Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, May 23-29

Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind performs Thursday at A Night at the Park, a multiple sclerosis benefit hosted by Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

THU 23

A Night at the Park Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals third baseman, hosts a multiple sclerosis benefit with live music by Third Eye Blind onstage behind home plate, plus food, drinks and auctions. 6 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 212-738-7828. www.anightatthepark.com. From $35.

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Tempest Trio The Israeli ensemble makes its D.C. debut with an all-Dvorak program. 6:30 p.m. IDB Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558. www.iadb.org/cultural. Free.

Kirov Academy of Ballet Students perform Act 2 of “La Sylphide” and George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante.” Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.org. $20-$30, seniors and students $16-$24.

Godfrey You might recognize him from his roles in “Zoolander” and other films and TV shows or his “7-Up Guy” ad campaign. 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.

Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida The duo performs works by Janacek, Salonen, Schubert and Adams. 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. Free.

FRI 24

Ruthie and the Wranglers The Takoma Park roots and country band performs. 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.

Nationals The baseball team plays a home stretch with games against the Philadelphia Phillies (Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 7:15 p.m., Sunday at 1:35 p.m.) and the Baltimore Orioles (Monday at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.). Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.nationals.com. From $19.

Victoria Fu The artist’s new installation “A Cloud Is Not a Sphere” uses film projections and photographs. Opens Friday. Through June 22. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305. www.culturaldc.org. Free.

SAT 25

Free Summer Saturdays The Corcoran waives its admission fee and offers tours, workshops and activities Saturdays through Labor Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This week, chalk artists Julia Benton and Whitney Waller create sidewalk drawings inspired by the museum’s collection 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. www.corcoran.org/freesummersaturdays. Free.

D.C. United The soccer team plays the Portland Timbers. 7 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. www.dcunited.com. $32.60-$41.20.

“Wallenstein” Shakespeare Theatre Company stages former poet laureate Robert Pinsky’s new adaptation of the Friedrich Schiller play set during the Thirty Years’ War about an ambitious general who must choose between loyalty and personal gain. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 31. A post-show conversation with cast and crew will be held Wednesday. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $43-$105.

Athena Tacha An overview of the artist’s drawings from the 1980s to the present closes Saturday. Marsha Mateyka, 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088. www.marshamateykagallery.com. Free.

“Whales: From Bone to Book” Illustrations and the fossils that inspired them are on display. Opens Saturday. Through May 31, 2014. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.mnh.si.edu. Free.

SUN 26

“Other Desert Cities” Pulitzer finalist Jon Robin Baitz snagged a Tony nomination and rave reviews for his comedy-drama about a family gathering that goes sour when a daughter announces to her famous parents that she’s writing a memoir. 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. From $40.

“Show Boat” Washington National Opera’s new production of the classic musical concludes with performances Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. From $60.

“The Guardsman” Sarah Wayne Callies of “The Walking Dead” stars in this stage comedy in which an actor tests the fidelity of his wife (an actress) by posing as a dashing stranger. Opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m., continues Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through June 23. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $54-$95.

“Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors and Pastels From Delacroix to Signac” An exhibit featuring about 100 pieces from James T. Dyke’s collection demonstrating eclectic work by artists working between 1830 and 1930, (including Monet, Degas and Cezanne) closes Sunday. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.

MON 27

“One Life: Amelia Earhart” A one-room exhibit timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the aviator’s disappearance featuring portraits of Earhart in different media and rare video footage closes Monday. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu. Free.

TUE 28

“The Winter’s Tale” The Shakespeare Theatre Company stages the romance about a jealous king who suspects his wife is having an affair with his best friend. Continues Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., through June 23. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $43-$95.

WED 29

“The Real Thing” A playwright finds he is more successful at writing about love than he is at figuring out how it works in his own marriage. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through June 30. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$72.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports

 
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