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(Jan. 4) PRETTY BREAKFAST IN PINK CLUB Northwest Washington's Black Cat spends the evening with the Brat Pack as part of its John Hughes Double Feature. A brain, an athlete, a basket case, princess and criminal will be on hand as the venue presents '80s coming-of-age classics "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink" beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

(Jan. 4-30) OUT OF THE WOODWORK Six wood-engravers from the United Kingdom travel across the pond to partake in "Bewick's Legacy" this month at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring. The artists showcase highly detailed woodwork influenced by those of Thomas Bewick, the man many consider to be the father of wood engraving.

(Jan. 5-Feb. 13) MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's Marcus; Or The Secret of Sweet debuts Wednesday at Studio Theatre in Northwest Washington. A young man living in the New Orleans projects risks losing his loved ones in the name of love in the whimsical conclusion to McCraney's "Brother/Sister Plays."

Music: "Don't You Forget About Me" by The Simple Minds

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