Two classic, 400-year-old dramas — by Shakespeare and Calderón — are closing this weekend. Two much-admired musical acts — Over the Rhine and India.Arie — will perform on Friday night. And two specialized art exhibitions — of jewelry and papercutting — will open on Saturday. For more October events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Final Performances: ‘1 Henry IV’
In Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV,” directed by Rosa Joshi at Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE, Prince Hal spends his days carousing in seedy taverns with criminals and commoners, much to the dismay of his father, King Henry IV. Hal’s unusual path to the throne eventually leads him to the battlefield. Final performances are: Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $55. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.
Final Performances: ‘La vida es sueño’
GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, presents an adaptation, directed by Hugo Medrano, of an essential work of Spanish Golden Age theater, “La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream),” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, presented in Spanish with English surtitles. Do we choose who we are or are we merely marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Final performances are: Thursday, Oct. 10, Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $55. For details, visit en.galatheatre.org or call 202-234-7174.
Mariinsky Ballet: ‘Paquita’
The Kennedy Center presents the U.S. premiere of a lavish new full production of “Paquita.” Most famous for its Act III “Grand Pas” wedding scene, “Paquita” is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus and non-stop virtuosic turns. Performances are: Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $150. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.
Susan Rice and Madeleine Albright at Sidwell Friends
On Friday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m., Susan Rice will discuss her new book, “Tough Love,” with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at Sidwell Friends Meeting House, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The book recounts Rice’s experiences as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under Bill Clinton and as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and national security advisor under Barack Obama. Tickets are $40, including a copy of the book. Students tickets are $10. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Over the Rhine at Wolf Trap
On Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, will present Over the Rhine. Husband-and-wife duo Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist will celebrate 30 years of expertly crafted Americana tunes, including music from their latest record, “Love & Revelation.” Tickets are $27 to $32. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.
India.Arie: The Worthy Tour
Four-time Grammy-winning artist and songwriter India.Arie will perform at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. The singer made a monumental comeback this year with “Worthy,” her first full-length album in five years. Tickets are $48 to $189. For details, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
Opening Reception: Jewelry by Vera Siemund
Jewelers’Werk Galerie, 3319 Cady’s Alley NW, will host a free opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. for an exhibition of necklaces and brooches by Hamburg-based artist-jeweler Vera Siemund. Siemund creates her work using industrial enamel on steel or copper, incorporating historical ornament and classical references. For details, visit jewelerswerk.com or call 202-337-3319.
Opening Reception: ‘Places in Paper’
Also on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Studio 3700, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington, Virginia, there will be a free opening reception for “Places in Paper,” an exhibition sponsored by the Guild of American Papercutters in partnership with Arlington Arts. The exhibition features the work of 34 artists from 17 states and Lithuania, including pieces in Polish, Jewish, Indonesian and Chinese styles. Others make use of photorealist, sculptural and silhouette techniques. For details, visit papercutters.org.
Grand Reopening: Anacostia Community Museum
The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE, will hold its grand reopening on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this free event, featuring live music and refreshments, visitors will view the museum’s new look, both inside and out; take in the current exhibition, “A Right to the City”; and meet new director Melanie Adams. For details, visit anacostia.si.edu or call 202-633-4820.
‘Oyster Wars’ at the Salt Line
The Salt Line, 79 Potomac Ave. SE, and Other Half Brewing will host “Oyster Wars” on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will showcase the talents of some of the best chefs, breweries and oyster farms spanning the Eastern Seaboard. There will also be live music and a DJ. A portion of each ticket sale will go to support the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Anacostia Riverkeeper. Tickets are $60. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Screening: ‘Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator’
Also on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m., as part of the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival, there will be a screening of “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator,” followed by a Q&A, at the Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Arriving in Beverly Hills from Calcutta in the early 1970s, Bikram Choudhury, the founder of hot yoga, quickly cultivated a celebrity following and built a global fitness empire. But by the 2010s, as numerous sexual abuse allegations emerged and stories of his aggressive, cult-like training environment surfaced, the lawsuits started to mount. Tickets are $15. For details, visit doubleexposurefestival.com.
Culturfied International Children’s Festival
Every child who attends this year’s free festival — on Monday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW — will be given a mock passport photo and passport book to have stamped at more than 30 embassy booths. The booths will have food samples and displays about geography, attire and arts and crafts. For details, visit eventbrite.com.