Freezing temperatures and brutal winds are no comparison to the suffering inflicted by the title character in Shakespeare’s Richard III. The tale of the maniacal hunchback’s fall from grace has returned to the Folger Theatre. But now audiences can see the death and destruction from all angles: The theater has gone in-the-round. Drew Cortese (recently in Studio Theatre’s Motherfucker with the Hat) stars, but watch out for potential scene-stealing from young brothers Holden and Remy Brettell, who play Prince Edward and the Prince of York and defy Richard’s directives. Read more >>> The show runs Jan. 28 to March 16 at Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $30–$72. (202) 544-4600. Jones)


Pizzeria Paradiso chef and owner Ruth Gresser will be signing copies of her new cookbook Kitchen Workshop: Pizza at the restaurant’s Georgetown location tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. Purchase a book ($24.99) at any Pizzeria Paradiso location this week and receive an 8-inch pizza and draft beer for $10. Read more about the book and its launch events on Young & HungryPizzeria Paradiso. 3282 M St. NW. (202) 337-1245. (Raphaella Baek)


Artisphere presents The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, a multimedia play that combines puppetry with animation and live music. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15–$18.

An author tries to recreate the story of his spinster aunt, who broke an engagement to a Chilean captain when she was young, in The Young Lady from Tacna, opening tonight at GALA Hispanic Theatre. 8 p.m. at 3333 14th St. NW. $18–$38.

New York by way of Wales rock band Drowners plays DC9 with Virginia duo Big Air. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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