City Paper is not for tourists
Known to most country music fans as the ringleader and DJ of the popular Bobby Bones Show, Bobby Bones is a man of many talents. He’s made a cameo appearance on the television show Nashville, rocked out with the comedic band The Raging Idiots, authored a best-selling memoir, and performed stand-up comedy. Now, he is working his funny bone cross-country on his Red Hoodie Comedy Tour. While he tends to play the straight man on his radio show, Bones has been bringing the laughs with his stand-up since he was a teenager. If he’s as candid and self deprecating on stage as he is over the airwaves, audiences are sure to be laughing not just at him but with him. Read more>>> Bobby Bones performs at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $30.50–$100. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. (Diana Metzger)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Atlanta indie rock band Gringo Star performs at Black Cat for its album release celebration. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Friday: Echostage welcomes reggaeton artists Zion y Lennox. 9 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $30–$35.
Saturday: Sometimes we wish we could bring the dead back to life—but could we handle the consequences? Director Stuart Gordon’s 1985 debut Re-Animator was a shot-in-the-ass of modern horror, delivering a delirious story of love, loss, and bad lab practices as a nerdy mad scientist (Jeffrey Combs) perfects a serum that can reanimate the dead with horrifying results. This violently inventive thriller, loosely based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, co-stars popular scream queen Barbara Crampton in a breakout role. Join horror host Dr. Sarcofiguy for a blood-curdling double feature that starts with a very different thriller starring two titans of terror: The 1934 film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat, with Bela Lugosi as a creepy mad scientist and Boris Karloff as the leader of an evil cult. Get Halloween season started early this year. Read more>>> The films screen at 7:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8–$13. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Pat Padua)
Saturday: Iconic drummer and Prince collaborator Sheila E. performs at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $49.50–$79.50.
Saturday: Baltimore dream pop band Beach House performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $38–$55.
Sunday: Sam Kittner, a D.C.-based photographer, has spent three decades “overcoming the two Ts.” “When you’re a photographer asking to get access to a location in this city, they often think you are either a tourist or a terrorist, not someone who is serious about making photographs,” he says. But Kittner powered through, producing a series of digitally stitched panoramas of D.C. as large as 78”x 33”—now on display at his Fred Schnider Gallery of Art photo exhibition, A Broader Sense of Place. The selections show some familiar sights, like cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin, the Lincoln Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol dome covered by scaffolding, but Kittner’s high perspectives and unusual atmospheric effects offer fresh vibrancy. His favorite image is hardly of a monumental scene: It’s a March 2017 panorama of 7th and H streets NW, part of a series of time-lapse, oddly angled images of D.C. intersections. He made the image by blending together hundreds of exposures taken over 35 minutes. “I had no idea I was going to see so many people wearing Caps jerseys,” he says. But the surplus of red jerseys helped make the image work. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to Sept. 8 at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. (703) 841-9404. fredschnider.com/portfolio/fredschnidergallery. (Louis Jacobson)
Sunday: In celebration of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein‘s 100th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery displays a 1960 portrait of him. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.
Sunday: The Filene Center at Wolf Trap hosts Bollywood Boulevard, a combination of live music, dance, and film that takes its audience on a journey through Hindi cinema. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $25–$55.
OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANNING
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for Houston rapper Travis Scott, performing at Capital One Arena on Nov. 29 in support of his new album ASTROWORLD. 7:30 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $39.95–$475.
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