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Wedding of Ordos is a musical epic told in 8 chapters. It follows a young couple through a traditional Mongolian courtship, culminating in an elaborate wedding.
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Wedding of Ordos is a musical epic told in 8 chapters. It follows a young couple through a traditional Mongolian courtship, culminating in an elaborate wedding.

Jan. 24-25: Wedding of Ordos
The Inner Mongolia Ordos National Song and Dance Theatre is coming to The Kennedy Center this weekend for a limited, two performance run of Wedding of Ordos, a poetry, music and dance-infused show that recreates an elaborate Mongolian wedding ceremony. You can witness traditional Mongolian culture in action in this musical drama that delves into more than 700-year-old customs, etiquette, and apparel through the drawn-out courtship of a young couple.

Jan. 25-26: Penelope’s Pesky Pen
This Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. you can see Penelope’s Pesky Pen at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. Presented by Jane Franklin Dance, this family-friendly musical performance is inspired by the children’s book by Frank Dormer and tells the story of a magical pen with a mind of its own. What does one do with a magical writing instrument? In this 30-minute show, Penelope and her Aunt Pearl set off on an adventure to find out.

Music: “Pad & Pen (Inst)” by A Tribe Called Quest

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