Washington, DC Events
Opening Reception for Late Fall 2012 Exhibitions
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Time: Friday, 6pm-9pm
The museum hosts an opening reception for five new exhibitions, including “Ivan Pinkava: Remains 1997-2010,” “Inside the Underworld: Beetle Magic,” “David Humphrey: Pets, a President and the Others,” “Matthew Kenyon: Flash Crash” and “The Color of Time”.
The Shop at Fort Fringe
607 New York Ave. NW
Time: Varies, Nov 1-18
Theater groups return to Washington for a Fall Fringe festival that revisits seven years of the edgy summer festival.
Kids’ Election Day
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
10th and F streets NW
Time: Saturday, 7am-10am
Price: $10, ages 12 and younger free
Kids might be too young to vote in the real election, but they are welcome to take part in Madame Tussauds’ kid-friendly election. In addition to voting, there will be themed activities in the Presidents Gallery, which features all 44 presidents.
National Gallery of Art
Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Time: Saturday 10:30am and 12:30pm, Sunday 11:30am and 2:00pm
Think your children might enjoy checking out the National Gallery’s Roy Lichtenstein retrospective? They might like it even more if they take in Framed!, a specially commissioned one-act play for children age 6 and older. The play, which includes live jazz accompaniment, introduces young audiences to pop art through two characters who “pop” out of Lichtenstein’s paintings.
Wizards Home Opener
601 F St. NW
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Most optimism for the Washington Wizards’ season disappeared when John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, had knee surgery that most likely will keep the point guard sidelined until December. But fans on Saturday will get their first looks at top rookie Bradley Beal and offseason acquisitions Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza. The Boston Celtics, one of the best teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, will provide a stiff early test for the new arrivals.
My Fair Lady
Arena Stage at the Mead Center
1101 6th St. SW
Time: Saturday, 8pm and Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm
Molly Smith, the director of last season’s hit “Oklahoma!,” returns with a staging of George Bernard Shaw’s musical about a man who sets out to turn a woman into a lady by ridding her of her accent.
DC Tweed Ride Afterparty
901 U St. NW
Time: Sunday, 4pm
The sartorially minded cyclists of the fourth annual DC Tweed Ride will find their way, post-ride, to the Brixton for a period-style soiree with gin punch cocktails, a small-plate buffet and live jazz on the rooftop from Dandy Wellington. Get tickets in advance (and register for the Tweed Ride at www.dandiesandquaintrelles.com).
Five Dollar Comedy Night
The State Theatre
220 N. Washington St. Falls Church, VA
Time: Friday, 9pm
The cavernous venue has all the charm of a high-school lunchroom, so comics have to be good enough to garner laughs even from the back of the room. That’s precisely what very funny comedian Tyler Richardson delivers in his monthly showcase. The show, which has been planted at the State Theatre since 2010 and can attract a crowd of hundreds, features about eight comics each month, each vetted by Richardson.
Arlington Puzzle Festival
Arlington County Central Library
1015 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA
Time: Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Price: Free, registration required
The Washington area flies its nerd flag proudly. Come show off your smarts at the ultimate meeting spot for puzzle fanatics. Register to compete in the crossword tournament, with puzzles by none other than the master, Will Shortz. There’s also the Sudoku tournament with grids designed by U.S. and World Sudoku Championship winner Thomas Snyder. Also on for the day: workshops, prizes, games and puzzles for all ages.
Mad Fox Brewing Company Cask Ale Festival
Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 West Broad St. Falls Church, VA
Time: Saturday 11am-6pm
Mad Fox Brewing Company’s annual Cask Ale Festival features 14 beers from Virginia, Maryland and DC breweries served in the traditional English manner, without excess carbonation. (The lack of fizz makes for a more flavorful ale.) Look for the hoppy Full Nelson Pale Ale from Blue Mountain, the super-hoppy 16 Point Imperial Pale Ale from Devil’s Backbone, and the Winter Storm from Baltimore’s Heavy Seas brewery, which features locally grown hops in the cask. Meanwhile, chef Andrew Dixon will be grilling oysters and barbecue in the outdoor “market square.” Admission is $20 and includes five food and drink tickets and a commemorative mug. (Additional tickets can be purchased for $3 each.)
Old Arlington Grill at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA
Time: Sunday, 7:30pm
Probably best known for playing Jeff Greene, Larry David’s close friend and manager on the hilariously cringe-inducing Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin brings his “Built for Comfort” stand-up tour to the Drafthouse. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7:30 p.m. show.
Drive-in Movie Night at Family Meal feat. ‘Attack of the Giant Leeches’
880 N. East St. Frederick, MD
Time: Friday, 7:30pm-10pm
Family Meal presents a Drive-In Movie Night on its parking lot. The attraction is 1959’s “Attack of the Giant Leeches.” There will be a cash bar outside and full-service will be available inside the restaurant.
13th Annual Treasure Sale
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
91 Key St. Hagerstown, MD
Time: Saturday, 10am-2pm
Price: Free, Friday night preview is $20
A sale of miscellaneous items, with a Friday night auction and preview party.
41st Annual Greek Food & Cultural Festival
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
24 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12-6pm
Celebrate three days of all things Greek at the oldest Greek festival in Maryland at the first Greek Orthodox church in the state. The festival provides lunch and dinner all three days of in “Aphrodite’s Restaurant” – the church basement. New this year, a Greek Night Party in the tent on Preston Street, with live music and a cash bar.
An Evening with Whoopi Goldberg
Lyric Opera House
140 W Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg performs for one night only at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd. Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Tom Hall and guest conductor Stanley Thurston lead a tribute to the War of 1812 with a performance of Barnwell’s “Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem.” Choral Arts is joined by the Heritage Signature Chorale and the Soulful Symphony, with vocal soloists Stephen Salters and Shannon Finney. At the Kraushaar Auditorium.
Art to Dine For
The Patterson/Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 8pm-11:55pm (King’s Dancers at the former King Syrup factory)
Sunday, 1pm-4pm (Jeweler and the Chef at Mary DeMarco’s Clipper Mill Studio)
The Creative Alliance annual series of food-art events takes guests into private homes, workplaces, artist studios and lofts. This fall’s edition features dazzling 30 parties from a Deluxe Garden Brunch to disco dancing.
The Dragon’s Short Code
The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
Time: Sunday, 3pm
Price: Free, reservations required
Four reptile friends learn how to work together in this show from Greece that blends puppetry, music and live theater. Part of the Kids Euro Festival. Best for ages 6 to 10.
Sports at a Glance
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
Washington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers, Sunday at 1:00pm, at FedEx Field, FOX
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns, Sunday at 1:00pm, Cleveland Browns Stadium, CBS
Navy Football vs. Florida Atlantic, Saturday at 3:30pm, Fox Sports Net
DC United vs. NY Red Bulls, Saturday at 8:00pm, RFK Stadium, NBC Sports Network
Hot Tickets: upcoming concerts and shows, contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents… at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Thu, Dec 13
On Sale: Fri, 11/2 10am
Strange Design at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Fri, Feb 1
On Sale: Fri, 11/2 10am
Pentatonix at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Mon, Feb 18
On Sale: Sat, 11/3 10am
This Weekend’s Lineup
The Metermen at the Howard Theatre, Fri, Nov 2
Melissa Etheridge at Strathmore, Fri, Nov 2
Metalocalypse: Dethklok at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Fri, Nov 2
Gov’t Mule at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Sat, Nov 3
Chris Isaak at the Warner Theatre, Sun, Nov 4
Eric Hutchinson at Rams Head Live, Sun, Nov 4