Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Feb. 7-13


Emily Ellis and Jared Nelson star in the Washington Ballet’s “L’Amour (Love, Baby…). (Steve Vaccariello)
February 6, 2013
THU 07

The Time Jumpers Members of this 11-member Nashville country band include Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears and “Ranger Doug” Green. 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $64-$74.

Joshua Redman The jazz saxophonist performs. Thursday-Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $40.

FRI 08

“Twelfth Night” Perchance to Dream Theatre sets Shakespeare’s comedy in a ’30s circus. Opens Friday at 7 p.m., continues Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 17. The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. www.capfringe.org. $10-$15, Fringe button discounts $2-$5.

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

“Junk” A dance performance by choreographer Brian Sanders using found objects has been described as “daredevilish.” Co-presented by Dance Place. Friday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $28 in advance, $32 day of show, students $15.

Lee Foss The house and techno DJ spins. With Beautiful Swimmers. For age 18 and older. 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $10. Ages 18-20 must purchase tickets in advance. Free entry before midnight for age 21 and older.

“Wearing Ethereal” Artist Jimmy Miracle weaves multicolored thread through found objects such as air conditioners and furniture. This exhibit is a series of photographs and sculptures. Opens Friday. Through March 9. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305. www.culturaldc.org. Free.

SAT 09

Capitals The hockey team plays the Florida Panthers. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. capitals.nhl.com. From $44.

“Selected Works: Sam Gilliam, Jae Ko, Gene Davis” A group exhibition of abstract painting and sculpture closes Saturday. Marsha Mateyka, 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088. www.marshamateykagallery.com. Free.

SUN 10

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater The company performs a mixed-repertory program including “Revelations,” a classic that pays tribute to Ailey’s African American heritage through traditional spirituals. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $30-$120.

“Tryst” Washington Stage Guild presents the story of woman and the handsome suitor out for money. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620. www.stageguild.org. $40-$50, seniors $30-$40, students $20-$25.

“Fela!” The musical about Nigerian musician Fela Kuti returns. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $45-$100.

Imani Winds The Grammy-nominated ensemble performs, followed by a reception in honor of Black History Month. 3 p.m. NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. www.cpnas.org. Free, registration required.

Bon Jovi The New Jersey rock band is on its Because We Can Tour. There will be no opening act. 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $19.50.

MON 11

“Auksalaq Telematic Opera” Matthew Burtner and Scott Deal’s multimedia opera, named after the Inupiat word for melting snow, focuses on global warming. 7 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. www.phillipscollection.org. $20, students free.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic The band that defined funk in the ’70s returns. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $45.

A Drag Salute to the Divas Featuring Shi-Queeta-Lee Lee, director and cast member of this female impersonation revue, has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Ugly Betty.” The show pays tribute to Toni Braxton, Rihanna, Adele, Sade, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and Ledisi. 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

TUE 12

“Metamorphoses” Lookingglass Theatre Company, directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, stages an in-the-round interpretation of Ovid’s romance with gods and mortals. Continues Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (The weekend shows were nearly sold out at press time. Best availability is Tuesday.) Through March 17. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. From $40.

WED 13

“Bidder 70” The month-long Human Rights Watch film festival features five films selected from of hundreds of submissions. This week’s selection follows an activist facing federal charges for making the winning bid on a federal land use auction with no intention of paying in order to protect thousands of acres in Utah. 7 p.m. Festival continues through March 6. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. www.westendcinema.com. ff.hrw .org/
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. $10.34, seniors and students $8.46, military and children $7.52.

Disney on Ice presents “Treasure Trove” The skating show features Disney princesses and characters from “Peter Pan,” “The Lion King” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 18. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $10-$80.

‘L’Amour (Love, Baby . . . )’ The Washington Ballet, including Emily Ellis and Jared Nelson, above, performs works about love by three choreographers: David Palmer, Elaine Kudo and Amy Seiwert. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 17. Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.washingtonballet.org. $32-$111.25.

“Canterbury” Like Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” Pointless Theatre Company’s sometimes naughty puppet show tells stories of love, sex, honor and religion from different points of view as seven narrators swap tales in a medieval bar setting. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through March 9. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. www.culturaldc.org. www.pointlesstheatre.com. $20, seniors and students $15.

“The Convert” Woolly Mammoth presents Danai Gurira’s play about girl in 1895 Zimbabwe torn between the traditions of her family and Christianity. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through March 10. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $35-$77.50.

Dead Kennedys The punk band famous for its 1979 anthem “California Uber Alles” performs. With the Welch Boys, the Cryptics and Nervous Impulse. 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $25.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports

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