An unexpected visitor knocking on the door when you’re home can be alarming. Horror movies rely on that premise for a reason, after all. But what if the mere idea of a visitor is enough to instill fear in you? That’s the problem the two central characters in Scena Theatre’s latest production encounter. In Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s Someone Is Going to Come, a couple seeks seclusion and moves into a run-down home in a rural area to ensure their privacy. What follows is an intense psychological drama about the power of being alone. Read more >>> The play runs Jan. 3 to Feb. 5 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20–$40. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Caroline Jones)
Warm up with Mandu’s take on jajang—a Chinese-style roasted black bean paste simmered with potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, onions, and a choice of seafood or pork belly. The dinner dish can be served over house-made noodles ($18) or rice ($17) and is available at the 18th Street NW location. You want the noodles! Mandu, 1805 18th St. NW. (202) 588-1540. mandudc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Burn some energy at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, which turns from a concert venue into a fitness studio when Joy of Motion instructor Tanya Nuchols leads a Zumba class. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform music inspired by the era of Frederick Douglass, and a ranger from the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site discusses the significance of music in the abolitionist’s life at the Anacostia Arts Center. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
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