Monday, October 12: Laramie Revisited
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later revisits Laramie, Wyoming for a look at the long-lasting effects of Matthew Shepard's murder on the local community. It premieres tonight at 8 in an Arena Stage production at the Lincoln Theatre, the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Reston Community Center, with simultaneous stagings all over the world. The local will be preceded by a broadcast of a pre-performance discussion at New York’s Lincoln Center as well as a discussion after the show. The Arena Stage and University of Maryland productions are free, with reservations required for Arena; the Reston production is $15 for Reston residents, $25 for others. For more information, call 202-488-3300 for Arena, 301-405-2787 for the University of Maryland, 703-476-4500 for Reston.
Tuesday, October 13: Girl's Night Out
Sample beauty treatments and shop while sipping cosmopolitans at Shecky's Girl's Night Out at DAR Constitution Hall. Tickets ($25 in advance; $35 at the door) include the legendary Shecky’s goodie bag, which in the past has included body scrub, books, and lip gloss. For more information, click here. 5 PM to 10 PM.
Wednesday, October 14: Quixotic Pursuit
The Washington Ballet stages novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, about an out-of-wits fiftysomething countryman and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza, at the Kennedy Center. Tickets ($25-$125) can be purchased here. 8 PM.
Thursday, October 15: High Five
The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosts Take Five!, an after-hours event in the Kogod Courtyard with live jazz and drinks. Musical band Afro Bop Alliance will perform. The event is free and no tickets are required. 5 PM.