There’s a term for married academics forced to live apart due to jobs in different places: the two body problem. Awful professor couple George and Martha, the argumentative pair at the center of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, suggests that that problem pales in comparison to living together. An uncharacteristically adult production for the historically-oriented Ford’s Theater, the play was last on Broadway, coincidentally, at the Booth Theater, bringing this story full circle, kind of. Read more >>> The play runs Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 at Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $15–$62. (202) 347-4833. fords.org. (Mike Paarlberg)
La Puerta Verde is now open in Ivy City serving Mexican food and $10 cocktails. Warm up with a gooey chile relleno ($18) featuring a fried poblano pepper stuffed with roasted corn and Oaxaca cheese, served with cilantro rice and beans. Find it in the Hecht Warehouse. La Puerta Verde, 2001 Fenwick St. NE. (202) 290-1875. lapuertaverdedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Folger begins its winter season with a new production of As You Like It, the Bard’s classic tale of love, temptation, and mistaken identity, directed this time by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. 7:30 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. $35–$75.
Participants in Split This Rock’s after school program perform their best spoken-word pieces at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Celebrate dad rock in all its glory when Denny Laine, a former member of Wings and The Moody Blues, plays his greatest hits at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. 8 p.m. at 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $30.
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