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Need a way to bring many strange and different characters together quickly? Stick them on an airplane and see what happens. At least this is the tactic writer and performer Ann Randolph employs in her latest work, Loveland. The action centers around Frannie Potts, an eccentric woman on her way from Los Angeles to Ohio for her mother’s funeral. In addition to filterless Frannie, the plane is populated with peppy stewardesses, disgruntled pilots, and other assorted oddballs, all played by Randolph. Read more >>> The play runs March 18 to April 13 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $25–$40. (202) 554-9066. arenastage.org. (Caroline Jones)
While Congress goes on a much-deserved recess (ha!), BLT Steak is offering a special “10 Till 10” Recess Menu of 10 different plates, each for only $10 at the bar from 5 to 10 p.m throughout the week. Dishes include yellowtail crudo, sweet and sour sweetbreads, and bacalao croquettes. Check out the full menu here. BLT Steak. 1625 I St., NW. (202) 689-8999. e2hospitality.com/blt-steak. (Raphaella Baek)
OH AND ALSO
Signature Theatre’s production of Tender Napalm, a verbal and physical battle between “Man” and “Woman,” begins tonight. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $39–$62.
Brazilian Girls vocalist Sabrina Sciubba plays an early show at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.
Famed flamenco guitarist José Fernández Torres performs with his group, Tomatito Sextet, as part of the Lisner Auditorium’s Flamenco Festival. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $35–$55.
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