What to Do Tonight: October 18

Opening night of Othello at Folger Theatre, pop-folk singer Tom O’Connor at the Artisphere, and a free pilates class at Farragut Square Park.

By: Samantha Miller

Owiso Odera and Ian Merrill star in the Folger Theatre's Othello. Photograph by James Kegley

Tuesday, October 18
THEATER:
Don’t miss opening night of Othello at Folger Theatre, directed by Robert Richmond. Tonight’s performance of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy doesn’t require pre-purchased tickets; just stand in line and pay what you can, cash only. The box office opens at 6:30 PM; the show starts at 7:30. If you’re interested in attending a later performance, tickets ($30 to $65) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. The play runs through November 27.

MUSIC: Pop-folk singer Tom O’Connor is dropping by the Artisphere tonight. On Tap magazine called the DC native’s vocals “beautiful, and at times, swooning laments that melt into fluid strumming and quivering string arrangements.” You can listen to some of his tracks here. O’Connor will be joined by indie singer Sarah Fridrich. Tickets ($6 students, seniors, and military; $8 adults) can be purchased through the Artisphere’s Web site. 8 PM.

PILATES: Long day of work got you bent out of shape? Head to Farragut Square Park for a free Pilates class taught by instructors from Results Gym and Washington Sports Club. In case of rain, check the Golden Triangle Web site for an alternative location. And if you can’t make this one, don’t worry—Pilates in the Park will convene again next Tuesday, October 25. 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

SIGNING: Cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition Steve Inskeep will be signing copies of his new book, Instant City, at Politics and Prose. Using Pakistan’s port city of Karachi as a reference point, the work explores the trials and tribulations associated with rapid population growth. Madhulika Sikka, executive producer of Morning Edition, will join the discussion. Free; 7 PM.