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What to Do Tonight: February 15

The opening of “Astro Boy and the God of Comics” at Studio Theatre, free noodles and a movie at the Freer Gallery, and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley at the Kennedy Center.

Caption: Broadway star Alice Ripley, shown here in Next to Normal, performs a free concert at the Kennedy Center tonight. Photograph by Craig Schwartz.

Wednesday, February 15

THEATER: Studio Theatre’s new show, Astro Boy and the God of Comics , opens today. Directed by Georgetown theater professor Natsu Onoda Power, the play is about Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and his crime-fighting robot. Tickets ($30 to $35) can be purchased through the theater’s website. 8:30 PM. The show runs through March 11.

FILM: During the Freer Gallery’s Noodles and a Movie event, guests can enjoy a bowl of chef Hou Chun-sheng’s special beef noodles followed by a screening of Eat Drink Man Woman. The Taiwanese chef won the 2011 Taipei Beef Noodle Soup competition. Free. 6 PM.

MUSIC: Tony Award winner Alice Ripley gives a free cabaret performance at the Kennedy Center. The acclaimed actress is known for her roles in Next to Normal and Side Show. Free. 6 PM.

ART: If you haven’t already, head to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts for Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas’s new exhibition, “Progeny.” The mother-and-son duo’s show explores motherhood, memory, and family through photographs. Read our interview with the artists here. “Progeny” runs through February 29.

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