Things to Do

What to Do This Week: October 10 to 13

A Bright New Boise at Woolly Mammoth, synth-pop group Ladytron at the 9:30 Club, and the Passport to Style shopping extravaganza

Synth-pop group Ladytron are performing at the 9:30 Club Tuesday. Photograph courtesy of Ladytron

Monday, October 10

THEATER: Don’t miss the local premiere of A Bright New Boise at the Woolly Mammoth. Directed by Samuel D. Hunter, the quirky comedy follows an evangelical believer who tries to connect with the son he put up for adoption by getting a job at an Idaho craft store. New York magazine called the production a “simple, superb little heartland heartbreaker.” Monday and Tuesday’s performance don’t require pre-purchased tickets; just stand in line and pay what you can. The box office opens at 6 PM; The show is at 8. If you’re interested in seeing the performance after Tuesday, tickets ($35 to $68) can be purchased through the Woolly Mammoth’s Web site. The play runs through November 6.

Tuesday, October 11

MUSIC: Synth-pop group Ladytron are dropping by the 9:30 Club tonight. The European import’s “shadowy sound has been compared to that of electroclash groups like Fischerspooner and to the darker work of New Order,” according to NPR. You can listen to some of their tracks here. Opening bands will be VHS or Beta and Sonoio. Tickets ($30) can be purchased through Ticketfly. Doors open at 7 PM.

Wednesday, October 12

WINE: Expand your palate during the Washington Club’s Gourmet Harvest wine tasting. Enjoy vintages from Loudoun County’s Fabbioli Cellars and North Gate Vineyard, along with gourmet appetizers from Club 15. Tickets ($20) can be purchased through Instant Seats. 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Thursday, October 13

SHOPPING: Head to the shops at Wisconsin Place for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping. The second annual Passport to Style event will feature a fall fashion show, swag bag giveaways, makeovers, and exclusive discounts. Tickets ($20 donation) can be purchased through the event’s Web site. Ticket sales will benefit the Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws or Hope for Henry foundation. 5 to 8 PM.