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(March 21-April 17) iPLAY The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs opens Monday at Northwest Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Playwright Mike Daisey traveled to China's Foxconn factory where many Apple products are made to conduct research for his monologue. He portrays the dark side of technology with poignancy and humor through mid-April.

(March 21-April 3) iPOTS There's nothing dark about locally produced pottery. You can enjoy a crafty selection of ceramic productions in the Kiln Club of Washington's Annual Show on view at Scope Gallery in Alexandria through the first week of April.

(March 21) OPEN5THS Washington's open5ths was conceived of in a London pub, which may or may not explain why the a cappella ensemble has a proclivity toward sea shanties and Billy Joel. In addition to songs about drunken sailors and uptown girls you'll hear some doo-wop, spirituals, and Renaissance-era favorites tonight at Northwest's National Theatre.

Music: "Never Stop" by Chilly Gonzales

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