When selecting its latest lineup of “pocket operas,” shorter works that aren’t normally presented together, the In Series opera company looked all the way back to 1918. In that year, both Stravinsky and Puccini managed to create L’Histoire Du Soldat (Story of the Soldier) and Gianni Schicchi, respectively. Stravinsky’s dance/dramatic reading is kind of like a Russian folk version of Back to the Future II: Biff’s stand-in is a soldier who obtains a book from the Devil that predicts the future and gets rich. Puccini’s opera is a farce about a clever peasant hired by a family to reclaim a disinheritance from a deceased relative. Read more >>> The production runs June 15 to June 24 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $21–$42. (202) 204-7763. inseries.org. (Mike Paarlberg)
Satisfy your craving for Mexican street food at Taco Bamba, a standup counter opening today in Falls Church. The outfit opens for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. Chef Victor Albisu, who recently opened Del Campo, will serve his signature tacos, like molleja y camaron— containing sweetbreads, shrimp, and salsa verde— as well as pato tinga, a crispy dock confit taco. Also on deck for tacos: Baja fish tacos, a BLT, a selection of traditional tacos, and the portabella spicy ‘shroom. Taco Bamba also features the Bamba burger—double-stacked with avocado—and sopas, tamales, quesadillas, and huevos rancheros. Taco Bamba, 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church. (703) 639-0505. tacobambarestaurant.com. (Cara Newlon)
OH AND ALSO
Local jangle-pop band Teen Mom performs at Comet Ping Pong with New York’s Other Factors and Silver Spring’s Go Cozy. Find more details and preview tracks on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.
Local theaters are wrapping up their seasons this month, but that doesn’t mean the drama has to end. Head to Signature Theatre for theatreWashington’s Show Tunes and Cocktails celebration, featuring pianist Glenn Pearson and vocalist Tim Rogan, soon to be seen in Studio’s Rocky Horror Show. 7 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Free.
Southern-tinged indie rockers Turf War play at the Black Cat Backstage with Portland-based Hausu. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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