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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and Charlie isn’t feeling so fine. She’s the protagonist of the world premiere musical Soon, which takes place during a looming apocalypse, complete with the world’s hottest summer on record and a dwindling water supply. Twentysomething Charlie finds refuge in her apartment with all the essentials: a jar of peanut butter, the warm comfort of Wolf Blitzer on the television, and her devoted pet fish, Hershel. A musical about the end of days might seem like a downer, but area native and Broadway vet Nick Blaemire’s sharp, smart script makes for an entertaining and lively show. Read more >>> The musical runs March 10 through April 2 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $39–$70. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org. (Diana Metzger)
Noodle bar and Japanese-Korean small plate restaurant Yona, coming to Ballston, has extended its takeover of Mike Isabella’s G through May 2. Every Wednesday through Saturday evening until then, chef Jonah Kim will serve ramen plus dishes like pork jowl buns, Korean beef tartare, dry-fried chicken wings, and more. Call for a reservation. Yona at G, 2201 14th St. NW. (202) 234-5015. gbymikeisabella.com/yona-pop-up-at-g/. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Studio Theatre presents the world premiere of Laugh, Beth Henley‘s slapstick comedy about romance and Hollywood glamour. 8 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$72.
Head to Adams Morgan’s Bossa for a night of poetry and Nubian and Persian folk music with the Special K Experience, Mosno Al Moseeki, and Kamyar Arsani. 8:30 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.
Indie rock performer Rocco Deluca performs at the Black Cat Backstage with John Thomas Wright and Old Man. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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