The Brontes by Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue at The Baldacchino 2012 Capital Fringe Festival Photo copyright 2012 by Paul Gillis Photography

Few shows reviewed last summer on Washington City Paper’s Fringe & Purge blog received the high praise awarded to Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue. “Just go already,” said our critic. “Dizzy Miss Lizzie [is] alchemical Fringe rock ‘n’ roll magic [genius], and there’s no reason to miss [it].” Tonight, Dizzy Miss Lizzie reprises its 2012 Fringe hit, The Brontes, at the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab. The Shear Madness cast and crew has the night off, so the Kennedy Center has invited the home-grown vaudeville troupe over for a much more raucous good time at the expense of classic British literature. Read more>>> The performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. Free. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5 p.m. (202) 467-4600. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)


The reuben is so hot right now. Last week, Y&H took a look at the classic sandwich and the various ways chefs are reinterpreting it. Today, we suggest you do your own research by testing one out yourself. Among our favorites is the reuben at DGS Delicatessen. It’s made with both corned beef and pastrami, which are brined for a week and sliced thick by hand, then combined with Emmenthaler cheese, sauerkraut, and a Russian dressing made with pickle brine. (There’s also an eggplant version.) Another favorite is A&Ds reuben made with beef tongue that’s brined for 28 days and slow cooked for eight hours. Check out our full roundup (including knish and pasta version of the reuben) here. (Jessica Sidman)


Author George Howe Colt discusses his new book, Brothers: Oh His Brothers and Brothers in History, which builds on the familial theme he first explored in his acclaimed 2003 book, The Big House. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

You have one last chance to see the stunning Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the National Gallery of Art. The enormous display of works by the acclaimed pop artist leaves town on Sunday. Read our critic’s take on it here. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

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