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If this New Year’s puzzle offends you, we refer you back to 2016
A man in Mainhausen, Germany, ran into a wall, literally, as he opened his front door to leave the other morning. He found that someone had built a wall in the doorway overnight; he had to tear it down to exit. Police said the man “must have felt like a Berliner in August 1961,” referring to East Germany’s unannounced sealing of its border when it built the Berlin Wall. Police didn’t know if this wall was an act of revenge or just a prank. (AP)
A New Year’s word puzzle posted Monday on the English-language website of the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, left many puzzlers puzzled. The game’s introduction told readers that the first three words they’d see “might define your 2017.” The words included “masturbate,” “testicle,” “turd” and a number of unprintable obscenities, the BBC reports. The puzzle was quickly taken down. (EXPRESS)
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“I thought my legs would hurt, but they don’t. My arms hurt. You have to hurt somewhere.” ROBERT MARCHAND, a 105-year-old French cyclist, after pedaling 14 miles in one hour Wednesday to set a world record in the 105plus age class, which was created just for him.
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JUST CHILLIN’: Visitors on Wednesday examine the massive ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in chilly northern China, where the temperature today is expected to hit a low of 2 degrees below zero. The two-month event draws millions of guests.
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Snake found in toilet (not a plumber’s tool)
This yellow anaconda was found in a toilet at an apartment in Arlington. It got a new home after animal control officers rescued it.
for watery areas such as swamps and marshes. The aquatic affinity at least suggests why it might have felt at home in a toilet. But that did not explain how the snake got in the apartment. Chelsea Lindsey, a spokeswoman for the league, said there were probably two possibilities. One is that someone who lived in the complex owned the snake as a pet but did not properly secure its cage, allowing it to escape. Or
it was abandoned in the building, something she said animal control experts see on occasion. Then it got hungry and went into the pipes looking for food, likely mice, she said. It probably got into the pipes through another sink or toilet, she said. “He unfortunately came up in this poor person’s bathroom,” Lindsey said. Lindsey would not release the name or exact address of the apartment complex where the snake was found because she said authorities were trying to find the snake’s owner and because the case is under investigation. The snake was safely removed by an animal control officer using tongs and other special equipment. The welfare league said it found a specialist who will be able to provide the reptile with proper care. In a Facebook post, the league expressed satisfaction with how things worked out, saying that nobody “likes being surprised by a lost and confused snake in their toilet!” MARTIN WEIL AND DANA HEDGPETH (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Group to hand joints out at inauguration A group of marijuana legalization advocates plans to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Propot organization DCMJ will begin distributing the 4,200 joints at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle. The participants will then walk to the National Mall. During Trump’s speech, DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger says protesters will light up. He says the giveaway is legal as long as it’s done on D.C. land. Those smoking on federal land risk arrest. (AP)
Police say shoppers were mystified and alarmed when two young men wearing Donald Trump masks began boxing one another inside a Lowe’s store in Richmond, Va., on New Year’s Eve. Officers were summoned to the store Saturday because of a “disorderly display that scared customers,” Henrico County Police Capt. Chris Eley told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Witness Michael Willis, 59, said he saw the men hitting each other while yelling, “Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” No arrests have been made. (AP)
ARLINGTON Plumbers clear pipes with devices called snakes, but in Arlington last week, the plumbing contained the other kind of snake. It was an anaconda, an exotic slitherer more commonly associated with South America than Northern Virginia. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington said the snake was found Dec. 27 in a toilet in an apartment on South 31st Street. The league described it as a yellow anaconda and said it was a juvenile, about 4 feet long. A full-grown member of the species can reach 13 feet and weigh more than 100 pounds. It is not venomous, but it is a constrictor, putting a powerful squeeze on its prey. When fully grown and “not well-socialized,” the league said, the snakes “can be dangerous.” In the wild, its preference is
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Lights go out at the Washington Monument Officials say the clock in the Washington Monument’s automated lighting system is likely out of sync after the monument went dark. The spotlights that illuminate the monument went out about 7 p.m. Tuesday, but the National Park Service said in a statement that they were on again when electricians arrived Wednesday morning. (AP)
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When venting goes viral
Guns in violin case, pails of ammo found at river U.S. Park Police say several weapons, including two guns in a violin case, were found along the Potomac River in D.C. Authorities say a woman walking Wednesday morning in the woods along the C&O Canal found the violin case near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove. After law enforcers arrived, more guns and ammunition, some in pails, others in plastic garbage bags, were found. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose says investigators don’t know how or when the weapons were put along the canal. (AP)
THE DISTRICT Teresa Shook never considered herself much of an activist, or someone particularly versed in feminist theory. But when the results of the presidential election became clear, the retired attorney in Hawaii turned to Facebook and asked: What if women marched on Washington around Inauguration Day en masse? She asked her online friends how to create an event page, and then started one for the march she was hoping would happen. By the time she went to bed, 40 women said they were in. When she woke up, that number had exploded to 10,000. Now, more than 150,000 people have registered their plans to attend the Women’s March on Washington, in what is expected to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald Trump’s inauguration and a focal point for activists on the left who have been energized in opposing his agenda. Planning for the Jan. 21 march got off to a rocky start. Controversy initially flared over the name of the march, and whether it was inclusive enough of minorities, particularly AfricanAmericans, who have felt excluded from many mainstream feminist movements. Organizers say plans are on track, after they secured a permit from D.C. police to gather 200,000 people near the Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street SW on the morning after Inauguration Day. Exactly how big the march will be has yet to be determined, with organizers scrambling to pull together the rest of the necessary permits and raise the money necessary to pull off a march triggered by Shook’s Facebook venting. The march has become a catch-all for a host of liberal
MICHAEL S. WILLIAMSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Started by a retiree, women’s march could be largest inauguration demonstration
In the District, Janaye Ingram, center, the former executive director of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, has been working to secure permits and hash out logistics for Jan. 21’s Women’s March on Washington.
“A lot of women seem to be saying, ‘This is my time. I’m not going to be silent anymore.’ ” DANA BROWN, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University, on support for the women’s march
causes, from immigrant rights to police killings of AfricanAmericans. But at its heart is the demand for equal rights for women after an election that saw the defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major party. “We plan to make a bold and clear statement to this country on the national and local level that we will not be silent and we will not let anyone roll back the rights we have fought and
struggled to get,” said Tamika Mallory, a veteran organizer and gun control advocate who is one of the march’s main organizers. More than 150,000 women and men have responded on the march’s Facebook page that they plan on attending. At least 1,000 buses are headed to Washington for the march through Rally, a website that organizes buses to protests. Dozens of organizations, including Planned Parenthood and the antiwar group CodePink, have signed on as partners. That all this could grow out of a dashed-off post from her perch nearly 5,000 miles from Washington is amazing to Shook, who has booked her ticket and plans to be in the capital on Jan. 21. “I guess in my heart of hearts I wanted it to happen, but I didn’t really think it would’ve ever gone viral,” said Shook, who is in her 60s. “I don’t even know how to go viral.” Caroline Rule, 57, a lawyer
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living in Manhattan, says she will attend with her 15-year-old daughter. While she agrees with the pro-women message behind the march, she said she would probably participate in any march that pushed against Trump. “I absolutely despise Donald Trump and everything he stands for,” she said. Hahrie Han, a political science professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara specializing in political organizations and political engagement, said it’s not all that surprising that individual women instead of an established organization founded this march. Established organizations all come with at least some political baggage. “The challenge with having one organization brand it as its own is that each organization has its own image that draws some people and pushes others back away,” she said. SANDHYA SOMASHEKHAR AND PERRY STEIN (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Woman accused of using missing man’s credit card Police say the woman caught on camera using the credit card of a missing Bethesda man has turned herself in. Montgomery County Police say Chernor Sheriff, 25, reported to a police station last week and was charged with credit card fraud. Sheriff was recorded on surveillance video Dec. 22 using the credit card of John Patrick Donohoe, 36. Donohoe was reported missing on Dec. 14. He was last seen by family members on the morning of Dec. 13 at his Bethesda home. Donohoe’s car hasn’t been found. (AP) METRO
Six stations will be closed Super Bowl weekend Football fans planning on spending Super Bowl Sunday in downtown D.C. should avoid Metro’s Blue, Orange and Silver lines, which will be shuttered from Eastern Market to Foggy Bottom for that entire weekend. Metro will close six downtown stations and replace the service with shuttle buses Feb. 4 and 5 in order to perform tunnel and track maintenance and install cellphone and radio infrastructure, the agency said Wednesday. Metro will operate shuttle bus service between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market. (TWP)
Judge keeps Virginia man in jail until trial on aiding terror charge
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local Homicide unit probes death in the woods of western Maryland MARYLAND Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose remains were found Wednesday in the forested mountains of western Maryland shortly after a female companion walked out of the woods, suffering from hypothermia, authorities said. The man’s body was found on a logging road and bore signs of trauma, Maryland State Police
spokesman Greg Shipley said. He said police are still trying to confirm the man’s identity. The state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death, Shipley said. The man and woman, both in their early 20s, were last seen together around 5 p.m. Tuesday near a Savage River State Forest trailhead near the rural community of Barton, about 140 miles west of Baltimore, Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. She said her agency launched a search about 3 a.m. Wednesday
in response to a 911 call reporting them missing. Thomson said the woman walked out of the woods to a house shortly before 9 a.m., and emergency responders were called. A Maryland State Police helicopter crew spotted the man’s body shortly thereafter on private property adjacent to the 54,000-acre state forest, she said. Police have not released the woman’s name. The pair drove separately to the trailhead area, where both cars were found, Thomson said. DAVID DISHNEAU (AP)
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local Bill makes tampering with tracking devices illegal in the District THE DISTRICT Something that lawmakers already thought was a crime in the District may soon be: tampering with a GPS device. For over two years, high-risk offenders who cut off or disabled monitoring devices could not always be charged with doing so. The Washington Post exposed the loophole last year in a series about leniency, lax oversight and
limited rehabilitation of the city’s most violent, repeat offenders. The breakdown in GPS monitoring was rooted in the District’s unique local-federal split in its criminal justice system. The federal agency that watches offenders — the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency — had been using GPS tracking for a decade as a sanction for offenders who violate terms of parole or probation. But cutting off the devices it installed was never clearly made a crime. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser responded to the Post’s series
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Bowser closes GPS monitor loophole
Mayor Muriel Bowser signs a bill Wednesday that bars tampering with an offender’s GPS device.
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by introducing an emergency bill to make tampering with any GPS device in the city a misdemeanor — no matter who installed it — punishable by up to six months in jail. Last month, the council backed the measure unanimously. At a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday, Bowser said that the roughly 1,700 offenders whom CSOSA places on electronic monitoring each year need to “earn” second chances to remain in the community by strictly complying with terms of their release. AARON C. DAVIS (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Controversial bathroom bill proposed by delegate A Virginia lawmaker has introduced legislation similar to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which spurred a boycott by businesses and sporting events. Republican Del. Bob Marshall introduced the bill Tuesday, sparking pushback from groups that say the bill is discriminatory. The bill would generally prohibit individuals from using a bathroom of the opposite sex in government-owned buildings. It would also require public school principals to notify parents within 24 hours if a child requests to be recognized as a member of the opposite sex. (AP)
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nation+world Turkish official: Attacker who killed 39 people in Istanbul has been ID’d ISTANBUL Police increased security around Istanbul on Wednesday and detained some 20 people with suspected links to the deadly New Year’s Eve nightclub attack as the hunt for the gunman stretched into a fourth day. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the gunman — who killed 39 people before reportedly escaping in a taxi — had been identified, but did not name him. Police set up checkpoints across Istanbul as security levels remained high.
The city has been on edge since the attack on the upscale club, and on Wednesday residents beat up a man said to resemble the wanted gunman before handing him over to police, the Dogan news agency reported. Some 20 people, including 11 women, were taken into custody in police raids in the Aegean port city of Izmir, the state-run Anadolu agency said. The suspects, from the largely Muslim Russian republic of Dagestan, as well as members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority and from Syria, were believed to have lived with the gunman in an alleged ISIS cell house in the central Turkish city of Konya, the agency reported. Meanwhile, details about the
EMRAH GUREL (AP)
Hunt for gunman continues
Special forces patrol near the site of Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve attack.
suspected gunman’s movements trickled in Wednesday. The Hurriyet newspaper said he had previously entered Turkey twice, in 2014 and in 2015. He
is believed to have slipped into Syria, where he received training in the use of guns and bombs and fought in battles. The pro-government Sabah newspaper identified the suspect as a Kyrgyz national who was born in 1988. It said he had been in contact with a chief ISIS operative in Istanbul whose aide — a Tajik national — was among those in custody. In his first public address to the nation since the killings, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the attack, which was claimed by ISIS, aimed to set Turks against each other and deepen fault lines, but warned that the country would not fall “for this game.” DUSAN STOJANOVIC,
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The world’s oldest known killer whale, known as Granny, is missing and presumed dead, say researchers who have been monitoring the orca since 1976. A leader of the southern resident killer whales of the Pacific Northwest, Granny, thought to be 105 years old, was last seen in October, swimming with her pod. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, VA. | President Barack Obama stands with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, Vice President Joe Biden and the Joint Chiefs chairman, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, during the president’s Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell ceremony Wednesday. In his address to service members, Obama said the greatest task for the armed forces is maintaining the “confidence of the American people.”
