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The Washington Ballet continues its season of reimagined classics with a new staging of Giselle, the hauntingly romantic ballet about a beautiful girl who dies of a broken heart. Originally performed in 1841 with choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, the performance audiences will see at the Kennedy Center has been adapted slightly by TWB artistic director Julie Kent and associate artistic director Victor Barbee. Read more >>> The ballet runs March 1 to March 5 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $33–$130. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Callan Mathis)


Tiger Fork is entering its first full weekend in business. Be among the first to try their clams with black beans, chili, and basil ($16) or beef chow foon with brisket, bok choy, and rice noodles ($18). The Blagden Alley restaurant, from the same team as The Fainting Goat, features Hong Kong-inspired food and cocktails with ingredients from Chinese medicine. Tiger Fork, 922 N. St. NW. (202) 733-1152. tigerforkdc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Friday: Make sure you’re on time at The Howard Theatre, where rapper Ja Rule performs his greatest hits with opening act Tray Chaney. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $26–$60.

Friday: D.C. Music Download’s Sounds of the City Festival kicks off the music portion of the event tonight with a set by Ace Cosgrove at Tropicalia. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $12.

Friday: Florida-based emo revival act You Blew It! plays Rock & Roll Hotel with All Get Out and Free Throw. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.

Saturday: Just because Oscar season has ended doesn’t mean you should stop seeking out exciting and innovative films from other nations. Now in its 11th year, the Capital Irish Film Festival features the best of recent Irish cinema—including Bobby Sands: 66 DaysBorn and Reared, Atlantic, and South—over the course of a long weekend. Presented by Irish arts organization Solas Nua, the festival celebrates the Emerald Isle in a much more tasteful way than Shamrock Fest will in a few weeks. Read more >>> The festival runs March 2 to March 5 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8–$13. (301) 495-6700. solasnua.org(Elena Goukassian)

Saturday: Ivory Coast-born vocalist Dobet Gnahoré performs with her band at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $25–$30.

Saturday: R&B singer K. Michelle celebrates her birthday with a show at The Fillmore featuring performances by Yusha Assad and What Band. 7:30 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $45.

Sunday: Potty Mouth, a western Massachusetts trio now living in Los Angeles, never had any particular ambition to make it big, but that’s the direction they’re headed. The group’s brighter, crisper brand of ’90s punk has always been charming, but the group molded its sound into an irresistible mix of melody and power with its self-released, self-titled EP back in August 2015. Read more >>> Potty Mouth performs with Party Baby and Tennis System at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com(Justin Weber)

Sunday: Dance ensemble The Seldoms perform Power Goes, a piece based on the political tension of the late ’60s, at Dance Place. 7 p.m. at 3225 8th St. NE. $15–$30.

Sunday: Close out the weekend at Black Cat where New York-based rock band The Dig performs with Communist Daughter. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

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