Is the final show-stopping number from “Follies” still ringing in your ears? As it turns out, the Kennedy Center’s glamorous staging of the Stephen Sondheim blockbuster is just the beginning, as the Washington theater scene appears on the verge of a musicals moment. From “Wicked” to “Fela!,” today’s Weekend section pulls back the curtain on the medley of edgy and provocative musicals headed our way in the months ahead.
Keep reading for the rest of what’s inside Friday’s Weekend section:
Our picks for the weekend, including the Capital P ride parade and festival and, if you’ve got a strong stomach, the Montana State Society’s Rocky Mountain oyster festival. There’s also a party at the Newseum with a moonbounce and a free photo booth, a late-night cook-out on a Petworth patio (beer and a burger for $8 after 11 p.m.) and Pusha T at U Street Music Hall.
But what about fun for the kids? We’ve got that covered.
The D.C. Jazz Festival comes to a close with a flourish.
Album reviews of bands playing this week: Thao & Mirah (Friday at the Black Cat); Other Lives (Friday at the Red Palace); Sierra Hull and Highway 111 (Friday at Mason District Park); the Dodos (Sunday at the 9:30 Club); and Secret Cities (Monday at Comet Ping Pong).
A new photography exhibition of environmentally themed works from around the world includes an image of piles of used computers from First-World countries filling up a dump in Pakistan.
One weekend a month, you can get a free running tour of D.C. led by a volunteer for the Park Service.
Escapes: A gaggle of gardens in Western Maryland.
At the movies, reviews of “Super 8,” “Beginners,” “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” and “Submarine.”