Big Freedia has had her share of ups and downs in 2016. The self-proclaimed Queen Diva of bounce music started the year with an appearance on Beyoncé’s surprise black power anthem “Formation” before returning for the fifth season of her hit reality show and releasing her autobiography. Freedia also faced 10 years in jail for Section 8 housing fraud (she was eventually sentenced to three years probation). With her legal woes behind her, Freedia is ready to bring her hyper-kinetic, booty-twerking brand of New Orleans bounce back on the road. Her shows feature fan favorites like “Azz Everywhere,” “Gin In My System,” and “Y’all Get Back Now,” along with plenty of dancing. Read more >>> Big Freedia performs at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $20–$60. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Chris Kelly)
Owen’s Ordinary in North Bethesda is now open in the Pike & Rose development. Make a special trip for Greg Engert’s beer list containing 75 Maryland beers, pots of warm fondue, and a burger inspired by In-N-Out. The entire beer list includes 50 drafts, plus more than 200 bottles. Owen’s Ordinary is also the first place to sip Bluejacket beer outside of the brewery in Navy Yard. Owen’s Ordinary, 11820 Trade St., North Bethesda. (301) 245-1226. owensordinarymd.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Danish Dance Theatre returns to the Kennedy Center after a sold out run during the 2013 season and presents Black Diamond, a contemporary piece set in an alternate universe. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $39–$99.
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