Weekend Round Up March 2, 2017

"As You Like It" at the Folger Theatre.
Photo by Teresa Wood. Courtesy Folger.
"As You Like It" at the Folger Theatre.

'Femin-edy and Dude-edy'

MARCH 3RD, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $15 ($10 IN ADVANCE) | TEL: 202-462-7833 | EVENT WEBSITE

Laugh Index Theatre presents two segments in one show to answer the timeless question: Who's Funnier, Men or Women? The Femin-edy segment features standup comediennes and sketch artists, femme-fatale improvisers and musical improvisers. The Dude-edy segment showcases the dudes in standup, sketch, improv and musical improv. After the show, there's a Battle of the Sexes Improv Jam with the performers. Also Saturday 3/4 at 7:30 p.m.

DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW



In this treasured romantic ballet, love, betrayal and forgiveness are paired with coveted virtuoso roles. This haunting and tender classic tells the story of the promise and tragedy of young love. Also Thursday 3/2 at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW

Hagen Quartet

MARCH 3RD, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-707-5000 | EVENT WEBSITE

The distinguished Hagen Quartet has held a place in the top tier of the chamber music world for over 35 years, praised for impeccable technique and a beautifully blended, charismatic sound. And its instruments are equally distinguished: a set of Strads with a pedigree from their previous owners, the Cleveland, Tokyo and Paganini quartets. The program includes string quartets by Schubert, Brahms and Shostakovich.

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE

Children's Art Talk and Tour


Young art lovers (age 7 and older) can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart and history of the artists at these kid-friendly Saturday tours. Children take part in an educational guided tour of Strathmore’s current exhibitions. A hands-on art activity follows. Reservations required.

Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, Maryland

Atlas Intersections: Clown Cabaret MARCH 4TH, 2017 AT 10:45 AM | $15 | TEL: 202-399-7993 | EVENT WEBSITE

In “The Heist,” three menacing but inept gangsters conspire to execute the greatest robbery of our time. The target: a piggy bank. Based in classical physical comedy, it references films from classic genres to modern blockbusters and examples of art from French Surrealism to Bugs Bunny. Rich in visual language, the story is told without dialogue, making it accessible to all.

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE


MARCH 4TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | $8 ($4 UNDER 18 AND 65+) | TEL: 703-536-7557 | EVENT WEBSITE

Opera NOVA presents this one-hour abbreviated version of “Tremonisha” by ragtime king Scott Joplin. Originally completed in 1910, the opera tells the story of former slaves who are led by an 18-year-old girl to avoid superstition, take advantage of education and learn forgiveness. Also at 11 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

Gallery Talk: The Hand Print Workshop

MARCH 4TH, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 703-548-0035 | EVENT WEBSITE

Dennis O’Neil’s Hand Print Workshop has fostered the work of printmakers across America and internationally, many of them leading artists from the former Soviet Union. The exhibition “The Hand Print Workshop: Twenty Years of Partnership in Print” features a wide representation of the prints created by these artists in his Alexandria studio. The panelists at the gallery talk, moderated by art historian, curator and critic Sarah Tanguy, will include O’Neil, David Chung, Steve Cushner, Alexander Djikia, Vera Khlebnikova and Renee Stout.

201 Prince St., Alexandria, Virginia

Klezmer Brunch

MARCH 5TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | $30 ($15 CONCERT ONLY) | TEL: 202-777-3241 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Jewish Community Center’s every-other-month klezmer brunch pairs fantastic music with a delicious kosher buffet. Seth Kibel and his bands have been combining traditional Eastern European Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the bands draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound. You do not need to order brunch to attend. Brunch ticket sales close at noon on the Friday before the event (after this cutoff, concert-only tickets will still be available).

Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW

Final Performances: 'As You Like It'

MARCH 5TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $35 TO $75 | TEL: 202-544-7077 | EVENT WEBSITE

Rosalind is banished to the Forest of Arden and discovers Orlando and a world of passion and possibility in one of Shakespeare’s most cherished romantic comedies. When she disguises herself as a rustic shepherd, enchantment abounds and blossoms into an exploration of the beauty and complexities of young love. Also Thursday 3/2 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 3/3 at 8 p.m., Saturday 3/4 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday 3/5 at 2 p.m.

Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE

Evening Compline at St. John's

MARCH 5TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-338-1796 | EVENT WEBSITE

The ancient service of Compline will be chanted in the beauty and warmth of candlelight by the St. John’s Choir directed by organist and choirmaster Samuel Carabetta. The service takes place every Sunday in March. After the 30-minute service, attendees are invited to Blake Hall for fellowship and dessert.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW

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