Federal Reserve minutes show officials raised interest rates based on post-election market reactions
It’s easy to dismiss some innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but even the wackiest products hint at what consumers should expect to see in the future. Here are three examples. E-Skin: A black shirt that looks like something a super villain would wear. The garment, made by Japanese firm Xenoma, has embedded silver motionsensing circuits to track your movements. The company envisions the technology helping to improve gaming, fitness and vocational training. Elmoji: A robot that houses Elmo of “Sesame Street” and teaches kids to code. For several years, there has been a focus on toys that boost interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Elmoji is a perfect example of how companies are trying to bridge physical and digital play. Mars levitating speaker: Even the folks at manufacturer Crazybaby admit that having a levitating speaker is largely an aesthetic choice. They do claim that the speaker offers superior sound because it separates the tweeter (the floating part) from the subwoofer and the design offers 360-degree sound. Two takeaways: 1) Companies will always tweak established technology, and 2) There still is strong appeal in having something that just looks cool. HAYLEY TSUKAYAMA
NASA announces plan to launch 2 missions to solar system asteroids
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Palestinians hold posters in the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday.
Guilty verdict rips deeper Israeli rift Military court convicts soldier in fatal shooting of unarmed Palestinian ISRAEL The rare manslaughter conviction Wednesday of an Israeli soldier who fatally shot a badly wounded Palestinian attacker exposed a deepening rift between proponents of the rule of law and a strong nationalist movement. The military court verdict against Sgt. Elor Azaria marked a victory for commanders seeking to preserve a code of ethics, but it also brought calls for a pardon from prominent hardline politicians — led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who expressed sympathy for the soldier or depicted him as the victim of a detached elite.
“If you want the justice system to be taken seriously, you have to punish something like this,” said Amichai Cohen of the nonpartisan Israeli Democracy Institute think tank. “The court can’t be influenced by the changing political climate.” Azaria, an army medic, was caught on video by a human rights worker fatally shooting Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, a wounded Palestinian attacker who had stabbed a soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron. Sharif was on the ground, unarmed and virtually motionless, when Azaria fired a single bullet in his head. Palestinians and rights groups praised the verdict, but called it an anomaly, given the many other questionable shootings that have gone untried. ARON HELLER (AP)
About 100 passengers were treated for minor injuries when a packed Long Island Rail Road rush-hour train crashed as it pulled into a Brooklyn transportation hub Wednesday morning. The front of the slow-moving train hit a bumping block, left the tracks and smashed into a small structure. A rail pierced the floor of a train car, authorities said. (AP) CRIME
Reports: Killer Manson is taken to hospital According to several news reports, mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson was taken from his California prison to a hospital. A prison official would only confirm that the 82-year-old Manson was alive Wednesday and gave no other information. Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Manson had been hospitalized. (AP) MOBILE, ALA.
NAACP leader among six arrested at protest NAACP national president Cornell William Brooks and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Mobile, Ala., office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said. The organization was protesting Sessions’ nomination by President-elect Donald Trump, criticizing Sessions’ record and views on civil rights, immigration, criminal justice reform and voting rights. (AP)
A banner day for UK’s ‘Fat Cats’ By lunch Wednesday — less than three workdays into 2017 — the typical top boss in the U.K. had earned more than the average British worker will earn all year, according to the High Pay Centre, which dubbed the day “Fat Cat Wednesday.” The think tank estimates that top British execs earn about 129 times what average employees make. (EXPRESS) Mexico selects Luis Videgaray, who was praised by Trump as a “wonderful man,” as new foreign minister
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Battle over Obamacare Parties meet separately to discuss strategies to repeal, defend the Affordable Care Act
Citing Assange, Trump disputes U.S. intel claims
Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with House Republicans to discuss Obamacare on Wednesday.
series of executive orders that will enable that orderly transition to take place,” Pence said. “Obamacare has failed,” Pence said later in the day. Phillip Blando, a transition spokesman for health-care issues, declined to explain any specific executive actions on the ACA Trump may be considering. Trump, for his part, took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to urge Republicans to “be careful in that the Dems own the failed Obamacare disaster.” And in a dig at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, he wrote: “Don’t let the Schumer clowns out of this Web.” Schumer, who met briefly with
Budget bill to repeal ACA The first bill Republicans introduced in the new Senate that began on Tuesday was budget legislation with instructions for House and Senate committees to begin repealing the Affordable Care Act. It gives congressional committees until Jan. 27 — a blink of an eye for lawmakers — to write legislation repealing major parts of the health-care law. Likely targets include the law’s tax penalties for people who don’t obtain insurance, its requirement that many companies cover workers and its tax increases on higher-earning individuals and many health-care firms. (AP)
Pence on Wednesday, said that Republicans need to show what they plan to replace the law with. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama made it clear to Democrats that they are well-positioned to defend the health-care law, which has extended insurance to more than 20 million Americans. “The president feels strongly this is a debate that Democrats can win because of the impact that repealing the law ... would have on the lives of people in communities all across the country,” he said. JULIET EILPERIN, AMY GOLDSTEIN AND KELSEY SNELL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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POLITICS Congressional Republicans launched their long-promised effort on Wednesday to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, even as they acknowledged that they may need several months to develop a sequel along conservative lines. Signifying the priority that the issue has for the incoming administration, Vice Presidentelect Mike Pence met privately with House and Senate Republicans while President Barack Obama made a rare Capitol Hill appearance, meeting behind closed doors with Democrats from both chambers. The dueling, high-level visits highlighted the sharp political fault lines that surround the future of the government’s health policies. Participants in the meeting with Obama said he told members of his party they did not have to “rescue” Republicans and that they should “stay strong” as they labored to replace the law. Pence met with House Republicans to discuss plans to reverse the health-care law and a slew of other executive actions. He told reporters that he and Trump would pursue a “twotrack approach” to chip away at the ACA through a combination of executive powers and legislation. Trump is “working on a
POLITICS President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to say that a planned intelligence briefing for him on “so-called ‘Russian-hacking’ ” had been delayed until Friday, a development he called “very strange!” — but one that a U.S. official said wasn’t a delay at all. The tweet was the latest sign of Trump’s skepticism about a case pressed by the Obama administration, based on the work of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election by hacking several Democratic email accounts, among other actions. Several leading Republicans have also endorsed that view. Trump returned to the topic Wednesday, sending a new tweet referencing an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by Sean Hannity of Fox News. In the interview, Assange said a 14-year-old could have hacked the email account of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. WikiLeaks published Podesta’s emails without identifying the source of the hacking. Trump appeared to side with the controversial Assange over U.S. intelligence officials with his tweet, which read, “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ — why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” JOHN WAGNER AND GREG MILLER (THE WASHINGTON POST)
California legislature hires Eric Holder for any potential legal battles against a Trump White House
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nation+world CHARLESTON, S.C. Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them there is nothing wrong with him psychologically. Roof, 22, didn’t ask jurors to spare him from the death penalty. The jury last month unanimously found Roof guilty of hate crimes and other charges in the shooting deaths of nine black church members during Bible study. The jurors will now decide whether he should be sentenced to life in prison or death.
“My opening statement is going to seem a little bit out of place,” Roof said. “Other than the fact that I trust people that I shouldn’t and the fact that I’m probably better at constantly embarrassing myself than anyone who’s ever existed, there’s nothing wrong with me psychologically.” Prosecutors also read from the journal found in Roof’s jail cell six weeks after his arrest. His handwritten words were projected on screens in the courtroom. “I would like to make it crystal clear,” Roof wrote, “I do not regret what I did. I have not shed a tear
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Roof: ‘I do not regret what I did’
Jurors are hearing testimony as to whether Dylann Roof should be sentenced to life in prison or death.
for the innocent people I killed.” Roof’s attorneys have indicated that he chose to represent himself during the sentencing phase of his trial because he was worried they might present “embarrassing” evidence about him or his family. They have not said what that evidence might be, but they had planned to introduce evidence that Roof suffers from a mental illness. Prosecutors said Roof deserves the death penalty because he painstakingly chose to target vulnerable people at Emanuel AME Church in the June 2015 attack. MEG KINNARD (AP)
The number of the 535 members of Congress who admit to being religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center. In comparison, 23 percent of U.S. adults say they have no religious affiliation. Almost 91 percent of Congress members say they are Christian, compared with 71 percent of U.S. adults. (EXPRESS)
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Still unproven: Barry’s too green to stay with team Washington. Is the franchise really prepared to bet on Barry as it moves into the “win big” phase of its reconstruction? The situation calls for a more proven coordinator. The team is desperate for defensive coaching ingenuity in order to circumvent how much it is spending on offense. According to overthecap.com, Washington spent 64 percent of its salary cap, excluding dead money, on the offense. It was the second-priciest offense in the NFL, behind Dallas. The defense was the league’s second cheapest. And the price of the offense could rise, assuming quarterback Kirk Cousins receives a new contract. An upgrade at defensive coordinator would be a shrewd investment that doesn’t interfere with managing the salary cap. That’s where this gets tricky. It would be silly for Gruden, who says it will be his call, to fire Barry without being certain that he can get a top-notch coordinator. If a change is made, Gruden must
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Fire Joe Barry, but fire him for the right reasons. The Redskins shouldn’t do it out of frustration, or in response to a barking fan base, or just to try something new. This decision is about building the best defense possible under current circumstances. Given how the team’s roster has developed since Barry arrived, the job description for the ideal defensive coordinator has changed. As the franchise prepares for its third year under general manager Scot McCloughan and its fourth under coach Jay Gruden, there can’t be as much tolerance for waiting and hoping. It’s unclear what Barry is building, but the results have been poor, and his track record is even worse, dating back to that 0-16 Lions defense in 2008. In four seasons as an NFL coordinator, Barry’s defenses have ranked 32nd, 32nd, 28th and 28th in yards allowed. The last two rankings came with
Gary Kubiak’s departure left the Broncos as one of the most desirable coaching destinations this year. Here are three coaches for playoff teams whom Denver has permission to interview. (AP/EXPRESS)
In four seasons as an NFL coordinator, including one with the 0-16 Lions in 2008, Joe Barry’s defenses have ranked 28th or 32nd in yards allowed.
be better than he was two years ago, when he bypassed Wade Phillips for Barry. Fired Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley, who had a good run as Pete Carroll’s defensive coordinator in Seattle, should be atop Gruden’s wish list. But Bradley is reportedly a package deal with Buffalo’s Anthony Lynn, should he get one of six head coaching jobs currently open. Former Cleveland coach Mike Pettine and former Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier, who is the secondary coach in Baltimore, are two more intriguing options.
This decision shouldn’t be about fairness, blame or continuity. Certainty is what Gruden should be seeking. He’s an offensive coach still learning to be the CEO of the entire team. He needs a head coach of the defense. He needs someone whose system provides an edge that elevates the talent level. Flawed continuity is useless, and that’s what the team will discover if Barry continues running the defense. For more by Jerry Brewer, go to washingtonpost.com/Brewer
Dave Toub, age 54 Calls Chiefs’ special teams
In his fourth year in Kansas City, Toub has helped develop Tyreek Hill into a Pro Bowl returner. He also worked with Devin Hester in Chicago.
2 Vance Joseph, age 44 Calls Dolphins’ defense
He interviewed for the Broncos’ job two years ago when Kubiak was hired and has ties to the area because he played QB/RB at Colorado.
1 Kyle Shanahan, age 37 Calls Falcons’ offense
The former Redskins coordinator and son of Ex-Broncos coach Mike will interview this weekend while Atlanta has a first-round bye.
