TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
THEATER: Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s riveting new effort Sweat runs at the Arena Stage until Feb 21. The story focuses on the inhabitants of a steel milling town in Pennsylvania and the lives torn apart amid rumors of layoffs and a tragic crime. $80, 7:30 PM.
MUSIC: DC-area natives Jukebox the Ghost have a homecoming of sorts at the Black Cat on Tuesday. The lively, piano-laden power pop trio actually met as students at George Washington University and banded together under the name The Sunday Mail. $20, 7:30.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
MUSIC: DC Vinyl Headz’s Bring Your Own Vinyl night every first and third Wednesday of the month at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe is the chance to nerd out with fellow audiophiles and spin your favorite records. Sign up for a 30-minute DJ slot by emailing DCVH@dcvinylheadz.com. Free to attend, 6 PM.
MOVIE: Bethesda Row’s “Wednesday Movie Rewind” selection this week is Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Strangers on a Train, a film about a chance meeting in a train from DC that leads to murder and so much more for unassuming tennis champion Guy Haines. $9, 4 PM and 7:30 PM.