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Editor’s Picks: 5 events and performances not to miss

DIOGO MAINARDI
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DIOGO MAINARDI

Billed as a memoir like no other, The Fall focuses on a father trying to come to terms with a completely avoidable medical mishap that left his son Tito with Cerebral Palsy. Diogo Mainardi’s book explores the art and history of Venice, the city where Tito was born, charting the trajectory of the Western world and how the past shaped their present. Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-387-1400 or visit kramers.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. Now to Dec. 7. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $110. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespearetheatre.org.

JUSTIN RITCHIE’S LGBT SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE

“Make Them Hear You” is the name of this open-mike night, intended to highlight the talents of local gay singer-songwriters, hosted by local artist, musician and actor Justin Ritchie. A pianist will be on hand, or participants are welcome to bring their own instrument for accompaniment. Friday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are $10. Call 202-399-7993 or visit atlasarts.org.

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MODERN SCULPTURE: DIALOGUES IN THREE DIMENSIONS

While its galleries are closed for renovation and expansion, the National Gallery of Art has set up throughout its East Building a special installation of modern sculpture from its renowned holdings. And three times a week, the gallery offers a new 60-minute guided tour highlighting these works, allowing patrons to engage with each other in open-ended discussions about, in addition to the guide pointing out connections between, the works on view, from Alexander Calder’s monumental mobile Untitled from 1976 to Andy Goldsworthy’s decade-old Roof. The relationship between I.M. Pei’s East Building and John Russell Pop’s West Building is also examined. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, at 1:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art East Building Information Desk, 3rd Street at Constitution Avenue NW. Call 202-737-4215 or visit nga.gov.

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FOOD: OUR GLOBAL KITCHEN

National Geographic imports this exhibition from New York’s American Museum of Natural History exploring the complex and intricate farm-to-fork food system, with sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating. To Feb. 22. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. Tickets are $11. Call 202-857-7588 or visit ngmuseum.org.

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"Quixote Nuevo"

Round House Theatre - Bethesda, Bethesda
Tuesday, September 28 - Sunday, October 03
  • Theater
  • In Person
  • Added This Week

“Make room for "Quixote Nuevo",” raves "The Boston Globe". This inspired adaptation—set to the spirited sounds of Tejano music—reimagines Cervantes’ beloved knight Don Quixote as a brilliant... Read more

"Stoop Stories" -- Online Filmed Production

Online Stream,
Tuesday, September 28 - Sunday, October 03
  • Theater
  • Online & At Home

Combining heightened prose, poetry, and music playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith crafts a solo show with the rhythm and punch of big band jazz. From a stoop in Harlem, audiences... Read more

Introduction to Meditation -- Online

Zoom Stream,
Tuesday, September 28 - Saturday, October 30
  • Free
  • Added This Week
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Online & At Home

Through this online class, you will be able to deeply understand the principles of this meditation method and experience what makes it so powerful and effective. You will be led in a 30-minute session... Read more

Name That Tune - Live Music Weekly Livestream Game!

Online Stream,
Tuesday, September 28 - Tuesday, December 28
  • Music
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home

A weekly livestream Name That Tune game, with a different theme each time ('80s, beach music, movies, boy bands, Motown, etc.), plus trivia, lyric challenges, song knowledge and much more! And unlike ... Read more

Online Tai Chi Classes with Dave Burgett

Zoom Stream,
Tuesday, September 28 - Saturday, October 02
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Top Rated
  • Online & At Home

Often described at "meditation in motion," Tai Chi's gentle movements will calm your mind and enhance your body. Dave Burgett -- a Seventh-Degree Black Belt -- will lead you through a basic form to im... Read more

Reality Fit Club: Live Online Fitness Classes

Zoom Stream,
Tuesday, September 28 - Thursday, September 30
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Online & At Home

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

Piano Bingo with Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos - Online

Online Event,
Wednesday, September 29
  • Music
  • Under $10
  • Online & At Home

All the fun of NYC's favorite all-request piano singalong show with the excitement of competitive bingo -- every song checks a box, every game has a winner! Our show takes place on the Shake Rattle & ... Read more

Live Comedy On Zoom!

