Lauren Weedman’s one-woman show opens at Studio Theatre on Thursday. (Photo by Owen Carey)

Wednesday

Animal, separated

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare brings his psychedelic sounds to U Street Music Hall for a rare solo show.

Starts Thursday

Studio goes “Bust”

Former “Daily Show” correspondent Lauren Weedman’s manic, one-woman stage show “Bust” is set inside a women’s prison — where Weedman once worked as a volunteer advocate — but still manages laughs.

Talking shop

Humor writer David Sedaris drew on his experiences as a department store elf during the holidays for his hilarious “Santaland Diaries.” An adaptation starring Joe Brack takes the stage at Fort Fringe.

Thursday

Holiday cheers

Celebrate Christmas the 1920s way, with period toys and ornaments, canapes, hors d’oeuvres and desserts at Tudor Place.

Saturday

A toast to cocktails

D.C.’s top mixologists are taking over Georgetown’s historic Halcyon House for their annual open-bar Repeal Day Ball.