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Where & When: The Week in Washington Nightlife

Ballet goes hard core, and a little bit of Ireland comes to Washington

Monday, February 14
The Fatback DJs are throwing their annual party, Tender Loin, at Napoleon Bistro. Expect a mix of romantic slow jams, funk, and R&B. 10 PM to 2 AM; $5 at the door. 

And check our our Valentine's Day guide for more ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Tuesday, February 15
John Mellencamp is performing at DAR Constitution Hall in support of his 2010 album, No Better Than This, which was recorded in a historic Baptist church, among other unconventional places. 7 PM; get tickets ($45 to $128) at Ticketmaster.

Wednesday, February 16
Who says ballet has to be all pink tutus and classical music? The Washington Ballet’s Rock and Roll features early works by director Septime Weber and dances set to by music by Beck and the Rolling Stones. At Sidney Harman Hall through February 20; buy tickets ($20 to $87) at the Shakespeare Company’s site.

Thursday, February 17
Set in 1920s Dublin, Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey combines comedy and tragedy to tell the story of the down-on-luck Boyle family. Presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company through March 20 at Artisphere. Purchase tickets ($25 to $35) at Box Office Tickets.

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