“Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”
Kathleen Turner stars in a theatrical tribute to the celebrated late Texas newspaper columnist. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 28. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $79-$109.
Free for All: “All’s Well That Ends Well” The Shakespeare Theatre Company kicks off its season with a quirky Shakespeare tragicomedy that hasn’t graced the Free for All stage since 1998. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Sept. 5. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.shakespearetheatre.org. Free tickets available at the door two hours before the show.
Kyle Kinane This comedian known for misanthropic humor has appeared on Comedy Central, “Last Call With Carson Daly” and BBC’s “The World Stands Up.” Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $15-$17.
The Grandsons The Wammie-winning roots rock quartet has been playing for 25 years. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. www.hillcountrywdc.com. Free.
Sondra N. Arkin In the exhibition “Pattern Transformation,” Arkin applies and burns away layers of shellac to create large-scale encaustics. Opens Thursday with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. Through Sept. 23. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4788. www.longviewgallerydc.com. Free.
Tony Nalker The jazz pianist performs as part of the Jazz in the Garden series. 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.
Juniper Lane The D.C. alt-rock band performs. 6:30 p.m. The Yards Park, Third and Water streets SE. 202-289-0111. www.capitolriverfront.org. www.yardspark.org. Free.
“Genesis” The Baltimore arts collective EMP stages a vast multimedia project in which actors from Baltimore and Washington recorded excerpts from Eduardo Galeano’s “Genesis” epic describing the creation of the modern world. Artists of various disciplines then took one excerpt each to inspire a piece of art. After the performance, the visual pieces will stay up at the gallery for a couple of days. 7-10 p.m. The Fridge DC, 516 Eighth St. SE. 202-664-4151. www.thefridgedc.com. www.freshproducedc.tumblr.com. $5.
Mystics The women’s basketball team plays the Atlanta Dream. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $17.
Funky Fresh Foodie Fest Ten food trucks team up with craft beermakers for a tasting event also featuring four live bands, karaoke and the D.C. Trucky Awards. 1-9 p.m. Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE. www.fairgroundsdc.com. dcf4.weebly.com. $15-$75.