Mother Trucker, “The Servant of Two Masters” — best events in D.C. this week

May 14, 2012

Jesse Perez as Florindo at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's "The Servant of Two Masters.” (Photo by Linda Davidson/TWP)

Monday

Snyder’s beats and rhymes

Beat poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder makes an appearance at the Folger Shakespeare Library to present the annual Folger Poetry Board Reading. A reception and book signing follow.

Opens Tuesday

Serving up laughs

Shakespeare Theatre Company opens “The Servant of Two Masters,” a high-energy commedia dell’arte farce about the hijinx that ensue when a man tries to double his earnings by juggling two employers.

Wednesday

Reggae’s mad genius

Lee “Scratch” Perry is one of the most vital architects of reggae’s sound and is responsible for some of the genre’s most mind-bending material. See the 76-year-old legend at the State Theatre.

Friday

Hear the Buzz

“Friday Night Lights” author, Daily Beast contributor and sportswriting gadfly Buzz Bissinger discusses his latest book, “Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son," at Politics & Prose.

Saturday

Kicking off with a splash

Food trucks, DJs, beers, fire-eaters and ... canonballs? The debut of the Mother Trucker pool party launches the Capitol Skyline Hotel’s summer season.

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