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What to Do Tonight: January 17

Opening night of “La Cage aux Folles” at the Kennedy Center, indie pop band Harper Blynn at the Iota Club, and Stephanie Mills at the Birchmere.

Christopher Sieber and George Hamilton in La Cage aux Folles, opening tonight. Photograph courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

Tuesday, January 17

THEATER: The Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles opens tonight at the Kennedy Center. The Tony Award–winning musical stars George Hamilton as Georges, the gay manager of a glitzy nightclub, and his drag queen partner, played by Christopher Sieber. Tickets ($65 to $130) can be purchased through the KenCen’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The show runs through February 12.

MUSIC: Indie pop band Harper Blynn are dropping by the Iota Club and Cafe. “If pop hooks were Monopoly money, this foursome would be buying hotels on Park Place by now,” says Time Out New York. You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM.

R&B singer Stephanie Mills performs at the Birchmere tonight. The former Broadway star won a Grammy Award for her song “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” Tickets ($69.50) can be purchased through Ticketmaster. 7:30 PM.

BALLET: The Mariinsky Ballet Company brings Les Saisons Russes to the Kennedy Center. The dance features three works by Michel Fokine, including “Chopiniana,” “Scheherazade,” and “The Firebird.” Tickets ($29 to $150) can be purchased through the KenCen’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The show runs through January 22.

FOOD: If you haven’t already, head to Alexandria for the city’s Restaurant Week. Nearly 60 eateries are offering $35 three-course dinners or meals for two. Click here for a list of participating venues.

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