MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
Held in a arresting boondocks in Virginia’s horse and wine country, the Middleburg Blur Festival, founded by BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, offers a mix of absolute features, documentaries, and Oscar contenders, including several submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. The ceremony opens Thursday, Oct. 17, with Marriage, Noah Baumbach’s acutely claimed blur about the affliction of annulment starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. The 7th ceremony anniversary will additionally account Terence Blanchard, the six-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and Oscar-nominated blur scorer with the Distinguished Artisan Award, culminating in a concert featuring Blanchard’s quintet E-Collective, and a 35-piece orchestra. Oscar-nominated book Anthony McCarten will aggregate the Distinguished Screenwriter Award for his assignment on ceremony selection The Two Popes, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins as Popes Francis and Benedict. Added highlights amid the 34 films screening include Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as iconic American abandon fighter Harriet Tubman; The Capote Tapes, Ebs Burnough’s documentary with never-before-heard audio interviews capturing “the acceleration and abatement of America’s best iconic gay writer”; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers; and Honey Boy, the account of a self-destructive adolescent acting brilliant directed by Alma Har’el and based on the adventures of Shia LaBeouf. The ceremony closes on Sunday, Oct. 20, with The Irishman, an ballsy adventure about organized abomination in post-war America from Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. The ceremony is captivated at The Salamander Resort & Spa. Tickets are $10 to $25 per screening. Call 540-751-3160 or visit www.middleburgfilm.org.
Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon accomplish out in this abhorrence flick about a adulation triangle that develops amid Sarandon, a scientist, and Deneuve and David Bowie, a vampire couple. The 1983 “post-modernist vampire film” is accepted for its beautiful recasting of “vampirism in bisexual terms, cartoon on the attitude of the lesbian vampire” (in the words of analyzer Elaine Showalter) and is additionally the feature-length authoritative acceptance of Tony Scott, the backward brother of Ridley and who went on to make Top Gun and actualize a blockbuster brilliant out of Tom Cruise. Allotment of Landmark’s West End Cinema’s Basic Abstract series. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m. 2301 M St. NW. Happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 each. Call 202-534-1907 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com.
THE LADY VANISHES
The area’s two Angelika theaters action accession “Hitchcocktober,” with screenings of abstract by the Master of Suspense, including this aboriginal abstruseness thriller. Margaret Lockwood stars as a adolescent English day-tripper in continental Europe who sets off an all-embracing adventure aback she tries to clue bottomward an age-old woman who has abolished from the train. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market, 550 Penn St. NE. Additionally Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Angelika Blur Centermost – Mosaic, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 athe Pop-Up, $14.50 at Mosaic. Call 800-680-9095 or visit www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com.
Scary cine division bliss off with one of the best acclaimed abhorrence films in contempo memory. Robert Eggers’ black-and-white blur about two alarm keepers who boring lose their acumen and become threatened by their affliction nightmares has been showered with acclaim by critics, including Eggers administration and story, as able-bodied as Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson’s performances. If you’re attractive to get appropriately spooked, book your tickets now. Opens Friday, Oct. 18. Breadth theaters. Visit www.fandango.com. (Rhuaridh Marr)
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP
Ten years afterwards horror-comedy Zombieland opened to analytical and bartering success, the assemblage reunites for a sequel. Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray all return, as do administrator Ruben Fleischer and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. A breach in the makeshift ancestors causes Little Bedrock (Breslin) to leave with a aberrant man, banishment the others to arch out and acquisition her — and face new zombies and survivors forth the way. Opens Friday, Oct. 18. Breadth theaters. Visit www.fandango.com. (RM)
The accurate belief of seven women from about the apple who bravely fought to actualize absolute and abiding change in their communities are aggregate through this affected work, a documentary brawl developed by seven noteworthy playwrights for L.A. Theatre Works. The playwrights — Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankovitz — collaborated to actualization a carpeting of agitating belief relaying the struggles, threats, and abandon forth the alley to ceremony for the play’s beforehand changeable characters, who appear from Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia. Alexis Jacknow directs Seven on a season-long civic bout to theaters primarily amid on academy campuses, including a one-night-only stop at the Centermost for the Arts at George Mason University. Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. The Concert Hall at 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $26 to $44. Call 888-945-2468 or visit www.cfa.gmu.edu.
The Washington Date Guild launches its new division with an 1894 brawl by George Bernard Shaw. Candida questions Victorian notions of adulation and marriage, accepting the adventurousness to ask what a woman desires from her husband, and ultimately accord a woman a best amid her husband, a preacher, and the artisan who wants to woo her away. Laura Giannarelli directs Emelie Acceptance Thompson in the appellation role. Weekends through Oct. 20. Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Tickets are $50 to $60. Call 202-900-8788 or visit www.stageguild.org.
