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Peter DiMuro is one of the most beloved figures in the D.C. dance scene. He followed his 15 years as a performer, teacher, and administrator at Liz Lerman Dance Exchange with a stint as director of Dance/Metro D.C. When it became clear that the service organization could no longer afford a full-time director, DiMuro sought out teaching jobs. He’s now working at Drexel University in Philadelphia, but he left his heart in Washington, as it were. Tonight marks the local debut of his new collective, PDM: Public Displays of Motion, in a performance featuring excerpts from several longer works, including two collaborations by Duane Lee Holland Jr. (shown), a hip-hop gymnast and dancer. MORE >> (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
PDM: Public Displays of Motion performs at 6 p.m. at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. By donation. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday by heading to Cafe Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel for a three-course meal of Child’s favorite dishes plus wine pairings. Chef David Fritsche’s will be preparing parfait de foie de poulet, orange glazed duck breast with chick peas and black mission figs, and a peach tarte tatin with amaretto ice cream. Bob Spitz, author of Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, will also be on havd to talk to guests from 6-8 p.m. The cost of the dinner and wine pairings is $50 per person. Call (202) 483-6000 to make a reservation. Cafe Dupont, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local indie-rock troupe The State Department is calling it a day after tonight’s U Street Music Hall show with Imperial China and Typefighter. (7 p.m., $10)