What to Do Tonight: December 27

Two ways to get your music fix, “Equivocation” at Arena Stage, and a gingerbread house workshop at Tudor Place.

By: Samantha Miller

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2009 production of Equivocation, now playing at Arena Stage. Photograph by Jenny Graham.

Tuesday, December 27
THEATER: 
If you haven’t already, catch Equivocation at Arena Stage. In Bill Cain’s political thriller, King James commissions a theatrical group to write a piece of propaganda. “Cain’s play is infused with wit and poignancy, and rife with Shakespeare references both clever and accessible,” says arts writer Missy Frederick. Read the full review here. Tickets ($40 to $85) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The play runs through January 1.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE: 
Following a holiday-themed scavenger hunt through Tudor Place, children five and older can learn the art of gingerbread house decorating. Tickets ($12) can be reserved by calling 202-965-0400. The Gingerbread House Workshop runs through December 29. 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

MUSIC: 
DC-based band Chopteeth are performing at Iota Club tonight. The group “has found strength in numbers, concocting an invigorating mix of Afrofunk, rumba, salsa, ska, and funk,” says the Washington Post. You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM.

Jennifer Cutting
 and her Ocean Orchestra return to the Birchmere. The Celtic-rock band will perform festive songs from their new holiday album, Songs of Solstice. Tickets ($25) can be purchased through the Birchmere’s Web site. 7:30 PM.

FOOD: 
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with a festive dinner at Dino. The four-course spread includes potato latkes, duck-schmaltz matzo-ball soup, pan-roasted chicken, and various desserts. L’chaim! Reservations ($45 adults, $20 children) can be made by calling 202-686-2966.