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Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, March 10-16, 2016


Featured at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, “City of Trees” is about a green jobs initiative to plant trees in underserved parks in the city. The festival starts Tuesday. (Meridian Hill Pictures/Courtesy of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital)
THU 10

Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament Over five weeks, three-person teams from Washington Improv Theater compete to earn the title of reigning improv champions. Opens Thursday with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., continues Friday at 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., Sunday at 5 and 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 and 9 p.m. Through April 9. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7770. www.witdc.org. $12-$25.

Deer Tick The Providence, R.I., alt-rock band plays an acoustic show. With Mutual Benefit. 8 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $25.

FRI 11

“110 in the Shade” This romantic musical about confidence and courtship is set in 1950s Texas. Opens Friday at 7:30 p.m., continues Saturday and Monday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 14. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $35-$69.

“1984” Shakespeare Theatre Company stages a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel. Suggested for mature audiences. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through April 10. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $44-$123.

“Dream Logic” Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre stages short stories expressed through dance, acrobatics and physical comedy. Continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $20.

Je’Caryous Johnson’s “Married But Single” In this R&B musical, a married woman grows tired of her husband’s neglect and rekindles an old flame. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $64.50-$69.50.

SAT 12

“Saturday Night Shindig” The DMV Food Truck Association event includes food and fashion trucks, specialty drinks, and an exhibit about the history of food trucks. Ticket includes tastings from three food trucks and one drink. 5 p.m. Hecht Warehouse, 1401 New York Ave. NE. ­202-596-5236. bit.ly/1XXWeEa. $49.

“LiveArt in a Day 2016” LiveArtDC’s third annual fundraising event showcases five new 10-minute plays written and produced within 24 hours, plus performances by three bands and a silent auction. 6 p.m. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-631-6291. www.liveartdc.com. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

Eli Paperboy Reed The blue-eyed-soul sensation performs. With Jeremy & the Harlequins, DJ Robert Fearless and DJ Baby Alcatraz. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1889. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $15.

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia Under the direction of Rafaela Carrasco, the Spanish dance company performs five of its best-known works as part of the Flamenco Festival. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. lisner.gwu.edu. $35-$65.

Museum Day Live! An annual event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine in which a handful of museums offer free admission. In the District, the list includes the Koshland Science Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Building Museum. Several museums that are always free will host special events. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Free, registration required.

SUN 13

Green Day’s “American Idiot” The Tony Award-winning rock musical based on Green Day’s album of the same name follows three friends who must choose between a safe suburban life and following their dreams. Continues Sunday at 3 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m. Through April 9. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3767. www.keegantheatre.com. $55, age 60 and older $50, 25 and younger $45.

DC Independent Film Festival The oldest independent film festival in Washington, showcasing a wide range of features, shorts and documentaries, closes Sunday with a party at 8 p.m. that includes a conversation with French-American actor-director Jean-Marc Barr, music by G-Shift Productions, and an awards ceremony with beer, wine and cheese ($22). Through Sunday. Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-338-1198. www.dciff-indie.org. Films $7-$12, seminars and workshops $25.

MON 14

Dawn The multi-platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter, formerly of Danity Kane and Diddy — Dirty Money, performs. 9 p.m. DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000. www.dcnine.com. $25, in advance $20.

TUE 15

Environmental Film Festival The 24th annual multi-venue showcase offers screenings of more than 140 environmentally themed films from 33 countries, most accompanied by filmmaker or expert talks. “Sherpa,” Jennifer Peedom’s film about a tragic avalanche on Mount Everest, opens the festival at 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St. NW. $30. Through March 26. 202-633-1000. www.dceff.org. Prices vary.

“Annie” The musical by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin about a cheerful orphan features songs such as “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” Opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 20. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.org. $48-$178.

WED 16

“Moment” A man returns to his family home in Dublin and is met with strife from his siblings over his criminal past. Directed by Helen Hayes- and Tony-nominated director Ethan McSweeny in his Studio debut. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through April 24. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $30-$65, seniors $40-$60, age 29 and younger $25, students $20.

John Mayall The bandleader known as the Godfather of British Blues performs. 8 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $22.50-$32.

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks The Brooklyn rock-and-roll bandblends swinging blues, old-fashioned country and rockabilly. With the Bumper Jacksons. 8 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $15; in advance $12.

Yamato — The Drummers of Japan The 17-piece contemporary ensemble of taiko drums (some six feet wide), cymbals and flutes performs its show “Bakuon — Legend of the Heartbeat.” 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. www.thelincolndc.com. $35.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports

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