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Did you know there are going to be a bunch of dancing construction cranes tonight? It’s true. Let our writer Dawn Michelle Morgan tell you all about it. The event is free at 600 Massachusetts Ave. NW, tonight at 8:15 p.m. Bring a blanket and someone to cuddle.

If you think dancing inanimate objects are an unholy abomination, never fear — there are still lots of great Fringe shows tonight, and only one has to do with inanimate objects.

Stuff (Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theater, 6 p.m.) — Pass around John Feffer‘s random things while he talks about his mom. Sound like fun? Our writer Becky Little is not the biggest audience participation fan, but she still dug the exercise.

I Thought the Earth Remembered Me (Banished? Artillery, 7 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:20 p.m.) — Touch the actors! Become the performance! Open yourself to nature! Sounds corny, but it worked on our own Erica Sanchez — look for her review today. And you’ve got a whopping five chances to (wait for it) remember.

It’s a Circus Out There (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theater, 8 p.m.) — If you can stomach your paralyzing fear of clowns (don’t lie, everyone has one), come down to the Big Top for a miniature circus that doubles as a political satire. “Each performer is energetic and dynamic; this cast could entertain a packed house with ease,” says our own Marshall Bradshaw.

POWER! Stokely Carmichael (Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theater, 10:05 p.m.) — The Howard University graduate and Black Power advocate gets his due with Meshaun Labrone’s gripping, entertaining one-man show.

Also: Glade Dance Collective warns us about privacy invasions in Mine/Field, Catholic University students get serious about suicide in 315, and Red Night Productions stirs the cauldron with Witches.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Vickerd