Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, March 6-12, 2014


The Grammy-award winning Del McCoury Band brings its bluegrass sound to the Hamilton on Friday. ( Del McCoury Band)
THU 06

Broad City Live Comedic duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer bring their hit Web and Comedy Central TV series to the stage. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.

Washington Ballet: “British Invasion: The Beatles & the Rolling Stones” Performances of Trey McIntyre’s “A Day in the Life” (with music by the Beatles), Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster” (with music by the Rolling Stones) and Christopher Wheeldon's “There Where She Loved” (with music by Frederic Chopin and Kurt Weill). Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $25- $125.

FRI 07

Brian d’Arcy James The singer performs as part of the cabaret series curated by Barbara Cook. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $45.

Laila Biali featuring Tim Green The Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist performs with Green, a Baltimore-based saxophonist. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $16.

Del McCoury Band A performance by the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band. 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. In advance $40, day of show $45.

We Were Promised Jetpacks The Scottish indie-rock band performs. With Honeyblood. 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. In advance $15, day of show $18.

SAT 08

“Moby-Dick” Washington National Opera’s Leonard Foglia directs this stage show based on Herman Melville’s tale of obsession and madness. Evan Rogister conducts. Closes Saturday at 7 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $30-$350.

Mark Mulcahy Best known as lead singer for the bands Miracle Legion and Polaris, Mulcahy will perform older material and songs from his latest solo album, “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You.” 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. In advance $13, day of show $15.

Amy Schumer The comedian’s Back Door Tour comes through Washington. 8 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. 202-628-4780. www.dar.org/conthall. $35.50-$43.

Valerie Simpson The singer performs hits from her group Ashford and Simpson. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. In advance $37.50, day of show $45.

Houndmouth The indie/Americana rock band performs with opener Rayland Baxter. 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. In advance $15, day of show $17.

Atlas Intersections Festival The dance, music and theater festival closes Saturday. Among Friday and Saturday’s events are a performance by the D.C. Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble (Friday at 5:30 p.m.); short films from the D.C. Shorts Film Festival (Friday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.); the interdisciplinary show “Seed!” with vocalist Akua Allrich (Saturday at 7 p.m.); a performance by No BS! Brass (Saturday at 8 p.m.); and the family-friendly show “Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet.” Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.intersectionsdc.org. Ticket prices vary by performance.

SUN 09

“The Young Lady From Tacna”A writer imagines the romance between his aunt and a Chilean captain. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $38-$42, seniors and military $26, students $20.

“We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915” The title of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play might be difficult to remember, but critics found the production hard to forget when it played at New York’s Soho Rep in 2012. The play, which has its area debut at Woolly Mammoth, examines latent prejudices through the story of six actors as they struggle to rehearse a play about a genocide. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $50-$62.50.

“The Wedding Dress” Spooky Action Theater’s show follows a woman injured in a car accident as she attempts to collect her thoughts. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. 202-248-0301. www.spookyaction.org. $25-$35, seniors $20-$30, students $15.

“Mamma Mia!” Abba’s songs provide the soundtrack for a soon-to-be bride trying to figure out who her biological father is before her wedding. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.com. $48-$98.

“Mother Courage and Her Children” A big black pit is the fitting landscape in which director Molly Smith sets her production of Bertolt Brecht’s fable about a desperate woman who, feeding off the scraps of war, manages to lose everything. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $45-$109.

“Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd” Prager displays her elaborate crowd scenes in both photography and film. Closes Sunday. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. www.corcoran.org. $10, seniors and students $8.

“New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Chakaia Booker” Chakaia Booker exhibits her rubber-tire-based pieces outside the museum along New York Avenue as part of a series of changing installations of contemporary works by female artists. Closes Sunday. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org. Free.

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” Features work by 11 female photojournalists. Closes Sunday. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7700. www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. $11, seniors, military and students $9, children 5-12, $7.

MON 10

“Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990” An exhibition divided into five sections details the transformation of Los Angeles. Closes Monday. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org. $8; seniors, students and ages 3-17 $5.

TUE 11

Brigid Schulte The Washington Post reporter will discuss her book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.” 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $12. With book, $26.

“The Suit” After cheating on her husband, a wife must carry around her lover’s suit as a shameful reminder. The South African play is presented by Theatre des Bouffes du Nord as part of World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014. Tuesday-March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $49.

WED 12

Julie Mack The singer performs jazz and Brazilian music. 8 and 10 p.m. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

from staff reports

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