Weekend Round Up January 24, 2019

Have you heard? Winter Restaurant Week has been extended through Jan. 27. Closing this weekend: Dupont speakeasy the Sheppard and two musical shows in Arlington. Opening this weekend: art exhibitions at GU’s new de la Cruz Gallery and AU’s Katzen Center. For more end-of-January events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar. 

‘Heathers: The Musical’

Dominion Stage presents the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Final performances at Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 South Lang St. in Arlington, Virginia, are: Thursday, Jan. 24, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. For details, visit dominionstage.org.

‘Judy Garland: A Star is Born’

At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. in Arlington, Virginia, a cast of Signature favorites sings some of Judy Garland’s most famous songs, including “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy” and “The Man That Got Away,” along with lesser known gems. Final performances are: Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $38. For details, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.

Glenn Ligon Exhibition Opening

On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., Georgetown University’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, 3535 Prospect St. NW, will hold a free opening reception for the exhibition “Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at.” The centerpiece of the show is a group of five never-before-seen grey paintings from Ligon’s “Hands” series depicting the Million Man March. For details, visit delacruzgallery.gerogetown.domains.

Author Event: ‘Spy Pilot’

On Friday, Jan. 25, at noon, Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the pilot of the plane downed over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, will speak about and sign copies of his book “Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy” at the National Archives, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets NW. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit archivesfoundation.org or call 202-357-5000.

The Sheppard Closing Party

On Friday, Jan. 25, Dupont Circle speakeasy the Sheppard, 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW, is holding a closing party with three seated two-hour slots — 5 to 7 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. — plus a standing-room final serving from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets, including small bites and premium open bar, are $60. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Brandy with the NSO Pops

In her first collaboration with a live orchestra, Grammy-winning singer-actress Brandy Norwood — who played Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of “Chicago” — will perform in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $139. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

‘An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly’

On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW, the American Pops Orchestra will present Hilary Morrow in a madcap retelling of this classic children’s story about an old woman’s appetite for strange objects. Tickets are $32 for adults and $17 for children. For details, visit theamericanpops.org.

Gallery Talk: Gifts of Tony Podesta

At this talk, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m., curators Jennifer Sakai and Klaus Ottmann will discuss the innovative photography and provocative sculpture on view in the first major exhibition drawn from the Corcoran Legacy Collection at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit american.edu or call 202- 885-1000.

Jane Franklin Dance: ‘Picture This’

On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington, Virginia, will host a performance by Jane Franklin Dance featuring excerpts from the company’s “Migration Project” and new work in collaboration with fine-art photographer Fax Ayers. Also, Fairfax-based DanceArtTheatre will perform “The Guardian.” Tickets are $22. For details, visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.

McLean Chocolate Fest

A fundraiser for McLean Rotary, with proceeds benefiting many local organizations, the eighth annual festival will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. in McLean, Virginia. Attendees can taste the specialties of area chocolatiers and there will be live entertainment and a children’s game room. Admission is $2 (free for age 3 and under). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Jazz in the Basement

As part of the monthly Jazz in the Basement series, pianist Erol Danon, guitarist Francisco Quintero, drummer Keith Butler and bassist Stephen Arnold will give a free performance on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW (use 20th Street entrance). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Young Opera Artists at Dumbarton Oaks

Singers from Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will perform arias from Jules Massenet’s “Le jongleur de Notre-Dame” and other songs about minstrels and monasteries at Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St. NW, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit doaks.org or call 202-339-6401.



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