Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Water by the Spoonful, Ex Hex, and Chelsea Handler

waterAt the center of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful sits Elliot, an Iraq combat veteran struggling to acclimate to life back at home in Philadelphia while working as a Subway sandwich artist. His emotional challenges collide with a group of drug addicts leaning on each other for support in an online chat room. As the characters adapt to their new realities, their families, both biological and chosen, sustain them. Read more >>> The play runs March 5 to April 13 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39–$75. (202) 332-3300. Metzger)


The owners of the Macaron Bee recently opened a pastry shop and tea room in Georgetown called Lady Camellia. The pink and gold–clad 14-seat space offers a number of tea options with tea sandwiches, scones, and other pastries. You can also grab some goodies to go, including tea cakes, chocolates, croissants, cupcakes, and of course, macarons. Lady Camellia, 3261 Prospect St. NW. (202) 333-2308. (Jessica Sidman)


Chelsea Handler brings her Uganda Be Kidding Me tour to DAR Constitution Hall tonight. 7 p.m. at 1776 D St. NW. $63–$73. Before the show, she'll sign copies of her new book of the same name at Politics & Prose. 2 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Ex Hex, Foul Swoops, and Teen play an intimate rock 'n' roll show at the Black Cat Backstage. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Irish author John Banville reads and discusses his work with George Washington University writer-in-residence Molly McCloskey at the university's Marvin Center Amphitheater. 7:30 p.m. at 800 21st St. NW. Free.

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