DAY OF ABSENCE
White citizens in a asleep southern boondocks are affected to admit the amount and animation their African-American neighbors action them one accidental day aback they mysteriously disappear. Raymond O. Caldwell and Angelisa Gillyard absolute a Amphitheater Alliance call of a “reverse accompanist show” that Douglas Turner Ward originally created in 1965, one billed as a comedic and acicular annotation on systemic racism that is acutely still accordant today. Jared Shamberger leads a 10-member casting as the town’s ambassador in the 90-minute, intermissionless play. To Nov. 3. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Abode SE. Tickets are $25 to $40, except for at atomic 10 Name-Your-Own-Price seats up for grabs one hour afore ceremony show. Call 202-241-2539 or visit www.theateralliance.com.
The Built-in American charlatan Pocahontas has “come aback to activity to set the almanac straight” in the subversive, feminist-minded agreeable accounting and composed by Dennis T. Giacino. Cinderella, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, and Tiana (Disney’s aboriginal atramentous princess) additionally accomplish an actualization in this abusive booty on Disney princesses, all portrayed with animal faults and foibles. Matt Conner directs the Creative Cauldron production. To Oct. 27. ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Ave. in Falls Church. Tickets are $20 to $35, or $100 for the Gala. Call 703-436-9948 or visit www.creativecauldron.org.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
Sarah Marshall anchors Studio Theatre’s new assembly of John Patrick Shanley’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that tackles concepts of faith, ambiguity, and the amount of moral confidence — and added specifically, the animal corruption scandals that has rocked Catholics and the Catholic Church in contempo decades. Set in 1964 at a Bronx Catholic school, Matt Torney directs a casting starring Marshall as Sister Aloysius and additionally featuring Christian Conn as Father Flynn, Amelia Pedlow as Sister James, and Tiffany M. Thompson as Mrs. Muller. Continued to Oct. 20. Metheny Theatre, 14th & P Streets NW. Call 202-332-3300 or visit www.studiotheatre.org.
In Caryl Churchill’s aphotic comedy, three old accompany are abutting by a acquaintance to appoint in affable badinage with a ancillary of apocalyptic horror. Holly Twyford directs. To Nov. 3. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.sigtheatre.org.
The Shakespeare Theatre Aggregation offers a abolitionist adjustment of the 15th-century chastity play Everyman by Obie- and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning author Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). In his revamped and rechristened Everybody, Afterlife (Nancy Robinette) pays a appointment to the anytime optimistic and sanguine titular appearance to admonition beating some adroit faculty into them. Everybody will be played by anybody and somebody amid the added nine associates of the cast, called at random, by action alive on date afore every performance. Will Davis directs the consistent “irreverent, rollicking” brawl additionally accustomed as remixing “the archetypal medieval chastity brawl into an atomic agreement of wit and emotion.” In previews. To Nov. 17. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Call 202-547-1122 or visit www.shakespearetheatre.org.
Craig Wallace and Erika Rose brilliant in one of August Wilson’s best acclaimed and abstruse works, in a Ford’s Theatre assembly directed by Timothy Douglas, one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson’s work. To Oct. 27. 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $52. Call 202-347-4833 or visit www.fords.org.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The camp American sci-fi agreeable comedy, from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, apropos a banal floral boutique agent and hi brawl cannibal bulb who chews added than the scenery. Puppet artisan Matthew Aldwin McGee is tasked, with puppeteer Rj Pavel, with bringing full, alarming activity the bloodthirsty Audrey II, with Marty Austin Lamar accouterment the plant’s soulful voice. Christian Montgomery leads the animal casting as Seymour, the absurd hero beguiled with his aide Audrey (Teresa Quigley Danskey). Nick Martin directs. In previews. To Nov. 17. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. Tickets are $19 to $55, added fees. Call 202-204-7741 or visit www.constellationtheatre.org.
In 1905, Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of acceptable the aboriginal African American boxer to action for the ample championship — yet alike with his cord of knockout victories, the allowance are ample adjoin him alfresco the ring, with the alike bigger action adjoin accepted ancestral allegory and arresting white preudice. Paige Hernandez directs a co-production from Olney Theatre Aggregation and 1st Date of Tyson’s Corner of Marco Ramirez’s play, a 90-minute, intermission-less assignment starring Jaysen Wright the appearance aggressive by the real-life boxer Jack Johnson. To Oct. 27. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, Md. Call 301-924-3400 or visit www.olneytheatre.org.
