Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, May 16-22


Boris Chaliapin’s portrait of Julia Child is one of 26 of the artist’s covers for Time magazine that are now on display in the National Portrait Gallery exhibit “Mr. Time.” (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time Magazine)
May 15, 2013
THU 16

Collector’s View Transformer’s series of visits to private collections continues with a look at the corporate collection of the Dupont Circle law firm Aaron M. Levine & Associates, which often favors the satirical and provocative. Artists include Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Hubbard/Birchler, James Casabere, Frank Thiel, Sam Gilliam, August Sander, Anthony McCall and Carlos Garaicoa. 6 p.m. 202-483-1102. www.transformerdc.org. $50, registration required.

“Torremolinos 73” Spain Arts and Culture screens Pablo Berger’s 2003 comedy about a married couple propositioned to film educational sex films. In Spanish with English subtitles. Doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 6:45 p.m. Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-728-2334. www.spainculture.us. Free, reservations required.

Zoofari The National Zoo fundraiser features food from more than 100 restaurants, wine, zoo-themed cake creations, live music, a silent auction and animal demonstrations. This pricey event is partially tax-deductible. 6:30-9:30 p.m. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-3034. www.nationalzoo.si.edu. $200.

National Symphony Orchestra Pops NSO Pops celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Wicked” and the 65th birthday of its composer, Stephen Schwartz. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $20-$85.

Shelia E The pop star and drummer has been nominated for Emmys and Grammys, and has designed her own line of drums. 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $34.50 in advance, $39 day of show.

FRI 17

Celebrate Endangered Species Day Exhibitors and children’s games focus on conservation efforts for endangered plants. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free.

“The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel” A traditional radio show — complete with actors performing multiple characters and inventive sound effects — uses more than 1,250 two-story comic book images as a backdrop. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 1:30 and 5 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $18.

“Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin” This collection of 26 original works by Time magazine’s most prolific cover artist includes portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Olivia de Havilland, Harry Truman, Muhammad Ali and Julia Child and one self-portrait in graphite, watercolor and oil on canvas. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 5. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu. Free.

SAT 18

“Peter and the Wolf” The Washington Ballet Studio Company performs the Prokofiev ballet based on a Russian folk tale. Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. www.thearcdc.org. $35-$50, Ward 7 and 8 residents $15.

Opera in the Outfield The Washington National Opera hosts its fifth free simulcast of an opera performance for fans stretched out under the stars at Nationals Park. This selection will be “Show Boat,” about a crew of show-business hands aboard the Cotton Blossom. 7 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.operaintheoutfield.org. Free, parking $10.

“Hello, Dolly!” Signature Theatre and Ford’s Theatre team up to present the musical about a matchmaker who attempts to pair up everyone — including herself. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Saturday. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $18-$77.

“The Golem” Taffety Punk Theatre Company stages Daniel Flint’s adaptation of a Gustav Meyrink novel that follows a 19th-century jeweler with mysterious amnesia. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. www.taffetypunk.com. $15.

Ute Lemper The German cabaret and jazz singer performs “Last Tango in Berlin,” a concert of songs by Kurt Weill and others. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. 8 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.wpas.org. $40.

SUN 19

“Optimism! or Voltaire’s Candide” Spooky Action Theater stages Voltaire’s satire. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. www.spookyaction.org. $20-$25, seniors $15-$20, students $10.

D.C. United The soccer team plays Sporting Kansas City. 5 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. 800-745-3000. www.dcunited.com. $26-$55.

“4000 Miles” A mismatched pair — a communist grandmother and her hippie grandson — figure out how to live together and help each other through hardship. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$63.

“Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute” The Norwegian artist’s portrait of anguish, “The Scream,” and more than 20 of his best-known works are on view. Opens Sunday. Through July 28. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.

MON 20

Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides Two- and four-person boats can be rented for an hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the last boat out at 5. Groups may reserve boats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Through Sept. 3. Tidal Basin Boathouse, 1501 Maine Ave. SW. 202-479-2426. www.tidalbasinpaddleboats.com. $12-$19 per hour.

TUE 21

“Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff” A new long-term exhibit features items used by Bernie Madoff, the stockbroker convicted of felony fraud. Opens Tuesday. National Museum of Crime & Punishment, 575 Seventh St. NW. 202-393-1099. www.crimemuseum.org. $17 in advance, $21.95 at the door; seniors, military and law enforcement $16 in advance, $19.95 at the door; ages 5-11 $14 in advance, $14.95 at the door; 4 and younger free.

WED 22

“The Real Thing” Studio Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s play in which a playwright finds he is more successful at writing about love than he is at figuring out how it works in his own marriage. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through June 30. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$72.

NSO Pops: Trey Anastasio The singer and guitarist from Phish joins the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for a one-time-only performance, under the baton of NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. The program will include classic Phish songs and original compositions by Anastasio. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $36-$85.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports

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