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Where & When: The Week in Washington Nightlife

This week catch a play, a film from the Emerald Isle, or a country duo

Monday, November 29
The singing sister act Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer are performing at the Birchmere. Their specialty is country music and strong vocals. 7:30. Purchase tickets ($35) here.

Tuesday, November 30
Persistent Voices, a night of poetry and art, aims to honor those lost to HIV and AIDS and to raise awareness about the illness. Several local actors and community members are reading selections from the book of the same name, there is a discussion of the social history and effects of the disease. It’s at the True Reformer Building (1200 U St., NW). Reception begins at 6:30; no cover.

Wednesday, December  1
Mojo, a dark comedy set in a 1950s London rock club, opens at Studio Theatre tonight. Written by the innovative Jez Butterworth, the play explores power struggles among pill-popping gangsters after a murder. Purchase tickets ($30 to $35) here.

Tuesday, December 2
The Capital Irish Film Festival, hosted by Solas Nua, starts today. Through December 11, catch films from Irish cinema—including selections from Ireland’s Darklight Festival, which highlights the best in independent film. There are also opportunities to chat with writers and directors. For a complete schedule and descriptions of films, click here.

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