Where & When: The Week in Washington Nightlife
Chase away the post-holiday blues with plays, movies, and antiques
If you missed its opening this weekend, catch Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith at the Arena Stage. She created and stars in the one-woman show about health, bodies, and the human spirit, based on interviews with everyone from Lance Armstrong to supermodels. Through February 13. Tickets ($40 and up) are available here.
Tuesday, January 4
Every night this week, the Black Cat is hosting Drink and a Movie, and tonight is a double feature of John Hughes flicks and $5 mimosas. It starts at 8:30, and there’s no cover.
Wednesday, January 5
Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is opening at the Studio Theatre. The final chapter in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister trilogy tells the story of a young Louisiana man torn between his family and his homosexuality. Through February 13. Buy tickets ($35 to $50) here.
Thursday, January 6
Discover a hidden treasure at the Washington Winter Show, featuring more than 40 high-end antiques and fine-art dealers at American University’s Katzen Arts Center. Tickets are $12, and proceeds benefit four local children’s charities. Through January 9.