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A happier and more active lifestyle lies ahead by zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoomin’ on the dance floor at U Street Music Hall’s new party Rump Shaker. After sporadically popping up at various venues from Virginia Beach to D.C. under the guidance of the prominent streetwear brand Commonwealth, Rump Shaker finds a new home at UHall. For its first installment, Rump Shaker boasts an energetic hip-hop and club music soundtrack from Shade 45’s DJ Wonder, wild EDM bangers from Mad Decent’s Gent and Jawns, and the party rockin’ prowess of local DJ Sung. Read more >>> Gent and Jawns, DJ Wonder, and Snug perform at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Casey Embert)
Pidzza is now open in Ivy City serving Turkish-inspired pizza. The pide-shaped pies come in flavors like the “The Cauli,” with chicken, roasted curried cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, caramelized onion, shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped fresh chives, and roasted garlic cream cheese ($9.55). There’s also a dessert pidzza slathered in Nutella ($9.95). The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Pidzza, 2000 Hecht Ave. NE. (202) 635-0890. pidzza.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Go back in time with the soulful sounds of the 1970s when Shadz of Soul, Forever Yours, and Michael Muse pay tribute to acts like The O’Jays and The Stylistics at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$40.
Friday: Flying Steps, an acclaimed international dance ensemble, performs to J.S. Bach‘s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” at the Warner Theatre as part of a program called Red Bull Flying Bach. 8 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $32–$57.
Saturday: “I hesitated a long time before writing a book on woman. The subject is irritating, especially for women; and it is not new. Enough ink has flowed over the quarrel about feminism.” Despite her conviction that enough ink had flowed, the 800-page book existentialist Simone de Beauvoir released in 1949 was a philosophical firestorm. Her ideas about the social construction of gender fueled the feminist movements of the ’60s and ’70s, while the book she hesitated to write, The Second Sex, formed part of the backbone of the field of women’s and gender studies. Recognizing those who continue her work, the 2015 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom was awarded to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Inspired by the award, the museum has organized an exhibition dedicated to de Beauvoir’s writings, evoking her workspace and highlighting her influences and impact. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to June 2, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8–$10. (202) 783-5000. nmwa.org. (Emily Walz)
Saturday: Get comfortable at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and check out all three plays in Richard Nelson‘s The Gabriels series, which follows family members throughout the course of 2016 as they discuss politics, passion, and the changing world around them. 1:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $120.
Saturday: Learn the story behind one of Andy Warhol‘s famous Brillo boxes when the documentary Brillo Box 3¢ Off screens at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium. 4 p.m. at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free.
Sunday: Justin Townes Earle understands that country music, at its core, is blues music. He’s passionate about this fact and quick to remind his audiences that when country loses its connections to its roots in New Orleans, Memphis, and Chicago it loses its power. He’s recorded records with this in mind since long before the recent resurgence in Americana’s popularity. Musically, he’s more about perfecting his style than he is about pushing its boundaries, which contributed to his recent releases Single Mothers and Absent Fathers receiving less enthusiasm than 2010’s classic Harlem River Blues. But these latest companion albums are compelling in their own right. Read more >>> Justin Townes Earle performs with Dawn Landes at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50. (703) 549-7500. birchmere.com. (Justin Weber)
Sunday: Close out the weekend at Dance Place, where Gesel Mason Performance Projects presents antithesis, an evening-length work that examines female sexuality through movement. 4 p.m. at 3225 8th St. NE. $15–$30.
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