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Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay to appear at MetroCooking DC this weekend

Bobby-Flay-2014-300x213One of the pinnacles of a chef’s career is to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation. On Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9, a dozen Beard winners and nominees, and guest chefs of The James Beard House will demonstrate their talents at MetroCooking DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

In addition to featured cooking demos, there will be a series of tasting and entertaining workshops ranging from “How to Make the Perfect Burger at Home” to “Understanding Spices.” The show’s marketplace will feature more than 300 vendors selling specialty food products and savvy kitchenware. New this year is a Natural Foods Pavilion that will feature organic and natural products. These events are included as part of the $20-per-day general admission.

Attendees have the option to purchase tickets to presentations with celebrity chefs Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay, advanced cooking classes, and admission to the Grand Tasting Pavilion and the Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion. A complete schedule of events and online ticketing information is available at metrocookingdc.com.

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Faizon Love

at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern, Washington
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Faizon Love has appeared on "Def Comedy Jam", Shaq’s "All Star Comedy Jam" and Martin Lawrence’s "First Amendment Comedy". In his motion picture debut "Bebe’s Kids", Faizon provided a dead on vo... [more+]

Faizon Love has appeared on "Def Comedy Jam", Shaq’s "All Star Comedy Jam" and Martin Lawrence’s "First Amendment Comedy". In his motion picture debut "Bebe’s Kids", Faizon provided a dead on vocal impression of legendary comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on this animated cult classic. That later led to a role in "The Meteor Man" starring Robert Townsend who then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom "The Parent ‘Hood". Faizon's breakout performance, however, was as Big Worm in the 1995 hit film "Friday" (Ice Cube, Chris Tucker). Follow up films include "Elf" (Will Ferrell), "Couples Retreat" (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau), "Money Talks" (Chris Tucker), "Blue Crush", "Tourque" (Ice Cube, Lawrence Fishburn), "The Perfect Holiday" (Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams), and "Big Mommas House" (Martin Lawrence). Evidencing his strong music ties, he’s also appeared in Hip Hop driven films such as "Idlewild" (Outkast), and "Who’s Your Caddy" (Terry Crews, Sherri Shepherd) as well as guested on Ludacris’ "Freaky Thangs" from the album "Word of Mouf". In 2018 Faizon ushered in the digital age, by starring in YOUTUBE RED’S first, original scripted series "Step Up: Highwater". He is currently filming Season 2. [less-]

"Sweeney Todd" Dinner Theater

at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, Hagerstown
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It's a match made in hell--a mad barber who'll slit your throat, and "mystery meat" pies sold cheap next door. Put them together, and you've got "Sweeney Todd", a delightfully horrific tale of obsessi... [more+]

It's a match made in hell--a mad barber who'll slit your throat, and "mystery meat" pies sold cheap next door. Put them together, and you've got "Sweeney Todd", a delightfully horrific tale of obsession and revenge. There's no mystery meat on the buffet menu, though! You'll get a selection of warm, tasty and fresh food. [less-]

"Butterfly"

at Source, Washington
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"INtimately" experienced, the classic story of love, hope and loss is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind this beloved music. This profoundly arresting new ver... [more+]

"INtimately" experienced, the classic story of love, hope and loss is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind this beloved music. This profoundly arresting new version, stripped to its intense emotional core, returns to the structure of the source play that inspired overwhelming music. Performed by two brilliant international young casts, one in English and one Italian, you choose how to witness an unforgettable experience of breath-taking opera as dynamic theater. [less-]

Musical Comedy "A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn"

at Anacostia Playhouse, Washington
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Let the good times roll as you experience a raunchy, raucous night of song filled with laughter, high jinks, and tears of joy. This fun-filled musical journey will take you on a ride of those unforget... [more+]

Let the good times roll as you experience a raunchy, raucous night of song filled with laughter, high jinks, and tears of joy. This fun-filled musical journey will take you on a ride of those unforgettable moments of that first date, first kiss, the one that got away, or maybe the one you kicked to the curb! "A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn" is a musical celebration and tribute to the juke joint, to those iconic nightspots that were known for good food, music and maybe a little trouble (if you weren’t careful). This cabaret-style presentation at Anacostia Playhouse highlights themes of love found, love lost and love renewed. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington, just to name a few. [less-]

Felipe Esparza Live (Netflix, HBO & "What's Up Fool" Podcast)

at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, Arlington
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If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-in... [more+]

