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)
OH AND ALSO
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.
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 Days, Born 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)
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)
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