ToDo ToDay: Glengarry! Palm Parties! Chinese New Year!
After a somewhat unexciting fall lineup, biting drama makes a welcome return to Round House. For its production of Glengarry Glen Ross, the company has employed an all-star cast of D.C. actors to depict the down-on-their-luck real estate salesmen at the center of David Mamet's play. It's set at the height of the '80s housing boom but the tale could still take place in many parts of the U.S. today. Read more>>> 8 p.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $26-$58. (Caroline Jones)
In celebration of The Palm restaurant group's role in a new CBS reality competition called The Job, all of the restaurants' locations are hosting viewing parties and extending happy hour until close. In tonight's premiere episode, airing at 8 p.m., contestants will vie for a job as an assistant manager's position with The Palm Restaurant Group. (And we thought the bar for reality TV couldn't get any lower than Bachelor Pad.) There will be complimentary hor d'oeuvres during the show and half-off beer, glasses of wine, premium spirits, and "Prime Bites" like sliders and mini crabcakes the rest of the night. The Palm, 1225 19th St NW and 1750 Tysons Blvd., McLean. (202) 293-9091 and (703) 917-0200; thepalm.com. (Jessica Sidman and May Wildman)
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Tonight: When treated correctly, a new format can reinvigorate a classic novel. That's what GALA Hispanic Theatre is hoping to do with its adaptation of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. Tonight's performance follows a talk by Guadalupe Valdés, a Chilean artist whose work is currently displayed in the theater's Kreeger Art Walk. 6 p.m. at Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20–$40.
Tonight: Mary Zimmerman returns to Arena Stage to remount her production of Metamorphoses with many of the same cast members and the design team that helped her win a Tony Award for direction in 2002. Yet Washington audiences will get to see this famous work in slightly new way: Until now, Zimmerman has never presented her play in the round. Read more>>> (Sophia Bushong) 8 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40–$70.
Saturday: Localish favorites Eternal Summers and Dot Dash perform at Rock & Roll Hotel with Technicians and Golden Looks. 9 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $10.
Sunday: The Chinese New Year parade winds its way through Chinatown to welcome lunar year 4711. More information on the parade website. 2 p.m. at 6th and I streets NW. Free.
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