Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Feb. 14-20


Zoinks, Scooby and the gang come to the Warner Theatre on Saturday. (Kelly Phillips)
February 13, 2013
THU 14

Romance the Evening: Cocktails in the Conservatory Wine, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries are served with live music and a display of antique Valentine’s Day cards. 5 p.m. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org. $12.

“Angels, Demons, and Savages: A Valentine’s Day Dance Trilogy” A tour of the new exhibit of abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio and Jean Dubuffet is followed by a dance performance of vignettes about the parts people play in relationships. Thursday-Friday, tours at 6:30 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. Exhibition continues through May 12. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. www.phillipscollection.org. Performance and tour $20, registration required. Regular exhibition entry $12, seniors and students $10, age 18 and younger free.

Jerry “The Iceman” Butler The famous soul singer stops by for four nights of concerts. Dinner is included with Thursday’s shows. Thursday at 7 and 10 p.m., Friday-Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. (Saturday’s 8 p.m. show sold out). Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. Thursday $100, other shows $50.

Cody Chesnutt One of this modern soul singer and guitarist’s songs was re-recorded by the Roots as “The Seed 2.0.” With Julia Nixon. 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $17.

“Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn” This new 56-item exhibit celebrating the careers of the American comedian and his writer-producer wife includes recordings, lyrics, videos and more. Opens Thursday. Through July 27. Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5000. www.loc.gov. Free.

FRI 15

Mike Epps You might recognize this comedian from Def Comedy Jam or his roles in the films “Next Friday,” “Friday After Next” and “The Hangover.” Friday at 7 and 10:30 p.m., Monday at 7 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. 202-628-4780. www.dar.org/conthall. From $45.

Texas Is the Reason The New York emo band performs. With Title Fight. Doors open at 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $20.

SAT 16

Presidents’ Family Day Crafts and performances celebrate our past leaders. A few costumed interpreters sporting giant presidential puppet heads will be on hand for photo opportunities. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.americanart.si.edu. Free.

“Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries” Shaggy, Scooby and the rest of the gang investigate a haunted theater in a touring show. 3 and 6 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 800-551-7328. www.warnertheatredc.com. $25-$75.

Maysa The soul and smooth jazz singer’s ninth solo album, “Motions of Love,” has cameos by Stevie Wonder and Dwele. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $45 in advance, $50 day of show.

SUN 17

“L’Amour (Love, Baby . . .)” The Washington Ballet performs works about love by three choreographers: David Palmer, Elaine Kudo and Amy Seiwert.Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Closes Sunday. Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.washingtonballet.org. From $32.

“Twelfth Night” Perchance to Dream Theatre sets Shakespeare’s comedy in a ’30s circus. Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. www.capfringe.org. $10-$15, Fringe button discounts $2-$5.

“Zorro” Constellation Theatre Company brings the masked vigilante to life. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7741. www.constellationtheatre.org. $35-$45, students $25.

“The Minotaur” Rorschach Theatre and Atlanta-based Synchronicity Theatre team up for a world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s modernized version of the myth. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $30, seniors and students $20, military $15.

“Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900” The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was known for precision and clear colors, concepts that represented a major shift in art at the time. This traveling exhibit of 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative art objects opens Sunday. A companion exhibit, “Pre-Raphaelites and the Book,” opens the same day. Through May 19. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.

MON 18

Presidents’ Day at Ford’s Theatre The historic theater hosts performances of “One Destiny,” about Lincoln’s assassination, student oratories, storytelling, park ranger talks, and “Torn in Two,” a temporary exhibit of Civil War era maps and political cartoons. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ford’s Theatre, 514 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. Free.

Disney on Ice presents “Treasure Trove” This skating spectacular features Disney princesses and characters from “Peter Pan,” “The Lion King” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; closes Monday at 12:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $10-$80.

TUE 19

Nordic Cool 2013 Festival More than 700 artists from countries including Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Greenland share theater, music, dance, visual arts and food from their homelands. The eclectic offerings include an Icelandic interpretation of Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” Norway’s National Theatre performing “Hedda Gabler,” a Brooklyn/Reykjavik hybrid jazz trio, traditional indigenous songs and a forum on climate change. Opens Tuesday. Through March 17. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Prices vary.

Washington, DC Chef’s TableCookbook author Beth Kanter discusses her book featuring recipes from 50 of the city’s top chefs. Cantor and photographer Emily Pearl Goodstein will be joined by featured chefs Adam Bernbach (Proof), Daniel Bortnick (Firefly) and Elizabeth Hutter (Sunflower Bakery). Doors open at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $10 each or two free tickets with purchase of one $25 book. Donations of new toiletries, especially toothpaste and toothbrushes, will be collected for Miriam’s Kitchen.

Wizards The basketball team plays the Toronto Raptors. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.nba.com/wizards. From $10.

The Spinto Band The indie rock band from Wilmington, Del., has a new album out: “Cool Cocoon.” With Sun Club and Hurlebaus. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000. www.dcnine.com. $10.

WED 20

“The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993” This exhibition revisits a body of abstract work on non-rectangular canvases created by Washington painter Steven Cushner in the early ’90s. Through March 9. Hemphill, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. www.hemphillfinearts.com. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports

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