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Chicago, the longest-running American musical in history, reappears on the D.C. theater scene this week, bringing its characteristic dose of razzle dazzle and all that jazz to the Kennedy Center Opera House. For the occasion, producers have recruited an extra glamorous leading lady: Grammy winner Brandy Norwood will take the stage as Roxie Hart, the chorus girl-turned-murderess who lives for the limelight—and goes to extreme lengths to get it. She made her Broadway debut playing Roxie in 2015 and joins the tour for its D.C. performances only. Read more >>> The musical runs April 4 to April 16 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $49–$159. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Natalie Gross)
Popular pizza joint All-Purpose is launching brunch this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be traditional brunch fare like a fried mortadella, egg, and cheese sandwich ($12), Nutella bomboloni doughnuts ($8), and breakfast pizzas. The Balthazar impersonates a croque madame with gruyere, mozzarella, bechamel, baked egg, prosciutto crudo, and chives ($20). Brunch drinks are also available for $10 each. All-Purpose,1250 9th St. NW. (202) 849-6174. allpurposedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
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Friday: Authors Laila Lalami, Luis Urrea, and Shobha Rao discuss the theme of displacement in their work with New Yorker writer Sarah Stillman at the Folger Shakespeare Library. 7:30 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15.
Friday: Legendary rock band Boss Hog plays Rock & Roll Hotel with Escape-Ism and Anna Connolly. 9 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15–$18.
Saturday: Mr. Carmack posted his first track to SoundCloud back in 2011, when his electronic beats were wobbly and whimsical and his guiding mantra was “make music like nobody’s listening.” But with an eager DIY work ethic and a signature sound that brilliantly bridges the gap between raw, bombastic hip-hop and energetic EDM, the Hawaiian producer caught the attention of popular underground labels like Soulection and Mad Decent and gained nearly half a million new listeners. Despite the enormous following, Mr. Carmack remains true to his origin, preferring to release a lot of his new music for free or pay-as-you-wish on community-based sharing sites like SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Read more >>> Mr. Carmack performs with Rexx Life Raj, Mike Gao, and Kidd Marvel at10 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)
Saturday: Strathmore welcomes vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade for an evening of standards called “Ladies Sing the Blues.” Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35–$75.
Sunday: Haram might have the most important voice in hardcore right now. And that’s saying something, considering that it’s entirely in Arabic. The New York-based hardcore quartet, whose name means “forbidden” in Arabic, plays a kind of pulverizing, break-neck, lo-fi style of hardcore that hits you like an air cannon at a time when we need it most. As the President repeatedly attempts to ban Muslims from entering the country, it’s important to have bands like Haram using their voices—especially in Arabic—to send a resounding “fuck you” to our nation’s white supremacists. Read more >>> Haram performs with The Marked Men, Coke Bust, Flasher, and Dirty and His Fists at 7:30 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15–$75. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
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