McVay to interview to be 49ers head coach
Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, 30, will interview with San Francisco as a head coaching candidate Monday, four days after interviewing with the Rams, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Josh McDaniels, Tom Cable, Anthony Lynn and Doug Marrone are also on the 49ers’ list. McVay’s grandfather, John McVay, was a general manager and vice president for San Francisco’s championship teams in the 1980s and ’90s. (TWP) Nationals confident new spring training facility will be ready for pitchers and catchers Feb. 14
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Raiders QB Cook to make first start of his career Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced Wednesday that he will start rookie fourth-round pick Connor Cook at quarterback in a wild-card game against the Texans. Cook, who has appeared in one NFL game, gets the nod with Pro Bowler Derek Carr out with a broken leg and backup Matt McGloin nursing a shoulder injury that could make it tough for him to practice before Saturday’s game at Houston. Cook would be the first QB to make his first career start in the postseason. (AP)
Williams bounces back with 8 goals, 7 assists over past 14 contests
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NHL In his 16-year NHL career, Justin Williams had endured slumps, but the latest one tested even his patience. He admitted feeling frustrated but still got on the ice early before practice and occasionally stayed late to work on his shot, drafting the Capitals’ youngest players to join him. Hard work had helped Williams snap out of droughts before, so he figured this wouldn’t be any different. His recent hot streak has come with goals that follow the same principle: Williams has wedged his way in front of the net, scoring by exploiting his good position. His three-point night Tuesday in a 6-5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs followed that formula, his one goal deflecting in off his skate in front. Williams, 35, started the season with just two goals and two assists in his first 23 games. Ahead of tonight’s game against the visiting Blue Jackets, he has eight goals and seven assists in the past 14 games. “He’s still got it,” Alex Ovechkin said. “I hope so,” Williams said. “I’m still in the league. I need to.” Tuesday’s game was a productive one for Washington’s second line of Williams, Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Williams’ goal came on the
By asserting good position in front of the goal, Capitals winger Justin Williams has snapped out of a slow start.
power play in the first two minutes of the game. Later, coming out of the penalty box, a stretch pass from T.J. Oshie set up a breakaway for Williams, but with Morgan Rielly applying back pressure, Williams dished the puck back to Oshie for the goal. “I’ve been getting some fortunate bounces lately,” Williams said. “Sometimes, you feel you played great, you look at the score sheet and you have no points and you’re minus-two. Sometimes, it just works that way, and I’m happy to be contributing.” At the start of the season, Williams was second only to Ovechkin in five-on-five shots on goal, but his shooting percentage
BLUE JACKETS’ STREAK
The number of consecutive wins for the Blue Jackets — one short of tying the NHL record — entering tonight’s game in Washington. Columbus is 17-0-1 since it last lost in regulation, falling 2-0 to Calgary on Nov. 23. The Penguins set the record with 17 wins in a row in 1993. (AP)
was abysmally low. The coaching staff was encouraged that Williams was getting the scoring chances even if he
“I’m trying to think of a word for [my performance] that’s not obscene, but I can’t.” SERENA WILLIAMS, the No. 2 women’s tennis player in the world, after losing 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Wednesday to fellow
American Madison Brengle in a second-round match marred by windy conditions at the ASB Classic in New Zealand.
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wasn’t finishing them, and Williams stayed steadfast, refusing to change anything about the game that had gotten him this far. In the process, he became a fearsome net-front presence: Six of Williams’ past eight goals have come within 15 feet of the net. “He’s been a guy who has left nothing behind,” coach Barry Trotz said. “I always talk about those guys that if you keep doing the right things, you’re going to get rewarded. He’s one of those veteran players that you know he’s been through the wars. He knows how to not let the game chew him up when things aren’t going very well.” ISABELLE KHURSHUDYAN (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Lions commit to Caldwell as coach for 2017 season Jim Caldwell has been retained to coach Detroit for 2017. The Lions announced the move Wednesday, a day after Caldwell fielded questions about his job security. Caldwell has gone 27-21 with the franchise and helped the Lions earn a playoff spot for the second time in three seasons, joining Bobby Ross and Buddy Parker as the only coaches in team history to do that in their first three years. Detroit plays at Seattle on Saturday night. (AP) OLYMPICS
Eaton and medalist wife retire with online essays Less than three weeks shy of his 29th birthday, two-time Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton is stepping away from decathlon. He and his wife, heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton, announced their retirements Wednesday on their website. Before defending his Olympic title at the Rio Olympics, Eaton, an American, broke his own record with 9,045 points at the 2015 world championships. Brianne, 28, won a bronze medal for Canada in Rio. Considered the first family of multi-events, Ashton and Brianne met at the University of Oregon as teenagers and married in July 2013. (AP)
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (sprained MCL/ACL) sits out drills; unlikely to play at Steelers
This year, I’ll do D.C. better Still need a resolution? Make 2017 the year you deepen your appreciation of the District. The adventure starts here. 24-26
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You’ll be eating here this year Prepare your stomach: Here are 2017’s most exciting bar and restaurant openings. FRITZ HAHN AND BECKY KRYSTAL (THE WASHINGTON POST) Blue Bottle Coffee Celebrated Oakland, Calif., coffee roaster Blue Bottle is known for serving responsibly sourced coffee beans less than 48 hours after they’ve been roasted — and for the meticulous brewing methods used in its cafes. Washington is about to get a taste, with three Blue Bottle cafes coming in 2017. A location near Union Market,
scheduled to arrive in the spring, will have classroom facilities as well as a coffee shop. Venues in Georgetown and at The Wharf in Southwest are also in the works.
Five to One and Marble Alley Trevor Frye, who co-founded the inventive Dram & Grain bar in Jack Rose’s basement, is a busy man. His 2017 plans include
the openings of Marble Alley, an Adams Morgan bar that he says will be focused on comfort rather than craft cocktails, and Five to One, a music-themed cocktail spot on U Street, which will begin serving in January.
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Nakazawa The Washington spinoff of the New York restaurant helmed by chef Daisuke Nakazawa, who appeared in the 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” is expected to open in the Trump International Hotel this summer. Expect an omakase menu of around 20 courses.
Wahlburgers The popular burger chain from the Wahlberg brothers — actors Mark and Donnie and chef Paul — makes its Washington-area debut with two locations, in Dupont Circle and Ballston. The menu has burgers, of course, but also sandwiches, salads, frappes and such dishes as sloppy Joes and mac and cheese inspired by the brothers’ mom, Alma.
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Save the dates for these arts events We get it, you’re busy. Why not start planning now for the rest of the year? If you’re interested in classical music, dance, theater or museums, put these four openings and events on your 2017 calendar. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; May 24, 8 p.m., $79-$199.
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs with the National Symphony Orchestra in the culminating concert of the John F. Kennedy Centennial, which focuses on Kennedy’s core ideals, including courage, freedom, justice, service and gratitude. The
concert features a new commission from composer-in-residence Mason Bates.
Museums: Opening of the Museum of the Bible 409 Third St. SW; Nov. 17.
In November, the Museum of the Bible will open in a $500 million, 430,000-square-foot space two blocks south of the Mall. Created and funded by Steve Green of the Hobby Lobby craft empire,
A rendering of the Museum of the Bible, set to open in November.
the museum has a collection of 40,000 artifacts and rare books that will be featured in opening exhibitions and programs
National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; April 18-May 13, $48-$98.
This acclaimed musical, about a girl coming to terms with her sexuality and her difficult father, is based on the memoir by graphic novelist Alison Bechdel (of the Bechdel test fame). Last year, the show’s composer, Jeanine Tesori, and lyricist, Lisa Kron, made history as the first female songwriting team to win a Tony Award.
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The Public Theater production of
Dance: Martha Graham Dance Company George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax; April 28, 8 p.m., $29-$48.
Stage: ‘Fun Home’ THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE
Classical music: John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma
focused on the Bible’s narrative, history and influence.
A New York Times Top Play of 2016
This company — the oldest modern-dance troupe in the country — features some of the most skilled and powerful dancers you’ll ever see. On the program: the second act of Graham’s “Clytemnestra,” a taut, feminist view of the backstory to the Greek queen’s murder of her husband. Also on the bill is the upbeat “Maple Leaf Rag,” plus two Center for the Arts premieres.
Hungry January 10–17 “the most resonantly topical and emotionally engaging play of this election year.” —The New York Times
What Did You Expect? January 11–18 “wears its topicality with modest stealth. His family cycles inhabit the here and now with an unobtrusive thoroughness I’ve never encountered elsewhere in the theater.” —The New York Times
Women of a Certain Age January 12–19 “the most profound achievement in topical theater in this country since the Depression-era triumphs of Clifford Odets’s ‘Waiting for Lefty’ and Marc Blitzstein’s ‘The Cradle Will Rock.’” —The New York Times
Full Day Marathon A three-play cycle written and directed by Richard Nelson
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Street Pop/Prince Tribute with Maverick Lemons Start 2017 by remembering one of the biggest losses of 2016. Area choreographer Maverick Lemons leads a dance fitness class celebrating the music of Prince. Varying levels of instruction mean that everyone from basic toetappers to experienced boogiers will find a way to shake it in honor of the Purple One.
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Jason Diamond, ‘Searching for John Hughes’
‘Chocolate City’ and Q&A with Ellie Walton
Rolling Stone sports editor Jason Diamond has been though a lot: His father was abusive, his mother abandoned him, and he was once homeless. But he always found solace in the movies of John Hughes, so much so that he set out to write the Brat Pack director’s definitive biography. That didn’t happen, but Diamond did wind up with this humorous and poignant account of his attempts — and his life’s struggles. In D.C., he’ll discuss the book with author Amber Sparks.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE; Jan. 28, 2 p.m., free.
As the first part in a series of documentaries about contemporary urban culture featured at the Anacostia Community Museum, “Chocolate City” looks at gentrification in D.C. and a group of women fighting to return to the neighborhood they were forced out of. The film’s director, Ellie Walton (below), will participate in a discussion after the screening.
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Jan. 10, 6 p.m., free. JAN. 10
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Jan. 27, 7 p.m., free.
Iota Jam In July, Nappy Riddem guitarist Gordon Sterling started hosting the Iota Jam, a free, freewheeling concert series at Iota Club & Cafe that’s streamed live through the event’s Facebook page. Each show usually begins with a set from Sterling and the house band, followed by a genre-defying open jam session that anyone — that means you — is welcome to join.
Second Season: The Weeping Philosophers University of Maryland MFA candidates Mark Costello and Kelly Colburn are using dance, video and theater to examine different sides of the same theme. In Costello’s video project, “My Life Has Been Like Water,” time is controllable. But in Colburn’s multimedia work, “untitled homage to my twenties in new york city,” time — and growing up — is unstoppable.
Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Tuesdays, 8 p.m., free.
Gladys Knight and the Let Freedom Ring Choir — mostly made up of Georgetown students — are the headliners for a free concert in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Pick up your tickets (limited to two per person) at the entrance to the Hall of Nations beginning at 4:30 — though we’d recommend getting there earlier. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Jan. 16, 6 p.m., free. JAN. 21 & 22
Free Community Weekend: Women’s March on Washington The National Museum of Women in the Arts is opening its doors for two days of free admission, the same weekend thousands of people will gather for the postinauguration Women’s March on Washington. The museum will
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW; Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 22, noon-5 p.m., free.
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‘Let Freedom Ring!’
feature its collection of sculptural pop-up books, an exhibition on famed feminist Simone de Beauvoir and a “Nasty Women” tour on Sunday that highlights trailblazing influencers, aka badass ladies.
Didgeridoo workshop Get tips on circular breathing from didgeridoo virtuoso Tjupurru at the House of Musical Traditions’ didgeridoo workshop. If you have one of the droning Australian instruments, bring it, though there will be some available to borrow — perhaps even a didjeribone, the trombone-didgeridoo hybrid that’s Tjupurru’s specialty. House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park; Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., sold out; email workshops@ hmtrad.com for free waitlist.
NSO in Your Neighborhood Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE., Sat., 2 p.m., free.
As part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s annual free concert series, hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, electric cellist Wytold and the orchestra will create live remixes of classical standards, including Pachelbel’s Canon and Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Tickets must be reserved online at kennedy-center.org.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park; Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 28, 2 p.m.; Jan. 29, 7 p.m., free, tickets must be reserved at theclarice.umd.edu. JAN. 29
‘Woman in the Dunes’ Want to impress your date? Skip “Monster Trucks” and see 1964’s “Woman in the Dunes,” screening at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building. It’s a black-and-white Japanese psychological thriller about a widow forced to dig her home out of the sand dunes that threaten to drown her. On second thought, this isn’t a very romantic choice — maybe see this one alone. National Gallery of Art, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; Jan. 29, 4 p.m., free.
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A long day with family STAGE Some of the audiences for “The Gabriels” will have a long day ahead of them. And night. A series of three plays written by Richard Nelson, “The Gabriels” is making its D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center. Most ticket holders will see the plays on three consecutive nights; however, audiences can see all three plays back to back in full-day marathons on weekends. If that sounds tough on the butt, imagine what the actors have to do. Jay O. Sanders and Maryann Plunkett play two of the Gabriels: Mary and George, a sister- and brother-in-law who repeatedly meet over a kitchen table during the election season of 2016. In the first play of the series, “Hungry,” Mary and George and
their relatives meet in March to scatter the ashes of Mary’s husband (who was George’s brother). The clan reunites in the second play, “What Did You Expect?” during the general election, discussing things like Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia and Donald Trump’s appearance on “The Tonight Show.” The final play, “Women of a Certain Age,” takes place on Election Night. “It’s really the year of mourning in this family,” Plunkett says. “With the election-year politics and shenanigans, there is also the very personal story of this family.” Plunkett and Scott, who are married, think of “The Gabriels” as a single play that happens to be broken up for some performances. (For the Kennedy Center run, “Hungry” is performed on Tuesdays, “What Did You Expect?” on Wednesdays and “Women of a Certain Age” on Thursdays.) “There are things that are set
From left: Maryann Plunkett, Roberta Maxwell, Amy Warren and Jay O. Sanders in “The Gabriels.”
