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During the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars, several B-list celebrities danced the tango. Or, at least, they tried to. There were many mangled attempts at ballroom tango—which isn’t real tango, anyway—and the music the “stars” had to work with didn’t exactly help matters. (The Black Eyed Peas’ “Shut Up” isn’t really an appropriate soundtrack for Argentina’s signature dance.) The D.C. premiere of I Tango: The Best of Argentina, not surprisingly, presents tango dance and music that hasn’t been diluted according to the specifications of an ABC focus group. Twelve of Argentina’s most well-known tango dancers are flying in to dance to the music of Roberto Alvarez’s Orquesta Color Tango. As an added bonus, the cutie-pies from Marilyn Agrelo’s 2005 documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom, will appear to bust some mini-moves—replacing the stiff, plastic moves (and faces) of Lisa Rinna and George Hamilton with something significantly less rigid. The performance begins at 6 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $28–$48. (202) 397-7328. (Sarah Godfrey)