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Happy Thanksgiving! Before you hop on those planes, trains, and automobiles to see your families, have a little fun at a flamenco festival, enjoy a photo exhibition in Glen Echo, or catch a dream pop star live. Scroll to the bottom to check out the news and reviews you can use and the latest in ticket sales. —Kayla Randall


Fuego Flamenco FestivalGALA Hispanic Theatre is more than D.C.’s go-to location for Spanish-language drama; it’s the home of Fuego Flamenco, an annual festival of Spanish music and dance held in Columbia Heights. Thanks to a financial boost and curatorial help from the Spanish Embassy, these performances typically feature the best flamenco Washington sees all year. Read more>>> The show runs to Nov. 18. at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $25–$95. (202) 234-7174. galatheatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)

Brooklyn rapper Saint Jhn performs at Union Stage. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $20–$80.

Comedian Maz Jobrani performs at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$125.

U Street Music Hall hosts Bae Bae K-Pop Dance Party, a celebration of Korean pop music. 10:30 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $10.


Photo SlamFour photographers prevailed in Photoworks’ eighth annual Photo Slam. Their winning works are now on display at the organization’s gallery at Glen Echo Park. First-place winner Nestor Ares Cortes documents the Mexican Day of the Dead, including portraits of costumed participants and images of residents making offerings at shrines for their relatives. Read more>>> The exhibition runs to Dec. 9 at Glen Echo Photoworks, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. (301) 634-2274. glenechophotoworks.org. (Louis Jacobson)

Legendary comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short perform together at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $75–$175.

The National Portrait Gallery presents Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, an exhibition that draws from the museum’s vast collections of self-portraits. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.

Stephen Marley, reggae artist and son of Bob Marley, performs an acoustic set at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $38.50–$198.50.


Wild NothingWith widespread digital dependency exhausting him, Jack Tatum sighs, “Breathe indigo. It’s the closest thing to living,” as Wild Nothing on his fourth studio album, Indigo. Referring to the blue glow of cell phone screens reflecting upon the face of humanity, Tatum examines his own life of incessant internet connection on the album’s crux, “The Closest Thing to Living.” Read more>>> Wild Nothing performs with Men I Trust at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)

Folk music icon Art Garfunkel performs at The Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $80–$95.

Superstar rapper Gucci Mane performs at Echostage. 10 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $40–$50.

Author Patricia Miller speaks about Bringing Down the Colonel, her book about a Gilded Age sex scandal in which a woman took on patriarchal society, at Politics and Prose. 1 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.


Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese WomenAll that glitters is gold in Senegal. The National Museum of African Art presents Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women, the first ever major exhibition to explore the history of Senegalese gold jewelry, from centuries ago to the present. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to Sept. 29, 2019 at the National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 633-1000. africa.si.edu(Malika T. Benton)

The Petworth Library hosts its new writing program, This is My Story, a memoir writing workshop. 9:30 a.m. at 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden continues its run of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse, an immersive installation of the artist’s work. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW. Free.

Union Stage hosts a free open mic night. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. Free.


The Passion of Joan of ArcThe Passion of Joan of Arc, based on the trial of Joan of Arc, is a silent masterpiece from Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer, and a claustrophobic drama of faces—accusing, ecstatic, mystic, illuminated. The extraordinary face at its center gives one of the most celebrated performances in movie history. Read more>>> The film screens at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13–$15. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Pat Padua)

Kramerbooks hosts Girls’ Night in DC Book Club, discussing Phoebe Robinson‘s Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

The Dead South, a folk-bluegrass ensemble, performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.

The Tenley-Friendship Library’s In the Zone craft event invites kids to come make fall-themed hedgehogs. 4 p.m. at 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free.


IDKWhen Jason Mills truncated his rap moniker from “Jay IDK” to “IDK,” it was a bet on himself: that hip-hop fans would seek him out, despite his un-Googleable name. Thankfully, the bet paid off. The Prince George’s County talent put himself on the rap map with last year’s Kanye-influenced album IWASVERYBAD and established himself as one of the DMV’s finest. Read more>>> IDK performs at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)

The Anthem welcomes singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $45–$65.

The Kennedy Center presents The Choir of Man, a feel-good 90-minute show full of dance and music. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $59–$99.

Jazz guitar master Russell Malone performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $35.


Magnificent Obsessions: Why We CollectTo collect is to be human. The avid collector ranges from the young collectors of rocks, toys, and Hot Wheels to the older collectors of art and oil paintings. At the National Museum of American History, the Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect exhibition is a melting pot of collections from the pioneering collectors that influenced and shaped Smithsonian Libraries. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to July 1, 2020 at the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 633-1000. americanhistory.si.edu. (Malika T. Benton)

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage hosts Gottaswing, a swing dance instruction and performances. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

The National Portrait Gallery presents Recent Acquisitions, a showcase of the gallery’s newly acquired prized artworks. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.

Superheroes, an exhibition displaying superhero related artifacts, including comic books, original comic art, and memorabilia, runs at the National Museum of American History. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.


Theater: Syrian actress Raghad Makhlouf shares her story in The Welder’s new Pericles adaptation. 

Theater: Dancers and dreamers shine in Signature’s Billy Elliot.

Galleries: The National Gallery offers a peek into the early works of Gordon Parks.

Music: The latest tracks from Donna Slash, Jax Deluca, Lightmare, and Replicant Eyes.

Film: El Angel is a cool but ultimately vacant film.

Film: Widows flips the script on the heist genre.


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for soul and rock artist Gary Clark Jr., performing at The Anthem on March 30, 2019.8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $45–$150. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for Swedish pop star Robyn, performing at The Anthem on March 9, 2019. 7 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $55–$75.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. for swinging singer Michael Bublé, performing at Capital One Arena on Feb. 19, 2019. 8 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. Price information to be released at a later time.

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