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Now in its 37th season, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is known for showcasing a wide range of work by contemporary choreographers. Those on display as the company comes to Wolf Trap include pieces by Czech artist Jiří Kylián, Madrid-born Alejandro Cerrudo, and Canada’s Crystal Pite. Selected from Hubbard Street’s vast repertoire, pieces range from solos to works bringing the majority of the company’s dancers to the stage. Larger performance pieces include Kylián’s “Falling Angels,” which keeps eight women dancers onstage throughout, and Nacho Duato’s “Gnawa,” which pulls 16 of the company’s 18 dancers into a fictional ritual, moving in linked circles, clusters, and broken-apart pairs, all set to a Mediterranean-inspired drum and chant. Read more >>> Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs at 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $10–$44. (703) 255-1900. wolftrap.org. (Emily Walz)
Try the first regionally produced absinthe at Adams Morgan’s Libertine today. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery, based in Middleburg, Va., will give D.C. a first taste of its wormwood spirit. The absinthe will be served the traditional way, with ice-cold water dripped through a sugar cube. Libertine will also prepare a Sazerac using the product. Wormwood Society’s Brian Robinson will give a history lesson on absinthe during the event as well. Libertine, 2435 18th St. NW. (202) 450-3106. dclibertine.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Head north to AMP by Strathmore for Washington City Paper‘s Summer Music Showcase, featuring performances by local rock supergroup the El Mansouris and electro-hip-hop virtuoso Kokayi. 7:30 p.m. at 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. $15.
David Combs may have stopped performing as Spoonboy, but he returns to the Black Cat Backstage tonight with his other group, the Max Levine Ensemble. Rvivr and Shellshag open the show. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Boston rock band Milk performs at Bossa with local eclectic act Time Is Fire and Americana act Eastern Shore. 9 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $7.
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