Zoom Stream,
Wednesday, September 29 - Wednesday, October 20
  • Free
  • Comedy
  • Top Rated
  • Online & At Home

We're bringing the comedy club experience direct to your living room. Live Comedy On Zoom features the best and brightest touring stand up comics, who under normal circumstances would be busy performi... Read more

"Seinfeld" Trivia on Zoom (yada yada yada!)

Zoom Stream,
Wednesday, September 29
  • Movies & TV
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Under $10
  • Online & At Home

"Seinfeld" Trivia via Zoom. Yada Yada Yada! Have some fun relieving "Seinfeld" and the gang at our interactive zoom trivia event How exactly does it work: 1) You will join the virtual room at the spec... Read more

"The Thanksgiving Play"

Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney
Wednesday, September 29 - Sunday, October 10
  • Theater
  • In Person
  • Added This Week

The country’s most-produced comedy of 2019 arrives in the DMV courtesy of Olney Theatre Center to open our 2021-22 season! This hilarious sendup of “white wokeness” features an undaunted theatre... Read more

After School Improv 4 Teens - Online

Zoom Stream,
Wednesday, September 29
  • Comedy
  • Under $10
  • Online & At Home

Come play improv comedy games. While having a ton of fun, sharing much needed laughs, you will develop creative writing & critical thinking, team communications and presentation skills and build self ... Read more

"Teenage Dick"

Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
Wednesday, September 29 - Sunday, October 17
  • Theater
  • In Person
  • Hot

Welcome to a modern, darkly comic re-telling of Shakespeare’s "Richard III" set in the most treacherous of places – high school. Bullied because of his cerebral palsy, Richard is willing to crush ... Read more

Comedy 4 Kids Online Classes

Online,
Wednesday, September 29
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Online & At Home

Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius! Walt Frasier and his team at EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH bring their popular Times Square program online to the e... Read more

Online Comedy Classes for All Ages

Zoom Stream,
Wednesday, September 29
  • Comedy
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Online & At Home

Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius! Classes are available for kids (age 7-10), tweens (age 11-13), teens (age 14-17) and adults (age 18+).... Read more

Bob Dylan Whiskey Hunt

The Mansion on O & O Street Museum, Washington
Wednesday, September 29 - Thursday, September 30
  • In Person
  • Foodie

Sip on Bob Dylan’s own Heaven’s Door Whiskey — then explore our themed rooms and secret doors. You will decipher clues and search for music-themed items including a guitar signed by Bob Dylan. W... Read more

"Fabulous Fanny: The Songs & Stories of Fanny Brice" - Online

Stellar Stream,
Wednesday, September 29 - Sunday, December 12
  • Theater
  • Top Rated
  • Online & At Home
  • Stellar

If you're looking for laughs, Fanny Brice is the one to deliver 'em to ya -- well, Fanny Brice via Kimberly Faye Greenberg. The legendary comedian's life was first dramatized by Barbra Streisand in th... Read more

"Getting Paid to Talk": An Introduction to Voice Over -- Online

Online,
Thursday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 27
  • Under $10
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Online & At Home

You know when you hear a voice on the radio, and you think ... I could do that! Well, you can take the first step to "making money to talk". This online course will show you where voice overs are prod... Read more

"F.I.R.E", Virtual Play

Online,
Thursday, September 30
  • Theater
  • Added This Week
  • Online & At Home

It’s Summer Drinks Night at an average Fifth Avenue hedge-fund and, for the generally isolated back office accountants, the most important night of the year. But when an emergency audit comes crashi... Read more

"Becoming Dr. Ruth"

Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Washington
Thursday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 20
  • Theater
  • In Person

America's favorite sex therapist returns. Don’t miss the return of this triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who found her own unique place in the world. Before she became America’s favo... Read more

Comedian Kelsey Cook

DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern, Washington
Thursday, September 30 - Saturday, October 02
  • In Person
  • Comedy
  • Under $10

As seen on "The Tonight Show", Comedy Central, "A Little Late", and co-host of "The Self-Helpless" podcast, Kelsey Cook is back in DC!... Read more

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