Synetic Amphitheater bliss off its 19th division by reprising its splashy, accurate adjustment of William Shakespeare’s ashore archetypal from 2013. In the concrete amphitheater troupe’s hands, The Tempest is a speech-free yet water-full production, back it comes as allotment of the company’s signature “wordless Shakespeare” alternation and actualization a 1,200-square-foot pool, abounding with about 3,000 gallons of water, that takes centermost stage. In fact, the aboriginal three rows of seats are appointed as a burst zone, with “ponchos provided.” The troupe’s co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili will splish-splash, dance, and jump about as the sea storm-stirring Prospera. To Oct. 20. 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. Call 800-494-8497 or visit www.synetictheater.org.
Virginia’s 1st Date offers the bounded premiere of a brawl by Joanna McClelland Glass, who drew on her real-life acquaintance alive for Francis Biddle at his home in D.C. in the 1960s. Biddle, the above U.S. Attorney General beneath President Franklin Roosevelt who additionally served as Arch Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, was awfully adamantine on his agents as he formed to adhesive his legacy. Alex Levy directs stars Amanda Forstrom and Scott Sedar. To Oct. 20. 1st Date is amid at 1524 Spring Hill Rd. Tysons, Va. Tickets are $42. Call 703-854-1856 or visit www.1ststagetysons.org.
WEST BY GOD
Two families advance with issues of affliction and love, anamnesis and identity, in a new brawl set in a baby Appalachian boondocks and accounting by West Virginia built-in Brandon McCoy. Jeremy Skidmore directs a world-premiere assembly for Keegan Theatre of a actualization billed as “a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest assay of the bisect amid burghal and rural America, and the kinds of ageism and angled too generally larboard advisedly in our society.” To Oct. 20. 1742 Church St. NW. Call 202-265-3767 or visit www.keegantheatre.com.
The Canadian starlet and 2018 Best New Artisan Grammy almsman allotment to the breadth added than a year afterwards demography the Basic Pride date for a advertise of her confident, R&B-steeped pop music. The concert will no agnosticism focus on her able green album The Pains of Growing, as able-bodied as her strong, just-released EP, This Summer. A singer-songwriter who aboriginal drew absorption with “Here,” an canticle for introverts and the non-partying, sober-minded affectionate everywhere, Cara has appear distinct afterwards distinct that allotment astute, self-aware, and self-affirming messages, from aftermost year’s “Trust My Lonely” to 2016’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” and “Wild Things,” with the latter’s alternative-embracing lyrics authoritative it a aboveboard LGBTQ anthem. Saturday, Oct. 26. Doors at 6 p.m. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. Tickets are $40 to $175. Call 202-888-0020 or visit www.theanthemdc.com.
A multi-Grammy-winning singing pianist/composer from Brazil, Elias has the affectionate of elegant, backward singing voice, a little unpolished, that has appear to characterize bossa nova anytime back Astrud Gilberto’s days. Elias allotment on a bout in abutment of her new Concord Applesauce release Love Stories, a affluent agreeable ode to activity and archetypal adulation songs that is primarily articulate in English. Friday, Oct. 25. Doors at 6:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. Tickets are $30 to $60. Call 202-787-1000 or visit www.thehamiltondc.com.
It’s been about a decade back this socially active, beeline neo-soul accompanist accent the Basic Pride Women’s Pride Concert, followed by a aperture at the 2011 Basic Applesauce Fest. The arresting Oakland, Calif.-based artist, who Rolling Stone once said sounds like “the airy adulation adolescent of Sade and D’Angelo,” allotment to the breadth on a bout acknowledging her best contempo release, 2017’s Dreamseeker EP. Carolyn Malachi opens. Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $45. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
A absorbing indie-pop singer-songwriter, Michaelson has spent the bigger allotment of her career acknowledgment her affection and body in song, with lyrics generally arrest bang issues of claimed and familial sickness, death, and divorce. Yet that’s not at all the case with the New York native’s newest collection, Stranger Songs, an anthology featuring aboriginal beforehand aggressive by, yet absolute from, the Netflix sci-fi/horror drama Stranger Things. Michaelson refers to the actualization as a anatomy of abstention for her. By extension, that’s additionally accurate of her new album, back this one was accounting from the perspectives of characters and others, and not from her own. For added levity, she additionally included some “Easter eggs” aggressive by the show, hidden from apparent afterimage — or aboriginal accept — and advised to accolade those admirers advantageous afterpiece attention. Maddie Poppe, aftermost year’s champ of American Idol, opens. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Tickets are $55. Call 202-328-6000 or visit thelincolndc.com.
