Joan Miro at Kreeger, Titanic anniversary, Nationals home opener — best events in D.C. this week


New acquisition Gio Gonzalez will be on the mound when the Nations open their home schedule on Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Through April 17

Your name in lights

Going Out Guide contest: Help Aaron Gordon name his upcomming 14th Street restaurant.

Starts Tuesday

A Miró appetizer

Before the late Catalan painter's work gets a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art next month, the Kreeger Museum will display its complete Joan Miró holdings, a collection of 36 ebullient etchings.

“God of Carnage”

The stage version of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play is a much more memorable affair than Roman Polanski’s 2011 film adaptation, “Carnage.” It tells the story of two yuppie Brooklyn couples melting down after a playground incident between their sons, and opens this week at Signature Theatre.

Thursday

Play ball!

Baseball season is here, and the Nationals are back in action with Stephen Strasburg and some new offseason pickups. See the team’s home opener Thursday and check out the new Fairgrounds complex, which replaces Bullpen and Das Bullpen to bring pregaming to a whole new level.

Saturday

A Titanic ceremony

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has the disaster back in the public eye. During a ceremony of remembrance at the Titanic Memorial, Waterfront Park will be lit by 1,547 lights, representing those who died; 50-foot-high images of the ship and her passengers will be projected on nearby buildings; and an orchestra will perform “Nearer My God to Thee.”

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