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A lot of the art coming out of frigid Scandinavia is new and hot. Yet the most recognizable name in the Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool festival is probably that of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, and the most recognizable work his play Hedda Gabler. In 1889, the tragedy about a female protagonist who becomes increasingly unsatisfied with her intellectually inferior husband was deemed an unrealistic social drama. Today, Ibsen’s take on psychological tensions are recognized as genius and totally authentic. Norway’s National Theatre presents a Hedda set in the present day and performed in Norwegian with English supertitles. Read more>>> The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre, 2700 F St. NW. $49–$80. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Greek-inspired Cava Mezze Grill opens its fifth location today in Virginia’s Mosaic District development. To celebrate, the fast casual concept will offer free lunch and dinner (11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 6 p.m.–9 p.m.). Options include a pita sandwich, mini pita sandwich, bowl with rice, and salad. You’ll also get a free fountain drink. A $2 donation to Micro Greens D.C., a program that works with nonprofits and schools to teach kids and low-income individuals how to eat nutritious meals, is suggested. Cava Mezze Grill, 2905 District Ave., Fairfax. cavagrill.com. (May Wildman)
OH AND ALSO
The Funny Moms are back! Join comedians Jamel Johnson, Matty Litwak, Brandon Wardell, and Michael Foody, plus some special guests, at Wonderland Ballroom. More details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. Free.
Singer Pat Green brings a little rock, a little soul, and a little country to the 9:30 Club tonight. 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $35.
Local rockers Devils Walk as Saints perform at DC9 with hard rock power trio Caustic Casanova. 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
Jamaica’s Skatalites bring some island flavor to the Howard Theatre. Gallo and Lucky Dub open. 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $22.
It’s not Earth Day, but celebrate the planet anyway at a screening of the BBC documentary One Life, narrated by Daniel Craig. 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $11.
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