November 2012 Archives

The National Theatre of Scotland presents an international tour of its 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit play, performed in an actual pub. For the D.C. stop, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has enlisted the former Brickskeller basement bar, now known as the Bier Baron Tavern, to share this dream-like journey of self-discovery, magical moments, devilish encounters and witty karaoke. To Dec. ... [Read]

Lianne La Havas at The Birchmere

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 11, 2012 8:36 AM |
The Birchmere has done it again, snagging a breakthrough act -- before the act has actually broken through. Following in the footsteps of British folk singer Corinne Bailey Rae and British electro-folk rock band Mumford & Sons, the intimate Alexandria venue presents Lianne La Havas for a Veteran's Day Weekend concert. NPR has touted the new British folk/pop chanteuse ... [Read]

Olivia Newton-John comes to Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 11, 2012 8:33 AM |
From the films Grease and Xanadu to the mega-pop hit "Physical" to LOGO's Sordid Lives, Australian performer Olivia Newton-John has managed to achieve a sense of both career longevity and diversity, and fairly broad appeal to various audiences. But of course, her core fan base is and has always been gays and the broader LGBT community. So expect Strathmore to ... [Read]

A Clockwork Orange at Scena

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 11, 2012 8:25 AM |
Robert MacNamara has wanted to stage A Clockwork Orange essentially from the moment he co-founded his stalwart theater company Scena -- the same year Burgess published his theatrical adaptation of his original novel -- in 1987. After decades of waiting in the wilderness, MacNamara's determination has paid off in a gung-ho production that enhances your impression of the story. The ... [Read]

Thanksgiving is drawing near and that means it's pie time! Food & Friends is offering four pie flavors as part of its Slice of Life pie sale. When you buy your pies from Food & Friends, not only are you serving a delicious pie to your family and guests but are helping to provide healthy, life-sustaining meals for a child ... [Read]