If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-infested neighborhood in the country to winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to selling out live comedy shows all over the country and being able to act in TV shows and movies, Felipe's life has been anything but boring. He worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for fellow comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez, then took a leap of faith and went out on his own -- which led to very little income and opportunity at first. Today, in addition to his live stand-up touring, Felipe hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called "What's Up Fool?" that focuses on interesting stories from just about anybody. From renowned author and humanitarian Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries, to actor Damian Chapa (Miklo from "Blood In, Blood Out"), to the lead detective on the Night Stalker serial killer case, to actor Emilio Rivera (from "Sons of Anarchy") to even the "Incredible Hulk" who takes photos with tourists on Hollywood Blvd. Recently, Felipe produced his second hour-long stand-up special with his wife Lesa, entitled "Translate This", premiering on HBO September 30, 2017. He is also developing a sitcom with fellow comedian Dustin Ybarra and writers Bobby Bowman and Peter Murrietta -- Felipe and Dustin will play brothers in a single-camera comedy to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment. [less-]

"Magic Mike Tribute Show -- Ladies Night Revue"

at The Bier Baron Tavern, Washington
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Performing nationwide, we are the leader in providing good looking men that move on stage like none other. Our focus has been our celebrated and well known Ladies Night Out Male Revue Shows. Tickets t... [more+]

Performing nationwide, we are the leader in providing good looking men that move on stage like none other. Our focus has been our celebrated and well known Ladies Night Out Male Revue Shows. Tickets to the Men in Motion Male Revue is a perfect way to spend a Bachelorette Party, Birthday or just a fun-filled night with the girls. So ladies, let us fulfill your fantasy and make all your dreams come true with a Revue Show emulating Channing Tatum’s crew on film. See you at the show! [less-]

"The Book Club Play"

at Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring
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An uproarious comedy about books — yes, you read that right! — and a group of friends who love them. Silver Spring Stage delights in presenting "The Book Club Play" by award-winning playwright Kar... [more+]

An uproarious comedy about books — yes, you read that right! — and a group of friends who love them. Silver Spring Stage delights in presenting "The Book Club Play" by award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías. The leader of the book club has agreed to participate in a documentary by a “famous Danish filmmaker” who wishes to film them — unbeknownst to the friends. The intimate discussions that arise as they connect to different types of books, sharing their own opinions, secrets, and feelings in front of the ever-present camera lens. The result is touching moments and hilarious arguments, especially when an unexpected new member joins the group and these friends start to read between the lines. This play is smart AND fun, and everyone will feel like they are invited to join the club. [less-]

Shakespeare's "1 Henry IV" Featuring Edward Gero

at Folger Theatre, Washington
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Watch as loyalties are tested and rivals are vanquished when Shakespeare's history play of power, honor and redemption hits the stage. This production even features acclaimed actor Edward Gero as the ... [more+]

Watch as loyalties are tested and rivals are vanquished when Shakespeare's history play of power, honor and redemption hits the stage. This production even features acclaimed actor Edward Gero as the irrepressible Falstaff, making all the riotous comedy, political intrigue and battlefield action of this epic saga even more unforgettable! [less-]

"Cabaret"

at Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, Olney
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An American writer falls in love with a singer in Berlin on the eve of the Nazis' rise to power. The 1998 revival of "Cabaret" won four Tonys, boasting an unforgettable score by Kander and Ebb. Politi... [more+]

An American writer falls in love with a singer in Berlin on the eve of the Nazis' rise to power. The 1998 revival of "Cabaret" won four Tonys, boasting an unforgettable score by Kander and Ebb. Political upheaval tests the dream-like romance in this powerful production at Olney Theatre Center. [less-]

The DC Comedy Showcase

at Comedy Club DC, Washington
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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... [more+]

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 nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It's the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town. [less-]

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Walking Tour

at US Capitol Building, Washington
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On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and le... [more+]

On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city's oldest commercial district. [less-]

"La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream)"

at GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington
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Set in Poland in the 17th century when its influence and power in Europe had waned, "Life is a Dream" explores tyranny, fate, and free will. Weaving together the stories of Segismundo, who was impriso... [more+]

Set in Poland in the 17th century when its influence and power in Europe had waned, "Life is a Dream" explores tyranny, fate, and free will. Weaving together the stories of Segismundo, who was imprisoned at birth by his father King Basilio to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy, and Rosaura, who acts to restore her honor and control her destiny, this famous Spanish Golden Age drama addresses the universal question: “Who is the master of one’s fate?" [less-]

Smithsonian American Art Adventures

at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
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Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art whi... [more+]

Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you'll be taking in one of the world's largest collections of art. [less-]

Michela's Love Movement

at AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda
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Fri, September 20
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Love Movement is not your ordinary band. This ensemble, led by tap dancing phenomenon Michela Marino Lerman, is a hybrid of the highest levels of musicianship and hoofing. An extraordinary percussioni... [more+]

Love Movement is not your ordinary band. This ensemble, led by tap dancing phenomenon Michela Marino Lerman, is a hybrid of the highest levels of musicianship and hoofing. An extraordinary percussionist and dancer all in one, Lerman’s feet are a blur of brilliance, tapping on electronic boards and wooden stages to accentuate the group’s uplifting repertoire. Dancing to original music, spirituals and jazz, Love Movement is a journey through the levels of love. From familial love, self-love and realization, protest, prayer, spiritual love and romantic love, this is an immersive musical experience that will leave you feeling moved and empowered. [less-]

