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ToDo ToDay: The Grand Parade! Jewish Nibbles!

Members of Massachusetts-based Double Edged Theater usually premiere their new pieces on the small farm where they live, but they’ll debut their latest movement-based work at Arena Stage. This new work tells the story of the 20th century and draws visual inspiration from the work of Russian modernist painter Marc Chagall. In The Grand Parade, Double Edged troupe members will follow the evolution of invention, from planes to cars to spaceships, and yes, they’ll express all of this while launching themselves into the air. Read more>>> The play runs to Feb. 10 at the Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. $40. (202) 554-9066. arenastage.org. (Neda Semnani)

EAT THIS

Tonight, restaurateurs Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox and Muse Cafe at the Corcoran will preview their new cookbook The New Jewish Table. Nibble on smoked salmon corn beignets or falafel while sipping on Israeli wine as a part of the Corcoran's Uncorked series. In addition to bites and wine, there will be docent-led tours and a special viewing of "Bezalel on Tour," an exhibition highlighting a new educational partnership between the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. The event goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW; (202) 639-1700; corcoran.org/uncorked. (May Wildman)

OH AND ALSO

Round House Theatre starts performances of its new production of Glengarry Glen Ross, featuring Helen Hayes Award winner Rick Foucheux, tonight. 7:30 p.m. at Round House Theatre Bethesda, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $26–$53.

Get ready to feel itchy. Artist Carolina Mayorga's new work at Artisphere features an installation of vinyl ants that will infest the space. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.

No Rules Theatre Company begins their residency at Signature Theatre by performing Peter Shaffer's classic farce, Black Comedy.  8 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. Cash only, pay what you can.

Local folk favorites The Sweater Set play a free show as part of Shakespeare Theatre Company's Happenings Happy Hour series. 5:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free.

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