The Washington National Opera opens its season with Salome, bringing Richard Strauss’s version of Oscar Wilde’s play, based on the biblical tragedy, to the Kennedy Center. The production stars one of opera’s leading dramatic sopranos, Deborah Voigt, in the title role. In German with English supertitles. 7:30 PM; tickets ($55 to $300) are available here.
Spend after hours with the Alliance Française de Washington at the Kreeger Museum. Sip a glass of bubbly and listen to DJ Herv while taking a gallery tour or watching a French film. 6 to 10. Buy tickets ($25) here.
From Celtic dance to ballet to tango, BSO SuperPops brings it all to Gotta Dance! at Strathmore. Conductor Jack Everly leads the orchestra as dozens of dancers bring the music to life. 8 PM; tickets ($28 to $88) are available here.
Get your hands on some new fall clothes and brand-new home furnishings at two shopping events in Georgetown. Juicy Couture (3034 M St., NW) and College Fashionista are teaming up to offer a 20-percent discount on Juicy clothing from 5 to 7. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Meanwhile, down the street, Bo Concept (3342 M St., NW) is throwing a house-warming party for its 2011 catalogue and collection. Eat and drink while getting a mini-makeover from Ted Gibson and Hela Spa and shopping a trunk show from Tracy Lynn Fashion Jewelry. 6 to 9. Both events are free.