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12 Angry Men, Reginald Rose’s 1954 teleplay-turned-stage play, tells a story so universal, it feels timeless. Set in the deliberation room as a group of jurors tries to land on a verdict in a homicide case, the play has been staged in theaters from Broadway to Northern Virginia’s American Century Theater, which first produced it in its 1995 debut season. Now, as American Century prepares to close for good, it takes a final pass at this stirring judicial drama and invites back a dozen actors who have performed at the theater over the past two decades. Read more >>> The play runs July 17 to Aug. 8 at Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington. $32–$40. (703) 998-4555. americancentury.org. (Caroline Jones)
Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits and Salt & Sundry in Union Market are teaming up for a cocktail class series called Drink Lab this summer. Today, they’re teaching people how to make tiki drinks with rums from Lyon Distilling Co. The class goes from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and includes cocktails, spirit samples, some snacks, a take-home gift, and recipes. Tickets are $60 and available here. Salt & Sundry, 1309 5th St. NE. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
It’s the penultimate Fort Reno concert of the summer, so head out to Tenleytown for performances by Magnetar Flares, Rancho Notorious, and Incredible Change. 7 p.m. at Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. Free.
Funk pop performer Skylar Spence takes the stage at DC9 with local electronic pop act Lightwaves. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Fantastic Negrito, the soulful vocalist and winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, headlines a show at Rock & Roll Hotel featuring Wanted Man, Tommy Models, and Ron Gallo. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
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