 411 New York Ave. NE. $5 suggested donation.
Tijuana Panthers, a garage-rock trio hailing from Long Beach, Calif., take the stage at DC9 with SoCal punk group the Garden. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Listen Local First presents a performance by area Afrobeat group the Funk Ark at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Find more details on Bandsintown.
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