Inside D.C. entertainment

Tonight: Underground rock and roll hits 'Memphis'

June 12, 2012 - 11:03 AM
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(Paul Kolnik)

Inspired by true events, Memphis is set in the 1950's underground club scene. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Original Score by Bon Jovi's keyboardist David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, is a theatrical production of a young white DJ who falls in love with rock 'n roll and a black club singer in a segregated town. It's a riveting story of how a cultural revolution began. "It's people fighting to their death, literally, to just be with who they want to be with...It's a necessary story to tell of how it was and how far we've come, but also how much further we have to go," says Felicia Boswell, who stars as the leading lady. Kennedy Center. Opens tonight and runs until July 1. $39 - $115.

Serve your palates at Cuba Libre Pop-Up Paladar. Chef Alain brings recipes from his Cuban restaurant in Havana to D.C. for a collaborative 4-course dinner with Chef Guillermo Pernot. Cuba Libre. 6 p.m. $45.

SpeakeasyDC returns for its monthly installment of true stories. The latest edition features Jekyll and Hyde: Stories about the dark and light of human nature at Town Danceboutique. 8 p.m. $15. 21+. Bring-your-own-food. DC BBQ Bus will be parked out front from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Full bar.

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