As a globetrotting tech house DJ and producer, prominent radio host, certified vinyasa yoga teacher, record label boss, and a new mother, Gina Turner is a true renaissance woman. With her daughter’s best interests in mind, Turner balances a successful career with the joys of motherhood. “If anything, being a mom has inspired me to make more music and do bigger and better things to be a better example for my daughter,” Turner said in a recent interview with Mixmag. She strives to transcend the traditional club experience with her unique event concept, The Divine Movement, which she co-founded with Tim Rothschild. It adds a spiritual element to the dance floor through yoga, meditation, numerology, and massage. Prior to Turner’s performance at Ten Tigers Parlour, she and Rothschild will hold a vinyasa yoga class and numerology workshop for those who desire a spiritual cleansing. Read more>>> Gina Turner performs at 10 p.m. at Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. NW. $15–$45. (202) 506-2080. tentigersdc.com. (Casey Embert)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: The Howard Theatre presents Blackheart Burlesque, a touring pop culture burlesque show. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$110.
Friday: English folk singer Lucy Rose performs at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $18.
Saturday: With a script co-written by literary critic Terry Eagleton, Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein, a 1993 meditation on philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is dense with intellectual exploration, but this is no mere biopic or filmed lecture. Commissioned for British television, the film bursts with highly saturated color and low-budget inventiveness. To take just one example, Jarman stages an epistolary exchange between philosopher Bertrand Russell (Michael Gough) and his lover, Lady Ottoline Morrell (Jarman regular Tilda Swinton) in bold hues, Gough decked in a fire-engine red gown and Swinton in extravagant, feathered fuchsia. Karl Johnson plays the adult philosopher, but it’s Clancy Chassay as the young Wittgenstein who gets such juicy lines as, “The drunken chit-chat of British intellectuals bored me.” Fortunately, this irreverent biography won’t bore. Read more>>> The film screens at 4 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Pat Padua)
Saturday: EagleBank Arena welcomes Indian film composer and world musician Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja. 4 p.m. at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $30–$80.
Saturday: My Fellow Soldiers: Letters From World War I showcases a selection of correspondence illuminating the authors’ lives as they grapple with the war at National Postal Museum. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free.
Sunday: Since debuting near the beginning of the decade, Laurel Halo has refused to be boxed in by genre or trend. The Ann Arbor-born, Berlin-based musician started out making experimental synth pop, segued into even more experimental techno, and found a dreamy middle ground on her well-received debut album Quarantine. After that, it was back to textured techno on Chance of Rain and In Situ. Now, the pendulum has swung once again, as Halo encompassed her entire body of work—and more—on last year’s Dust. It’s an album of broken beats, faraway melodies, and lyrical fragments as likely to toy with jazz improvisation as it is to play with West African rhythms. This time around, Halo has enlisted a variety of like-minded collaborators, with vocals by Klein and Lafawndah, cello by Julia Holter, sax by Diamond Terrifier, and cowbell by D.C.’s own dance floor innovator Max D. Not that you’d be able to pick out their contributions without the liner notes, because no matter the voices, the vision is all Laurel Halo. Read more>>> Laurel Halo performs at 8 p.m. at Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW. $15–$25. (877) 987-6487. unionstage.com. (Chris Kelly)
Sunday: The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage series hosts The Conservatory Project, this time featuring The Cleveland Institute of Music and New England Conservatory, an initiative presenting up-and-comers in =classical, jazz, musical theater, and opera. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Sunday: Arena Stage continues its run of Hold These Truths, a production based on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court ruling. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Sixth St. SW. $71.
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