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Going Out Guide for Washington, D.C., Sept. 16-22

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Thursday, September 16, 2010


Sept. 16

STREET DOGS The Boston punk band led by former Dropkick Murphys frontman Mike McColgan plays with Devil's Brigade (featuring Rancid's Matt Freeman), Flatfoot 56 and Continental. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. $16.

"CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION" Drama students learn life lessons at their local community center in Annie Baker's Obie Award-winning play. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 17. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. $35-$65; discounts for seniors, students and military.

"THE KNIGHT FROM OLMEDO" Lope de Vega's tragicomedy about a love and a rivalry between two Spanish towns is presented in Spanish with English surtitles. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Oct. 17. GALA Theatre-Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. $20-$36.

ARIES SPEARS This "Mad TV" regular has appeared in several films, TV shows and his own Comedy Central special. For age 18 and older. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m. D.C. Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. $17-$20, plus minimum purchase of two menu items.

"REVENANTS (WIEDERGĂ„NGERINNEN)" Oskar Schmidt's photographs feature wallflower-like women and girls in nearly empty rooms. Opens Thursday with an artist's reception 6-8 p.m. Through Oct. 29. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200. Free; reservations required for reception (call or e-mail

"BEAT MEMORIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALLEN GINSBERG" Seventy-nine pieces by the poet span the 1950s to '90s and include portraits of fellow beats Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Closes Thursday. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.


Sept. 17

GREEK FESTIVAL The 50th annual festival celebrates Greek culture with music, dancing, homemade food and beer. A Greek Dance Troop performs Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Festival hours: Friday-Saturday noon-9:30 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 4115 16th St NW. 202-829-2910. Free.

CONSTITUTION DAY AT THE ARCHIVES The 223rd anniversary of the Constitution's signing is celebrated with two events. From 1-2 p.m., a historical interpreter dressed as Dolley Madison greets guests while birthday cake is served. At 2:30 p.m., watch "Dolley Madison," the 2010 PBS docudrama starring Eve Best. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.

KEMPER ROAD STRING QUARTET A concert of William Grant Still's chamber works includes Little Folk Suites Nos. 1-6, Prince and the Mermaid Suite, and Lyric for String Quartet. 1:15 p.m. Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. Free.

"YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" Gene Wilder stars in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy about a scientist who takes up his grandfather's field of study after years of trying to distance himself from the family name. 8:30 p.m. American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-1949. Free.

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