What to Do This Week: March 12 to 15
The return of “Spamalot,” a Pi Day celebration, and Bracketology 101.
Time to celebrate Pi Day. Mmm, pie. Photograph by Jeff Martin.
Monday, March 12
BRACKETEERING: Selection Sunday is over but you’re not sure whether to take Kentucky or Duke, fill out your bracket randomly, or use the tried-and-tested mascot technique. Make sense of the madness with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue’s Bracketology 101, with the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg and Word on the Street’s Ben Standig. They’ll break down the bracket, and you can fill one out to be part of the synagogue’s pool. Tickets ($8 in advance, $10 day of) include a free drink. Play your cards right, and you might even make money on the whole thing. 6:30 PM.
Tuesday, March 13
MUSICAL: Speaking of madness, one of the wackiest musicals of all time, Monty Python’s Spamalot, returns to DC for a quick one-week engagement at Warner Theatre. Two local actors, Arthur Rowan and Adam Grabau, are part of the kooky cast. Tickets ($40 to $75) are available through Live Nation. 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 14
BENEFIT: It’s Pi Day, but even if you can’t recite it out to 100 places, you can take part in the fun. Eat sweet and savory pi(e)s and listen to ye olde-timey music at St. Stephen’s Church. The event benefits DC’s Community Powered Radio. $5 suggested donation. 6 PM.
Thursday, March 15
PARTY: The events are really segueing this week, aren’t they? If you’re not pooped out from Pi Day, keep with the math theme at the opening reception for MathAlive!, an interactive exhibit at the Smithsonian’s International Gallery, with a kickoff party featuring booze, light food, and the chance to learn the math behind snowboarding, bridge building, music, and film. Tickets are available online for $35 or for $40 at the door. 6:30 PM.