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What to Do This Week: January 2 to 5

Justin Jones at DC9, opening night of “Time Stands Still” at Studio Theatre, and Phillips After 5 at the Phillips Collection.

Virginia native Justin Jones is performing at DC9 Monday night. Photograph courtesy of the artist’s Web site.

Monday, January 2
Singer-songwriter Justin Jones is dropping by DC9 tonight. “His voice drips sweet honey into his new full-bodied sound, complete with drums, keyboard, bass, electric guitar, and a jangling banjo,” says writer Matt Carr. You can read our interview with the Virginia native here. Free. Doors open at 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, January 3
If you haven’t already, take the kids to a showing of Dr. Dolittle at Imagination Stage. Inspired by Hugh Lofting’s beloved children’s book, the story is about an eccentric doctor who can talk to animals. Tickets ($10 to $22) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. The play runs through January 8.

Wednesday, January 4
Donald Margulies’s drama Time Stands Still opens tonight at Studio Theatre. The story follows an injured photojournalist’s struggle with returning home from Iraq. The New York Times called the show “handily Mr. Margulies’s finest play since the Pulitzer Prize–winning Dinner With Friends.” The play runs through February 12. Tickets ($35 to $69) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. 8 PM

Thursday, January 5
ART: Phillips After 5
, a popular after-hours event at the Phillips Collection, is back with cabaret performances, modern art, French lessons, and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets ($12) can be reserved through the gallery’s Web site. 5 to 8:30 PM.

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