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Still mourning NBC’s cancellation of Hannibal? Studio Theatre has just the antidote: a wildly funny production of Silence!, a musical parody of Silence of the Lambs. Yes, the oh-so-quotable, Oscar-winning film that turned Anthony Hopkins into a predator has gotten the song and dance treatment, complete with a chorus line of dancing lambs. Silence! makes a fine showing in Studio’s summer musical tradition, especially with the addition of a full-service bar. Toast Dr. Lecter from your seat with a nice Chianti. Read more >>> The musical runs July 15 to Aug. 9 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$40. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
Denizens Brewing Co. will host a one-year anniversary party Saturday in its taproom and beer garden. From 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., every beer except the barrel-aged brews will cost $5. The Silver Spring brewery will also release a limited-edition anniversary beer called “First Time” made up of beer ingredients from its first five beers ever produced. Live music includes DJ Sway at 3 p.m. and eight-piece jam/funk band Sound Makers Union at 8 p.m. Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. (301) 557-9818. denizensbrewingco.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Start your weekend at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Center, where glitchy synth-pop act Olivia Neutron-John and R&B vocalist Be Steadwell perform a show co-presented by Washington City Paper. 6 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Friday: Another favorite local band, funk rock act Redline Graffiti, plays a benefit show for Baltimore’s St. Ignatius Academy with Maryland rockers the Urbangis and Des Demonas at the Black Cat. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Friday: Over at Tropicalia, expect some noise when British garage-rock band Happyness takes the stage with local electronic act Heavy Breathing and Toronto-based songwriter Michael Rault. 7:30 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10–$12.
Saturday: Usually a closed-off crypt garden, Congressional Cemetery is sharing its deceased inhabitants’ space with casual filmgoers for one night with an Alfred Hitchcock joint on the big screen. Bring bug spray and someone to clutch onto—the revered thriller demands a cuddle buddy more sympathetic than a corpse. Read more >>> The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. $10 suggested donation. (202) 543-0539. congressionalcemetery.org. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Saturday: Live music finally returns to Fort Dupont this weekend. Head out to the park for a night of world music with sets by Clan Salsa DC and Afro roots act Eme and Heteru. WPFW soul DJ Lance Reynolds also performs. 6 p.m. at 3600 F St. SE. Free.
Saturday: Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery has completed its expansion into the former Gallery Plan B space near Logan Circle and opens its first show this weekend. “Summer Splash” features colorful works by artists including Polly Apfelbaum, Donald Baechler, and Ellsworth Kelly. Noon at 1530 14th St. NW. Free.
Sunday: Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s most reliably and loquaciously conservative justice, always has choice words for the liberal side of the bench led, in large part, by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So it’s odd, to say the least, that the two justices are great pals who share a love of opera. That detail inspired Derrick Wang to write an opera about the pair’s prickly but affectionate relationship. If this sounds like blatant pandering to D.C.’s politico-professional class, well, there’s a precedent for political operas, though the tongue-in-cheek Scalia/Ginsburg is more Capitol Steps than Nixon in China. Read more >>> The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Castleton Festival, 7 Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton. $20–$120. (540) 937-3454. castletonfestival.org. (Mike Paarlberg)
Sunday: Look back on the time when New York’s Central Park was outfitted in bright orange fabric when The Gates, Albert and David Maysles’ documentary about artists Christo and Jean Claude‘s installation, screens at the National Gallery of Art. 4 p.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
Sunday: Alt-country singer Frankie Lee closes out the weekend with a solo show on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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