After signing his aboriginal almanac accord as a jailbait with British almanac ambassador Clive Caulder’s Jive Records, Butler’s arch distinct became the aboriginal by a atramentous artisan to be played on white radio stations in South Africa. That aboriginal success was his acceptance out of the ageism country. The R&B/jazz guitarist and diva now lives in Southern California. Thursday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $50, added $12 minimum purchase. Call 202-337-4141 or visit www.bluesalley.com.
The Grammy-winning Nashville hitmaker from the ’80s and ’90s has back gone in a added folk and roots-driven direction, with a added socially acquainted bent, including accoutrement archetypal songs about coal-mining and added land-related pursuits in Appalachia. The West Virginia built-in allotment to the breadth area she has continued been a accepted draw. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Weinberg Centermost for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick, Md. Tickets are $20.50 to $37.50. Call 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.
Two decades afterwards her aboriginal hit “I Try,” Gray continues to almanac and accomplish a characteristic alloy of R&B, pop, funk, and jazz. And currently she’s focused on a bout to bless a 20-year repertoire that includes accepted distinct “Buddha,” fatigued from Ruby, her tenth affection album, appear aftermost fall. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Doors at 6:30 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. Tickets are $40 to $45, added $10 minimum per being for all tables. Call 202-588-5595 or visit www.thehowardtheatre.com.
The soul-singing Broadway veteran, champ of the Tony for her role in The Wiz, allotment to the Birchmere for accession year and accession two-night weekend run assuming hits from her repertoire that goes able-bodied beyond The Wiz‘s “Home.” Mills’ hits in the 1980s accommodate “Never Knew Adulation Like This Before,” “I Feel Acceptable All Over,” and “If I Were Your Woman.” Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $89.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
The above D.C.-based troubadour, who now lives in L.A., allotment for a concert focused on the breakable folk/pop balladeer’s seventh affection album. According to the official bio, Territories “tells the circuitous adventure of a alteration alliance and arising accord through songs called afterwards the places that aggressive them” — and which were visited on absent trips over the accomplished year with Goss’ bedmate and a new lover. The self-identified “polyamorous gay musician” tours with two adolescent anomalous indie singer-songwriters — Nakia, an Austin-based bluesy bedrock artisan and seminfinalist from the aboriginal division of NBC’s The Voice, and Goss’ longtime assistant Liz DeRoche, accession above bounded artisan now based in California. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave., Academy Park, Md. Tickets are $12 to $30. Call 240-623-1423 or visit www.milkboyarthouse.com.
WASHINGTON CONSERVATORY: RECITAL WITH NSO PRINCIPALS
The acclaimed Brahms Horn Trio is the focus of a Conservatory Concerts alternation account featuring Abel Pereira, the arch horn amateur with the Civic Symphony Orchestra, Nurit Bar-Josef, the violinist who has served as the NSO’s longtime Concertmaster, and Audrey Andrist, acclaimed pianist and piano teacher. Rounding out the affairs are added works for horn and piano by Eugene Bozza, Paul Dukas, and Olivier Messiaen, added Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major for abandoned piano. The concert will be followed by an breezy Wine & Words Q&A featuring the performers and adulatory beverages. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. Bethesda. Suggested donation of $20. Call 301-320-2770 or visit www.washingtonconservatory.org.
WNO’S DOMINGO-CAFRITZ YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
The adolescent artists from the Washington Civic Opera will booty to the Millennium Date for a chargeless examination of agreeable highlights from the aboriginal two works of the company’s new season. The focus is on the final masterpieces from two of the genre’s greatest composers — Othello by Verdi and The Magic Flute by Mozart — which ambit from awe-inspiring Shakespearean tragedy to mythical, bewitched comedy. Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. Kennedy Center. Free. Call 202-467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org.
ANN SOFIE CLEMMENSEN: IN TO AND OUT OF
Through the Bounded Brawl Commissioning Project, the Kennedy Centermost helps abutment the bounded brawl amphitheatre and breeding the conception of new works from bounded choreographers, which are afresh performed for chargeless as allotment of the Millennium Date programming. The latest assignment in the alternation transports audiences to three altered spaces of the REACH, the arts institution’s all-embracing new addition, application altered characteristics of ceremony area to analyze concepts in arrangement and timing, ablaze and dark, and limitation and transformation. In all, 20 dancers will accomplish Clemmensen’s In To And Out Of Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. Free. Call 202-467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org.
An ensemble of 40 bazaar artists and acrobats from China’s arctic Hebei Province appear to boondocks for a bright and active ceremony of the world-famous Chinese bazaar arts. Blending age-old ability with amazing activity for a actualization that thrills those of all ages and includes acrobatics, anamorphosis tricks, bamboozlement acts, and acclimation feats. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 and 8 p.m. Concert Hall in the GMU Centermost for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call 888-945-2468 or visit www.cfa.gmu.edu. Additionally Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Merchant Hall in the Hylton Assuming Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va. Tickets are $29 to $48. Call 703-993-7759 or visit www.hyltoncenter.org.
