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The Weekend Guide

metamorphoses!

Wet and wild.

SPLASH
Metamorphoses
What:
A spellbinding 90 minutes of storytelling staged in and around a pool of water and light. Ovid’s 2,000-year-old myth about gods and humans wrestling with love has the power to set hearts of (theater) lovers afire.
Why: Sit close to the action and you will get splashed.
When: Thru Mar. 17. Tues. & Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW, at Maine Ave. SW (202-488-3300). Tickets ($40-$85) at arenastage.org.

EAT
Jack Rose Dining Saloon Brunch Launches
What:
Sleepyheads get a serious wake-up call at the weekly feast. Entrees like open-face pork belly sandwiches topped with fried duck eggs are hangover friendly.
Why: Six little words — bourbon bacon blue cheese Bloody Mary.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 2007 18th St. NW, at Florida Ave. (202-588-7388).

TIPPLE
The St. Regis Bar
What:
Behold, the room’s decor (finally) matches the original beamed ceilings from 1926. Slip into a leather wingback by the fireplace, select a glass of bubbly or cognac, and settle in for lunch (may we suggest a croque monsieur or pasta with sweetbreads from Adour?).
Why: Downtown fabby.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 923 16th St. NW, at K St. (202-509-8000).

TWIRL
U.S. Department of Bhangra
What:
DJ Beta-G spins Indian dance music. Don’t know a Bedi from a Haati Chal? Teacher Munish leads an introductory dance lesson.
Why: Bollywood on the Potomac.
When: Sat., 9:30 p.m.
Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-667-4490). Tickets ($7) at the door.

REAP
Jeff Kreisler’s Get Rich Cheating
What:
Touting airtight examples, the comic writer hosts a wealth seminar that examines the potential windfalls of declaring bankruptcy and using steroids (among other real-life scams).
Why: Dress code is casual with a poker face.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW, b/t 6th & 7th Sts. (202-408-3100). Tickets at ticketfly.com ($15) or at the door ($18).

Photo: Courtesy of Arena Stage

LOCATIONS
2007 18th St NW
@ Florida Ave
Washington, DC 20009
202-588-7388
Sixth & I
600 I St NW
bt 6th & 7th Sts
Washington, DC 20001
202-408-3100
923 16th St NW
@ K St
Washington, DC 20005
202-509-8000
1101 6th St SW
@ Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
1811 14th St NW
bt S & T Sts
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-4490
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