“New Moves: Symphony + Dance” Keigwin + Company dances to selections from Bernstein, Schumann and Marc Keikrug performed by the National Symphony Orchestra in the first of three concerts in the “New Moves” festival, juxtaposing orchestra performance and new American choreography. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $29-$85.
“Bloody Poetry” Taffety Punk performs Howard Brenton’s play about the relationships of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and Claire Clairmont over the course of six years. Opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 31. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-355-9441.www.taffetypunk.com. Thursday preview $10, other shows $15.
“People’s Choice: James Bond Edition” For this drive-in movie, the public can choose from “From Russia With Love,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Goldfinger.” Voting takes place on Facebook. 8 p.m. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.unionmarketdc.com. $10 per car, free seating in picnic area.
“Charm” Taffety Punk performs Kathleen Cahill’s play about the life of author Margaret Fuller. Continues Friday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 31. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-355-9441. www.taffetypunk.com. $15.
“After-School Special: A Night of True Stories By and About Educators” SpeakeasyDC’s show benefits Teaching for Change. 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. www.atlasarts.org. $25 in advance, $30 day of show, students $10, reception including one ticket $50.
Paris Hilton The heiress-turned-DJ spins her first-ever set in the nation’s capital. With Carlos Mélange and George Acosta. For age 18 and older. 9 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. www.echostage.com. From $20.
Papadosio The electronic jam band continues its Winter + Summer Tour. Friday at 10:30 p.m. with Elm and Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Mantras. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $17, two-day pass $30.
“Hothouse Video: Jonathan Monaghan” Five surreal computer-animated videos by the D.C. artist are shown continuously through Friday as part of a Washington Project for the Arts series. Washington Skyline Hotel, lobby, 10 Eye St. SW. 202-234-7103. www.wpadc.org. Free.
“Mummies From Western China’s Silk Road” The Textile Museum’s Rug and Textile appreciation series continues at a temporary venue with a talk by collector Jeff Krauss about his travels along the Silk Road in China, followed by an illustrated discussion of mummies and related textiles from the Urumqi Museum. 10:30 a.m. George Washington University Alumni House, 1918 F St. NW. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64. www.textilemuseum.org. Free.
Historic Wet-Plate Photography The colloidial process used by Civil War photographers is demonstrated in conjunction with the exhibit “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photographs.” Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, 437 Seventh St. NW. www.civilwarmed.org. $5; portrait of yourself to take home $40.
“Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight” Peter Ackerman’s comedy centers on three couples attempting late-night trysts in New York. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 3 p.m., Monday at 8 p.m. Through May 24. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202. www.keegantheatre.com. $30, seniors and students $25.
CityDance Gala The annual Dream Celebration, co-produced by Rasta Thomas, features performances by Philadanco, Brooklyn Mack, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Culture Shock, Joseph Webb, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Bad Boys of Dance and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000. www.thelincolndc.com. $25-$38.
“Designing for Disaster” An exhibition featuring objects, graphics and multimedia examines how society determines and responds to natural hazards. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 2, 2015. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org. $8; seniors, students and ages 3-17 $5; age 2 and younger free.
“Looped” Stacy Cantrell reinterprets classic masterworks of art in humorous free-form macro-crochet. Through Saturday. Pleasant Plains Workshop, 2608 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-415-1466. www.pleasantplains
“20XX Future Guaranteed” and “Ambi-Mimetics” An exhibit featuring works by Joshua Haycraft and an exhibit of 3D printed biological materials by Ryan Hoover closes Saturday. Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW. 202-332-1116. www.hamiltoniangallery.
D.C. Design House The seventh annual event lets loose an all-star team of local interior design and remodeling firms in 29 spaces inside a six-bedroom Forest Hills home. Proceeds from the Design House benefit the Children’s National Health System. The 7,500-square-foot colonial remains open for tours Saturday-Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 4600 Linnean Ave. NW. www.dcdesignhouse.com. $25.
Blue Man Group The comic trio’s new multimedia show is about people who would prefer to text one another than speak. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 9 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.
Keren Ann The singer-songwriter performs. With Bonzie. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $15 in advance, $18 day of concert.
“The Amish Project” Nanna Ingvarsson performs Jessica Dickey’s one-woman show based on a 2006 shooting in which a truck driver barricaded himself inside a one-room Amish schoolhouse and shot 10 girls, killing five, before turning the gun on himself. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. www.anacostiaartscenter.com. $20.
“Degas/Cassatt” An exhibition featuring about 70 pieces in a variety of media reveals the artistic connection between Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. Opens Sunday. Through Oct. 5. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Kay, a Washington anchor and reporter for “BBC World News America,” and Shipman, senior national correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” discuss their book, “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know.” 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. www.sixthandi.org. $15.
“Clown Cabaret” The monthly show offers a stage for clowns. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 10. The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. www.capfringe.org. $12, Fringe button holders $10.
Robben Ford The electric guitarist is a
five-time Grammy nominee. With
Bobby Paltauf. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $25 in advance, $30 day of the show.
“Freud’s Last Session” Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis discuss life’s big questions in Mark St. Germain’s play. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through June 29. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. Wednesday pay-what-you-can; regular tickets $15-$50.
“One Nation With News for All” A historical exhibition exploring how immigrants and minority groups used the press to fight for their rights in America. Freedom’s Journal, the first black newspaper, and the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper, will be displayed. Opens Wednesday. Through Jan. 5, 2015. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 888-639-7386. www.newseum.org. $22.95, seniors $18.95, ages 7-18 $13.95, age 6 and younger free.
“Cock” During a break with his boyfriend, a man finds romance with a woman. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through June 22. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$59.
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