What to Do Tonight: December 28
“Ann” at the Kennedy Center, Kwanzaa Family Day at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Chain and the Gang at Black Cat.
Holland Taylor as late Texas governor Ann Richards in Ann. Photograph courtesy of the Kennedy Center.
Wednesday, December 28
THEATER: If you haven’t already, head to the Kennedy Center for Holland Taylor’s Ann. The Emmy Award–winning actress makes her screenwriting debut with the one-woman show about late Texas governor Ann Richards. Arts editor Sophie Gilbert calls Ann a “blisteringly funny, meandering show that’s notable mostly for how vividly Taylor captures the spirit of her icon.” Read the full review here. Tickets ($54 to $95) can be purchased through the KenCen’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The show runs through January 15.
KID-FRIENDLY: During the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Kwanzaa Family Day, kids can create their own African headdress, listen to storyteller Maria Broom, catch a performance by the Keur Khaleyi Dance Company, and visit the exhibit “Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa.” Free. 1 to 5 PM.
FILM: The National Gallery of Art is screening The Universe of Keith Haring this afternoon. The 90-minute documentary features interviews with Haring, Grace Jones, Madonna, Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, and others. The screening is part of a three-day film series honoring the Factory regular. Free. 2:30 PM.
MUSIC: Ian Svenonius and his band Chain and the Gang are performing at the Black Cat tonight. The Washington Post calls the DC-based group “a fine addition to his legacy, playing the sweaty, soulful, pelvic rock you’ve come to expect from Svenonious.” You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets ($10) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. Doors open at 8 PM.
SIGNING: Mark Feldstein will be stopping by the National Portrait Gallery to sign copies of his new book, Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture. The award-winning journalist and University of Maryland professor chronicles Nixon and Anderson’s 25-year battle, which often succumbed to blackmail, spying, and burglary. Free. 6 to 7 PM.