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Some may choose Carrie, but Matilda has always been my favorite telekinetic gal in literature. Not only has she read every book in the library but she can also fling her evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull around a room with only her mind. Now Roald Dahl’s pint-size mental powerhouse is brought to the stage, complete with stellar song and dance. It’s a great watch for your kid sister, who will learn about the power of the written word, or your girl squad, who will likely appreciate a piece of life advice from Matilda herself: “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” Read more >>> The musical runs Dec. 15 to Jan. 10 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $30–$204. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Diana Metzger)


Taylor Gourmet‘s “12 Days of Hoagies” promotion is back. From now through Dec. 22, all regular hoagies are only $6 (rather than $7.49). The deal is good at all D.C.-area locations (except Reagan National Airport) and excludes delivery orders. Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations, taylorgourmet.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Give back to the community at the Black Cat Backstage, where local rock band Cricket Cemetery hosts its second annual coat drive and performs with Highway Cross, Collider, and DJ Ian Thompson. Proceeds benefit We Are Family and Positive Force DC. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Experimental rock duo Paint Branch plays an intimate show at the Southeast Library as part of Capital Fringe’s Music in the Libraries series. 7 p.m. at 403 7th St. SE. Free.

Discover Spain’s impact on early American culture at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, where a new exhibit, “Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.” is on display. 10 a.m. at 2801 16th St. NW. Free.

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