If you want to take in all of ‘The Gabriels,’ you’d better get comfortable
up in the first play that are played out in the second and resolved in the third,” Sanders says. “They are designed to play together.” The two actors have been with the production since “Hungry’s” premiere last winter at The Public Theater in New York; they were also part of Nelson’s four-play cycle “The Apple Family Plays,” also at The Public. So they’re aware of the energy it takes to occupy the stage for such a long time. It helps that the characters of “The Gabriels” prepare a meal onstage during each play. In the 45-minute break between
the first and the second plays of the marathon performances, “I just snack a little bit on what I’ve prepared: ratatouille and pasta and apple crisp,” Plunkett says. “Then we get a meal in between the second and third.” “That’s when we get a twohour break,” Sanders says. (The audience does too.) “Then most of us will take a nap for about 20 minutes.” When they’ve completed the eight-hour marathon … well, they’re not sure what will happen next. “We’ve never done [the show] on the road before,” Plunkett
says. “We tend to just go home.” The physical and mental challenges aside, both actors say their preparation for the marathon sessions has shed new light on the individual plays. “You understand them better and more richly,” Sanders says. “In fact, playing them individually, in a funny way, feels like, ‘Oh, is that all?’ ” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Sat. through Jan. 22, with marathon performances on Saturdays and Sundays, $49-$120.
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How Mama became Mama in just a month B’Ellana Duquesne pulls from her life experience for her role in ‘Charm’ STAGE On Dec. 8, B’Ellana Duquesne walked into the Atlas Performing Arts Center as an understudy for a play called “Charm.” She left as the star of the show. “I was so surprised and excited,” she recalls. “I called everyone I knew.” Though the casting change was news to Duquesne, the reasons for it had been building for months. It all began in the spring, when acclaimed D.C. actor KenYatta Rogers auditioned for the lead role in “Charm,” which tells the story of a 60-something transgender lady called Mama who starts a charm school for homeless transgender youth. “He made me cry, his reading was so moving,” says director Natsu Onoda Power, who
gave Rogers the part. Rogers, a 40-something cisgender guy (that is to say, one whose biological sex matches his gender identity), was excited about the stretch of a role, and began reaching out to the D.C. trans community to learn about their experiences. “All I heard back was crickets,” Rogers says. “No one was returning my calls.” That sparked conversations within the Mosaic Theater Company, which is producing the play, and the rest of “Charm’s” cast and crew. The question of who has the right to represent whom onstage is a knotty one, but a consensus began to emerge, says Mosaic founding director Ari Roth. “After we cast the show, we kept learning things — not only about the transgender community, but also about ourselves and how we wanted more alignment between our mission and our values,” he says. “Plus, people were not excited about a cisgender
“Just like Mama, I have told kids to pull their pants up more times than I can count.” B’ELLANA DUQUESNE, explaining
how her past as a teacher helped her prepare for her role in “Charm”
actor in this role.” That’s why, just a month before the play’s official premiere Sunday, Onoda Power recruited Duquesne to play the lead role of Mama, and Rogers stepped into a behind-the-scenes role as the play’s associate director. “Was I disappointed? Yes,” Rogers says. “But I came into this process as an ally first and an actor second.” Duquesne had initially tried out for the role of Mama, but had been passed over because
of her relative lack of theater experience, Roth says. Her life experience, however, has given her a lot to draw from. Like Mama, Duquesne is a black, trans woman in her 60s. “I remember what it was like in the bad old days, in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, when being trans was not chic,” she says. A former high school teacher, Duquesne remembers how to connect with guarded teens. She also learned how to gain control of an unruly classroom: “A whisper can be as powerful as a yell,” she says. Those experiences have helped Duquesne get into the character of Mama, a woman who believes that if she can teach homeless, trans kids to respect themselves, they will be more successful when demanding respect from the world. “Just like Mama, I have told kids to pull their pants up more times than I can count,” Duquesne says. Of course, there are many ways in which Duquesne is unlike her character. For instance, she identifies as gender-fluid and goes by the male name and persona Jack Eng about 20 percent of the time. Mama, on the other hand, can’t brook such modern ideas. “How ya gonna ask people to treat you like a gentleman or a lady if you’re forever switching up sides,” Mama says during “Charm,” when one of her students dresses as a woman but wants to be treated like a man. “Mama is a lot like my mom. She’s old-school, proper and a little Southern,” Duquesne says. The past month has been a crash course for Duquesne, who has been practicing her lines night and day. She’s also been dressing more like Mama, in ladylike heels and skirts. As a result, the line between actor and character has begun to blur. “The other day, I put on a little suit and saw myself in the mirror and said, ‘Oh my lord, I’m turning into my mama,’ ” she says. SADIE DINGFELDER (EXPRESS)
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE; previews Thu.Sat., opening night Sunday, runs through Jan. 29, $20-$60.
LIFE ON MARS (DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE) THU OBAMA’S MIC DROP 1/19 W/ THE CONGRESS FRI THE BUREAU OF 1/20 SABOTAGE FT. JOHN KADLECIK, OTEIL BURBRIDGE, ARON MAGNER, JEFF FRANCA SAT THE BAND OF 1/21 HEATHENS (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY) FRI 1/6
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AILYN PÉREZ, SOPRANO KIM WITMAN, PIANO
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LULO REINHARDT, LUCA STRICAGNOLI, CHRYSTIAN DOZZA AND DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA
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CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE BARNS
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Millennium Stage Free performances every day at 6 p.m. No tickets required* *Unless noted otherwise
Jan. 8 Kandace Springs
Jan. 9 Black String
Jan. 5–18 5 THU The Ladybugs Led by Martina DaSilva, all members of the jazz band sing while playing ukulele, guitar, trombone, bass, and drums. Repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, infused with swing, country, blues, and Latin music.
6 FRI Batida The eclectic artist brings African rhythms and electronic dance music together with choreography and video projections.
7 SAT The Deﬁbulators Hailing from New York, the band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound.
The Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and pianist counts such song stylists as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Roberta Flack as her heroes. Her debut album, Soul Eyes, was lauded by Billboard as a “winning fusion of jazz and soul.”
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11 WED Jojo Abot This Ghanaian singer-songwriter’s signature sound is created by a blend of electronica, Afro-beat, jazz, neosoul, house, and reggae music.
12 THU Joy of Motion:
Afro-Cuban Salsa Angela Ingram leads an Afro-Cuban salsa dance ﬁtness class, with instruction offered for all abilities.
13 FRI Aaron “Ab” Abernathy
and live band Nat Turner
Jan. 11 Jojo Abot
A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL
16 MON Let Freedom Ring! The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Award®– winning singer Gladys Knight also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Note: Free reserved seat tickets will be given away up to two (2) per person in line at the entrance to the Hall of Nations at 4:30 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 16 on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis.
The multitalented entertainer, who 17 TUE Kennedy Center comes from a long line of historical Opera House Orchestra pioneers including Civil Rights leader Members of the KCOHO play a Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, is a concert of select classical works Howard University graduate and has ® from Schumann. collaborated with Grammy -nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson. IN THE FAMILY THEATER Presented in collaboration with Hometown Sounds.
14 SAT Tal Shtuhl Specially selected by Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, the saxophonist explores a variety of pieces with his quartet, including works by Duke Ellington and Clifford Brown, as well as selections from his ﬁrst release, Beauty Horizons.
9 MON Black String Founded in 2011, the quartet bases its 15 SUN Betsayda Machado and sound on Korean traditional music and La Parranda El Clavo improvisational music with fresh and Internationally renowned singer Machado modern inﬂuences. presents a high-energy, salsa dancing concert with the Afro-Venezuelan percussion and vocal ensemble.
18 WED Comedy at the
Kennedy Center: Langston Kerman The comedian does stand-up all over the country, and has performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Adam DeVine’s House Party. Currently, he plays “Jared” on the Golden Globe®–nominated HBO show Insecure. Opening for Kerman is D.C.-based comedian and artist Simone. This performance contains mature content. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of States starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.
A free salsa dance lesson will take place in front of the stage at 5 p.m.
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This year I resolve to … Sure, drinking more water and flossing regularly are noble goals, but we’ve got a better idea for a New Year’s resolution: getting out of your D.C. comfort zone. Make 2017 all about trying new dishes, soaking up local art, exploring your surroundings and generally appreciating your hometown better. It’s easier — and more fun — than pretending you’re actually going to lose weight this year. SADIE DINGFELDER, RUDI GREENBERG, LORI MCCUE AND KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)
… expand my cultural horizons
Embassy of Japan is celebrating the Year of the Rooster with an exhibit of dolls, cards and paintings (through Jan. 31) at its cultural center (1150 18th St. NW).
It’s easier than you think to peek inside the grand buildings of diplomatic missions: Many of them have free art galleries and cultural centers that you can see during the embassies’ regular business hours. For example, the Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St. NW, right) is currently featuring “Delimitations,” an exhibit of photos of the original, 1821 U.S.-Mexico border (on display through Jan. 28). Meanwhile, the Embassy of Australia (1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW) is showcasing works by aboriginal artists (through Feb. 7), and the
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Take in an exhibit at a foreign embassy
exhibitions and entertain questions, including, “How’s this Jackson Pollock different from what my kids do?”
Make sense of modern art
Go to a random Millennium Stage performance
If contemporary art — the kind where everyday objects are just plopped on pedestals — leaves you puzzled or vaguely annoyed, an hour-long lecture at the Hirshhorn (Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW) might change your mind. Every Friday at 12:30 p.m., curators and other experts, including scientists and musicians, give their unique takes on current
Every day at 6 p.m., the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW) puts on a free performance. The genres range widely — you might see a rising-star stand-up comedian, an avant-garde play or a band that sells out stadiums in Portugal but is practically unknown here. The day’s performance may not be exactly your taste, but who cares? It’s free, and the surprise is half the fun.
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Go birding Looking for birds is a lot like Pokémon Go, but without the drain on your cellphone battery. Walk with the expert birders of the DC Audubon Society and you’re likely to see all sorts of feathered creatures, perhaps even the District’s famous bald eagles. (And here you thought the only wildlife in the city were pidgeys and rattatas.) Their next outing is set for Jan. 28 at Fletcher’s Cove (4940 Canal Road NW, 8 a.m., free).
Laugh at an Underground Comedy show
See a performance at GALA Hispanic Theatre
With a lineup of eight free shows held weekly, Underground Comedy has become Washington’s laugh leader. Veteran D.C. comedian Sean Joyce, above, is the man behind the laughter, booking and promoting the stand-up showcases (and often performing, too). Each show, at bars like The Big Hunt (1345 Connecticut Ave. NW; Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, 11:30 p.m., free) and The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW; Sundays, 8 p.m., free), features some of D.C.’s best rising comics. It’s also getting popular: Kevin Hart recently featured Underground Comedy on his Comedy Central stand-up series “Hart of the City.”
For four decades, GALA Hispanic Theater (3333 14th St. NW) has been staging a mix of classic and modern plays in Spanish and English, along with a range of dance, music and spoken-word performances. Originally birthed out of D.C.’s Back Alley Theater in the ’70s, Gala moved to its permanent home in Columbia Heights in 2005. Now a national home to Latino arts, GALA is in the midst of a strong season that includes the upcoming U.S. premieres of “Yo tambien hablo de la rosa (I Too Speak of the Rose)” (Feb. 2-26) and the Spanish version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” (April 20-May 21), both of which offer English surtitles.
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Be one with the trees
Ice-skate on the C&O Canal
Thanks to its temperate clime and international citizenry, D.C. is home to about 350 species of trees from around the world, and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley is friends with them all. Go on a tour with her in the woods or around D.C.’s urban canopy and you’ll become acquainted with natural wonders like the living fossil we call the Gingko tree, or the cinnamoncolored bark of the crepe myrtle. On March 4, she’ll lead a free tree tour of the Capitol grounds (10 a.m.-1 p.m., preregistration at melaniechoukas-bradley.com required).
Yes, it’s possible. And yes, it’s legal. All you need is a pair of ice skates and a few days of bonechilling temperatures to freeze at least 4 inches at the top of the canal’s slow-moving water. How to know if it’s safe to go? For starters, skating is allowed everywhere except for sections where the water is wide, so stay away from the area between mile markers 12.6 and 13.4, aka between Great Falls and the Billy Goat A trail. Look for other people — ideally who are heavier than you — skating on the canal, and proceed with caution.
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Catch a backroom concert While Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown and The Hamilton downtown routinely host established and up-and-coming bands in their main spaces, both venues also have smaller rooms that showcase D.C.’s emerging artists for free. At Gypsy Sally’s (3401 K St. NW), the backroom vinyl lounge hosts a rotating roster of local singer-songwriters and acoustic bands on most nights (as well as a Tuesday open mic showcase). The Hamilton (600 14th St. NW), meanwhile, stages free, late-night concerts in the restaurant’s loft space on most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. Expect to see regional mainstays like the high-energy Electric Peacock Dance Band (Saturday) and the funk and soul band Moonshine Society (Jan. 14 & 27).
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No need to wait a year for chef Nick Stefanelli’s giant Italian market to open at The Wharf — the D.C. area has several homey shops packed with treats. We’d start at the Italian Store (5837 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 3123 Lee Highway, Arlington), a family-run shop that stocks carb-loaded Italian standbys (fresh pasta, sliced meat and cheese, the killer Milano sub sandwich), hard-to-find snacks (traditional taralli, breadsticks that you’d find on the table of any restaurant in Italy) and wild-card giftable items (Baci chocolates or a mysterious Italian mouthwash that comes in a can).
