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ToDo ToDay: American Ballet Theatre, Mad Men Food, and Bleachers

abtOver its 75-year history, the American Ballet Theatre has been home to the lions of 20th-century dance. The Library of Congress explores the history of “America’s National Ballet Company ®” (so declared in a 2006 act of Congress) in the exhibition “American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years.” Dozens of works from the ABT collection—including photographs, scores, costume sketches, programs, and posters—make their way to the LOC to give dance fans a stronger grasp on the American Ballet Theater’s cultural significance. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Jan. 24 at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. (202) 707-5000. loc.gov(Jordan-Marie Smith)

EAT THIS

The “Kitchen” at Menu MBK—the six-seat counter where chef Frederik de Pue serves a prix-fixe menu—is going Mad Men-themed this September.  On the menu, you’ll find throwbacks like oysters Rockefeller, beef Wellington, and cheese fondue as well as dishes favored in the Congressional dining room in the 1960s. The five-course meal costs $65 per person with drink pairings—including twists on the martini, Manhattan, mai tai, and old fashioned—available for an additional $45. Call (202) 347-7491 or email eat@menumbk.com for reservations. Menu MBK, 405 8th St. NW. (202) 347-7491. menumbk.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

The National Gallery of Art presents a series of 19th century Italian prints that chronicle the change from ornate Baroque pieces to modernism in its new exhibition "From Neoclassicism to Futurism." 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

California pop groups Part Time and Sea Lions perform at Comet Ping Pong with local dream-pop quintet Go Cozy. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

fun. member Jack Antonoff brings his solo act, Bleachers, to the 9:30 Club. New York-based pop trio Misterwives opens the show. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.

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