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By now, the whole Christmas in July thing is kind of a cliché, but The Winter’s Tale in August? That’s crazy talk! It’s not one of his more well-known plays, but Shakespeare’s comedy follows a classic formula: King gets jealous of his wife and his best friend, baby is abandoned by its parents, guy flees from bear—OK, so maybe it’s not a classic Shakespearean plot, but that’s just one reason to see the free Shakespeare Theatre Company production that critics raved about when it first ran in 2013. If it seems like the play is more Billy Madison than Macbeth, that’s because it is. Read more >>> The play runs August 19–31 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Tim Regan)
Washington City Paper is getting in on the D.C. Beer Week action with a beer event of our own tonight. The event will include bottomless tastings of 30 beers from Samuel Adams paired with food from 30 different restaurants, including Roofer’s Union, Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Jack Rose Dining Saloon. General admission tickets are $55, and VIP tickets, which get you in an hour early, are $75. VIPs also get to listen to a food and beer pairing discussion with Granville Moore’s chef Teddy Folkman and taste some of the super rare Samuel Adams Utopias. Purchase tickets and get more info here. Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW; wcp.xorbia.com/dcbeerweek. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Stadium rock-inspired band GNGR plays the Black Cat Backstage with local experimental rock group Tarfu and grunge act Hello Dharma. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
The average age of patrons at 9:30 Club will drop about a decade tonight, when teenage R&B group the Strypes appear with Brooklyn-based teen rockers the Skins. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $15.
Galician musician Carlos Nunez performs traditional Celtic music on his gaita, a bagpipe-like instrument, at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Interested in tonight’s Beer Week celebrations? Check our list of events before heading out.
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