Spotlight on Thursday

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COMFORT FOOD

Need to relax among the holiday craziness? The newest addition to the 14th Street Corridor offers the opportunity with comfort food and some innovative drink options. Matchbox, a D.C. favorite for pizza and cocktails, is opening up along the bustling row and will feature a 25-foot bar with 23 beers as well as eight wines and one prosecco on tap -- one of the largest selections of draught wines found in Washington.

The restaurant's newest location (1401 T St. NW) will open this weekend with some of the standard fare from other locations as well as some specialties only available here. The menu will feature many go-to favorites like 3.6.9 mini burgers and spicy meatball pizza that guests have grown to love. In addition, original entrees will include braised beef short ribs with turmeric vegetables and fingerling potatoes in a coconut curry sauce and seared sea scallops with pork belly risotto.

MODERN DANCE

We're excited to announce that the New York-based Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is in town performing three signature jaw-dropping works. The company is one of the world's foremost modern dance companies, known for its fantastic dancing and beautifully intricate music. Lubovitch himself is a legend, hailed as one of the best choreographers in the world. He has choreographed more than 100 dances for the company as well as several famous Broadway shows, such as "Into The Woods" and "Othello." The company will be debuting at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW) in the Eisenhower Theater with original Lubovitch works, including "North Star," "The Legend of Ten" and "Crisis Variations."

The performance starts at 8 p.m., and there will be a free discussion afterward that will include a moderator and members of the company. Tickets start at $22 at kennedy-center.org.

INTERACTIVE THEATER

The theater just got a little more interesting thanks to a new dog & pony show, "A Killing Game." The performance incorporates a playful atmosphere by integrating the audience immediately after the curtain rises. If you're afraid of interacting with the actors, then we don't recommend sitting in the front row. Eugene Ionesco's "Killing Game" journeys through the frenzied phases of a public health emergency and by doing so probably holds the record for death scenes in a single play. A deadly plague afflicts an entire community, leaving the citizens to wonder -- who will survive?

The performances take place through Dec. 22 at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 Seventh St. SE). Tickets are $17 at dogandponydc.com, but if you buy them at the door, your ticket could range from $5 to $40 thanks to a simple chance-based card game.

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