Things to Do

Our Pick for the Week: Tiny Ninjas. Doing Shakespeare.

The Shakespeare in Washington festival is starting to wrap up, but there are still plays to see and things to do. For example, if you’re in the mood for some Shakespeare but are looking for something slightly more offbeat, try the hilarious Tiny Ninja Theater’s productions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. The cast is populated with… inch-high plastic ninjas and dime-store toys. No, seriously. But give it a chance; in addition to being the funniest production of a tragedy that you’ll ever see, it’s skillful and often poignant. 6 pm at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Monday through Thursday. (Monday and Tuesday is Macbeth; Wednesday and Thursday is Romeo and Juliet). Free.

Believe it or not, there's more than inch-high ninjas doing Shakespeare going on this week. For other picks, including a concert by my new favorite band, a screening that explores the the phenomenon of sci-fi femme fatales, and Clint Eastwood, check out Where & When Weekly, our regular column about the best things to do around town.