Weddings are notorious sources of drama. From the copious amounts of alcohol to the outward professions of love that can wound the feelings of single people, celebrations of marriage have the tendency to be combustible. Playwright Dani Stoller combines all these elements in Accepts with Pleasure, read at Signature Theatre as part of its SigWorks new play series. Following the reading, Stoller, an actress who’s appeared with companies around town, discusses her writing process and possibly shares her own wedding horror stories that influenced this play. Read more >>> The reading begins at 7 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Free. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
The Royal in LeDroit Park is celebrating all things vermouth tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Former beverage director Horus Alvarez is returning to guest-bartend with current bar manager Lee Carrell. The duo will serve up a menu of vermouth-centric cocktails, vermouth porrons, and vermouth shots set on fire. They’ll also unveil a new spring vermouth made in-house. The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 332-7777. theroyaldc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Lee Berger, the paleoanthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence who recently helped discover a new hominid species, discusses his work and the fine art of cave exploring at Grosvenor Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. at 1600 M St. NW. $25.
Indie rock pioneer Martin Bisi performs an intimate show at Clarendon’s Galaxy Hut with New York-based noise rock act Tidal Channel and local experimental ensemble Time Is Fire. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5.
As part of Turkish Film Week, head to E Street Cinema for a screening of Ivy, a thriller about a stranded ship and tense negotiations between a struggling crew. Director Tolga Karaçelik will be present to discuss the film. 7 p.m. at 555 11th St. NW. Free.
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