Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Rupert, Moonface, and a Cocktail Throwdown

rupertRupert Murdoch is known for many things, but dancing isn’t one of them. The Melbourne Theatre Company attempts to fix that reputation with its new musical biography of the newspaper mogul. As he grows from a young man tasked with running his father’s company to the monomaniacal head of the world’s second-largest media conglomerate, his character expresses himself through different styles of dance including a groovy disco to celebrate his American successes and a passionate flamenco with Margaret Thatcher. Read more >>> The play runs March 12 to 15 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre, 2700 F St. NW. $29–$69. (202) 467-4600.  kennedy-center.org(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Watch some of D.C.'s best bartenders compete for dominance tonight at The Elixir of Love: A Cocktail Competition at the Italian Embassy. Guests can sample drinks from Room 11, The Gibson, Founding Farmers, and other local restaurants and bars, then vote for their favorite. The winning cocktail will be served during a VIP intermission reception of the Washington National Opera's production of The Elixir of Love. Find more information and buy tickets, which cost $45, here. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. (202) 612-4400. ambwashingtondc.esteri.it. (Caroline Jones)

OH AND ALSO

Moonface, another project from prolific indie rocker Spencer Krug, performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Saltland. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

Acclaimed drummer Omar Hakim celebrates the release of his latest album with a show at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival continues at West End Cinema with a screening of Rafea: Solar Mama, which follows a Bedouin woman who leaves Jordan to become a solar engineer. 7 p.m. at 2301 M St. NW. $8–$11.

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