MANASSAS BALLET THEATRE: JAZZ IN MOTION
The better able brawl aggregation in Arctic Virginia with its agenda of 25 full-time dancers, the Manassas Ballet opens a new division with works in movement set to abreast and archetypal applesauce tunes per a accord with the Kim Reynolds Band and diva Mark Luna. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. Merchant Hall in the Hylton Assuming Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va. Tickets are $30 to $70. Call 703-993-7759 or visit www.hyltoncenter.org.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2019
The hit Fox TV absoluteness antagonism alternation offers its acceptable postseason bout with the Top 10 finalists from Division 16, led by champ Bailey Muñoz and runner-up Mariah Russell. Directed by Raj Kapoor with Rita Maye Bland, the alive actualization will affection the season’s most-popular routines added aboriginal pieces created accurately for the tour, overseen by Mandy Moore, the show’s brilliant choreographer. In accession to the Top 10, the calendar will additionally affection two of the show’s All-Stars: Lauren Froderman, champ of Division 7, and Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, finalist from Division 9. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. Merchant Hall, Hylton Assuming Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va. Tickets are $45 to $100. Call 703-993-7759 or visit www.hyltoncenter.org. Additionally Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Theater, 7100 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill, Md. Tickets are $48 to $158. Call 844-346-4664 or visit www.mgmnationalharbor.com.
BIANCA DEL RIO: IT’S JESTER JOKE
With his Joan Rivers-influenced annoyance brawl persona, Roy Haylock became the division six champ of RuPaul’s Annoyance Race five years ago. That affecting TV actualization added propelled the self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” to the annoyance top tier, as adumbrated by Del Rio’s adjustment at the actual top of New York magazine’s “100 Best Able Annoyance Queens in America” account this accomplished June. The onetime Basic Pride amateur allotment to D.C. as allotment of a bout this abatement accustomed as “the biggest-ever abandoned annoyance amateur brawl bout in North America.” Expect a night of irreverent, agreeable brawl from the quick-witted and acute cultural observer. Friday, Oct. 18. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Tickets are $39.50 to $199. Call 202-888-0050 or visit www.thelincolndc.com.
Vulture, MSN, and Time Out are aloof three media outlets to accept heralded Arguello as one of the top, adolescent changeable comics alive today — one already accepted in Los Angeles as host and booker of the account Women Crush Wednesdays brawl show. Avid TV admirers anywhere, meanwhile, may be accustomed with her from her alternating appearances on Brawl Central’s @midnight, or from her bedfellow amateur set during a contempo adventure of HBO’s 2 Dope Queens. Born in California to parents who emigrated from El Salvador, Arguello styles herself as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous,” and her brawl accepted tackles issues accompanying to race, gender, politics, pop culture, and music — including impersonations of Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, amid others. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 and 9 p.m. Drafthouse Comedy, 1100 13th St. NW. Tickets are $20. Call 202-750-6411 or visit www.drafthousecomedy.com.
THE BENTZEN BALL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Lesbian amateur Tig Notaro allotment to abbey the 10th ceremony “comedy and friendship” accident presented by Brightest Adolescent Things with abutment from Contest DC, with José Andrés’ Apple Central Kitchen as this year’s nonprofit partner. Things acceptance on Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a free, pre-festival accident in the POV Lounge in the W Hotel DC: “Comedy In The District: A Conversation,” a altercation with panelists including Matthew Winer of the Kennedy Center, Sean Joyce of Underground Comedy, Allyson Jaffe of the DC Improv, pop ability biographer Rudi Greenberg, and Svetlana Legetic of BYT/Bentzen Ball, with Brandon Wetherbee of BYT as moderator. The brawl clearly launches Thursday, Oct. 24, with two back-to-back programs at Bentzen HQ the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW): An Evening with Maria Bamford, and Los Espookys Live, featuring the creators and stars of that HBO show, Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, forth with Lorelei Ramirez and Greta Titelman, billed as “A Bentzen Brawl Pre-Halloween Show” area apparel are encouraged. Tickets are $25 to $40 per show. Visit www.brightestyoungthings.com/bentzen-ball for a abounding schedule.
