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Ever wonder how Peter Pan became the ultimate hipster—-a man-child who vows to never grow up? The Tony Award–winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, offers a new take on Pan’s origin story, in which he leaves a London orphanage for adventures on Mollusk Island. Don’t arrive expecting a technological, big-budget spectacular in the style of Mary Poppins or the original Cathy Rigby Peter Pan musical: The actors rely on ropes and swings instead of rigged wire systems to sail across the stage. Read more >>> The show runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 16 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $55–$135. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Diana Metzger)
Let’s face it, the State of the Union has just become another excuse for political wonks to play drinking games. So if you’re planning to watch the president’s speech with a beer in your hand, three bars and restaurants, including The Diner, The 201 Bar, and Lou’s City Bar, are hosting bingo games with drink specials and prizes tonight. Get the full details on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)
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Sylvan Esso, the experimental indie duo featuring Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, plays DC9 tonight with local favorites Ploy. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
The Velvet Lounge hosts local rock bands Bencoolen, Tycho Brahe, and Carbon Dioxide tonight. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 915 U St. NW. $8–$10.
It’s not too late to grab tickets to Washington City Paper‘s Best of D.C. Voting Party, which takes place tonight at Carolina Kitchen. 6 p.m. at 2350 Washington Place NE. $25.
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