The Mariinsky Ballet brings the classic Giselle to the Kennedy Center. Choreographed by Jean Corelli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa, the ballet is one of the most romantic works in the classical canon. Through February 13; buy tickets ($29 to $150) at the Kennedy Center Web site.
Brightest Young Things Bentzen Ball is presenting “Live From the Lab” a no-holds-barred comedy showcase at the Velvet Lounge. The show starts at 8 and it’s free.
Learn how to paint a room, choose the right window treatment, and other home-repair quick fixes at Ace Hardware’s (1055 Fifth St., NW) Ladies’ Night. There’ll also be wine, cupcakes, raffle prizes, and massages, and guests will receive 20 percent off their purchases. 6 to 8; free.