Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Courtesy of Freer Gallery - Kishi Ganku’s ink and color on silk is among the pieces on exhibit at the Freer.

THU 31

“Sound City” Dave Grohl’s documentary about the Los Angeles recording studio features appearances by a host of rockers who recorded there, including Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor and Rick Springfield. 7 p.m. Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. 202-452-7672. www.landmarktheatres.com. $11, seniors and children $8.

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“Hughie” Richard Schiff of “The West Wing” stars in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of the Eugene O’Neill play about a man whose self-confidence falters after the death of a friend. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at noon and 7:30 p.m. Through March 17. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $43-$100.

Fun. The Grammy-nominated pop rock band from New York is best known for hits “We Are Young” and “Some Nights.” 8 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. 202-628-4780. www.dar.org/conthall. $34.

FRI 01

H2O The New York hardcore band performs. With Terror, Backtrack and Code Orange Kids. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $16.

Capitals The hockey team plays the Philadelphia Flyers (Friday at 7 p.m.), the Pittsburgh Penguins (Sunday at 12:30 p.m.) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (Tuesday at 7 p.m.). Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. capitals.nhl.com. From $44.

“Twelfth Night, or What You Will” Shakespeare’s story of a shipwreck and subsequent love triangle is staged by Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Opens Friday at 7:30 p.m., continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 23. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-355-9441. www.chaw.org. www.taffetypunk.com. $10.

“Good People” Tony Award nominee Johanna Day stars in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Broadway musical about a poor, single South Boston mother who attempts to rekindle an old relationship with a now-wealthier man. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 10. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $40-$85, subject to change and based on availability.

Avicii This Swedish DJ and producer appeared at the Sweetlife Festival last April and got a Grammy nod for “Best Dance Recording” for his Etta James-sampled single “Levels.” 8 p.m. D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-397-7328. www.ticketmaster.com. $27.50-$97.50.

Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence Choreographer Brown’s Brooklyn-based dance company, Evidence, performs “On Earth Together,” featuring music by Stevie Wonder, and “Gatekeepers,” about service and intergenerational caregiving. Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society, GW Lisner Auditorium, and CityDance. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.lisner.org. www.wpas.org. $20-$75.

SAT 02

Mid-Winter Family Festival View the exhibit “The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art,” take in a shadow puppet show, watch a Turkish paper marbling demonstration and look at fibers under a microscope with a chemist from George Washington University. Noon-4 p.m. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441. www.textilemuseum.org. Free.

Corey Smith The country singer-songwriter performs. With Connor Christian and Southern Gothic. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $20.

“Arts of Japan: ‘Edo Aviary’ and ‘Poetic License’ ” Two complementary exhibits examine Japanese art from the Edo period. One features bird paintings while the other examines classical Asian literary traditions. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 4. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu. Free.

SUN 03

“3 by Samuel Beckett: ‘That Time,’ ‘Embers’ and ‘Rough for Theatre II’ ” Arcturus Theater Company kicks off its first season with three short plays by Samuel Beckett. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. www.dcartscenter.org. www.arcturustheater.com. $15, seniors and students $10.

“Boged: An Enemy of the People” Two Israeli brothers face off after a chemical leak. Presented by Theater J. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at noon and 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-3838. performingarts.georgetown.edu. www.washingtondcjcc.org. $30-$60.

“Contractions” A manager and an employee differ over the definition of an office relationship. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $30-$35.

“La Clemenza di Tito” The In Series presents Charlotte Stoudt’s English adaptation of Mozart’s opera about love and politics, set in 1960s America, with 14 singers and a chamber orchestra. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Closes Sunday. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. www.inseries.org. $42, seniors $38, students $21.

“40 Under 40: Craft Futures” Art installation, fashion design, sculpture and even industrial design make up this showcase of artists born since 1972, the year the Renwick was founded. Closes Sunday. Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.americanart.si.edu. Free.

MON 04

Wizards The basketball team plays the Los Angeles Clippers (Monday at 7 p.m.) and the New York Knicks (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.nba.com/wizards. From $10.

TUE 05

Kim Jordan The keyboardist and gospel jazz singer has performed internationally and is an ordained minister. 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $20.

Kopecky Family Band The indie rock band from Nashville performs. With the Eastern Sea and Silent Old Mtns. 8:30 p.m. DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000. www.dcnine.com. $8.

WED 06

“Race” Theater J presents David Mamet’s play about a court case in which two lawyers defend a wealthy white man charged with the rape of a black woman. Opens with a pay-what-you-can preview Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 17. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $25-$60.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports

 
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