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For all those who shell out every month for HBO: Forget The Sopranos and Sex and the City. This week you can turn off your damn TV, if only for a night, and still see all the sex and violence your desensitized heart desires—all in the name of culture. Edda: Viking Tales of Lust, Revenge, and Family is a piece of musical theater based on a medieval manuscript containing Germanic myths of gods and heroes, friends and lovers (some of which inspired Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings). The music is sung in Icelandic, with English supertitles—a benefit you don’t get when trying to interpret those thick Joisey accents. Get all the Viking you can handle at 8 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theatre, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive,

College Park. $30. (301) 405-2787. (Tricia Olszewski)