Washington, D.C., Going Out Guide, July 15-21

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thu

July 15

"AVENUE Q" The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and its irreverent puppets spoof "Sesame Street" while tackling such issues as sex, drinking, pornography and racism. For age 13 and older. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 15. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. http://www.shakespearetheatre.org. $76-$86.

ANA TIJOUX The Chilean hip-hop artist is touring North America for the first time. With Rebel Diaz. 8 p.m. Liv, 2001 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800. http://www.reroutedc.com. $12 in advance, $18 at the door.

"WHEN E.T. FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST" James Levy Music presents a sci-fi rock opera set in 1990s Los Angeles. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival; visit the Web site for a complete festival schedule. Thursday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Closes July 25. Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW. 866-811-4111. http://www.warehousetheater.com. http://www.capfringe.org. $15; adults must have a $5 Fringe Button.

Fri

July 16

INCENDIO The Latino jazz band hails from Los Angeles. Part of the Jazz in the Garden Series. 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360. http://www.nga.gov. Free.

CHOPTEETH The D.C. area Afrobeat orchestra performs. Part of Goingoutguide.com's free Weekend Summer Concert series. With Sin Miedo and Funk Ark. 7:30 p.m. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-426-0486. 202-397-7328. Free with ticket.

"OBLIVION" Kyle Gullings's one-act opera is based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story "Ex Oblivione," in which a dying man confronts the unknown. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Friday at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday at 10 p.m. Closes July 25. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 866-811-4111. http://www.capfringe.org. http://www.kylegullings.com. $15; adults must have a $5 Fringe Button.

Sat

July 17

"SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS" Scott Hicks's 2000 film based on David Guterson's novel stars Ethan Hawke and Max von Sydow. 2 p.m. Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. http://americanart.si.edu/renwick. Free.

JERRY "THE ICE MAN" BUTLER A Chicago soul singer will perform with his old group the Impressions and the D.C. all-woman group the Jewels. 7:30 p.m. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-397-7328. http://www.ticketmaster.com. $24.

"HOTEL CASSIOPEIA" This drama by the Stagepaint Actors' Workshop explores what might happen if we got everything we wanted. For age 13 and older. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Saturday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. DC Dance Collective, 4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 866-811-4111. http://www.dcdancecollective.com. http://www.capfringe.org. $15; adults must have a $5 Fringe Button.


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