See you at the Zen den.
What: The famed Parisian restaurant’s new outpost serves Pan-Asian and French dishes in a massive space complete with an eighteen-foot Buddha.
Why: Curry shrimp in banana leaves, lacquered Peking duck, and roasted black cod.
When: Opens Wed. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW, b/t 4th & 5th Sts. (202-377-5555).
What: Washington Project for the Arts and The Pink Line Project pay tribute to the music, dance, burlesque, and multimedia performances from the 1992 series in a throwback, dinner club-style setting.
Why: Only 50 tickets (100 for the final performance) are available each night to see artists handpicked by Alberto Gaitán like Kristina Bilonick, Holly Bass, Ayo Okunseinde, and OuiOui Nonnon.
When: Thru May 31. May 10, 17 & 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 31, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Gallery O/H, 1354 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. Tickets ($20) online at brownpapertickets.com.
What: The new Turkish spot serves small plates of Med faves from a wood-fired oven and charcoal grill.
Why: Sidewalk seating and Greek and Turkish beer.
When: Opens Mon. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1527 17th St. NW, at Q St. (202-332-6767).
Paige in Full
What: Inspired by mixtapes, siblings Paige Hernandez and Nick the 1Da combine hip-hop poetry, dance, and live music to tell a story about identity and ethnicity in Baltimore.
Why: Pay-what-you-can previews (reg. $20).
When: Thru May 29. Previews, Tues. & Wed., 8 p.m. Regular showings, Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri., 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G St. NW, b/t 9th & 10th Sts. (202-315-1305). Tickets ($20) online at ovationtix.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Buddha-Bar DC