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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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"The Sequestered": A Micro Short Online Film Festival

Facebook Stream,
Friday, July 10 - Friday, July 31
  • Free
  • Movies & TV
  • Online & At Home

Brand new films from isolation every Friday night with a brand new prompt on Saturdays. We are a free, non-competitive weekly film festival open to anyone with time on their hands and an itch to creat... Read more

Stream of "Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert"

Online Stream,
Friday, July 10
  • Theater
  • Free
  • Hot
  • Online & At Home

For the first time online, experience an extraordinary evening with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters in concert. The free stream of "Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert" is set for 8 pm Eastern on F... Read more

Jukebox Bingo Fridays: Online Event

Pogo Events on Zoom,
Friday, July 10 - Friday, August 28
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10

Bingo with a beat: We like the sound of that! This online bingo game replaces numbers with popular songs. There's also music trivia and a little karaoke, too. You've got to play this to see -- and hea... Read more

"Virtual Laughs"

Zoom Stream,
Friday, July 10 - Friday, August 28
  • Free
  • Hot
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home

Have you finished watching all of Netflix? Want to see some FREE standup comedy that is fresh? Well, come check out Virtual Laughs and see the world's greatest comedians. Yes, get ready to laugh your ... Read more

Improv Happy Hour Online

Online,
Friday, July 10 - Saturday, July 18
  • Free
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

Unexpected Productions presents an Improv Happy Hour. This is a wildly unpredictable hour were we strive to translate classic improv games online, create new ones address the events of the world, and ... Read more

The DC Comedy Showcase

Comedy Club DC, Washington
Friday, July 10 - Saturday, August 29
  • 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 Magic" With Illusionist Kevin Blake

Zoom Stream,
Friday, July 10
  • Circus & Magic
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10

A fully interactive, all-virtual, all-incredible magic show for the sheltered masses. The show combines amazing stories and incredible mysteries that happen both virtually and in reality, with unique ... Read more

Crystal City Comedy Showcase

La Bettola Pizzeria, Arlington
Friday, July 10 - Saturday, August 01
  • Free
  • Comedy

Experience the Crystal City Comedy Showcase at La Bettola Pizzeria in the hot buzzing neighborhood on 23rd street. The upstairs lounge and bar will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for th... Read more

Phil Ackerly's Magic & Comedy Zoom Show -- Online

Zoom Stream,
Saturday, July 11
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

Phil Ackerly brings you the best magic & comedy to your screen every Saturday night. Join Phil and his guests for magic and comedy the whole family can enjoy. You are guaranteed the best seats in YOUR... Read more

"Wisecrackin'": Virtual Comedy Show

Facebook Livestream,
Saturday, July 11 - Friday, July 31
  • Free
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home

"Wisecrackin'" is a virtual comedy show where the comedians are pitted head to head to write a punchline to a set up they have never seen on the spot. The audience can then vote on their favorite. Our... Read more

Andrew McMahon Livestream

Live Stream,
Saturday, July 11
  • Music
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

Due to overwhelming demand for the three sold-out Andrew McMahon Drive-In OC concerts at the City National Grove of Anaheim, a live stream will now be available provided by On Location Live, with a po... Read more

An Online Sandwich Masterclass

Zoom Class,
Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25
  • Foodie
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes

Immerse yourself in the world of sandwiches as you cook, eat, photograph and discuss everything there is to know about an iconic New York sandwich, with the help of a professional sandwich guide! Whet... Read more

Musical Moments Education: Instruments of the 18th Century -- Online

Facebook Live,
Saturday, July 11
  • Free
  • Music
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week

Musical Moments is the place to be if you want to know more about historical performance. Whether its educational episodes or #newcomer interviews, this series offers a glimpse into the world of early... Read more

Beatitudes: Writer's Workshop — Online

Zoom Stream,
Saturday, July 11
  • Theater
  • Free
  • Online & At Home
  • Added This Week

Lyrical assembly will be holding another writer’s workshop centered around poetry, faith, and activism. The workshop will be this Saturday at 9am. Our theme this week will be the #beatitudes. This i... Read more

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

Facebook Live Stream,
Saturday, July 11 - Thursday, July 23
  • Music
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10

When you can’t go to the party, the party comes to you! This interactive at-home dueling piano performance is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to songs by your fave artists, ... Read more

"Pure Virtual Standup" - Live Stream Comedy Show

Online Event,
Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25
  • Comedy
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10

Welcome back to EastVille! We invite you to a night of "Pure Virtual Standup". No chatting, no interruptions. Just real stand-up comedy! Enjoy this virtual comedy club experience from the comfort and ... Read more

Reality Fit Club: Live Online Fitness Classes

Zoom Stream,
Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, August 08
  • Online & At Home
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes

Legs, arms, tummy, booty -- no matter which part of the body you're looking to whip into shape, Reality Fit Club's got a fun routine in store for you. With their series of high-energy online workouts,... Read more

Gay Virtual Speed Dating in NYC

Zoom Stream,
Saturday, July 11
  • Online & At Home
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Nightlife
  • Under $10

Speed dating has never been more fun! We will make introductions, and you go on serval short one-on-one dates (each lasting 5-6 minutes) then mingle with everyone and everyone will play a fun game.... Read more

"Murals of Our City" Walking Tour

African American Civil War Memorial, Washington
Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25
  • 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

"The Miracle of Heliane" Online Stream

Online Stream,
Saturday, July 11
  • Theater
  • Free
  • Music
  • Online & At Home

Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, "The Miracle of Heliane" ("Das Wunder der Heliane") features an intricate, erotic triangle between a ruthless despot, The Ruler; his beautiful and neglected wife,... Read more

 

 

 

 


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