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In 1954, Joseph Papp started the Shakespeare Workshop, a mobile theater that brought free Shakespeare performances to all five boroughs of New York. Thirteen years later, Papp opened the Public Theater, which has developed dozens of award-winning plays, from Hair and A Chorus Line to The Normal Heart and Angels in America. In their documentary Joe Papp in Five Acts, filmmakers Tracie Holder and Karen Thompson unpack Papp’s legacy as an theatrical leader and tireless fighter for the arts. Read more >>> The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $12.50. (202) 518-9400. washingtondcjcc.org.


The best way to warm up? Vodka. Dupont’s Mari Vanna is offering free shots of vodka—infused with ingredients like pineapple and cucumber dill—until 7 p.m. today. Check out other polar vortex food and drink deals hereMari Vanna, 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 783-7777. marivanna.ru/washington. (Jessica Sidman)


The Last Stand Quartet kicks off the National Symphony Orchestra’s “NSO in Your Neighborhood” Series and performs with members of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Young Company. 6:30 p.m. at 516 8th St. SE. Free.

Italian electronic duo Crookers plays 9:30 Club with RaceCarBed, JD, and Beltway Bandits. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.

Modern Family scribe Cindy Chupack discusses her new bookThe Longest Date: Life as a Wife, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $10–$27.

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