In 1941, long before he was associated with a Breaking Bad character, physicist Werner Heisenberg visited physicist Niels Bohr and his wife Margrethe in Copenhagen. At the time, both men were working on building nuclear weapons, Heisenberg for the Germans and Bohr for the Allies, and historians still wonder what the men discussed during what must have been a tense visit. Playwright Michael Frayn, best known for his farce Noises Off, imagines what might have happened in his play Copenhagen. In it, the spirits of Bohr, Heisenberg, and Margrethe converge after their deaths to explain multiple theories about what happened in Denmark. Read more >>>The play runs Jan. 5 to Jan. 29 at Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $17–$47. (202) 777-3210. theaterj.org. (Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley is trying her hand at pizza tonight at Pizzeria Vetri where she’s launching a special pizza called “DC Rising.” It’s topped with roasted peppers and onions, cheddar and Jack cheese, half smoke, and crispy shallot rings ($18). Catch Meek-Bradley there from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizzeria Vetri, 2221 14th St. NW. (202) 794-9057. pizzeriavetri.com. (Laura Hayes)

OH AND ALSO

Acclaimed tap dancer Savion Glover returns to the Howard Theatre for an energetic performance that celebrates rhythm and movement. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $37.50–$67.50.

Alejandro Escovedo, the popular Mexican-American songwriter and rock musician, plays a solo show at The Hamilton with opening act The Minus 5. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $25–$30.

Local funk and soul band Ten Feet Tall headlines a show at Gypsy Sally’s that also features sets from the Mary-El Band and Larry Joselof. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $8.

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