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They might be from different worlds altogether, but Orange is the New Black scribe Piper Kerman and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago have one thing in common: they’ve both experienced the dark side of law and order. Alyokhina and Zhivago join the author and sentencing reform advocate for a thoughtful conversation on the intersection of prison and popular culture. The group, known for its shocking pop-up performances that promote its anti-Putin, pro-feminist and -LGBTQ stances and upset Russian paramilitary forces (videos online show the women being whipped and shoved by Cossacks) will find a suitable match in the woman who rolled a suitcase of drug money around the world, got caught, and wrote a best-selling book about it. Since being jailed for “hooliganism,” Alyokhina and Zhivago have spoken out publicly against the Russian government and even considered bids for the Moscow assembly; the skewed, televised version of Kerman’s life just got renewed for three more seasons. Members of Pussy Riot speak at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25–$60. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.