Going Out Guide for Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-Sept. 15

A detail from Spencer Finch's
A detail from Spencer Finch's "Moonlight (Venice, March 10, 2009)," part of an exhibit of his works at the Corcoran. (Luke Stettner)
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Sept. 9

THE CHARLATANS UK The Brit-pop band stops by on its "Who We Touch" world tour. With Sherlock's Daughter. 8 p.m. Black Cat, Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. http://www.blackcatdc.com. $20.

TOMMY DAVIDSON The stand-up comedian and film actor got his big break on the TV show "In Living Color." Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. http://www.dcimprov.com. $20.

"PALLADIO AND HIS LEGACY: A TRANSATLANTIC JOURNEY" Italian Renaissance drawings by Andrea Palladio from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust. Through Jan. 9. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. http://www.nbm.org. $5 suggested donation.

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Sept. 10

"ARCHETYPE" Rebecca Key applies TV and film set-dressing techniques to explore how Transformer Gallery may have appeared before it was an art space. Opens Friday with a reception 6-9 p.m. Artist talk Saturday at 2 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 15. Transformer Gallery, 1404 P St. NW. 202-483-1102. http://www.transformergallery.org. Free.

NATIONALS The team plays three games against the Florida Marlins. Friday is Hispanic Heritage Night, with pregame entertainment and postgame fireworks. Sunday, The Washington Post sponsors a "Kids Run the Show" event. Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 1:05 p.m., Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. http://www.nationals.com. $10-$325.

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Sept. 11

ARTS ON FOOT A juried art market continues through Saturday with 100 exhibitors. There will be a festival Saturday, with three stages for music and theater, arts tours, a cooking pavilion, hands-on activities, food and wine samples and a cultural showcase of the Penn Quarter neighborhood. Seventh and F streets NW. Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 202-638-3232. http://www.artsonfoot.org. Free.

D.C. VEGFEST NBC4's Wendy Rieger emcees an all-vegetarian event, with cooking demonstrations and appearances by Miss D.C. MacKenzie Green, bodybuilder Robert Cheeke and chefs Lauren Von Der Pool and Tal Ronnen. Noon-6 p.m. 2000 block of H Street NW. 301-891-2458. http://www.dcvegfest.com. Free.

KENNEDY CENTER OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL Celebrate the venue's 39th birthday and the 15th annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival with performances by composer and pianist Eugenio Toussaint and the National Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad Veracruzana and others. Book festival authors Jacqueline Woodson, Laurence Yep, Joseph Bruchac, Alma Flor Ada, R. Gregory Christie and Shane Evans will read from their works. Noon-6 p.m. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. http://www.kennedy-center.org. Free; some events may require tickets.

"SIDE BY SIDE: OBERLIN'S MASTERWORKS AT THE PHILLIPS" View works from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin and the Phillips's permanent collection, including those by Paul C├ęzanne, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and J.M.W. Turner. Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 16. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. http://www.phillipscollection.org. $12, seniors and students $10, age 18 and younger free. Weekdays by donation.


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