“Anchorman: The Exhibit” The Newseum has dedicated an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team. The collection features costumes, props and footage from the Will Ferrell-Adam McKay film. Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 31, 2014. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 888-639-7386. www.newseum.org. $21.95, seniors and students $17.95 , ages 7 to 18 $12.95, age 6 and younger free.
FallFringe The smaller, more manageable version of the Capital Fringe Festival includes 13 shows, seven of which appeared on the summer schedule. This week’s lineup includes a rock concert and dance called “Pitchin’ the Tent” (Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m.), “Tell-Tale,” about a blood transfusion with interesting results (Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 9:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.), “Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk” (Thursday at 8 p.m.), “A Guide to Dancing Naked” (Thursday at 8:30 p.m.), “H Street Housewives” (Friday at 11 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m.) and “The Immortal Jellyfish” (Saturday at 10 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.). Venues called the Shop, Bedroom and Redrum at Fort Fringe are located at 607 New York Ave. NW and 612 L St. NW. 866-811-4111. www.capitalfringe.org . $20, $15 with 2013 Fringe button.
Nightmares on Wax English DJ George Evelyn performs an early show. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $20.
Loose Ends The British urban contemporary trio became successful with ’80s hits “Hanging on a String (Contemplating),” “Slow Down” and“Watching You.” Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $28 in advance, $33 at the door.
Andy Statman Trio Statman is world-famous for his mandolin and clarinet skills, playing American roots, jazz and Hasidic music. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $25 in advance, $28 day of concert.
Elton John The multiple-Grammy-winning British pop icon performs on his U.S. fall tour. 8 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $29.
“Templanza” Fuego Flamenco IX continues with the U.S. premiere of Jose Antonio Jurado and Isabel Rodriguez from Madrid in an exploration of flamenco accompanied by singers, guitar, flute and saxophone. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $35, seniors $26, students $20.
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall The orchestra’s recorded stage performance of Arnold Schönberg’s “Gurre-Lieder” is shown in the GoetheForum. 1 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was. Free, reservations required.
“The Strange World of Cassie Taggart” An exhibit of surreal paintings and small-scale sculptures continues with artist receptions Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 p.m. Through Dec. 28.Zenith Gallery Salon, 1429 Iris St. NW. 202-783-2963. www.zenithgallery.com. Free.
“Tappin’ Thru Life” Tony-winning tap dancer Maurice Hines teams up with young local phenoms the Manzari brothers and the all-female 10-piece Diva Orchestra. What began as a tribute to Gregory Hines ended up expanding to celebrate the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and other singers. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 29. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. From $50, subject to change.
Anoushka Shankar The sitar player follows in the footsteps of her father, Ravi. Co-presented by Lisner Auditorium and the Washington Performing Arts Society. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.org. $20-$40.
Soprano Kathleen Battle with Cyrus Chestnut The world-famous soprano and the jazz pianist perform works by Gershwin, Ellington, Joplin and more. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $35-$69.
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company The company concludes its residency with the premiere of its site-specific original dance, “Homage,” inspired by the exhibition “Dancing the Dream.” A question-and-answer session will follow. 1 and 2:30 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu. Free.
Sister Hazel The Florida alt-rockers celebrate their 20th year together. With Joe Bachman. 6 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $20.
“Love in Afghanistan” Set in Bagram air base near Kabul, Charles Randoph-Wright’s play follows a budding romance between young hip-hop star Duke and his female Afghan interpreter, Roya. Continues Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Closes Sunday. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. From $50.
Matthew Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty” The British choreographer and his company, New Adventures, perform a re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s ballet classic in which Aurora’s 100-year slumber begins in 1890. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. From $30.
“The Night Watcher” Charlayne Woodard’s vignettes depict guidance she has given and received from the children who have been part of her life. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$59.
GWAR The metal band’s stage show transforms the band members into extraterrestrial warlords. Watch out for liquids splashed onto the audience. With Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.
“Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum” A display of a six-foot-tall chrysanthemum featuring 550 blooms closes Sunday. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Seattle rap duo performs. With Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $34.50-$52.50.
Molly Ringwald You might remember the redheaded actress from ’80s films, but she has been a jazz chanteuse since childhood. Tuesday-Wednesday at 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $45.
Honfleur Gallery Collection An exhibit of works from Honfleur’s collection, including pieces by the gallery’s long-term artists, closes Dec. 20. Honfleur, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-365-8392. www.honfleurgallery.com. Free.
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