What to do this week: Synetic’s latest, Sharon Van Etten and John Hodgman


Synetic Theater’s new “Genesis Reboot” gets the pay-what-you-can treatment starting Wednesday.

Monday

Pisco sours for Peru

The refreshing, easy-drinking pisco sour is Peru’s national cocktail, and it even has its own holiday, called Pisco Sour Day. Raise a glass in celebration at the Passenger, where 10 percent of all proceeds go to a non-profit group that helps disadvantaged children in Peru.

Tuesday

Mothership lands in D.C.

Gotta have that funk? Catch George Clinton and the current iteration of Parliament Funkadelic at the 9:30 Club.

Starting Wednesday

So it begins

Pay what you can Wednesday for Synetic Theater’s fresh take on the creation story, “Genesis Reboot.”

Friday

Smart comedy

John Hodgman, the mock-intellectual comedian and author, whose purported arsenal of knowledge includes "matters historical," "matters literary" and "hobo matters," reads and performs selections from his latest book "That is All," (the final installment of his "Complete World Knowledge" series) at the Birchmere.

Saturday

Sharon Van Etten’s sad songs

Sharon Van Etten keeps her confessional songwriting while expanding her arrangements on new album “Tramp.” Watch the songs come to life at the Black Cat.

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