The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker opens Thursday at Warner Theatre. Photograph by Steve Vaccariello
Monday, November 28
FUNDRAISER: For one night only, Washingtonians can catch a concert featuring the cast of Jersey Boys at DC Improv. During the Rock Like A Man Benefit Concert, the cast will sing hits from ’50s and ’60s bands including the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Crystals, and more. Tickets ($50) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. Proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit that provides essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Tuesday, November 29
FILM: Ever wonder what the word “organic” really means? Then don’t miss tonight’s screening of What’s Organic About Organic? at BloomBars. Directed by Shelley Rogers, the documentary explores the evolution of the organic movement. You can check out the trailer here. Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served. The event is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. 7 to 9 PM.
Wednesday, November 30
MUSIC: Pianist and vocalist Allen Toussaint will join the Aaron Neville Quintet during a special Christmas concert at Strathmore. Inspired by the sounds of New Orleans, the performance will feature holiday classics with an R&B twist. Tickets ($35 to $55) can be purchased through the Strathmore’s Web site. 8 PM.
Thursday, December 1
BALLET: Don’t miss opening night of the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker at Warner Theatre. This year, the dance company celebrates its 50th anniversary performing The Nutcracker. Tickets ($40 to $110) can be purchased through Live Nation. The Nutcracker runs through December 24. 7 PM.