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Raymonda is a work from the golden age of Russian ballet now rarely performed in full. One of the last creations of the towering choreographer Marius Petipa, the three-act ballet premiered in St. Petersburg in 1898 set to a score by Russian Romantic composer Alexander Glazunov. Petipa’s ballet was revised in 1948 by Konstantin Sergeyev into the version the Mariinsky now performs. The star of the show is Raymonda, a medieval noblewoman torn between suitors. Following on a dream sequence, visits from a ghostly White Lady, and a duel to the death, the xenophobic storyline resolves in its third act into the Hungarian-style celebratory dances that make up the famous and oft-excerpted “Grand Pas Classique Hongrois.” Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $49–225. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Emily Walz)
Want a drink at 2 Birds 1 Stone before it opens? Sister restaurant Doi Moi recently launched a “2 early for 2 birds” happy hour. From 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and all night on Sunday and Monday, Doi Moi will offer $4 Singha beer and select wines plus $6 basil tea punch. Food deals include $2 fried pork buns, $2 shrimp chips, and $8 sticky chicken wings. Doi Moi, 1800 14th St. NW. (202) 733-5131. doimoidc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff appears at Politics & Prose to discuss his new book, Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty, with Washington Post pop critic Chris Richards. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Pop act R5 performs at the Lincoln Theatre in support of its second album with opening acts Ryland and Parade of Lights. 6 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $35–$199.
Soul and R&B band James Hunter Six brings its lively stage show to The Hamilton with Boston-based soul singer Jesse Dee. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $20–$30.
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