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JAN. 2 Dutch Discoveries As part of the Phillips After 5 series, the museum honors Vincent van Gogh’s contributions to everything from food to fashion with an evening of van Gogh-themed activities. $12 for nonmembers. 1600 21st St. NW, 202.387.2151, phillipscollection.Org JAN. 8-FEb. 23 Tribes The Wall Street Journal calls Tribes, the story of a deaf British man coming into his own, “the best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years.” Times vary. Tickets from $39. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, 202.332.3300, studiotheatre.Org JAN. 9-FEb. 16 Twelfth Night Fraternal twins survive a shipwreck and find new lives—and love—while searching for each other in this rendition of the Shakespeare comedy. Tickets from $15. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. Arlington, Va., 866.811.4111, synetictheater.Org JAN. 10-12 Washington Winter Show This year’s theme for the annual Washington Winter Show, which attracts the region’s most discerning antique dealers and collectors, is Southern Celebrations: Traditions Handed Down. Times vary. Tickets $20. 1333 H St. NE, 202.248.7159, washingtonwintershow.Com JAN. 13-19 Washington Restaurant Week DC’s top restaurants treat patrons to prixfixe meals and special menus during the biannual week paying tribute to the city’s fabulous food scene. $20.14 for lunch, $35.14 for dinner. Participating restaurants vary, 202.331.5990, ramw.Org/restaurantweek JAN. 16-17 Opera Lafayette presents: The French Così: Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées Philidor and Sedaine’s one-act, subtitled OpéraComique is a tale of revenge, deception and love. Tickets from $60. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600, kennedycenter.Org JAN. 18-MARCh 15 Mira Hecht: All Things Vanish American University alumna Mira Hecht shares her abstract offerings. Free. Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.338.5180, addisonripleyfineart.Com JAN. 19 Fahrenheit 451 Aquila Theatre Company brings the stage adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, one of the most important novels of the 20th century, to George Mason University. Tickets from $22. 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Va., 703. 993.8888, cfa.gmu.edu JAN. 22 Alex Prager Selects Film Series: The Night of the Hunter Prager selects films that inspired her current Corcoran exhibition, Face in the Crowd. Tickets $5 for nonmembers. 500 17th St. NW, 202.639.1700, getinvolved.corcoran. org/ alexpragerselectsfilmseries JAN. 23-MARCh 16 Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song MetroStage musicians explore the personal and professional journey of a legendary jazz great in Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song. Times vary. Tickets from $55. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Va., 703.548.9044, metrostage.Org JAN. 24-FEb. 23 Violet The New York Timesheralded play tells the story of Violet, a young girl in search of herself during the civil rights era. Tickets from $27. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW, 202.347.4833, fordstheatre.Org JAN. 28-JuNE 15 Shakespeare’s the Thing The Folger Shakespeare Library celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with an exhibition of handpicked treasures in Shakespeare’s the Thing. Times vary. Free. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, 202.544.4600, folger. Edu Feb. 1 Chaplin’s Back! The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s centennial anniversary with a compilation of music from his signature films in Chaplin’s Back. 8pm. Tickets $31- $94. The Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md., 301.581.5100, strathmore.Org Feb. 5-9 Crystal Couture More than 40 metroarea boutiques and designers bring their best to Crystal City for a fashion-filled trunk show. Free. 251 18th St. South, Arlington, Va., 703.412.9430, crystalcity.Org Feb. 11 Spotlight on Design: Johnston Marklee West Coast architects and firms explain their inspiration behind their foundation as part of the National Building Museum’s programming for their current exhibition, Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future. Tickets $20 for nonmembers. The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, 202. 272.2448, nbm.Org Feb. 13-15 International Wine and Food Festival The International Wine and Food Festival marks its 15th anniversary of tastings and wine education, among other fun activities this year. Times vary. Tickets $95 for each day. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, wineandfooddc.Com Feb. 14 Woo at the Zoo Take a romantic walk on the wild side at the National Zoo, where guests get to learn a little about how animals mate. Two tickets $125 for nonmembers. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.633.3069, nationalzoo.si.edu Feb. 20 Tour: Whistler and the Peacock Room The shutters in the famous Peacock Room will be reopened on Feb. 20. Take a tour and learn about James McNeill Whistler’s controversial decoration of the Peacock Room, originally in the London home of shipping magnate Frederick R. Leyland. Free. 2:15pm. Freer Gallery of Art, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, 202. 633.4880, asia.si.edu Feb. 21-MARCh 29 Cindy Cheng: The Hero and the Villain Cindy Cheng’s exhibition The Hero and the Villain explores the art of conquest. Times vary. Ticket info not available yet. Cultural DC Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St. NW, 202.315.1305, culturaldc.Org Feb. 25 Shawn Colvin With Lilly Hiatt Grammy awardwinning songstress Shawn Colvin returns to DC for a one-night-only engagement. Tickets $49.50. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va., 703.549.7500, birchmere.Com JAN. 17-ApR. 13 Judy Chicago: Circa ’75 The National Museum of Women in the Arts celebrates Chicago, a significant artist from the 1970s feminist movement. Tickets $10. 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202. 783.5000, nmwa.Org Feb. 2 A Swan’s Solo Maria Taylor, also known as one half of the pop duo Azure Ray, hits the road in support of her latest solo album, Something About Knowing, an alluring mix of her unique folk, pop and electronica sounds. The artist, who has previously collaborated with Michael Stipe and Moby, makes her DC stop at Rock & Roll Hotel. Tickets $12. 8pm. 1353 H St. NE, 202.388.7625, rockandrollhoteldc.Com Feb. 24 The 20/20 Experience World Tour Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to the Verizon Center with his 20/20 Experience World Tour. 8pm. Tickets from $65.60. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, 202.628.3200, verizoncenter.monumental network.Com Brave Heart The legendary Kathleen Turner returns to the nation’s capital this January for a turn in the title role of Mother Courage and Her Children (Jan. 31-March 9, arenastage.org), Bertolt Brecht’s classic antiwar play. We caught up with the actress and activist to get her take on DC. –Katie Bianco This isn’t your first time at Arena Stage. Tell us how you connected with the theater. Arena Stage is one of the top regional theaters in the country. It’s considered, quite frankly, a very prestigious place to work. It also has a reputation for creating original works that move on to New York and other cities. So, clearly, I’m always happy when something comes up that might work for me there. What attracted you to Mother Courage? It’s a classic. Ostensibly it’s about the Thirty Years War. Of course, metaphorically, it’s about why we are always at war. Mankind has such a history of endless war, but to me this production and the translation that Molly [Smith, artistic director] and I have chosen to use also emphasizes the damage in the class system. The rulers are hurt by the war, but they’re not devastated, whereas the peasants stand to lose something every day. To me, this gap, which is like the income gap we have in this country, is important to look at. You’re in Washington quite a bit as both an actress and an activist [Turner works with Planned Parenthood and People for the American Way, among others]. What are your impressions of the city? You know, I really like Washington… I stay sort of off the Mall near Seventh Street. It has great museums, great restaurants. I’m a New Yorker. I like to walk. This business of getting into the car to go get toothpaste is nonsense. Do you have any favorite spots you like to visit when you’re in DC? I love Jaleo. I think [José Andrés] also has a Mexican restaurant on Seventh [Oyamel]. Plus, I [love] the Indian restaurant around the corner on D [Rasika]. I also enjoy the National Gallery of Art—both of its wings—and I love sculpture. I know it’s winter, but I imagine I’ll find some time in their sculpture garden there too. Your husky voice is considered your trademark. How do you feel about that? It’s extremely useful. When Kofi Annan was the head of the U.N., I wanted to interview him for a project I was working on, and I could call up and say ‘This is Kathleen Turner,’ and they’ll say, ‘Yes, it is.’ It’s also great for restaurant reservations.
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