In recent seasons, Dancing with the Stars has attempted to up its credibility by inviting members of the New York City Ballet to perform live in a sparkly, televised spectacle. When the troupe visits the Kennedy Center, however, they’ll forgo the sequins and focus on gems of a different sort. Dancers will honor the legacy of City Ballet’s founder, legendary choreographer George Balanchine, by performing his 1967 ballet, Jewels. Beyond Balanchine, the company will perform newer pieces by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and Alexei Ratmansky set to contemporary music from the likes of Sufjan Stevens. Read more >>> The company performs April 1 to 4 at 7:30 p.m., April 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., and April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $25–$95. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.
P.J. Clarke’s opens its patio today from 5 to 8 p.m. to welcome spring, and the restaurant will offer 50 cent oysters and $4 Port City beers. Each Tuesday from now through the summer, the oyster/beer deal will also be available for happy hour from 2:45 to 7 p.m. P.J. Clarke’s also offers a daily raw bar happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., with half off the entire raw bar, every day of the week. P.J. Clarke’s. 1600 K St. NW. (202) 463-6610. pjclarkes.com/dc. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Hip-hop philosopher KRS-One performs with K.O.V.E., Mana, and Moscato Rome at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $27.50.
Prog-metal group Dream Theater brings their wailing guitars and pounding rock songs to the Lincoln Theatre. 7 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $59.50.
Contributors to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency celebrate the release of its anthology with a reading at Tenley-Friendship Library. 7 p.m. at 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free.
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