Michael Ian Black The actor, comedian and screenwriter shares stories from his new memoir, “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations.” 7 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $12 or two tickets and a book for $24.
“Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” Chris Metzler introduces the director’s cut of the documentary he and Lev Anderson filmed about the Los Angeles band that blends punk, funk, ska and other genres. 8 p.m. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. www.hirshhorn.si.edu. Free.
Todd Glass The comedian from Philadelphia has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and two seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” among others. Thursday and Sunday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $15-$17.
“1776” The Tony Award-winning musical by Sherman Edwards dramatizes the birth of America. Opens Friday at 7:30 p.m., continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 19. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $35-$60.
“Ah, Wilderness!” Eugene O’Neill explores young love and growing up through this nostalgic play. 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 April 8. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $55-$90.
Michael Brooks The D.C. comedian has performed on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Riot Act Comedy Theater, 801 E St. NW. 202-697-4900. www.riotactcomedy.com. $20.
Dandies and Quaintrelles River Ride The folks behind the Tweed Ride and the Seersucker Social pair up with the Crystal City Business Improvement District for a nine-mile ride along the Potomac River to a Diamond Derby event (part competitive cycling, part stylish spectating). Suggested dress is “urban — functional, contemporary and edgy.” When in doubt, wear a derby hat. 2 p.m. Meet at 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-485-
9880. www.dandiesandquaintrelles.com. The ride from D.C. to Crystal City is free, as is the party at the derby; derby registration (for competitors) $17-$60.