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Take a crack at the glass ceiling
Get high on information at the DEA Museum
The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality Monument (144 Constitution Ave. NE) was home to the National Woman’s Party for nearly 90 years. Here, suffragettes plotted to get women the vote; later, the NWP used the location as a headquarters as its members advocated for the Equal Rights Amendment. You can see artifacts like congressional voting cards listing how members of Congress felt about the 19th Amendment and a nifty pin shaped like a jail door, an example of the ones given to women arrested for picketing the White House.
The Drug Enforcement Administration museum (700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington) has more than 2,000 objects dealing with drugs, both legal and illegal. The exhibits include “Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History,” which examines the legal, moral and criminal effects of drug addiction and trafficking, and “Good Medicine, Bad Behavior,” which takes a look at the current epidemic of prescription drug abuse. They also accept donations of paraphernalia, if you’re looking to get rid of your college-era bong.
The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, part of the U.S. National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave. NE), celebrates ittybitty trees. The Japanese art form of bonsai and the Chinese art of penjing are all about sculpting the tiny plants into shapes that have deep symbolic meaning. The three pavilions house around 150 plants in a serene, Asian-inspired atmosphere that will Zen you out as only miniature plants can.
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Hunt for rare Italian treats at a family deli
Try some of D.C.’s best Sichuan food — at a hotel
Sample more international dishes — not just street food
These days, you can say you’ve eaten a D.C. dinner inside a Bedouin tent or on the roof of a Michelinstarred restaurant. But you could also wander right into the side entrance of a quiet Days Inn on New York Avenue to experience a unique meal. Panda Gourmet (2700 New York Ave. NE), attached to the hotel, offers traditional Chinese takeout fare, but half of its menu is dedicated to dishes from the Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces in central China. The dishes featuring a variety of meats and veggies (or frog!) are doused in a fragrant chili oil that’ll leave your lips numb. Cool down with Shaanxi biang biang noodles: chewy flat noodles dressed simply with spices and scallions.
Move beyond the current D.C. dining trend of restaurants with “unique takes on international street food” and get fully immersed in some of the cultures those restaurants celebrate. Go somewhere cozy and family-owned, like Fettoosh (5100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington), one of Ballston’s best-kept secrets, which claims a Moroccan dish as its house specialty. Imagine a pot pie that strolled through a cupcake shop and you’ve got bastilla, a stew of savory chicken or vegetables with onion, all wrapped up in crispy, flaky phyllo and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Top off your meal with some mint tea, served from a silver pot, no less.
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Opens Tomorrow Jan 6@8pm! Only10 shows thru Jan 28! Fri-Sat @8 & Sun @2:30 Thur 1/5 at 8pm Fri 1/6 at 8pm Sat 1/7 at 8pm Sun 1/8, 3p & 7:30p
Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein's
January 12 - March 19
Hit songs to remember
Irving Berlin: A Simple Melody Inspired by true story
Show Boat Zemfira Stage
Jan 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28@ 7:30; 15, 22, 29 @ 2:00
Cabaret revue of Berlin’s unforgettable songs: Always, Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, They Say It’s Wonderful & more! A magical night on the town. Tonight! 2016 Jefferson Award, Outstanding New Play. A “portrait of pain, kindness, and an LGBTQ community in transition” (Time Out Chicago) Hammerstein & Kern’s classic hit, featuring show stopping songs like ‘Old Man River’ and ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man’. Rock Musical. Winner of 8 Tony Awards. For Mature Audiences! Walk-ups welcome!
Source Theater 1835 14th St. NW, WDC TIX & info: 202-204-7763 or www.inseries.org Atlas Perf. Arts Center 1333 H Street NE 202-399-7993 ext 2 MosaicTheater.org Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia 410.730.8311 Tobysdinnertheatre.com James Lee Community Ctr 2855 Annandale Road Falls Church, VA 22042 (703) 615-6626
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Sat. Jan. 7 at 8 PM
Dazzling Moldovian-born awardwinning “flawless” pianist of “superlative artistry” (Wash. Post), only DC solo concert - 3 Brahms Intermezzi, 3 Mendelssohn Etudes, 6 Gershwin Preludes and Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies #10 – 19.
Westmoreland Congregational Church 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda 301-320-2770 WashingtonConservatory.Org
FREE donation welcome (suggest $20)
Post-Concert Wine and Question and Answers with the artist
Fri, Feb 10, 8pm
“The greatest American violinist active today” (Boston Herald) returns to the Kennedy Center! Bell performs beloved classics and pays homage to JFK’s 100th birthday with John Lithgow reading Robert Frost’s “Dedication” set to Air by Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall 2700 F St, NW Washington, D.C. 20566 202.785.9727 | 202.467.4600 washingtonperformingarts.org
Tickets start at $50
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and more!
Fri., Feb 3, 4p.m. Sun., Feb 12, 3-5 p.m.
Join the Concert Band as they perform for the Fairfax Cnty. District 10 Honors Band on Feb 3 and for the culmination of the 3rd Annual USAF Band and Collegiate Symposium on Feb 12. College students from around the country join the USAF Band for rehearsals & a final concert at Rachel M.Schlesinger CH.
Feb 3: No tickets required. Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Rd. Alexandria, VA. Feb 12: Tickets TBA, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA.
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A German b-boy crew turns the composer’s music on its head for ‘Red Bull Flying Bach’
DANCE When German break-dancer Vartan Bassil came up with the idea for “Red Bull Flying Bach,” he hoped to bring together those who sneer at pop culture and those who snore at high culture. And he hoped to impress the other parents in the room. “At my kid’s school, there was a parents’ night and they asked me, ‘What is your job?’ ” Bassil, 41, says from his home in Berlin. “I think [that] when I tell them that I am a break-dancer, they will look to me and say, ‘How do you make money with this?’ Then I understand that I have to do something with the high culture for people who know nothing about breakdancing, to show them how artful break-dancing is.” What he did — “Red Bull Flying Bach” — combines breakdancing with the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” to tell the story of a dance class preparing for an upcoming recital. The nine-person show features members of the Flying Steps, the b-boy crew Bassil co-founded in Berlin in 1993. The troupe, which has won competitions around the
“The kids can take the parents and say, ‘Look, Father; look, Mother: This is hip-hop.’ ” VARTAN BASSIL, Berlin-based co-founder of the b-boy crew Flying Steps, on “Red Bull Flying Bach”
world, teamed with the Austriabased energy-drink company in 2010 to produce “Red Bull Flying Bach.” A hit in Europe and now on its first U.S. tour, the show is mostly break-dancing with a sprinkling of classical elements — something Bassil wanted to embrace after attending a classical dance concert with his mother-in-law. “I thought, when the ballet dancers turn on the feet, maybe we are turning on the head,” Bassil says. “And I think, maybe we can find more similar moves.” With “Flying Bach,” he wants to show the link between classical dancing and more modern forms. The show even features a classically trained dancer
showcasing traditional ballet. “The old people, they don’t know about break-dancing. They think, ‘Break-dancing, they are making competition, they are making sport, it is not a dance,’ ” Bassil says. “It was important to show them we are dancers, we can choreograph.” Bassil aims to win over audiences who might view a night at the symphony as nothing more than an expensive napping opportunity. “Parents take their kids to the classical concerts and nobody wants to go,” he says. “Everybody says, ‘What do I have to do there? It’s really boring.’ [We wanted] to give young people the opportunity to go to a classic concert so you can learn something about high culture, but also you enjoy the show. We like [that] the kids can take the parents and say, ‘Look, Father; look, Mother: This is hip-hop.’ And the parents can take the kids and say, ‘In the beginning, this was dance.’ ” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)
Warner Theater, 513 13th St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 p.m., $32-$77.
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Did you notice a lot of movies on critics’ best-of-2016 lists that you hadn’t even heard of yet? That’s because those critics got to see movies that were released only in a few cities before year’s end to secure Oscar eligibility for February’s ceremony. Now these films are beginning to roll out in D.C. You could start with “Silence,” Martin Scorsese’s tale of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, a place where practicing Christianity was punishable by death. Opening locally on Friday, the film stars Andrew Garfield, above, and Adam Driver as priests trying to find their mentor (Liam Neeson), who is rumored to have abandoned the faith.
‘A Monster Calls’
Adam Driver also heads up “Paterson,” an indie with a lot of Oscar buzz. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, it follows a New Jersey bus driver (yep, Driver) perfectly content with the routine of his life. He’s married to Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), who wants and needs every day to be different. “Paterson,” opening locally Friday, is a week in the lives of two people whose love bridges their differences.
There’s not a lot of major awards buzz surrounding “A Monster Calls,” which also opens locally Friday, but it’s still being quietly recognized by critics as an emotionally powerful modern example of magical realism (and look for it to get an Oscar nod for best visual effects). Lewis MacDougall plays Conor, a boy who uses a giant, treelike monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) to try to come to terms with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) terminal illness. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)
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3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA • 703-549-7500 For entire schedule go to Birchmere.com Find us on Facebook/Twitter! Tix @ Ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000
DAWN JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE LANDES
LYNCH STEPHEN "The My Old Heart Tour"
EDDIE FROM OHIO w/Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden (13) & Peyton Tochterman (15)
ANTHONY DAVID with special
Kentucky RICKY SKAGGS &Thunder 22 THE ASSOCIATION SCOTT 26 MAC McANALLY MILLER
THE FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES Debi Smith, Sally Fingerett, Deirdre Flint, Megon McDonough
Ayla PHIL VASSAR (Band) Brown
MARSHALL CRENSHAW & THE BOTTLE ROCKETS
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‘Copenhagen’ Playwright Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen,” which won a Tony in 2000, delves into the development of the atomic bomb, focusing on a 1941 meeting between renowned physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in the titular Danish capital. Eleanor Holdridge directs the Theater J production, which stars Sherri Edelen, Tim Getman and Michael Russotto. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW; previews: Thu.-Sun., $10-$30; through Jan. 29, $30.38-$64.13. DIY
MidCity Mad Crafters If your New Year’s resolution was to learn something new, redecorate your apartment or get more greens in your life, Miss Pixie can help you out. Logan Hardware and Miss Pixie’s are partnering up for a new monthly crafting series, MidCity Mad Crafters. The series kicks off with a workshop on building terrariums. Supplies, drinks and snacks will be provided. Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot, 1626 14th St. NW; Thu., 7:15 p.m., sold out.
ROAM Winterfest 2017-7pm-
MAGFest 2017 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.; Thu.-Sun., $85, go to magfest.org for complete schedule of events.
Short for “Music and Gaming Festival,” MAGFest is a gamer’s dream, a chance to unleash your inner nerd alongside like-minded folks. Festivalgoers can play games around the clock or, if you’re a noob, learn to play “Magic: The Gathering” or have your skills assessed. Other activities include video game tournaments (“NFL Blitz ’99” and “Mortal Kombat,” for example), stand-up comedy, live video game music performances and — why not? — a yoga for gamers event.
New Year, Old Beer Port City is celebrating “a few friends from years past,” pouring a barrel-aged beer from last summer and two vintage kegs. For $5 each, you can get tasters of the 2013 Colossal One, a Belgian Imperial stout that won a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival; the 2015 Colossal Five, an Englishstyle old ale that won a silver at the GABF; and Port City’s Optimal Wit, aged in amaro barrels from D.C.’s Don Ciccio & Figli and originally poured in July. Port City Brewing Co., 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; Fri., 3-10 p.m., free.
Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md.; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $17.
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Strathmore’s first artist-inresidence concert of 2017 will feature Silver Spring native Chris Urquiaga, a trilingual singer-songwriter who performs in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The pianist, who recently signed with Akon’s record label, also hosts a free workshop, “Latin Pop: A Cultural Fusion,” at Strathmore on Jan. 18.
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39TH INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM
Michael Ian Black
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 8 P.M.
Michael Ian Black has been making us laugh for more than two decades, since he first landed on MTV with the sketch comedy show “The State.” Since then, he’s branched out with more acting roles and podcasts, while also writing essays and children’s books: His latest is called “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” (Sample prose: “This beauty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump.”)
Concert Band featuring Masato Kumoi Quartet and Joseph Lulloff
AND SATURDAY JAN. 7, 8 P.M. Commodores featuring Mark Turner
George Mason University Center for the Arts 4400 University Drive Fairfax, Va. All concerts are FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. For our full performance calendar, visit our website.
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; Fri., 7:30 & 10 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., $25.
Leave it to the party animals at Brightest Young Things to send off the Hirshhorn’s exhibit of Ragnar Kjartansson works in style. Your ticket to this after-hours party gets you drinks and snacks, plus you can check out DJ sets from How to Dress Well and more. And if you want to see more of Kjartansson’s performance art, there’s also a screening of “A Lot of Sorrow,” his collaboration with The National. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW; Sat., 8 p.m., $55-$60.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Jim Gaffigan The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md.; Fri. and Sat., 7:30 and 10 p.m., $53.64-$90.64.
