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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Jan. 24-30, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 24

Doughnut mania, Cupcakeries have had their day. So what will be next to satiate the region’s collective sweet tooth? Doughnuts. This month, two new doughnut outposts, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken and GBD, open in Metro Center and Dupont Circle, respectively. The gourmet answer to Krispy Kreme, these specialty shops churn out fried puffy circles and squares in flavors such as creme brulee, Brooklyn Blackout, maple bacon and panettone. Hungry yet? Neither location has given a precise opening date yet, so keep your eyes peeled to the Going Out Guide blog for updates. Thursdays, Astro Donuts and Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW. http://www.facebook.com/AstroDoughnuts.

“Winnie the Pooh,” Pooh and his friends go on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre.org. $19.

Capitals, vs. the Montreal Canadiens. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. capitals.nhl.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $65.

National Ballet of Canada, The company performs “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $45-$150.

“The Full Monty,” This Tony award-winning musical is about six unemployed steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, who decide to tackle their financial woes and regain their self-esteem by baring their best assets. More than just flesh is revealed when these blue collar men strip away their insecurities to forge hilarious and unique bonds around love, communication, and acceptance. (Adult content and possible nudity.). Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Through Feb. 2., Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. www.thelittletheatre.com. $22-$27.

Words Liive with Sage Salvo, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.

Friday, Jan, 25.

Capital Wine Festival, The festival’s grand opening reception offers samples from local wineries, as well as those that will be featured over the next few months. Buffet included. 7-10 p.m., Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-736-1453. $65.

“The Butler’s Been Murdered!,” The comedy murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Courtyard Crystal City, 2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. 888-471-4802. www.mysterydinner.com. $53.

“A Commedia Romeo and Juliet,” Faction of Fools Theatre Company takes on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.factionoffools.org. $22, $20 for City residents, $9 for students.

“The Empty Chair,” A Tim Kelly play about a group of teenagers in a substance abuse counseling center who share their memories and personal stories after a peer dies of an overdose. For mature audiences. 8 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/Arts. $5.

Big Daddy Kane, This legendary ’80s MC is bringing along a band for his show at the Howard Theatre, so the audience likely will hear snippets of the new, soul-influenced, ’60s sound the rapper has been touting in interviews. But every comeback artist has an obligation to longtime fans, so expect Kane to stick mostly to his hits, including “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’,” “Warm It Up Kane” and a handful of other iconic ’80s jams. At 8 p.m. 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, This famed South African vocal ensemble first gained worldwide recognition singing with Paul Simon on his landmark 1986 album “Graceland.” Since then, the group has seen the end of apartheid, released dozens of albums and even accompanied Nelson Mandela to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. They have become living breathing cultural ambassadors, taking their soulful harmonies and hopeful message with them wherever they go. Sit and listen to their songs for an evening at Strathmore and let them uplift you. 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $25-$65.

Toni Martucci with Luis Hernandez and Jeff Antoniuk, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $16.

Late Night Rhythm Method, DJ Lance Reynolds spins a unique mix of jazz, funk, future soul, break-beats, house, and reggae. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chez Billy, Chez Billy, 3815 Georgia Ave. NW, DC, 3815 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-506-2080. Free, RSVP required.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Appraiser fair, Bring vintage or antique jewelry, dolls, coins, fine arts and glassware to be considered by expert appraisers. Meet representatives from the Washington Conservation Guild and learn how preserve valuable photographs, newspapers and paintings. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first come, first served, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point. 301-769-2222. www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/stclementsisland.asp. $5 for first 2 items, additional items $10 each. Max 2 fine art items.

Wizards, vs. the Chicago Bulls. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. www.nba.com/wizards.

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt Regency, In the basement of a nondescript Bethesda hotel, things get cracking early on Saturday nights with this showcase specializing in a mix of budding comics and more established vets. There is a small cover charge, but with no table service and no minimum, there is no pressure to spend a penny more. 8 p.m. Saturdays, Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. www.standupcomedytogo.com. $10.

Soul in Motion Players, An troupe performs African dance, drumming and spoken word. 8 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. www.arts.pgparks.com. $10, seniors and students $8.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Lunar New Year Festival, dragon dance, live entertainment, traditional Vietnamese food, and raffles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwood High School, 919 W. University Blvd., Silver Spring. 301-588-6862. 301-649-4049. www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/northwoodhs/. Free.

Community Quilt display,The handmade historical quilt was created by students in the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Culture Keepers, an after-school program, and members of community. On display next to the quilt is the student-created mural, “Gorgeous Prince George’s: Then and Now.” Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. The quilt will be displayed until the opening of the new museum, scheduled for 2015museum opens, The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.pgaamcc.org.

Monday, Jan. 28

“Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Military Service in the United States,” The exhibition highlights African Americans who served and fought from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War and the discrimination they often faced at home and abroad. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. Feb. 3. Exhibit runs through Feb. 26, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free. Reservations required for reception.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

“Fela!,” The story of the Nigerian brass player and political activist is told through music. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Feb. 10, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $45-$100.

Rene Marie, Christylez Bacon, 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $27.50.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Deborah Bond, The D.C. soul singer debuts her new single, “Constant,” commissioned by Strathmore for its Artist in Residence series. 7:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.

Jazz Concert Series at Twins, 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10 and $10 minimum.

Prodigy, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 Advance / $40 Door.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/24/2013

 
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