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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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