Modern Pirates: The Washington Ballet's Le Corsaire, an update of the 19th century classic by Marius Petipa, premieres tonight in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Billed as a "swashbuckling adventure", the show features pirates, pashas, and the slave girls who love them. $20 - $125; 8 p.m.
Noir Master: Director David Lynch, whose influence on modern filmmaking is vast, is getting a retrospective at Arlington's Artisphere. Each Wednesday through April 27, one of Lynch's film-noir works will be shown; tonight it's his powerful 1980 black-and-white biopic The Elephant Man. $6; 8 p.m.
Indie Party: Raleigh indie-rock band Hammer No More The Fingers, who do a jagged take on Pavement-style pop, celebrate the release of their new record, Black Shark, tonight at Red Palace. They'll be joined by D.C. alt mainstays Deleted Scenes and math-rockers Caverns. $8; 8 p.m.
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