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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2012

‘The History of Invulnerability,’ Capital Pride Parade and other things to do in the D.C. area this weekend


“The History of Invulnerability” at Theater J looks at writer Jerry Siegel’s struggle for the rights of his super hero creation. (Cameron Whitman)
We’ve rounded up our list of the best things going on in town this weekend, including a play about one of Superman’s creators, the Capital Pride Parade and a tribute to Chuck Brown.

Many know of Superman’s origins on the planet Krypton, but few know about the controversy surrounding the creators of the comic book. Writer-artist duo Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster came up with the man faster than a speeding bullet, only to spend the rest of their lives fighting for the rights to their creation. Theater J’s “The History of Invulnerability” looks at Siegel's lifelong struggle for recognition and compensation.

The annual Capital Pride Parade will wind its way from Dupont Circle to Thomas Circle, with raucous entertainment and costumes all along the way. This year’s grand marshal is Monte Durham of “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.”

Before his passing, Chuck Brown was slated to perform with the Brass-A-Holics of New Orleans, a city known for embracing its brass bands the way D.C. embraces go-go. With Brown’s death, the Brass-A-Holics’ performance at the Hamilton is now a New Orleans-style celebration of the life of the Godfather of Go-Go, and it will likely have the festive spirit of a jazz funeral.

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