MAULIK PANCHOLY: THE BEST AT IT
Pancholy is an amateur accepted for his acknowledging assignment on hit TV shows 30 Rock and Weeds, not to acknowledgment casual roles in date productions at Shakespeare Theatre Aggregation and Studio Theatre. At the moment, however, Pancholy’s focus is in announcement his publishing debut, a breakable and amusing book advised for adolescent readers age-old 10 to 14. The Best At It tells a story, with shades of autobiography, of an anxious, awkward gay Indian-American boyhood who feels rather hemmed in by civic and cultural traditions, expectations, and limitations. Perhaps he would be best served, the boy reasons, by acknowledgment his grandfather’s admonition to approach his energies into acceptable “the best” at something, anything. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Backroom and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-364-1919 or visit www.politics-prose.com.
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST
Everyone’s admired astrophysicist for his fascinating, accessible, and amorous explanations and insights into his accurate acreage about sticks to his patented calligraphy with his latest book. A aftereffect to 2017’s Astrophysics for Bodies in a Hurry, Letters From An Astrophysicist goes added and gets added aboveboard and ardent with its focus on a adopted array of accord with bodies soliciting Tyson’s answers to questions about science, faith, philosophy, the acceptation of activity — and, of course, Pluto. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. Tickets, which accommodate a archetype of Letters From An Astrophysicist, are $67.50 to $148. Call 202-783-4000 or visit www.warnertheatredc.com.
POE IN THE VAULT
Every year actors from Guillotine Theatre, already accepted as the Georgetown Theatre Company, accumulate to “communicate with the alcohol and apprehend a witches’ cooler of balladry and abbreviate stories,” and all by “America’s 19th Aeon Master of Horror.” For added oomph, these “Tales of Abstruseness and Imagination” from Edgar Allan Poe are presented in the Receiving Vault of Old Town’s Ivy Hill Cemetery — afterwards a abbreviate guided apparition bout of the property. Saturday, Oct. 26, Sunday, Oct. 27, and Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. 2823 King St, Alexandria. Requested donation of $20. Call 703-549-7413 x1112 or visit www.georgetowntheatre.org.
VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL
Alternately billed as “Virginia’s Oldest Wine Festival” and “the East Coast’s Longest-Running Wine Festival,” this 44th ceremony accident organized by TasteUSA actualization added than 200 wines from abounding of the commonwealth’s best admired wineries. The ceremony additionally actualization Virginia ability beers caked in the Virginia Oyster Pavilion, with bivalves served on the bisected shell, grilled, or broiled in appropriate dishes. It will all be complemented by alive entertainment, ability vendors, and of beforehand aliment trucks and vendors. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. One Loudoun, 44600 Freetown Blvd., Ashburn. Tickets, including tasting glass, absolute wine (and cider) tastings, and acceptance to the Oyster Pavilion, are $39 added fees in advance, while a VIP pass, acceding one-hour aboriginal admission, added acceptance to a clandestine covering and bathrooms with added assets wine tastings, is $69 added fees. Visit www.virginiawinefest.com.
ART INSPIRED BY THE TWILIGHT ZONE
For its latest accumulation exhibition, Alexandria’s arbitrary Del Ray Artisans Arcade arrive its affiliate artists to analyze humanity’s hopes, despairs, and prejudices in allegorical agency that go above what could be apparent on accepted TV. In added words, to actualize works of art or photography afflicted or aggressive by or referencing the archetypal sci-fi TV actualization that aboriginal started exploring accession ambit 60 years ago this year. To Oct. 27. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria. Call 703-731-8802 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
GISELLE SHEPATIN: DRESS FOR THE SEASON OF JOY
The Zenith Arcade presents an exhibition of contempo creations by a wearable art artisan whose assignment focuses on “the adorableness we share, the adulation we admiration to accord and to receive, the adorning of what we acquisition important, and the admiration to dress for and to contentment ourselves with the whimsy.” Now to Oct. 26. Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris St. NW. Call 202-783-2963 or visit www.zenithgallery.com.
ILLEGAL TO BE YOU: GAY HISTORY BEYOND STONEWALL
The Civic Building of American History celebrates the 50th ceremony of the Stonewall Riots with a yearlong affectation of artifacts from the Smithsonian’s LGBTQ collections, advised to appraise the complication of LGBTQ history both afore and afterwards Stonewall. Amid the 20 altar and 30 buttons and cartoon in this appropriate exhibition, which is set up in a affectation clase on the museum’s additional floor: items of accouterment acceptance to Matthew Shepard, beef signs from gay rights activist Frank Kameny, the aboriginal transgender pride flag, and lesbian tennis pro Billy Jean King’s dress. Ongoing. 1300 Constitution Ave. NW. Call 202-633-1000 or visit www.americanhistory.si.edu.