Even if he’ll forever be known as the Hot Pockets guy, Jim Gaffigan has come a long way since he first delivered that 2005 bit: The New York Times best-selling author has starred in television shows and movies and sold out Madison Square Garden for one of his stand-up shows. (He also performed for Pope Francis in Philadelphia, which gives you an idea of how blue his act gets.) Add this to his list: He’ll be one of the first comedians to perform at the Theater at MGM National Harbor when his “Fully Dressed” tour rolls into Maryland, with two shows each night.
his show tunes-inspired singles dedicated to Tyson’s Corner and Landover at Monday’s show. Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Mon., 9 p.m., $5.
MetroSongs If you still think the only response to Metro is “Ugh, 24 minutes until the next train?!” you obviously haven’t heard of Jason Mendelson, who has written musical love letters to our fair transit system and performed them as MetroSongs. His next album is due out this year — maybe you’ll hear
Louis C.K. Comedian and actor Louis C.K. dropped a Christmas surprise on fans, releasing a smartphone app that lets you buy and watch his
stand-up specials or last year’s web series “Horace and Pete” and get news about shows and tour dates. Speaking of which: You can purchase tickets to his four shows at Constitution Hall through that app (or through Ticketmaster). He’ll be recording his final show at DAR, on Jan. 14, for his next stand-up special. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW; Wed.-Jan. 14, 8 p.m., $50.
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going out guide Selected listings from goingoutguide.com. Head online for venue information and more events and activities!
Sight Art Museum of the Americas: “Jose Gomez Sicre’s Eye,” the museum celebrates the centennial of Sicre’s birth. 201 18th St. NW; 202-370-0147, museum.oas.org.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery:
Stephen Lynch: Stephen Lynch bridges the gap between comedy and music, strumming goofy, smart and often dirty original songs on his acoustic guitar about Halloween and Dungeons and Dragons, and a gem called “What If That Guy From Smashing Pumpkins Lost His Car Keys?” He kicks off “The My Old Heart Tour” at the Birchmere with two shows on Wednesday and Jan. 12.
9:30 Club: Lettuce, Tauk, 8 p.m.
Iota Club & Cafe: Donald Illich and J.D.
Blues Alley: Chris Thomas King, 8 &
Smith, 6 p.m.
Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage: Kandace Spring, 6 p.m., free.
Blues Alley: Chris Thomas King, 8 &
Gypsy Sally’s: Old Soul Revival, On the
Bus, 9 p.m.
Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage: The Defibulators, 6 p.m., free.
Jammin Java: Liza Anne, 7:30 p.m.
Gypsy Sally’s: Life on Mars, Box Era, Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage: The Ladybugs, 6 p.m., free.
Music Center at Strathmore:
Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage: Black String, 6 p.m., free.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel: Kingsley Flood,
The Hamilton: Alejandro Escovedo,
State Theatre: The British Invasion
Fellow Creatures, Louis Weeks, 8 p.m.
7:30 p.m.; Johnny & the Headhunters, 10:30 p.m., free.
Years, 9 p.m.
U Street Music Hall: REV909: Daft
The Fillmore: Breaking Benjamin,
Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman, Ozker, 10 p.m.
9:30 Club: Lettuce, Tauk, 8 p.m. Blues Alley: Chris Thomas King, 8 &
Gypsy Sally’s: Jackass Flats, Split String
Birchmere: Justin Townes Earle with
Soup, 8 p.m.
State Theatre: Girlfriend in a Coma,
Dawn Landes, 7:30 p.m.
Rams Head on Stage: Bob Sima,
Blues Alley: Chris Thomas King, 8 &
“Chinamania,” inspired by his travels in China and by the kilns at Jingdezhen, contemporary artist Walter McConnell created an installation of Kangxi porcelains similar to those originally displayed in the Peacock Room. “Gauri Gill: Notes From the Desert,” featuring 56 of Gill’s prints and including portraits and letters, this exhibition showcases her work photographing marginalized communities in remote western Rajasthan, India. “Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko,” created more than five centuries apart and through disparate processes, an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Rothko, juxtaposed, reveal an uncanny similarity in vivid red. “Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World,” the vessels on view span the ninth through the 19th centuries and demonstrate mineral colors of cobalt blue and copper green as pigments for painting and writing on the clay or as colorants in glazes. “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts,” this exhibition presents nearly 70 manuscripts that demonstrate, through calligraphy and illumination, the book’s significant role in the history of the arts in the Islamic world. “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan,” artisans from the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul demonstrate their work and share their experiences. 1050 Independence Ave. SW; 202-6331000, asia.si.edu.
to George Washington University his collection of 1,000 maps, prints, rare letters, photographs and drawings that document the history of the District. Updated in the summer with a dozen new objects, this exhibition presents highlights of the collection, including Small’s first acquisition: a handwritten 1905 scrapbook of a survey of the city’s boundary stones. “Bingata! Only in Okinawa,” this exhibition is of traditional and contemporary works by Okinawan artists and designers of bingata, a uniquely Okinawan dyeing technique noted for bright colors and bold patterns. 701 21st St. NW; 202-9945200, museum.gwu.edu.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: “Suspended Animation,” artists Ed Atkins, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Josh Kline, Helen Marten and Agnieszka Polska challenge conceptions of reality. “Linn Meyers: Our View From Here,” a site-specific wall drawing stretching the circumference of the inner-circle galleries on the museum’s second level. ”Ragnar Kjartansson,” this exhibition of photographs, films, video installations, drawings and paintings by the Icelandic artist includes principal works “The Visitors” (2012), a video of musicians in a decaying mansion, and “The End,” 144 paintings made during the 2009 Venice Biennale. Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000, hirshhorn.si.edu.
National Building Museum:
“First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour,” to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger is touring the largest display of his first folios to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District. 201 East Capitol St. SE; 202544-7077, folger.edu.
“District II,” a visual essay that explores the changing streets of downtown Washington in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s through the photography of Bill Barrett, Chris Earnshaw and Joseph Mills. “House and Home,” an ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home. “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Lawrence Halprin,” this exhibition of the landscape architect’s works marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. “Timber City: Innovations in Wood,” to demonstrate recent technological innovations within the timber industry, this installation features samples of engineered wood, architectural models and wood walls. 401 F St. NW; 202-272-2448, nbm.org.
George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum:
National Gallery of Art, East Building: “In the Tower: Barbara
“A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection,” in 2011, Small donated
Kruger,” timed to celebrate the newly renovated East Building galleries, this exhibition is of 15 of Kruger’s profile
Folger Shakespeare Library:
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National Museum of American History: “Always Ready: Firefighting in the 19th Century,” before the Civil War, American firefighters were volunteers. “Black Main Street: Funding Civil Rights in Jim Crow America,” this exhibition examines the ways in which AfricanAmerican businesses contributed to the civil rights movement, focusing specifically on Harold Cotton, who owned and operated Bob’s Hat Shop in Greensboro, N.C., from 1953 to 2005, and Marjorie Stewart Joyner, who supervised the training of thousands of African-American beauticians as
vice president of the Madam C.J. Walker Co. Objects on display include a National Cash Register from Cotton’s hat shop and beauticians’ styling tools. “Ofrenda para Antonio Lomas, an Installation by Carmen Lomas Garza,” this installation by Mexican-American visual artist Garza is in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos, created to honor her grandfather, Antonio Lomas, who migrated from Mexico to Texas in 1920 to work on the railroad. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-6331000, americanhistory.si.edu.
National Museum of Natural History: “The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World,”
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
works. Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-737-4215, nga.gov.
National Museum of Women in the Arts: The Dead Feminists’ broadside series, “Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books,” presents profiles of international feminist heroes. 1250 New York Ave. NW; 202-783-5000, nmwa.org.
a large-scale fossil exhibition focused on the late Cretaceous period in North America allows visitors to view the fossils of Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs from a working preparation lab. “The Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed,” photographs by Feodor Pitcairn and poetry by Ari Trausti Guomundsson focus on the natural beauty of Iceland. 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-6331000, mnh.si.edu.
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reservation period, the photographer documented fellow Indians, relatives and friends during everyday and important life events, creating a visual history of multi-tribal native life in the mid-1920s and continuing for the next 50 years. “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World,” the exhibition focuses on indigenous cosmologies, worldviews and
philosophies related to the creation and order of the universe and the spiritual relationship between humankind and the natural world. Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-6331000, nmai.si.edu.
National Museum of Women in the Arts: ”No Man’s Land: Women Artists From the Rubell Family Collection,” this exhibition of largescale paintings and sculptural hybrids
Local movie times DISTRICT
AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K St N.W.
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 12:45 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 9:25 A Monster Calls (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 7:00-9:30 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 3:45 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;Reserved Seating: 2:00-5:15-8:15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) No Green Or Red Tickets;Reserved Seating: 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:15 La La Land (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 12:30-1:00-3:304:00-6:15-9:15 Lion (PG-13) AMC Independent;Reserved Seating: 1:25-4:15-7:00-9:45 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:30-4:15-6:50-9:30 Sing (PG) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 2:15-4:50-7:30-9:00-10:00 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 5:00-7:00-7:50-10:00-10:45 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 1:15 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 1:15-3:50-6:30 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 3:00-6:00-9:15 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: 1:30-4:45-7:15-10:30 Jackie (R) AMC Independent;CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:50-4:30-7:45-10:25 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 3:30 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 6:25 Passengers (PG-13) Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime;Reserved Seating: 2:15
AMC Loews Uptown 1 3426 Connecticut Ave N.W.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 4:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D: (!) 12:40-7:30
AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Moana (PG) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: 10:50-1:40-4:30-7:20 Passengers (PG-13) 21+;CC/DVS: (!) 10:10AM Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 10:00-4:00 La La Land (PG-13) 21+;AMC Independent;CC/DVS: 10:50AM; 1:50-4:45-7:50 Why Him? (R) 21+;CC/DVS: (!) 2:40-5:20 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 10:10-11:40-2:10-4:50 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 7:30 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-7:00 Fences (PG-13) 21+;CC/DVS: 12:50-3:50-7:55 Hidden Figures (PG) DVS: 5:00-7:50 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:30
5612 Connecticut Ave
A Man Called Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove) (PG-13) Academy Award Shortlist - Best Foreign Language Film!: 2:30 Miss Sloane (R) Starring Jessica Chastain: 11:45-8:00 Moonlight (R) The Best Film on the Year!: 2:10 Hidden Figures (PG) 5:00-8:00 Loving (PG-13) 11:30-5:15
Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema 807 V St, NW
Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-2:00-3:00-4:30-5:35-8:00-10:00 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 7:00-9:45 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 12:15-1:00-2:30-3:30-4:45-7:00-9:30 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:30-3:40 Miss Sloane (R) CC: (!) 7:20-10:00 Arrival (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:45-4:15-7:00-7:30-9:35
Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th St NW
La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:45-2:00-3:45-5:00-6:30-8:00-9:30-10:00 Manchester by the Sea (R) CC/DVS: (!) 12:15-1:05-3:15-4:05-7:05-9:55 Nocturnal Animals (R) CC/DVS: (!) 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:40 Moonlight (R) CC: (!) 1:10-4:10 Silence (R) CC/DVS: (!) 8:15 Lion (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:20-4:20-7:20-10:00 Jackie (R) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:50
Landmark West End Cinema 2301 M St NW
Hacksaw Ridge (R) CC/DVS: (!) 1:00-4:00-7:00 Loving (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:15-4:15-7:15 The Eagle Huntress (G) CC/DVS;Subtitled: (!) 1:30-4:30-7:30
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 701 Seventh St Northwest
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:15-7:05 Moana (PG) CC/DVS: 1:10-3:55 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:50AM Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:40-3:20-7:40-10:10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-1:00-3:30-4:10-6:50-7:3010:10-10:40 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 1:25-4:10-6:55-9:45
by 37 contemporary artists from 15 countries centers on images of the female body. ”Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu,” this exhibition of pop-up books is from Fu’s series “Haunted Philadelphia,” in which she re-creates spooky landmarks around her home city, and “We Are Tiger Dragon People,” inspired by the culture of Yunnan province, China, where her ancestors lived. 1250 New York Ave. NW; 202-783-5000, nmwa.org.
National Portrait Gallery: “Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait,” the exhibition, the gallery’s first devoted to media art, is a selection of Viola’s works that focus on the face and the body, using metaphors of water, light and spirituality. “Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs,” this exhibition showcases 14 daguerreotypes, two portraits each of seven subjects including Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis and John Quincy Adams. “In
the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard,” this exhibition is of Leonard’s photos of jazz greats. After opening a studio in Greenwich Village in 1948, Leonard photographed in New York’s jazz clubs. His pictures appeared on album covers and in magazines such as DownBeat and Metronome. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-633-1000, npg. si.edu.
