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The Kennedy Center honors innovation and diversity in American ballet with the return of this popular weeklong celebration. Placing artists at the center of the conversation as never before, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. As Copeland and Peck offer their unique perspective and insight via engaging film segments interspersed throughout the performances, audiences will get an extraordinary chance to see the thrill, challenge, and future of dance through their eyes. (Image: Cheryl Mann)

Out and About: From ballet to Harry Potter trivia, plan your week now

Monday, April 17

Ballet Across America: The Kennedy Center honors innovation and diversity in American ballet with the return of this popular weeklong celebration. Placing artists at the center of the conversation as never before, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. As Copeland and Peck offer their unique perspective and insight via engaging film segments interspersed throughout the performances, audiences will get an extraordinary chance to see the thrill, challenge, and future of dance through their eyes. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 7:30 p.m., $29-$149

District Karaoke Finals: What if we told you that you could enjoy a night of karaoke with no chance of embarrassing yourself? You're in luck, because tonight is the season finale of District Karaoke! And the teams have all been competing for 20 weeks now, so come on out, grab a beer and watch some amazing performances that will leave you weeping into your drink over your lack of karaoke ability. Penn Social, 801 E St NW, 7 p.m., free

Tuesday, April 18

Women in Jazz: Love jazz? Love history? To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2017 this April, Smithsonian Jazz at the National Museum of American History presents rarely-seen jazz objects, instruments, and archives from our collections every Tuesday. This week's program will explore the contributions of women in jazz with artifacts, photographs, sheet music, and more from the Smithsonian collections that celebrate the work of women in jazz throughout history. National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, 1-3 p.m., free

Harry Potter Trivia: Study up on your wizarding knowledge for some Hogwarts-approved trivia! We can neither confirm that the questions can be classified as a "Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test" but you should definitely come prepared to battle the he who must not be named! Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Avenue NW, 7:30 p.m., $5 in advance/$10 at the door

Wednesday, April 19

Taste of the Nation: Taste over 90 of the DC area’s top restaurants and enjoy the libations from 18 of the district’s hottest mixologists at DC’s Taste of the Nation on April 19th at Nats Stadium. Presented by Citi and Sysco, DC’s Taste of the Nation brings the best of DC’s culinary scene in one place, and all to benefit No Kid Hungry-- an organization that helps fight childhood hunger right here in the USA. Nationals Baseball Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, 7 p.m., $100-$250

Thursday, April 20

Addie's Pop-Up at Black Salt: It’s been 22 years since Jeff Black opened his first restaurant, Addie’s. Simply named after his grandmother, the restaurant outgrew the original space in 2013. As Black Restaurant Group prepares to bring the spirit of Addie’s back with a late summer opening in Park Potomac, the team is offering a rare sneak peak of what is to come. Prior to Addie’s Grand opening, Addie’s will takeover the private dining space at Black Salt. Travel with Black through ghosts of menus past and taste dishes of the future. In addition to a preview dinner, guests will receive an exclusive invite to the grand opening party for Addie’s at Park Potomac. The seven-course, prix fixe menu will draw on seasonal seafood and highlight the spring harvest. BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant, 4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, 5:30 p.m., $100 (includes wine pairings, excludes tax and tip), call 202-342-9101 to reserve

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