What to Do Tonight: January 18
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the McLean Community Center, electronica duo Screen Vinal Image at the Black Cat, and “Trippin’ On E!” at the Riot Act.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Gaîté Parisienne. Photograph courtesy of the ballet company’s website.
BALLET: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform at the McLean Community Center tonight. The all-male dance company pokes fun at classical ballet with surprisingly graceful technique. You can watch one of the troupe’s performances here. Tickets ($45) can be purchased through the event’s website. 8 PM. The show runs through January 19.
MUSIC: Electronica duo Screen Vinal Image are bringing their psychedelic sounds to the Black Cat. The Arlington natives released their new album, Strange Behavior, earlier this month. Tickets ($10) can be purchased through the club’s website. Doors open at 8 PM.
COMEDY: During “Trippin’ On E!” at the Riot Act, audience members can experience music, poetry, sketch, and standup all in one show. The lineup includes comedians Lamont King, Eddie Bryant, Ray Lipowski, and lyric poet Reesa Renee. Tickets ($20) can be purchased through the theater’s website. 7:30 PM.
THEATER: If you haven’t already, head to Theater J for a showing of The Religion Thing. The story follows a Washington couple’s attempt to balance religion, faith, and relationship woes. “For a play that could get so tangled up in sweeping universal questions of modern humanity, the often laugh-out-loud action feels present and personal,” says writer Gwendolyn Purdom. Read the full review here. Tickets ($25 to $60) can be purchased through the theater’s website. 7:30 PM. The play runs through January 29.