"The Girls of the Garden Club"

at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel
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Laurel Mill Playhouse is proud to present _ presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and written by John Patrick! Directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers, t... [more+]

Laurel Mill Playhouse is proud to present _ presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and written by John Patrick! Directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers, this engaging comedy will have you in stitches Rhoda Greenleaf (Sam David) is devoted to gardening and wants to land the presidency of the local garden club. Standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle (Barbara Gasper), who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. Despite help from other club members, Rhoda's effort to oust her is stalled, until her daughter's boyfriend (Zach Polignone)) comes up with a novel idea -- a talking plant! You will see all of your favorite actors and actresses in this show including Karen Alibrando, Becky Batt, Jim Berard, Shayna Bloom, Kiersten Harris, Phyllis Kay, Rachel Kilgallen, Penny Martin, Marge McGugan, Patti Restivo, Maia Krapcho, Maureen Rogers, Patti Seitz and Diana Simmons. [less-]

"Trying"

at 1st Stage Theater, Tysons
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Fri, September 20
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This two-hander explores the author’s real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Frankl... [more+]

This two-hander explores the author’s real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this “comic and touching” play ("The New York Times")? [less-]

"The Gulf"

at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
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Two Women. A Boat. "The Gulf". Kendra and Betty. They want what we all want. To find peace. Two lost and lonely people, six years into a volatile, troubled love affair, and then one night, it breaks. ... [more+]

Two Women. A Boat. "The Gulf". Kendra and Betty. They want what we all want. To find peace. Two lost and lonely people, six years into a volatile, troubled love affair, and then one night, it breaks. On a quiet summer evening, somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for red fish. They banter, they bicker, as any long time couple. As the skies darken, the ordinary fishing trip becomes an intense journey through the twists and turns brought on by the runaway mine train that is their dying relationship. Peter’s Alley is proud to present The Lammy and Edgarton Award-winning, "The Gulf", by local star playwright Audrey Cefaly, as our Inaugural production at our new home in Bethesda! [less-]

Comedian Kellen Erskine

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
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Kellen Erskine made his late-night debut on "Conan", and was featured on season 7 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" You can also watch him on the Amazon Original Series ... [more+]

Kellen Erskine made his late-night debut on "Conan", and was featured on season 7 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" You can also watch him on the Amazon Original Series "Inside Jokes". He was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, comedy's most prestigious event. Kellen was named one of TBS's 2017 Top Ten Comics to Watch, and he performed at the TBS New York Comedy Festival. He's appeared on nationally syndicated radio, including the "Bob and Tom Show" and "Todd N Tyler". Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival; he has also performed at the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals. [less-]

Mandee McKelvey

at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern, Washington
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Mandee McKelvey has lived one hell of a life, from growing up poor in South Carolina to becoming a widow in her 20s. Wait, it gets funnier! As one of the midwest's most acclaimed stand-up comedians, M... [more+]

Mandee McKelvey has lived one hell of a life, from growing up poor in South Carolina to becoming a widow in her 20s. Wait, it gets funnier! As one of the midwest's most acclaimed stand-up comedians, Mandee is revered for her ability to spin tragedy into comedy. Finding inspiration in her rural roots and her ill-timed anxiety, Mandee has been making audiences fall in love with her for years, then dumping them for being too clingy. In Louisville, KY, Mandee produces the celebrated show "Character Assassination" at The Bard's Town Theatre, and is the co-producer and co-host of the storytelling show "We Still Like You". Mandee has recently opened for Tig Notaro and Anthony Jeselnik, and in 2018, Thrillist named her one of the 50 best undiscovered comedians in America. [less-]

"School Girls"

at Round House Theatre - Bethesda, Bethesda
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FULL PRICE: $65 - $75
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“Here she is, Miss Ghana…” Pretty, popular Paulina longs to hear those words, and she’ll do whatever it takes to seize the crown. But the queen bee of the Aburi Girls Boarding School didn’t ... [more+]

“Here she is, Miss Ghana…” Pretty, popular Paulina longs to hear those words, and she’ll do whatever it takes to seize the crown. But the queen bee of the Aburi Girls Boarding School didn’t count on her reign being threatened. Ericka arrives from America and immediately challenges the ruling class with Western sensibilities and imported beauty products. With hilarity and insight, Jocelyn Bioh’s award-winning comedy dissects how “mean girls” are created — and cured. Fresh off two sold-out, extended Off-Broadway runs, this “ferociously entertaining morality tale” ("Hollywood Reporter") is sure to strike a chord with anyone, anywhere, who has ever been a teenage girl, raised a teenage girl, or met a teenage girl. [less-]

 

Troy Petenbrink is Metro Weekly's contributing writer for food and travel. He can be reached at thegaytraveler@gmail.com.

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