Cheri Signature Theatre Amy irving Alessandra Ferri Herman Cornejo Sarah Rothenberg Director - Martha Clarke Text- Tina Howe

It’s shaping up to be a great fall for “is-it-dance-or is-it-theater?” performances at the Kennedy Center. This week’s interdisciplinary entertainment? Academy Award nominee Amy Irving teams up with one current principal dancer (Herman Cornejo) and one retired prima ballerina (Alessandra Ferri) from the American Ballet Theatre in Cheri, a theatrical dance adaptation of the Collette novella. Irving plays the narrator and title character, a wistful woman who must watch as her best friend woos away her own son; the awkward threesome is joined onstage by pianist Sarah RothenbergRead more >>> The performance runs Oct. 1 to 4 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $49. (202) 467-4600. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)


Build-your-own pizza place Custom Fuel Pizza is celebrating the first day of National Pizza Month with—what else?—free pizza. The Dupont location, which opened in June, will dish out pie from 12 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today. No purchase necessary, or, as they say, “no string cheese attached.” Custom Fuel Pizza, 1635 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 387-3835. (Jamie Slater)


Dark rock duo Raveonettes perform at the Black Cat with British psychedelic act Coves. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $20.

Brightest Young Things’ Bentzen Ball opens at the Lincoln Theatre tonight with sets by comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Jeff Garlin, Kate Berlant, and Ben Kronberg. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $30.

Revived indie rock band Afghan Whigs takes the stage at 9:30 Club with vocalist Joseph Arthur, who’s touring in support of his new album of Lou Reed covers. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $40.

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