Art and Crafts
CONSERVATION AND EASTERN HEMISPHERE CURATORIAL CONSULTATION -- Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn more about your own textiles from the museum's curatorial and conservation staff. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. $5. 202-667-0441.
Books and Authors
ADAM LANGER -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses his book, "The Washington Story." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.
ADAM NICOLSON -- Friday at 7 p.m. Author of "Seize the Fire" discusses his work. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.
JACKIE FLYNN -- Today at 8 p.m. The stand-up comic is a favorite of the Farrelly Brothers, having appeared in six of their films. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. 202-296-7008.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS -- Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Part of a new wave of Latino comics, Iglesias has appeared on the Galavision program "Que Locos." DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.
HOWARD LYONS -- Today at noon and 3 p.m. The singer, a member of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan Haudenosaunee, performs traditional songs as well as his own compositions. National Museum of the American Indian, Outdoor Theater, Fourth St. and Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Today at 8 p.m. The annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. U.S. Capitol Building, West Lawn. Free. 202-467-4600.
PETER WILSON AND AARON CLAY -- Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The jazz duo performs. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1700.
JAZZ GOES TO CHURCH -- Friday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A combination of jazz and gospel by Kevin Mahogany and Cyrus Chestnut. With Kendrick Oliver & the New Life Orchestra. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $35. 202-337-4141.
NOT THE KNITTING YOU KNOW -- Closes Saturday. Fiber sculptures from 15 artists. Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 703-790-9018.
MARC CHAGALL: THE BIBLE SERIES 1957 -- Through Sept. 15. More than 100 hand-colored etchings illustrating biblical texts. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. Free. 202-635-5400.
TEXTILES FOR THIS WORLD AND BEYOND: TREASURES FROM INSULAR SOUTHEAST ASIA -- Through Sept. 18. More than 60 objects that explore the role of textiles in religion and culture. Plus 30 wooden figures illustrating early 20th-century Javanese dress. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.
WOMEN & BLUES -- Through Sept. 25. Two complementary exhibits that celebrate women and the arts. In "Amalia Amaki: Boxes, Buttons and the Blues," the artist uses photographs, quilts and found objects to challenge traditional views of black culture. "Women in Blues and Jazz" features 45 photographs highlighting the musical achievements of performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn and others. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5, seniors and students $3, children free; first Sunday and Wednesday of the month free. 202-783-5000
INVESTIGATING WHERE WE LIVE -- Through Oct. 10. Local youth capture Anacostia, the Navy Yard and the New York Avenue corridor in photos, poems and stories. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-272-2448.
WORDS DRAWN IN WATER -- Through Oct. 30. Canadian-born artist Janet Cardiff's 33-minute multi-sensory audio walk. Part of the Hirshhorn's ongoing "Directions" series. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
PERSPECTIVES: MEI-LING HOM -- Through March 5. An exploration of three-dimensional space uses clouds formed from steel wire and is accompanied by the sounds of traditional Chinese flute. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-4880.
CAN SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS CREATE REALITY? -- Saturday at 1 p.m. A philosophical roundtable discussion with Cafe Philo DC, guest moderated by Richard Khuri for Ken Feldman. Brasserie Les Halles, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 703-751-5958.
ENERGUMEN & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND -- Closes today. In Mac Wellman's "Energumen," a shady businessman hires deprogrammers to rescue his daughter from a cult of tone-deaf Santas. Tom Stoppard's "Inspector Hound," a sendup of the British whodunit, is an inquiry into what it means to be part of an audience. Catholic University, Callan Theatre, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. $12-$18. 202-460-2188.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES -- Closes today. The Actors' Theatre of Washington presents Christopher Hampton's version of the 18th-century French tale of seduction and revenge, with an all-male cast. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $26.50. 800-494-8497.
METAMORPHOSIS -- Opens Thursday. The Catalyst Theater Company presents Steven Berkoff's theatrical adaptation of Franz Kafka's allegory about a man transformed into a dung beetle by the dehumanizing pressures of post-industrial life. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20-$25. 202-249-8202.
GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE -- Through Sept. 18. In the play by Moises Kaufman, original courtroom transcripts and writings by Wilde and his contemporaries are woven together to tell the story of the arrest, judgment and sentencing of the celebrated playwright. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $26. 202-396-2125.
PASSION PLAY, A CYCLE -- Through Oct. 16. Molly Smith directs the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's era-leaping trilogy. The darkly comic plays explore historic presentations of the Passion play in Elizabethan England, Nazi Germany and post-Vietnam America, and look at the collisions of religion, politics and everyday life that result. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $41-$60. 202-488-3300.
OTHELLO -- Through Oct. 30. Avery Brooks stars as Othello in this version of the Bard's tale of a love destroyed by jealousy. Directed by Michael Kahn. Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $14.25-$71.25. 202-547-1122.
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