Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Aug. 16-22


Decoy is among the artists at Street Market, through Sunday at the Fridge DC. (Decoycourtesy The Fridge/DECOY, COURTESY THE FRIDGE)
THU 16

Christian Scott The New York-based jazz trumpeter performs. Thursday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m. Bohemian Caverns, 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800. www.bohemiancaverns.com. $22.

Russian Circles Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages join the three-piece instrumental rock band from Chicago on a tour of the United States and Canada. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $14.

Southern Problems The D.C. punk band performs with King Zay, Hugh McElroy and Cat Furniture to benefit District Alliance for Safe Housing. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $10.

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” The former president is a rock star in this musical. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $40-$45.

Big Leg Emma This roots rock band hails from western New York and has opened for Rusted Root, Little Feet and others. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. www.hillcountrywdc.com. Free.

FRI 17

Susan Jones Every Friday evening in the summer the sounds of jazz can be heard coming from the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. This week’s concert features one of D.C.’s best jazz violinists. 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360. www.nga.gov. Free.

A cheetah celebration Visit the zoo’s cheetahs and learn all about them from zookeepers, scientists and vets at this event to improve the Cheetah Conservation Station and acquire new African species. Tickets include appetizers and drinks. 6-8:30 p.m. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4456. www.nationalzoo.si.edu. $25.

Nationals The team begins a homestand with games against the New York Mets (Friday-Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 1:35 p.m.) and ends it with games against the Atlanta Braves (Monday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.). Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.nationals.com. From $12.

“Think: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic” Local magician and hypnotist Josh Norris performs. 8 p.m. Through Aug. 31. Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW. 800-706-1202. www.joshnorris.com. $35.

Lorelei The veteran local shoegaze trio celebrates the release of its first new album since 1995. With Deathfix and Sun Wolf. Doors open at 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $10.

SAT 18

“Atmospheric Front” An environmental installation by Hana Kim and Shana Kim that incorporates pulleys, motors, fabrics and light projections closes Saturday. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305. www.culturaldc.org. Free.

SUN 19

“Menopause, the Musical” Hit songs from the ’60s to ’80s are parodied in Jeanie Linders’s musical about four women who meet in a department store. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $37.50-$55.

Mystics The women’s basketball team plays the Chicago Sky. 4 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $17.

D.C. United The soccer team plays the Philadelphia Union (Sunday at 5 p.m.) and the Chicago Fire (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.). RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. www.dcunited.com. $23-$52.

“[Missed Connections]” Four people explore mundane connections during an apocalypse in this play presented by Impossible Theater Company. Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 4 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. The Fridge DC, 516 Eighth St. SE. 202-550-2208. www.thefridgedc.com. www.impossibletheater.org. $10.

“Sourcing the Museum” A show of new works inspired by textiles from the museum’s holdings closes Sunday. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441. www.textilemuseum.org. Suggested donation $8.

Street Market As part of the month-long Fresh Produce festival involving six collectives and more than 40 artists, the Fridge presents a street art exhibition showcasing frequent collaborators, including Decoy and Jazi-Rock, for a show curated by Edwin Merino, who goes by the artistic nom de plume CHE. Through Sunday. The Fridge DC, 516 Eighth St. SE. 202-664-4151. www.thefridgedc.com. www.freshproducedc.tumblr.com. Free.

17th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival This year’s annual festivalconcludes with screenings of “Killer Clans,” a 1976 comedy about a man with family problems. Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-4880. www.asia.si.edu. Free.

MON 20

“The Caine Mutiny” National Theatre closes out its Humphrey Bogart film festival with this 1954 gem about trouble on the high seas. 6:30 p.m. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. 202-628-6161. www.nationaltheatre.org/cinema/Summer2012.pdf. Free.

“Courage Unmasked 2” Hard plastic radiation masks are given makeovers by more than 50 artists in this exhibition to benefit a nonprofit providing financial assistance to needy cancer patients. Opens Monday. Through Sept. 12. Katzen Arts Center Rotunda, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. www.american.edu/cas/katzen. Free.

TUE 21

Orrin Star This Maryland guitarist and mandolin player applies a sense of humor to his repertoire of bluegrass, folk and Celtic selections. He also won the 1976 National Flatpicking Championship. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.

WED 22

Moonshine Society The D.C. blues band performs during the Capitol Riverfront lunchtime concert series. 11:30 a.m. Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE. 202-646-0045. www.fairgroundsdc.com. Free.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre The self-destructive, Rolling Stones-loving psych rockers rose to prominence after being featured in the 2004 documentary “Dig!” With Magic Castles. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports

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