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6 Things to Do This Weekend – Editor’s Picks

From Melissa Etheridge to Voca People to Shakespeare, there's a lot you'll want to see

Michelle Raymond

MICHELLE RAYMOND BAND

Bassist Dan Shorstein, electric guitarist Giorgio Carvallo and drummer Lance LaRue supports local lesbian singer/songwriter/guitarist Michelle Raymond in her namesake band at a free concert at the Cleveland Park Irish bar Nanny O’Brien’s. Friday, Nov. 14, at 10 p.m. Nanny O’Brien’s, 3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-686-9189 or visit michelleraymondband.com.

AS YOU LIKE IT

Internationally acclaimed Shakespearean director Michael Attenborough makes his debut in D.C. with a Shakespeare Theatre Company production of this frothy Shakespearean comedy, complete with a girl disguised as a boy and the source for some of the Bard’s most famous phrases, from “all the world’s a stage” to “too much of a good thing.” Zoe Waites, Adina Verson and Derek Smith lead the large cast. Extended to Dec. 14. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $110. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespearetheatre.org.

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VOCA PEOPLE

Strathmore presents this quirky off-Broadway show, a zany story of intergalactic beings on a spaceship. This YouTube sensation melds new vaudeville, circus and music from all corners of western civilization. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $28 to $72. Call 301-581-5100 or visit strathmore.org.

GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON

Three months before Valentine’s Day and its “Love Rocks!” program, this gay chorus serenades the haters with “Love Stinks (an Anti-Love Cabaret).” The program features select soloists sharing stories and songs about the perils and problems of love culled from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, the Top 40 and beyond. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are $35. Call 202-399-7993 or visit gmcw.org.

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JANET SIMS-WOOD

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University documents the work of a groundbreaking Howard University librarian — written by a woman who proceeded her in the role. By the mid-20th century Wesley had helped create a world-class archive known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and had become an immensely important figure in the preservation of African-American history, where her zeal for unearthing important, eclectic materials earned her the nickname “Shopping Bag Lady.” Monday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-387-1400 or visit kramers.com.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Celebrated lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge returns with a new album This Is M.E., which she released on her own new label ME Records. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Tickets are $77.25 to $99.75. Call 202-328-6000 or visit t
helincolndc.com.

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Attack of the Comics Comedy Show

Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
Friday, March 27
  • Free
  • Comedy

Seating is first come first serve!! Drafthouse Comedy Presents Attack of the Comics: DC's longest running Stand-up Open Mic. We showcase the real. Seasoned Comics need to work things out. Young Comics... Read more

Three Guys On Presents "Saturday Night Comedy Showcase" at Drafthouse Comedy in DC

Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
Saturday, March 28
  • Free
  • Comedy

FREE SHOW! First Come Entrance!! Every Saturday Night from 10:45PM- 12:15AM Come check out local comics on the rise as they test new material. A fun evening for everyone! Hosted by Three Guys On Rando... Read more

"The Office" Trivia -- Online

Zoom Virtual Room,
Wednesday, April 01
  • Online & At Home
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Added This Week

Do you Love "The Office?" Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our live "The Office" trivia game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your... Read more

"Music With Melita!": Family-Friendly Music Classes Online

Facebook Live Stream,
Thursday, April 02
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week

If it’s starting to feel like you’re on Day 364 of quarantine, Melita’s got you and your family covered with her series of online music classes on Facebook Live. Leave it to her guitar skills, c... Read more

"Friends" Trivia Online -- Live From Your Computer or Device

Zoom Meeting,
Thursday, April 02
  • Movies & TV
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

In this completely online and live event, you'll be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. You also get to meet and interact with other participants and be virtually introduced to ... Read more

Brad Linde's Team Players Big League

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
Friday, April 03
  • Music

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Atlas welcomes back to its stage a DC jazz favorite, Brad Linde and his ensemble.... Read more

"Showtime Comedy Live"

Taste of Seoul's Showroom, Washington
Friday, April 03 - Saturday, May 02
  • Comedy
  • Under $10

Catch the hot-buzz comedy showcase live in Wash, DC with fine dining & drinks at Taste of Seoul's Showroom in DC, we've been featured in the Isthmus Paper & work with the Entertainment Biz to provide ... Read more

"Online Friendly Feud"

Zoom Stream,
Friday, April 03
  • Comedy
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the "Online Friendly Feud" event to allow you to do just that, in a fun, safe environment. The in-per... Read more

The DC Comedy Showcase

Comedy Club DC, Washington
Friday, April 03 - Saturday, April 25
  • Comedy
  • Nightlife
  • Under $10
  • Make It a Date

Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts natio... Read more

"Virtual Comedy Tour"

Zoom Stream,
Friday, April 03 - Friday, April 10
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week

Meld your love of fine wine with stand-up comedy, and let's be honest, your need for a break from the re-runs with a virtual comedy show! Professional comedians and a sommelier join forces to share wi... Read more

National Gallery of Art Guided Tour

National Gallery of Art, Washington
Saturday, April 04 - Saturday, June 27
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Top Rated

A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights,... Read more

Library of Congress Guided Tour

Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington
Saturday, April 04 - Saturday, May 30
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Top Rated
  • Outdoor
  • Good for Groups

Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You'll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and... Read more

"Murals of Our City" Walking Tour

African American Civil War Memorial, Washington
Saturday, April 04 - Sunday, April 26
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Top Rated
  • Outdoor

Take an Urban Art Tour featuring the best Street Art of Washington, DC. U Street. This tour blends the African American Mid-Town U Street and Shaw neighborhoods history, culture, and street art. We an... Read more

Online Stand-Up Comedy Night

Mixer Stream,
Saturday, April 04 - Saturday, April 25
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week

We showcase a powerful mix of seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming comedians who you've seen on all of the major networks. Your comedy show host: Michael Wirtz, a stand-up comedian, motivational... Read more

"Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos" -- COVID EDITION! Online

Facebook Live Stream,
Saturday, April 04 - Saturday, April 25
  • Music
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week

We're bringing our "Dueling Pianos" show right into your lap! All the fun requests, music, comedy and interaction that you know and love, PLUS brand new play-at-home elements! We're going to have week... Read more

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton
Sunday, April 05
  • Music

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic is a 65-piece symphony orchestra bringing top-quality musical performances to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Under the leadership of music directo... Read more

Castle to Capitol: Architecture of Iconic Buildings on the National Mall

Smithsonian Castle, Washington
Sunday, April 05 - Sunday, June 28
  • Tours & Cruises

Washington's best loved museums line the East side of the National Mall, laid out between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Called the "Nation's Attic," the Smithsonian Institution is ... Read more

Georgetown Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Baked & Wired, Washington
Sunday, April 05 - Sunday, June 28
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Top Rated
  • Outdoor

Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play ho... Read more

Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Union Station, Washington
Monday, April 06 - Monday, June 29
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Top Rated

This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington, D.C. -- from the original L'Enfant city plan to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and grounds, the rise of the magnificent B... Read more

Tour the Monuments & Memorials of the National Mall

DC Design Tours - Washington Monument Lodge, Washington
Thursday, April 09 - Thursday, June 25
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Outdoor

Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks through an architectural lens on a two hour walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe-inspir... Read more

 

 

 

 


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