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Fresh off its recent sold-out event at the Phillips Collection, the Picnic Theatre Company presents an abbreviated performance of Molière’s comedy Tartuffe in a very picnic-appropriate setting: Dumbarton House’s garden. The play, about a cunning man who pretends to be the very image of piety, gets an extra boost when performed in America’s political capital. Read more >>> The performance runs June 19 to 21 at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 337-2288. dumbartonhouse.org. (Neda Semnani)
Celebrity chef Todd English opens MXDC, a modern Mexican concept restaurant, today. The menu includes family-style plates plus sopas, quesadillas, ceviches, and eight taco varieties, including grilled octopus with cilantro pesto, pickled red onion, and avocado; duck confit with red chile peanut pesto and avocado; and wild mushroom with huitlachoche and truffled corn salsa. Four types of guacamole include one with blue cheese and bacon and another with crab and grapefruit. Accompany the meals with one of two bottled cocktails or the many varieties of tequila and mezcal. Read more about the restaurant here. MXDC, 600 14th St. NW. (202) 393-1900. mxdcrestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
British artist James Bridle debuts “A Quiet Disposition,” his new exhibit that looks at drones. He’ll discuss his work with museum visitors tonight. 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $10.
Psych-pop band Rogue Wave reunite for a show at the Black Cat with Brooklyn rockers Caveman. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $18.
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