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Shouty political conversations don’t seem like the foundation of an exciting night at the theater. Yet Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Plays humanizes the talking heads. The four-play series chronicles the lives of members of the Apple family of Rhinebeck, N.Y., during some crucial recent political events. Director Serge Seiden has collected a variety of D.C. regulars to play the combative relatives, with Helen Hayes Award winners Rick Foucheux as Richard Apple and Ted van Griethuysen as his aging uncle Benjamin. Read more >>> The show runs Nov. 13 to Dec. 29 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39–$75. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org(Caroline Jones)


Taylor Gourmet turns 5 years old today. To celebrate, the hoagie chain is offering five hoagies for $5 each for five days (today through Sunday). The deal is for regular-sized hoagies at all Taylor Gourmet locations. The five featured hoagies include the Pearl Street, Packer Ave, Dixon Street, Cottman Ave, and Cheltenham Ave. Read the menu descriptions hereTaylor Gourmet, multiple locations, taylorgourmet.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Cat Power performs a solo show at Sixth & I with Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Nico Turner. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $40.

Comet Ping Pong presents a night of psychedelic rock, featuring Seattle’s Night Beats and D.C.’s The Sea Life and Jail Solidarity. Find more information on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

If you’re looking for a rock show east of the park, head to The Dunes, where AG/LG, Love Inks, and Lies About Butter will perform. 8 p.m. at 1403 Meridian Place NW. $8.

Head to the Black Cat Backstage to celebrate the DVD release of The Holy Sound, a microbudget horror flick written and directed by Nicholas Wagner. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $8.

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