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What to Do Tonight: October 19
Opening night of ReEntry at Round House, a fashionable fundraiser at the W Hotel, and indie-pop band Minus the Bear at 9:30 Club.
Indie-pop band Minus the Bear are performing at the 9:30 Club tonight. Photograph by David Belisle
THEATER: Don’t miss opening night of ReEntry at Round House Theatre. Hailed as “provocative and powerfully resonant” by the New York Times, the play explores soldiers’ readjustment to civilian life after returning home from war. Emily Ackerman and K.J. Sanchez interviewed some 100 veterans while writing the play. Tickets ($25 to $60, $10 for members of the military) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. The play runs through October 30. 7:30 PM.
BENEFIT: Stop by the W Hotel for the Evening of Fashion charity fundraiser. Attendees can enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show featuring designs by Donovan of England, live performances, and celebrity guests—including Project Runway’s Aaron Machado, Redskins player Brian Mitchell, and Super Bowl champ Andre Collins. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s National Medical Center. Tickets ($150 to $200) can be purchased through the event’s Web site. 7 to 10 PM.
MUSIC: Indie-pop band Minus the Bear are dropping by the 9:30 Club tonight. The Seattle natives’ sound “may be dispensed with remarkable technical prowess—complete with precise guitar work and complex time changes—but it also benefits from the band’s sweetly personal lyrics and flair for writing power-pop hooks,” according to NPR. You can check out some of their tracks here. Tickets ($25) can be purchased through Ticketfly. Doors open at 7 PM.
KID-FRIENDLY: Join Disney princesses Tiana, Rapunzel, and Cinderella at the Patriot Center for the Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream tour. Tickets ($15 to $70) can be purchased through Tickmaster. The show runs through October 23. 7 PM.