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A modern Broadway hit, a Peruvian festival, and ’80s rockers keep things colorful

Opening at the Studio Theatre in DC’s Logan Circle is Passing Strange, last year’s Broadway hit chock-full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll—but also thoughtful ruminations on gospel, punk, and African-American identity. The musical, which takes its name from a passage in Shakespeare’s Othello, was nominated for seven Tony Awards and was the subject of the 2009 Spike Lee documentary Passing Strange: The Movie. Tickets ($33) are available here. 8:30.

Transport yourself to South America with Makiykumanta, a showcase of Peruvian culture at the National Museum of the American Indian. Learn about native music, dance, food, architecture, art, and more at the interactive festival. Its many workshops, performances, and exhibitions kick off today and run through July 18. Click here for the full schedule. Free.

What’s a rock lobster? Find out tonight at Wolf Trap when the B-52s take the stage with their unique brand of new-wave rock. Get down to such hits as “Love Shack,” “Roam,” and of course, “Rock Lobster.” Tickets ($25 to $75) are available here. 8 PM.

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