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If you’re looking to brush up on classic Russian literature but don’t want to commit to the full work, a musical version of Anton Chekhov’s 1900 play Three Sisters might seem a good place to start. But, aside from Anglicized versions of character names and very tenuous plot similarities, MetroStage’s Three Sistahs actually has little in common with the original. Making its third appearance at the Alexandria theater, the venue’s 30th season opener is set in a world that Chekhov could hardly have imagined: D.C. in the late ’60s, beset by the Vietnam War, political turmoil, and riots that destroyed parts of the city after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Read more >>> The play runs Sept. 17 to Nov. 2 at MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. $55–$60. (703) 548-9044. metrostage.org(Jamie Slater)


No need to be a high-roller to indulge in round after round of caviar. Dupont’s Mari Vanna is launching an unlimited caviar bar for $29 tonight. The deal, available beginning at 5 p.m., includes bottomless servings of red salmon roe, stuffed and plain blinis, a variety of salads, and an infused vodka shot. The Siberian Sturgeon and Classic Osetra black caviar, which are normally $85 and $125 respectively, will also be $10 off. Mari Vanna, 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 783-7777. marivanna.ru. (Jessica Sidman)


Ready for an arena rock show? Head to the Verizon Center, where moody Ohio group the Black Keys perform with Cage the Elephant. 8 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $36.75–$110.80.

Colorado-based pop act Tennis plays the Black Cat with Portland new-age duo Pure Bathing Culture. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $18.

Recently named U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright gives his first reading and kicks off the Library of Congress’ literary season at the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Coolidge Auditorium. 7 p.m. at 10 First St. SE. Free.

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