Newseum: “Inside Today’s FBI,”
(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 11:30-12:30-1:00-2:20-3:35-4:15-5:20-6:45-7:30-8:2010:00-10:40 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 2:05-7:20 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:55-2:55-6:15-9:25 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS: 6:40-9:20 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:20-1:10-3:45-4:25-7:00-7:40-10:15-10:45 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 4:05-10:05 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 4:50-10:45 Sing 3D (PG) (!) 11:30-4:40-10:20 Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary (NR) (!) 7:00
Smithsonian - Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater 601 Independence Ave SW
Journey to Space 3D (NR) 2:25 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) 11:40-4:25-7:10-9:55 A Beautiful Planet 3D (G) 10:30-3:15
AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd
Hidden Figures (PG) (!) 7:10-9:45 The Eagle Huntress (G) 2:25 Loving (PG-13) 12:00 Arrival (PG-13) 4:20-9:15 Moonlight (R) 2:00-4:30-7:00 Jackie (R) (!) 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:25
AMC Center Park 8
4001 Powder Mill Rd.
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Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:15-4:45 Moana (PG) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: 1:00-4:00-7:00 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 10:15-4:15-10:10 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:45-3:55 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 11:55-6:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: (!) 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 10:00-11:00-12:45-1:45-4:30-7:20-10:00 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 10:10-7:15-9:45 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 5:00-8:15 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 3:30-6:15-9:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D: (!) 11:00-2:00-3:00-9:00 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS: 10:30-9:45 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:45-4:15-6:00-7:15-9:15-10:20 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 2:00-7:30-10:15 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:15-7:15
Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Ave
The Eagle Huntress (G) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating;Subtitled: (!) 1:05-6:45-10:05 La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:10-2:00-3:40-4:10-4:50-7:05-9:50 Manchester by the Sea (R) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:20-4:15-7:10 Silence (R) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 7:00-8:00 Lion (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:40-4:30-7:15-9:55 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:00-3:30-4:00-7:00-9:00-9:35 Jackie (R) CC/DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:30-4:20-7:20-10:00
Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.
Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:30-7:20-10:40 Moana (PG) CC/DVS: 1:40-4:20-7:05 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS: 3:20 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:15-4:05-7:35-10:25 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:05-3:10-4:10-7:30-9:50-10:55 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:303:40-7:00-10:20 La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:10-1:30-3:15-4:45-6:20-7:50-9:30-10:50 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:00-7:25-10:45 Manchester by the Sea (R) CC/DVS: 12:35-3:50-7:15-10:35 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 5:00-6:50-8:00-9:50 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 12:50-1:20-3:30-4:25-6:35-7:10-9:40-10:30 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: 10:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:00-1:35-1:55-5:20-6:308:30-11:00 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:00-12:35-3:10-3:45-6:20-7:40-9:30-10:55 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:55-3:55 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:20 Dangal (Hindi) (NR) 1:35-5:45-9:55 Sing 3D (PG) (!) 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:15-11:00 A Monster Calls (PG-13) 7:00-9:50
Xscape Theatres Brandywine 14
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 3:45-7:50-10:00 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:00-6:00-9:00 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 2:45 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:00-4:00-7:00 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:45-4:25-7:15-9:55 Hidden Figures (PG) Recliners;Reserved Seating: 5:00-7:00-10:00 Sing (PG) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:30-6:55 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:30 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 4:15-9:45 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:30-3:30-6:30-9:30 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:30-3:45-7:00-10:00 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 2:00
800 Shoppers Way
Sing 3D (PG) (!) 1:20-4:00-6:40-9:20 Fences (PG-13) 12:30-1:30-3:50-4:55-7:20-8:30-10:30
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:30-7:00-9:50 Moana (PG) CC/DVS: 12:45-4:15-7:30 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:45-7:05 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:35-5:15-9:00 Almost Christmas (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:15-4:25 La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS: 7:30-10:30 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:00-7:25-10:10 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 12:50-3:50-7:15-9:55 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 7:05-10:05 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:45-4:25 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:35-1:05-3:40-4:10-7:10-7:4010:15-10:45 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS: 10:25 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:55-4:45-7:35-10:35 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 3:35-9:55
7710 Matapeake Business Dr
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:20-1:20-4:30-7:40-10:35 Moana (PG) CC;Stadium Seating: 11:50-2:20 Passengers (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 9:50-12:50-4:00-6:50-10:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC;PLF;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:50-4:50-7:50 Almost Christmas (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: 11:30-2:05-4:40-7:30-8:50-10:05 Why Him? (R) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 9:45-12:20-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:30 Sing (PG) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:00-10:40-12:40-1:30-3:20-4:20-6:10-7:00-9:40 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 4:45-10:25 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC;PLF;Stadium Seating: (!) 1:50-10:50 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 12:45-3:15-5:40-8:10-10:45 Fences (PG-13) CC;PLF;Stadium Seating: (!) 12:00-3:10-6:40-9:50 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 9:30-10:10-12:30-1:103:30-4:10-6:30-7:10-9:30-10:10 Hidden Figures (PG) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 5:00-7:45-10:30 Fences (PG-13) CC;Stadium Seating: (!) 9:40-10:30-11:20-1:40-2:40-6:00-7:20-9:10
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:35-6:00 Moana (PG) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:15-7:00 A Monster Calls (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: (!) 7:00-9:45 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 3:45-9:50 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:30-4:30-10:30 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: (!) 2:10-4:50-7:25-10:00 Sing (PG) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 3:15-9:10 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: (!) 5:00-8:00-9:15 Manchester by the Sea (R) AMC Independent;CC;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 12:45 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:00-6:40 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 1:30-3:30-7:30 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: 4:15 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS;Recliners;Reserved Seating: (!) 12:40-3:45-6:50-9:55
AMC Hoffman Center 22 206 Swamp Fox Rd.
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 4:15 Moana (PG) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: 1:20-4:10-7:05 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:05-3:50-5:00-6:45-9:30 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:15-4:15 A Monster Calls (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC/DVS: (!) 7:00-7:45-9:45 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets: 12:00-3:309:00-10:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 12:30-4:00-7:30-10:30 La La Land (PG-13) AMC Independent: (!) 12:15-3:15-6:15-9:15 Lion (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC: (!) 1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 11:00-1:45-4:20-7:00-9:45 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 11:00-12:00-1:00-2:00-3:00-4:00-5:00-6:00-7:00-8:009:00-10:00 Manchester by the Sea (R) AMC Independent: (!) 9:45 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: 11:00-12:00-1:00-3:00-6:00-9:00 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 7:15-9:50 Sing 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 4:00-7:00 Loving (PG-13) AMC Independent;CC/DVS: 10:30 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;No Green Or Red Tickets;RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-2:00-4:30-5:30-8:00 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS: 10:15 Arrival (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-2:15-4:25 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 1:15-7:15-10:00
Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:30-1:15-2:45-4:30-6:00-7:35-9:15 Jackie (R) AMC Independent;CC/DVS: 1:30-4:00-6:30-9:00 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 11:30AM Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary (NR) Alternative Content;English Subtitles: (!) 7:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime;No Green Or Red Tickets: (!) 11:00-2:30-6:00-9:30
Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave
Passengers (PG-13) 2:15-7:45-10:45 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) 11:15-2:00-5:00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) 1:30-7:30-10:30 La La Land (PG-13) 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00-8:00-10:00-10:55 Lion (PG-13) 11:15-2:30-5:00-7:40-10:30 Manchester by the Sea (R) 10:15-1:15-4:15-7:15-10:15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) 10:30-4:30 Fences (PG-13) 10:50-1:50-4:50-7:50-10:45 Jackie (R) 10:10-12:30-3:00-5:30-8:10-10:40 Passengers 3D (PG-13) 11:45-5:15
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike
Doctor Strange (PG-13) 7:45
Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 N. Glebe Road
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 3:10-6:00 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: 10:45-1:55-5:00-8:25-11:10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:05-4:15-7:25-10:40 La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:10-4:00-7:45-9:05 Lion (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:50-4:40-7:35-11:25 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 10:50-1:30-3:00-8:35 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 5:00-8:00-11:00 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:55AM Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:00-12:00-2:10-3:15-5:156:15-8:15-9:20-11:15 Jackie (R) CC/DVS: 12:20-3:25-5:55-8:45-11:25 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:30-10:50 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 3:35-7:00-10:30 Dangal (Hindi) (NR) 12:55-3:45-8:00-10:25 Sing 3D (PG) (!) 12:15-5:45-11:20
Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Ctr
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:35-7:35 Moana (PG) CC/DVS: 1:50-4:35-7:15 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:05-1:40-5:00-6:50-7:50-10:40 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) CC/DVS: 9:55 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:30-9:30-10:35 La La Land (PG-13) CC/DVS: 7:00-10:00 Lion (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:15-4:10 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 1:55-4:45-7:40-10:20 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:40 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 5:00-7:00-9:55 Manchester by the Sea (R) CC/DVS: 12:55 Collateral Beauty (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:45-3:45 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:00-1:30-3:00-6:00-9:00 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:10-3:20-6:40-10:05 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 4:35-10:25 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 3:50-9:40 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RPX: (!) 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 Dangal (Hindi) (NR) 12:05-3:35-6:55-10:15 Sing 3D (PG) (!) 1:20-4:20-7:05-9:45 A Monster Calls (PG-13) 7:55-10:35
Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 3575 Potomac Avenue
Assassin's Creed (PG-13) CC/DVS: 2:00-4:55-7:45-10:30 Moana (PG) CC/DVS: 1:20 Passengers (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:35-4:35-7:40-10:30 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:30-3:00-4:30-6:00-7:30-9:00-10:30 Why Him? (R) CC/DVS: 1:55-4:45-7:35-10:30 Sing (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 1:15-3:55-6:55-9:40 Hidden Figures (PG) CC/DVS: 5:00-6:00-7:00-8:00-9:00-10:00-10:30 Manchester by the Sea (R) CC/DVS: 12:30-3:35 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-1:00-3:30-4:00-7:00-10:00 Ofﬁce Christmas Party (R) CC/DVS: 12:35-3:05 Assassin's Creed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:55-3:45-6:45-9:35 Passengers 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:50 Sing 3D (PG) (!) 1:50-4:40-7:25-10:20 Fences (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:35-1:05-3:40-4:10-6:50-7:20-9:55-10:25 A Monster Calls (PG-13) 7:00-9:50 Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary (NR) (!) 7:00
Smithsonian - Airbus IMAX Theater
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy www.nasm.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy/ D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D (NR) Stadium Seating: 3:00 Journey to Space 3D (NR) Stadium Seating: 11:05AM Rogue One: A Star Wars Story An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 12:15-4:10-7:00-9:55 A Beautiful Planet 3D (G) Stadium Seating: 10:10AM
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Phillips Collection: “Arlene Shechet: From Here on Now,” this exhibition is part of a series that explores the intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices and museum spaces, and artistic interventions. Shechet’s ceramic sculptures, some created specifically for the exhibition, are included. “Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts,” an exhibition of works received in 2015 from the artist’s estate. “People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series,” this 60-panel series documents the historic movement of millions of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North more than a century ago. 1600 21st St. NW; 202-387-2151, phillipscollection.org.
LAST CHANCE ‘Fully Committed’: A one-man show by Tom Story playing 40 characters and an iconic, irrepressible Washington actor, through Sun., $35-60. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 800-494-8497, metrostage.org.
‘Blue’: Two friends, Inky and Pale, learn about the different colors of the rainbow, opens Sat. through Feb. 12, $14. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-280-1660, imaginationstage.org.
LAST CHANCE ‘Into the Woods’: A theatrical remake of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, through Sun., tickets $45-175. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW; 202467-4600, kennedy-center.org.
Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Imagination Stage presents a live version of the 25-year-old animated musical, through Jan. 15, $12-$30. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301280-1660, imaginationstage.org.
LAST CHANCE ‘The Secret Garden’:
SUNDAY ONLY ‘Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)’: The holiday-inspired production features live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood and gifts for children, opens Sun., free tickets distributed at 10 a.m. for the 11:30 a.m. show; noon for the 2 p.m. show. Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW;
a new version of the FBI exhibit “Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror” features evidence and artifacts from some of the FBI’s biggest cases. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 888-639-7386, newseum.org.
LAST CHANCE ‘Wicked’: The Tony Award-winning musical prequel to the “Wizard of Oz,” through Sun., $99-$359. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW; 202467-4600, kennedy-center.org.
A young girl discovers and finds refuge in her late aunt’s hidden, magical garden, through Sun., $44-$128. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW; 202-547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org.
‘Titanic: The Musical’: A musical inspired by Peter Stone’s story about the “unsinkable” ship, through Jan. 29, $40$100. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771, signaturetheatre.org.
DON’T MISS THE CONVERSATION. Inside Media: Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier JAN. 7, 2:30 P.M.
Bret Baier, chief political anchor for Fox News Channel, talks about his new book, “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission,” which chronicles Eisenhower’s last three days in office.
“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” Opens JAN. 13–JULY 31
In partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this one-of-a-kind exhibit shows the power of music to ignite change, challenge convention and fuel revolutions. See rock’s most iconic memorabilia, from stars like John Lennon, Bono, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix and more.
Women’s March Day at the Newseum JAN. 22
The day after the Women’s March on Washington, the Newseum celebrates the First Amendment right to assemble. Explore the nation’s rich history of exercising the power of assembly throughout the Newseum’s galleries and in a series of programs about the women’s suffrage movement. Seating is limited and on a space-available basis. Programs are open to the public and included with paid Newseum admission or a Press Pass membership, unless otherwise noted.
