Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, March 10-16

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

THU 10

"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" Landless Theatre Company performs a stage version of the Internet musical comedy created by Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Firefly") and others in which a wannabe super-villain sees the woman he loves become involved with his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 27. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. www.dcartscenter.org. www.landlesstheatrecompany.org. $25.

Eli Paperboy Reed & the True Loves A 26-year-old Boston native leads this '70s-inspired soul band, which released its third album, "Come and Get It," on Capitol Records. With the Electricutions and Thee Lexington Arrows. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $15.

Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament Washington Improv Theater presents a 47-team competition. Opens Thursday at 8 and 9:30 p.m., continues Friday at 9:30 and 11 p.m., Saturday at 8, 9:30 and 11 p.m. Through April 16. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. 866-811-4111. www.washingtonimprovtheater.com. $10.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo The African men's chorus formed in 1960 and rose to fame when Paul Simon featured the group on his "Graceland" album in 1986. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. 202-397-7328. www.lisner.org. $25-$55.

FRI 11

Parikrama This rock band uses traditional Indian instruments and counts Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix as influences. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.

Washington Capitals The hockey team plays the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday at 7 p.m. and the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. 202-397-7328. www.verizoncenter.com. capitals.nhl.com. $70-$325.

"WAM 2!" The In Series and the Washington Ballet team up once again to pay tribute to Mozart, this time with performances of "Don Giovanni" and "Cosi Fan Tutte" as part of the Intersections Festival. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.inseries.org. $20-$39.

Wye Oak The Baltimore folk-and-indie rock duo performs. With Lower Dens and Lands & Peoples. Doors open at 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960. 877-725-8849. www.blackcatdc.com. $12.

"Calder's Portraits: A New Language" Three-dimensional wire portraits of Josephine Baker, Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh and others, created by famed mobile-maker Alexander Calder, are suspended from ceilings and walls. Opens Friday. Through Aug. 14. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu.

SAT 12

"Basra Boy" The Keegan Theatre performs the world premiere of Rosemary Jenkinson's story about the impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their effects on two friends in Ireland. Closes Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202. www.keegantheatre.com. $25, seniors and students $20.

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band The Grammy-winning band led by congo-playing, salsa-singing Sanchez performs. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatre.com. $27-$57.

SUN 13

Mamak Khadem Ensemble The Iranian-born singer performs classic Nowruz songs and original music with her band, which includes musicians on santur, clarinet, sorna, duduk, bass and percussion. Noon and 3 p.m. Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu. Free; tickets required.

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