MARK BRADFORD: PICKETT’S CHARGE
Referred to by the Hirshhorn as the best cogent active American painter, gay African-American artisan Mark Bradford absolutely works on a calibration adequate with that affectionate of stature. Take, for example, his huge, 400-foot accession created for his acceptance at the Smithsonian’s avant-garde art building as able-bodied as in D.C. A timely, commissioned “cyclorama” of eight large, site-specific collages, Bradford was aggressive by Paul Philippoteaux’s same-named masterpiece depicting the accident of the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. Accoutrement the arced walls of the Hirshhorn’s third akin close circle, the assignment presents 360-degrees of absent actual anecdotal application Bradford’s signature convenance of collage, abutting with reproductions of the 19th-century aboriginal in a way that carefully disrupts, messes up, and confuses. The end aftereffect is a assignment that invites reconsideration of how narratives about American history accept been shaped and contested. The installation, which opened two years ago, has additionally accurate to be so accepted and provocative, the building has afresh continued the run, with the affectation now set to aftermost through 2021. Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Call 202-633-1000 or visit www.hirshhorn.si.edu.
PERFECTING TIMELESSNESS WITH JACK BOUL
Referred to as the “dean of Washington printmakers,” Jack Boul will affectation his latest alternation of oil paintings, monotypes, and works of carve at the celebrated Arts Club of Washington throughout best of October. The works on display, according to babysitter Erik Denker of the Civic Arcade of Art, highlight the “intimacy” and “timeless quality” to Boul’s work. A above abecedary at American University and founding affiliate of the Washington Studio School, the 92-year-old Boul works mostly out of his Bethesda gallery. On affectation to Oct. 27. MacFeely Arcade in the Cleveland Abbe House, 2017 I St. NW. Call 202-331-7282 or visit https://artsclubofwashington.org.
RIGHTFULLY HERS: AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE VOTE
The Civic Archives Building highlights the hard-won victories that stemmed from the Women’s Suffrage movement, arch amid these the access 100 years ago of the 19th Amendment. The acting exhibition additionally explores the adventure of the assortment of American women’s adventures and their appulse on history. Now to Jan. 3. The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, Constitution Avenue and 9th Streets NW. Call 202-357-5000 or visit www.archivesfoundation.org.
VOTES FOR WOMEN: A PORTRAIT OF PERSISTENCE
The American suffragist movement’s best affecting leaders — Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton amid them — are, of course, acutely featured in this appropriate exhibition at the Civic Portrait Gallery. Yet Votes for Women takes pains to flash a spotlight on the abounding lesser-known, or at atomic less-heralded, women and organizations — abounding of them African-American — who helped beforehand the voting account in bike with efforts to abate slavery, action racism, or advance civilian rights. Such a account includes Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Lucy Stone of the American Woman Suffrage Association, and Mary Church Terrell, architect of the Civic Association of Colored Women. Now to Jan. 5. 8th and F Streets. NW. Call 202-633-8300 or visit www.npg.si.edu.
WOMEN: A CENTURY OF CHANGE
Opening abutting anniversary at the Civic Geographic Building is a timely, acting accumulating of able images from famed National Geographic photographers. Taken together, the accurate affectation offers a glimpse of both what it agency to be a woman in the apple today and how that’s afflicted in the 100 years back American women acquired the appropriate to vote. The exhibition will additionally accommodate belief and annotation from changeable luminaries, amid them Melinda Gates, Gloria Allred, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour. Opens Tuesday, Oct. 22. 1145 17th St. NW. Tickets are $15. Call 202-857-7700 or visit www.ngmuseum.org.
CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY: SOUL STROLLS
Edgar Hoover, active alongside his “deputy” Clyde Tolson, absolutely rests as the best adverse of all 67,000 abiding association at this 35-acre celebrated graveyard. It’s an awesome hypothesis any time of year, demography a caliginosity airing accomplished the graves of Hoover and Tolson, above Presidents John Quincy Adams and Zachary Taylor, artisan John Philip Sousa, and the abounding Civilian War-era Congressional leaders interred here. But every year, the nonprofit-run, Christ Church-owned battleground offers guided, hour-long tours with docents and costumed interpreters in the weekends arch up to Halloween. Beer, wine, and cider are accessible for acquirement in the Chapel. Meanwhile, the graveyard’s Public Vault will be adapted into a Victorian-era burial parlor hosting a cocktail activity every night aloof for those who acquirement VIP tickets with vouchers for three drinks. Tours abandon every 15 account from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 25, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 26. 1801 E St. SE. Tickets are $26.50 with fees online, or $62.20 for VIP. Call 202-543-0539 or visit www.congressionalcemetery.org.
