WHERE TO BE SCENE
Thursday, Jan. 4
7:30 – 9:00 PM, opening night of Queens Girl in Africa at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20-$60, info.
7:00 PM, 7DRUM CITY at Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW. Free, info.
7:30 PM, Rik Emmett, Dave Dunlop perform at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35, info.
Friday, Jan. 5
8:00 PM, Catherine Russell, John Pizzarelli at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $40-$95, info.
8:00 PM, Elvis' Birthday Fight Club (D.C. Edition) at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. A celebration of The King's birthday with staged rounds of combat, burlesque and comedy from an Elvis impersonator and Kittie Glitter, the comedian. $25, info.
7:00 PM, Words Out Loud Poetry Series at Artists and Makers Studios Rockville Maryland, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville. Luther Jett and Henry Crawford read poetry. Free, info.
8:00 PM, Popa Chubby at Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW. $15.25 - $30.75, info.
Saturday, Jan. 6
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Bonsai Exhibit: Winter Silhouettes Exhibit at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Winter is the best time to enjoy the true mastery of the art of bonsai by observing the bare bones of the trees. Free, info.
2:00 PM, Around the World in 80 Days at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. Broadway's Claybourne Elder presents a musical adventure about a man named Phileas, who must travel around the globe and return to London in 80 days. $15-$30, info.
8:00 PM, The Memory Palace at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. The storytelling podcast, hosted by Nate DiMeo, tells short stories from American history set to music. $25-$28, info.
10:00 PM, Jellybean Benitez, Sam "The Man" Burns at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10, info.
Sunday, Jan. 7
1:00 PM, join author Henry Allen at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Pulitzer-winning journalist and essayist Henry Allen will read from "Where We Lived: Essays on Places" that looks at family and history. Free, info.
4:00 PM, Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. The duo perform an early violin sonata by Richard Strauss and selections from Bloch, Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt. The recital also includes Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s transcription of themes from Rossini’s "Barber of Seville." $20-$40, info.
6:00 – 8:00 PM, The Emerson String Quartet 2017-2018 Concert Series at Freer Gallery of Art, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. The ensemble (violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins) performs works by Purcell, Beethoven, Britten and Shostakovich, as well as a solo recital featuring Watkins. $50-$60, info.
Monday, Jan. 8
7:00 PM, Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW. Hattery and Smith will discuss "Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change." Free, info.
8:00 PM, Jesse Garron at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda. $20, info.
7:00 PM, Sam Graham-Felsen at Politics and Prose Coffeehouse, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sam Graham-Felsen will discuss his debut novel "Green," a coming-of-age story about race and privilege in America. Free, info.
7:00 PM, The Wombats, Blaenavon and Courtship at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25, info.
Tuesday, Jan. 9
7:30 PM, On Your Feet at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Enjoy the musical based on the music and lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. $59 - $149, info.
8:00 PM, The Humans at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning drama is set during a family's Thanksgiving dinner. $49-$119, info.
(All Day), Scene Theatre: Someone is Going to Come at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse's work about an anxious couple who purchase a remote cottage by the sea. Prices vary, info.
7:00 PM, join author Peter Ginna at Politics and Prose Coffeehouse, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. He will discuss "What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing" with Gail Ross, founder and president of literary agency the Ross Yoon Agency. Free, info.
Wednesday, Jan. 10
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Maria Tatar at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Gates and Tatar will discuss The Annotated African American Folktales with a book signing following the program. Free, info.
7:30 PM, Shalom Italia screening at Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. $10, info.
7:00 PM, Daniel Pink at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Pink discusses "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing." $15 - $35, info.