Like us, many of you will be staying in this weekend. But there are, in fact, still things to do in the visual and performing arts. We’ll have updates in this space all weekend.

THEATER: In the Red and Blue Water at the Studio Theatre, still on tonight; Stick Fly at Arena Stage, still on, with an extra show added; Beauty of the Father at GALA, still on; all shows at the Kennedy Center, canceled; I Am My Own Wife at the Signature Theatre, canceled; Last Cargo Cult at Wooly Mammoth, canceled, shows resuming Sunday; Orestes, a Tragic Romp at Folger Shakespeare Library, canceled; Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s Antony & Cleopatra at the Lansburgh, canceled; Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s Henry V at the Harmon, canceled; at Flashpoint, canceled. The Rivalry at Ford’s Theatre, Friday and Saturday performances canceled; The Glass Menagerie at Rep Stage, canceled.

DANCE: Washington Ballet’s Jet Society Dance Party, canceled; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Kennedy Center, canceled.

FILM: AFI Silver Theatre, closed today and Saturday; E Street Cinema, closing early (call 202-452-7672 for showtimes); Loews Georgetown, last showings at 5:15 p.m.; Regal Gallery Place, last showings at 10:30 p.m.; Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, closing early.

MUSIC: All weekend events at the 9:30 Club, rescheduled; all events at Black Cat are on; Saturday’s Mass Appeal night at Rock & Roll Hotel is on, while Rattler is canceled; Greg Laswell Satuday at DC9 is postponed; Saturday show at Velvet Lounge canceled, Sunday is on; Marx Cafe’s We Fought the Big One, canceled; all shows at The Red & the Black are on; Luis Faife’s show Saturday at Bohemian Caverns is on; Corey Harris’ shows at Blues Alley are canceled.

MUSEUMS: All Smithsonian museums are closed all weekend; the Phillips is closed and will open Sunday; the Corcoran is closed and will reopen Sunday.

ART: Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow’s exhibit (and wedding!) “Til Death Do Us Part” is open. Activation 2719, canceled.


Through rain or sleet or Snowpocalypse, some dance parties must go on. While most bars and clubs are closing because of a few flakes (ahem, 9:30 Club), a select few are braving the storm this weekend. Grab your long underwear, find your snowshoes, and don’t forget to put on your Necky—we’re going dancing.

DROP IT! @ Rock and Roll Hotel (Free, Tonight, 9:30 p.m.)
There’s only thing better than dancing during a blizzard: getting hammered AND THEN dancing during a blizzard. That’s why the guys at the Rock and Roll Hotel will knock $1 off all drink prices for every six inches of snow that fall tonight. (At least a foot is predicted to fall before midnight, FYI.)

SORTED @ Black Cat w. DJ Stereo Faith and DJ Ca$$idy
(Tonight, $7, 9:30 p.m.)
The 9:30 Club laughs in the face of Mother Nature’s measly blizzard. You should too. She’s only the goddess of the weather, what could she possibly do? (On second thought, maybe you should laugh very, very quietly.) Nonetheless, with DJ Stereo Faith and DJ CA$$IDY at the helm, at least you’ll be dancing when you’re smote via lightning.

FATBACK SNOW DAY @ Liv (Saturday, Free, 10 p.m.)
Not enough dancing for your weekend? Liv can help. The funk ‘n soul lovefest will warm you up enough that you’ll forget about snow—and unplowed sidestreets—altogether. Fatback’s website promises, “No cover, no dress code, just a chance to do it wearing snowboots.” If that’s not a recipe for happiness, nothing is.

— Chris Heller