Google British actor George Rose and one of the first results is a report on his gruesome death. Ed Dixon, his longtime friend, aims to highlight the acclaimed work Rose did before his death, both on stage and screen, in Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, a new one-man show at Signature Theatre. From his early days with the Royal Shakespeare Company to Tony-winning runs in My Fair Lady and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rose enchanted audiences on both sides of the pond and entertained his friends in the process. Read more >>> The play runs Jan. 8 to Feb. 7 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $25–$45. (703) 820-9771.


Pre-game for the president’s State of Union address tonight with an extended cocktail hour at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. From 2:30 p.m. through the speech, Joe’s will offer half-price signature cocktails, wine by the glass, and draft beers in the restaurant’s Banking Hall. Oysters are also half price and “cocktail-size” sandwiches and snacks are all under $5, including mac and cheese sticks and Alaskan King crab rolls. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 750 15th St. NW. (202) 489-0140. (Jessica Sidman)


Soul-infused funk band Aztec Sun performs an intimate showcase at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Heavy metal band King Giant brings its noisy act to the Black Cat Backstage. The group is joined by opening acts Seasick Gladiator, Zekiah, and Dave Eads. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Activist Greg Jobin-Leeds explains how contemporary social movements affect change in his new book, When We Fight, We Win, which he discusses tonight at Busboys and Poets’ Brookland location. 7 p.m. at 625 Monroe St. NE. Free.

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