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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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"SIX"

The National Theatre, Washington
Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, August 14
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Hot
  • Top Rated

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euph... Read more

KURIOS by "Cirque du Soleil": Unlock the Door to a "Cabinet of Curiosities"

Under the Big Top at Tysons II, Tysons
Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, September 25
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Rush
  • Hot
  • Circus & Magic

What if, by engaging your imagination and opening your mind, you could alter reality and unlock the door to a world of wonders? Welcome to the realm of KURIOS -- "Cabinet of Curiosities" from "Cirque ... Read more

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

National Building Museum, Washington
Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, August 28
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Hot
  • Top Rated

Folger Theatre is back in person, and we are preparing to see you soon. We are busy creating the magical world of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and building a theater from the ground u... Read more

Unleash Your Inner Vixen: Intro to Burlesque -- Online Class

Zoom Stream,
Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, August 28
  • For Adults

This experience is designed for bodies of all ages, shapes, and sizes! From the comfort of your own home, spend 90 minutes soaking up some positive vibes, reconnecting with your body, and embracing a ... Read more

"American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words"

Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, Washington
Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, August 28
  • Theatre
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Hot
  • Top Rated

Frederick Douglass ignited the flame of a freedom movement that still burns today. Charles Randolph-Wright (Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, Broadway’s Motown the Musical) returns to Arena Stag... Read more

UniverSoul Circus

National Harbor, National Harbor
Thursday, August 11 - Monday, September 05
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Hot
  • Circus & Magic
  • Family
  • Top Rated

UniverSoul Circus returns to National Harbor with the most exciting combination of interactive circus arts, theater, and music you have ever seen! UniverSoul Circus is fresh, bold, fun and challenges ... Read more

DC Comedy Loft presents Nate Jackson

DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern, Washington
Thursday, August 11 - Saturday, August 13
  • Comedy

Dc Comedy show this weekend with Nate Jackson at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern... Read more

"Firebringer" - A StarKid Musical from Dominion Stage

Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
Thursday, August 11 - Saturday, August 13
  • Theatre

FIREBRINGER from StarKid Productions - DC AREA PREMIERE! At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacem... Read more

"Cinderella" Puppet Show

Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Thursday, August 11 - Friday, August 26
  • Theatre
  • Family

Rod puppets convey the classic tale of rags to riches, love at first sight (twice!), and getting what we all deserve. Don’t miss this fan favorite production, or your magical midnight curfew!... Read more

"Drunk Shakespeare" Washington DC

The Sage Theatre, Washington
Thursday, August 11 - Saturday, December 31
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Hot
  • Comedy
  • Top Rated

You are cordially invited to a meeting of The Drunk Shakespeare Society. In a hidden speakeasy, five classically-trained actors assemble for their sacred ritual. One actor takes five shots of whiskey ... Read more

Live Music at City Winery D.C.

City Winery DC, Washington
Thursday, August 11 - Sunday, August 28
  • Music
  • Top Rated

City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, fo... Read more

The DC Comedy Showcase

Comedy Club DC, Washington
Thursday, August 11 - Friday, September 30
  • Comedy
  • Nightlife

The showroom & tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent fro... Read more

"My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy"

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington
Thursday, August 11 - Sunday, August 14
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Hot
  • Top Rated

This hilarious & poignant story is universal in its message: The journey to follow one's dream, and the parents who suffer through it! Actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman's moving, hilarious story about the... Read more

"Lucky Stiff" - Dinner & Show!

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, Hagerstown
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 28
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre

Based on the novel, "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" by Michael Butterworth, "Lucky Stiff" is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery, musical, farce, complete with mistaken identities, six mi... Read more

"Fantastagirl and the Math Monster"

Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 21
  • Theatre
  • Family

Come see the Adventure Theatre's newest musical! Fantastagirl, a second-grade superhero who uses words to save the day, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: the Math Monster! When confronted w... Read more

Aaron Weber

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington
Friday, August 12 - Saturday, August 13
  • Comedy

Aaron Weber is a standup comedian based in Nashville, TN and is a regular performer at the world famous Grand Ole Opry. He made his debut in 2019 at the age of twenty-eight, making him the youngest st... Read more

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Show: Hear the Hits in Fun, Interactive Show

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar, National Harbor
Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 26
  • Music
  • Top Rated

Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. ... Read more

RENT

The ArtsCentric Theatre, Baltimore
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 28
  • Added This Week

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East... Read more

Improv Comedy Night in Adams Morgan

DC Arts Center (DCAC), Washington
Saturday, August 13
  • Comedy

Rails Comedy presents Improv Comedy Night at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan! Watch DC's best improvisers take the stage to make up comedic theatre on the spot for one night only. Doors open 7:15pm... Read more

Magicians Battle Head-to-Head in "The Magic Duel"

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington
Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, August 20
  • Circus & Magic
  • Top Rated

Tired of dinner and a movie? Magic isn't for kids anymore. Two first-rate snarkists battle live and onstage, for the title of DC’s Best Magician in "The Magic Duel". This show is full of seriously f... Read more

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