Also in Weekend:
Our picks for the best events going on this weekend, including an art festival taking over Anacostia, DC Brau’s first birthday celebration and a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
The blossoms themselves are gone by now, but there are still plenty of events remaining in the National Cherry Blossom. We round up our picks for the best of what’s left.
Over the past 20 years, Lambchop has distinguished itself as one of the most distinctly American bands. See how songwriter Kurt Wagner has continually shifted his “counter-anthemic” music. Also read record reviews of Memphis-inspired band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, local rock upstarts Silo Halo, indie-folk group Lost in the Trees, indie pop band Hospitality and jazz vocalist Catherine Russell.
Based on an adaptation of a Studs Terkel book of interviews with people discussing their jobs, “Working - A Musical” focuses on the mundanities of a firefighter, an ironworker, a delivery boy, a receptionist and others.
Eugene O’Nell’s work is known for its meticulous stage directions. For Chirstopher Loar and the New York Neo-Futurists, this presents a source for comedic material, however unintentional, as they mine through “The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill.”
National Geographic’s exhibit “Samurai: The Warrior Transformed” has a bit of a mixed message. Part of it focuses on the warrior figure, the same depiction often seen in movies and pop culture. Another part focuses on the evolution of the samurai into a bureacrat. As any 10-year-old boy or fan of samurai movies will tell you, it’s the first part that’s fun.