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Steve Martin is no stranger to the Kennedy Center. This fall, the comedian and author arrives in a totally different capacity, as the writer and composer, alongside singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, of the new musical Bright Star. If the beloved creative forces behind this production don’t immediately persuade audiences to purchase tickets, the dynamic true story on which Bright Star is based will pique the interest of history and theater geeks. The show bounces between the American South in the 1940s and 1920s, when successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets a soldier just arrived home from World War II; their connection prompts her to reflect on her dark past. Read more >>> The musical runs Dec. 2 through Jan. 10 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre, 2700 F St. NW. $45–$175. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Diana Metzger)


Right Proper officially opens a second brewery in Brookland today. The expanded space will allow the brewery to vastly increase its production and make its beers available in bars, restaurants, and retail outlets across the city. There’s a 45-seat tasting room, too, with 12 draft lines and two growler fillers. Don’t forget to check out the restroom, which has its own piano. Read more on Young & HungryRight Proper Brewing Company, 920 Girard St. NE. rightproperbrewery.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Local theater group The Klunch presents George Is Dead, a short comedy by Elaine May about a woman who winds up helping a wealthy acquaintance in the aftermath of her husband’s death, at DC Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. at 2438 18th St. NW. $25–$35.

Australian rock act Jake Ladder and the Dreamlanders performs at DC9 with local soul vocalist Caz and D.C.-based indie rock band Shooting Down Asteroids. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.

Cowboy Mouth frontman Fred LeBlanc arrives in D.C. for an intimate solo performance at Hill Country Barbecue. 9 p.m. at 410 7th St. NW. $10–$15.

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