This decade has been a golden age for musical TV series, from Glee to Nashville to Empire, but perhaps none has done more with the medium or had more fun doing it than Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. A musical rom-com that toys with and satirizes both genres, Crazy Ex has spent three seasons following the romantic exploits and mental health crises of Rebecca Bunch, played by co-creator Rachel Bloom. The show expertly pays tribute to classic showtunes and contemporary pop music with original songs that are darkly funny and filthy. As the cast prepares for its fourth and final season, Bloom and company are taking it on the road to sing and dance through fan favorites. Whether that means skewering beauty standards on the girl group-ready “Put Yourself First” or getting raunchy on self-explanatory songs “Period Sex” and “Heavy Boobs,” concertgoers should be ready for material that won’t fly during primetime. Read more>>> The show begins at 8 p.m. at The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Chris Kelly)
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Friday: Brooklyn-based DJ Luca Lush performs at U Street Music Hall. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12.
Friday: Legendary jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin performs at The Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $45–$85.
Saturday: Monica glided onto the music scene in 1995 as a young, angelic-faced version of the R&B queen she has undoubtedly proved to be. Lucky for us, she never faded, and has been able to reach her final diva form. Never forget when she destroyed Twitter by participating in her own “So Gone” challenge with Missy Elliott a couple years back. Monica has always kept it all the way real, her rich voice bellowing with her truth. In songs like “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” she showed us that PMS is quite real, and girl just needs her space, k? The Atlanta native trailblazed through the ’90s R&B era with hits like “Angel of Mine” and sang-fought with Brandy on the certified bop “The Boy Is Mine.” If you can recall her performance on Nickelodeon’s All That, then there’s a surefire chance she captured your heart and you’re a Monica fan for life, too. Let her remind you of the talent she’s blessed us with for decades, and experience the oldies but goodies at The Anthem. Read more>>> Monica performs at 10 p.m. at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. $55–$117.50. (202) 265-0930. theanthemdc.com. (Mikala Williams)
Saturday: Pianist Aaron Diehl performs as part of his jazz trio at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $35.
Saturday: Union Stage welcomes reggae sextet Fortunate Youth, with special guest Ballyhoo!, a Maryland rock-reggae band. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $15–$25.
Sunday: Shoutout to all my Potterheads out there, this one’s for you. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if two random white dudes tried to condense all seven of J.K. Rowling’s modern literary masterpieces into 70 minutes? Well, wonder no more. Writer-actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson have created Potted Potter, a stage show that succeeds in doing just that. The show has become a smash hit, garnering rave reviews from New York to Mexico City. In this version, playing at Sidney Harman Hall, actor Scott Hoatson will be The Boy Who Lived, leaving Clarkson to act as the hundreds of other roles in the novels. There will be songs, costumes, hilarious improv, a fire-breathing dragon, everyone’s favorite characters, and a real life game of Quidditch, the hottest and most beloved wizarding sport. Whether you’re a Ginny fan (why would you be?) or a Dumbledore stan, it’s always a good time to love Harry Potter and this show proves it. Read more>>> The show runs to April 22 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $59–$99.75. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Kayla Randall)
Sunday: John, a play about a couple being haunted by a ghost under the watchful eye of a friendly innkeeper, plays at Signature Theatre. 2 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$70.
Sunday: The Atlas Performing Arts Center presents a performance of Mosaic Theater Company’s Paper Dolls, a musical that illuminates the lives of five Filipino guest workers in Tel Aviv. 3 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$35.
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