As they’re portrayed in popular culture, ballets seem like evening-long affairs of tutus and movement-based interpretations of vaguely European fairytales. In reality, the majority of large ballet companies perform more short, experimental pieces than they do elaborate stories of swans and pumpkins, but the American Ballet Theatre offers a bit of both during its stay at the Kennedy Center. From March 26 to 30, its dancers will take on Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, set to soaring music by Sergei Prokofiev. Before that, for its first two performances in D.C., the company will highlight three of its longtime favorites: George Balanchine’s “Themes and Variations,” Antony Tudor’s “Pillar of Fire,” and Agnes de Mille’s “Rodeo.” Read more >>> The company performs March 24 to March 30 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $25–$119. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Caroline Jones)
Barracks Row shop DCanter is hosting a class on the many intricacies of the hop, every beer fan’s favorite flower. Munch artisanal cheeses, sample six different craft beers, and absorb some knowledge in the boutique’s tasting room between 7 and 8 p.m. The event costs $30 and tickets can be purchased here. DCanter, 545 8th St. SE. (202) 817-3803. dcanterwines.com. (James Constant)
OH AND ALSO
Actress and Emmy-winner Jane Lynch presents an evening of songs and stories at the Birchmere as part of her “See Jane Sing!” tour. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $89.50.
The National Archives screens Giovanni Donfrancesco‘s documentary The Stone River, which focuses on the stonecutters of Barry, Vt., as part of the Environmental Film Festival. 7 p.m. at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
Mellow vocalist and accomplished songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. performs at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $15.
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