NEWSEUM.ORG 555 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Museums in the U.S. Assistance (e.g., ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs@newseum.org or call 202/292-6453. Photo credits (left to right, top to bottom): Courtesy Bret Baier; Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
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I.M.P. PRESENTS Echostage • Washington, D.C. JUST ANNOUNCED! I.M.P. & STEEZ PROMO PRESENT
THIS WEEK’S SHOWS ALL GOOD PRESENTS
Lettuce w/ TAUK ....................................................................................F 6 & Sa 7
w/ Keys n Krates & Brasstracks............................ FRI FEBRUARY 17 On Sale Friday, January 6 at 10am 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE • Ticketmaster
Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven ................................................. Th 12
Merriweather Post Pavilion • Columbia, MD
ALL GOOD PRESENTS TWO EVENINGS WITH Lotus Reduced-price two-night ticket available. ......................................... F 13 & Sa 14
deadmau5............................................................................................... APRIL 8
Wax Tailor w/ L’Orange ................................................................................. W 18 And Still We Dance: A Dancefloor Journey feat. DJs Ultra Naté and James “DJ Dub” Graham ................................. Th 19
PHOX w/ Cuddle Magic..................................................................................... W 25 Luke Combs w/ Muscadine Bloodline .......................................................... Th 26 ALL GOOD PRESENTS
The Infamous Stringdusters w/ The Brothers Comatose....................... F 27 Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party with DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion ...................................................Sa 28
G. Love & Special Sauce w/ Ripe ............................................................. Su 29 FEBRUARY
L METAT! FES
M3 ROCK FESTIVAL FEATURING
Ratt featuring Pearcy, De Martini, Croucier • Kix • Loverboy • Cinderella’s Tom Keifer • Winger • Dokken and more!.......APRIL 28 & 29
M3 SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC FEATURING HERN SOUTOCK R ! FEST
Lynyrd Skynyrd • Charlie Daniels Band • Outlaws • Molly Hatchet • Black Stone Cherry and more! .... APRIL 30 2 and 3-day Tickets On Sale now.
I.M.P. & GOLDENVOICE PRESENT AN EVENING WITH
Sigur Rós ............................................................................................... MAY 25 • For full lineups and more info, visit merriweathermusic.com • 930.com
White Lies w/ VOWWS ..................................................................................... W 1 ALL GOOD PRESENTS
Greensky Bluegrass w/ Fruition ...................................................... Th 2 & F 3 Sampha ............................................................................................................. W 8 ALL GOOD PRESENTS
BoomBox ........................................................................................................ F 10
EagleBank Arena • Fairfax, VA
BASTILLE .................................................................................... MARCH 28 Ticketmaster
ALL GOOD PRESENTS
The Wood Brothers w/ T Sisters ...............................................................Sa 11 Parquet Courts w/ Mary Lattimore...............................................................M 13 Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.................................................... Tu 21 ALL GOOD PRESENTS
Tribal Seeds w/ Raging Fyah & Nattali Rize ............................................... Su 26 D NIGHT ADDED!
FIRST NIGHT SOLD OUT! SECON
1215 U Street NW
Tinder Live! with Lane Moore...................................................FEBRUARY 14 On Sale Friday, January 6 at 10am
Japandroids w/ Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers ................................ Tu 28 MARCH
The English Beat ........................................................................................... W 1 The Knocks w/ Bipolar Sunshine & Gilligan Moss.......................................... Th 2 Randy Rogers Band & Josh Abbott Band .............................................. F 3 Agnes Obel...................................................................................................... Tu 7 Los Campesinos! w/ Crying ......................................................................... Th 9
MANY MORE SHOWS ON SALE!
The best thing you could possibly put in your mouth Cupcakes by BUZZ... your neighborhood bakery in Alexandria, VA. | www.buzzonslaters.com
Top Shelf ....................................................................................................JANUARY 14 AN EVENING WITH
Tom Chaplin of Keane Playing songs from his new album plus Keane hits ......JANUARY 17 STORY DISTRICT’S
Sucker for Love: A Valentine’s Day Special .................................... SAT FEBRUARY 11
I.M.P. & ALL GOOD PRESENT
Leo Kottke & Keller Williams .................................................FEBRUARY 18 Hayes Grier & The Boys........................................................................FEBRUARY 20 MURRAY & PETER PRESENT
The Naked Magicians 18+ to enter. ..................................................FEBRUARY 24 TWO EVENINGS WITH
The Magnetic Fields: 9:30 CLUB PRESENTS AT U STREET MUSIC HALL Basecamp w/ Lauv ........................F JAN 27 Book of Love ..................................... Sa 11 Tim Presley & Cate Le Bon ........... Sa 28 Mickey Avalon .................................... F 17 ALL GOOD PRESENTS Moon Hooch w/ Honeycomb ..........W FEB 1 Lisa Hannigan................................... Th 23 Escort .....................................................F 3 The Griswolds w/ Dreamers & Wylder .. F 24
50 Song Memoir............................. MARCH 18 (Songs 1-25) & MARCH 19 (Songs 26-50)
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds : The Final Performances
with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin....................................................... MAY 4
AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING WITH
Garrison Keillor ........................................................................................... MAY 21 • thelincolndc.com •
U Street (Green/Yellow) stop across the street!
• Buy advance tickets at the 9:30 Club box ofﬁce
Tickets for 9:30 Club shows are available through TicketFly.com, by phone at 1-877-4FLY-TIX, and at the 9:30 Club box office. 9:30 CLUB BOX OFFICE HOURS are 12-7PM Weekdays & Until 11PM on show nights. 6-11PM on Sat & 6-10:30PM on Sun on show nights.
PARKING: THE OFFICIAL 9:30 parking lot entrance is on 9th Street, directly behind the 9:30 club. Buy your advance parking tickets at the same time as your concert tickets!
HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES AFTER THE SHOW AT THE BACK BAR!
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Roxane Gay keeps life complicated BOOKS Anyone familiar with Roxane Gay’s work will not be surprised by the territory she travels in her new story collection, “Difficult Women.” Racial tension, gender conflict and class disparity push and pull at these storylines. But Gay takes rewarding risks, placing traditional narratives about failed relationships alongside inventive stories that dive into surrealism. Gay is a renow ne d c u l tural critic and woman of ideas — and the real gift to readers in “Difficult Women” is her ability to marry her intellectual concerns with good storytelling. The book explores the lives of women who, because of sex, race, class or demeanor, have been silenced or deemed “difficult”: weary maids fending off advances, victims of assault, sex workers, a black engineer tired of patronizing co-workers. We glimpse the slights and economic hardships
these women endure and see how emotional damage manifests itself into hardened personalities. We come to understand why a woman might choose being “difficult” over a life spent being appealing. One of the book’s greatest achievements is Gay’s psychological acuity in the creation of female characters who are teeming with dissonance and self-awareness. One woman, accused of being loose, avoids real love because she has “already learned the dangers of sincerity.” Another, in “The Mark of Cain,” pretends not to know that her husband and his twin switch places in her bed. “I am the kind of woman who doesn’t mind indulging the deception,” she tells the reader. Later, they will drink wine and “practice being normal.” These knowing women realize that “normal” lives are performative. Readers long used to maledominated grit lit and sexual violence directed toward women in movies and books may find the inverse of these tropes surprising — like the all-out female slugfest in the basement of a shopping mall, or a daughter who sleeps with her dead father’s mistress. Men are portrayed as hapless virgins, and some leave
She delves into human complexity in her dark new story collection
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women “intrigued but vaguely unsatisfied.” There is an invitation to interrogate our assumptions about the lives and motives of others. The book itself is dedicated to “difficult women,” who, Gay writes, “should be celebrated for their very nature.” It is possible that, as in reality, the difficulty
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Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5 with 12, including male artist of the year. Other nominees include The Chainsmokers, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Halsey and Sia. Drake is also nominated for eight 2017 Grammy Awards and five 2017 People’s Choice Awards. In 2016, he broke the record for the most American Music Awards nominations in one year with 13. (AP/EXPRESS)
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TELEVISION After four seasons of escalating melodrama, “Nashville” is preparing for a key change. Picked up by CMT last year after its cancellation by ABC, the series set in country music’s capital begins its fifth season at 9 p.m. Thursday. And it’s coming with a fresh creative team promising a move away from the soapy theatrics that came to define the show. In Season 4 alone, those included a plane crash, an attempted suicide and a guy falling from a high-rise rooftop. Yet such contrivances have no place in Season 5, according to Marshall Herskovitz, the veteran showrunner who’s taken over “Nashville” with his longtime producing partner, Ed Zwick. “We’re betting that a deep, emotional connection to the characters will be a stronger pull for the audience than the OMG effect,” Herskovitz says. To foster that connection, they’re also renewing the show’s emphasis on music, which eventually became an afterthought, lost in the shuffle of betrayals, overdoses and crimes. “To make things happen at such a fast metabolic rate was to deny the music the chance to do what music can do best,” says Zwick, “which is to grow and to linger — to provide a kind of emotional foundation.” Herskovitz adds: “I can say that we’ll play more music and for longer this year than ever before in the show.” MIKAEL WOOD (THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA TRIBUNE)
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“Pulling for you man, hope you make a full recovery and get everything you want from life, football or not.” @BRAZYCUH responds to a message shared on Twitter by former Redskins safety Kyshoen Jarrett, who suffered nerve damage after a helmet-to-helmet collision on Jan. 3, 2016. He was waived by the team in July. On Wednesday, Jarrett spoke out about not returning to football and the healing he has experienced. “I’m more free & happy 1 year after the injury took place due to the work [God] has done in my heart & in my relationships,” he wrote.
“It ... reminds me of Trump’s university. [Trump] is a promise of better and ambition that feeds himself on your misery and dreams.” TEDDY RAOUL, a commenter on huffingtonpost.com, reacts
to the above photo, taken by photographer Paul Needham in Mumbai, India, of a billboard promoting Trump Tower Mumbai. The message — “There is only one way to live. The Trump way.” — is juxtaposed against the poor living on the street. The photo was taken in 2014, but went viral in December 2016 for its timeliness and message. It was called a “fake” by Reddit and Snopes, but last week, Snopes corrected itself and verified the photo as authentic.
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“[Snoop Dogg] gave Martha a painting, Willie a sweater. How do we get on his friends list? Merry snoopmas.” @HANNA_DOLLINS reacts to the picture Willie Nelson tweeted on Tuesday in which he is wearing his Christmas gift from Snoop Dogg — a weed-themed holiday sweater. Snoop has shared in the past how the two spent time together in Amsterdam around 4/20 in 2015 and went through a KFC drive-thru there. They collaborated on Snoop’s 2008 song “My Medicine,” and Snoop is featured on Nelson’s 2012 song “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have a project in the works that is creating quite a buzz throughout your workplace and beyond. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Something you craft with care proves to be quite impressive. Others may try to copy it, but to no avail. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s time to think in realistic terms about what will happen when you make the change that you’re seriously considering. ARIES (March 21-April 19) What you hear from afar is likely to affect how you approach your responsibilities. Things are not as you once saw them. WEDNESDAY’S SOLUTION
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1925: Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming takes office as America’s first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election.
1933: The 30th president of the U.S., Calvin Coolidge, dies in Northampton, Mass., at age 60. Elsewhere, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Work is done four years later.)
1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposes assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what becomes known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.
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‘I don’t know her,’ Mariah responded Mariah Carey spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her New Year’s Eve lip-syncing mishap. “Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time,” she said. Her rep told Billboard that the “production set her up to fail.” In response, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” co-host Jenny McCarthy said on her SiriusXM radio show Tuesday that “truth of the matter is Mariah didn’t do a sound check.” (EXPRESS)
Kylie Jenner tweeted Tuesday that she is no longer “posting personally” to her $2.99-a-month app because content regarding her sex life appeared on the app without her approval. “A post went up today quoting something that I NEVER EVER said or saw,” she wrote, “a very personal post that I would never ever approve. And it’s unfair to me and you to think that those were my words.” As shown in screen grabs, the post details a list of things she does to “spoil [her] man,” aka boyfriend Tyga. “Make your sex life fun! Spice things up with lingerie, toys and massages,” it reads. Her “App Team” later issued an apology on Jenner’s website. (EXPRESS)
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Angelina Jolie has agreed to estranged husband Brad Pitt’s request to seal their divorce documents pertaining to their children’s custody. However, People reported that she “strongly disputes his claims that she freely publicized sensitive information.” According to court documents, Jolie suspects Pitt is “terrified that the public will learn the truth.” Specifics were not given. (EXPRESS)
Kanye West reportedly made a large purchase of toys just before Christmas. The rapper “dropped just north of $20,000 for 12 URB-Es — the foldable, motorized scooter that goes up to 15 mph,” TMZ reported. The scooters are equipped with such accessories as leather handle straps, a cellphone mount and a cellphone charger. The website also reported that it’s not clear who, if anyone, West gifted the scooters to. (EXPRESS)
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Ellen axes Kim from show after anti-gay sermon Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that Kim Burrell isn’t going to appear on “Ellen” today as scheduled. The statement came Tuesday, several days after Burrell refused to apologize for referring to gays and lesbians as perverted. The gospel singer was scheduled to perform with Pharrell. “I condemn hate speech of any kind,” Pharrell later wrote on Instagram. (AP)
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