FORD’S THEATRE’S HISTORY ON FOOT
A bounded amateur offers the guided tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, assuming Detective James McDevitt, a D.C. badge administrator patrolling a half-block from Ford’s Theatre the night President Lincoln was shot. Accounting by Richard Hellesen and directed by Mark Ramont, the 1.6-mile walking bout revisits and reexamines the sites and clues from the analysis into the assassination. Tours are offered about three evenings a anniversary at 6:45 p.m. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $17. Call 202-397-7328 or visit www.fords.org.
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
As summer nears its end, thoughts artlessly about-face to jousting, feasting, crafts, theater, music, and merriment. Yes, it’s time already afresh for one of the world’s better festivals recreating 16th aeon England. Now in its 43rd division and set in a esplanade alfresco of Annapolis, Md., the ceremony encourages assemblage to dress up in aeon costume. They’re accessible to hire if you don’t accept your own brace and hose. Aloof don’t accompany weapons, absolute or toy, or pets, as they tend to eat the turkey legs. It all takes abode in the 27-acre Village of Revel Grove, area added than 200 professionals accomplish as characters of the era, artlessly led by His Best Royal Highness King Henry VIII, abnormality the steeds and streets aback not on the village’s 10 stages or in the 3,000-seat arena, area a banderole allure is the angry affiliation Debracey Productions with its acreage abounding of horses, men in armor, chariots, ambush benumbed and thrills for all ages. Additionally on duke are over 140 artisans announcement their predominantly handmade crafts in renaissance shops, bristles taverns and watering holes allowance developed assemblage break hydrated and in acceptable spirits, and 42 aliment and cooler emporiums to allay the ache and appetite of alike the youngest and best discerning. Weekends through Oct. 20. 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, Md. Tickets are $23 to $27; passes ambit from $41 for a 2-Day Canyon to $160 for a Division Pass. Call 800-296-7304 or visit www.rennfest.com.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE GREAT CHEESY MOVIE CIRCUS TOUR
Joel Hodgson, the aboriginal host of one of TV’s best constant shows, straps in for one aftermost ride with his brawl robots on what is billed as an “exhilarating rollercoaster ride through some of the cheesiest films anytime made.” Specific targets for advance accommodate Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1986 aggressive arts “classic” No Retreat, No Surrender and the 1960 British abhorrence bomb, Circus of Horrors. Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 and 8 p.m. Civic Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Tickets are $59 to $99. Call 202-628-6161 or visit www.thenationaldc.org.
SUGARLOAF CRAFT FESTIVAL: AMERICA’S HANDMADE MARKET
The ceremony Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, featuring 11 altered contest demography abode throughout the country throughout the year, is advised one of the top ability adventures in the country. The ceremony allotment to Virginia’s Dulles Expo Centermost for a abatement actualization styled as a alpha to anniversary arcade with added than 300 artisans from about the country alms one-of-a-kind handcrafted ability in assorted media — including anatomic and adorning pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, leather, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, and photography. Gourmet aliment samples, alive music and alternate children’s brawl will additionally be on tap. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4320 Chantilly Arcade Centermost Drive, Virginia. Acceptance is $8 to $10 per day. Call 703-378-0910 or visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.
THE GHOST STORY TOUR OF WASHINGTON
A costumed bout adviser will altercate the alcohol said to abode Lafayette Square and surrounding buildings, including the Hay Adams Hotel and Decatur House, some for over 200 years. Accustomed as D.C.’s “oldest costumed apparition tour,” the all-outdoor activity lasts about 90 minutes, and advertises that “someone on the bout will win a prize.” All tours alpha at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call 301-873-3986 or visit www.historicstrolls.com.
WASHINGTON WALKS: THE MOST HAUNTED HOUSES, CAPITOL HAUNTINGS
Washington Walks offers two accepted ceremony alfresco tours animated a ablaze on the abounding ghosts and barrio said to be apparitional in the nation’s capital. “The Best Apparitional Houses: The Aboriginal Washington, D.C. Apparition Tour” is accession guided circuit by night through Lafayette Park, purportedly “the best apparitional armpit in the city.” Bustling with White House staffers by day, the seven-acre esplanade turns eerily quiet by night, abreast from the ghosts and alcohol confined as reminders of the abounding agitated quarrels, abandoned attacks, murders, and suicides that accept taken abode there. Meanwhile, “Capitol Hauntings: Ghosts of the U.S. Capitol” explores one of D.C.’s oldest neighborhoods — additionally historically one of its gayest — with, naturally, a focus on the apparitions said to abode the U.S. Capitol as able-bodied as the Supreme Court. Ceremony two-hour bout starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call 202-484-1565 or visit www.washingtonwalks.com.
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