Things to Do

What to Do Tonight: November 1

Opening night of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” Rachael Yamagata at the Birchmere, and funny man Carlos Mencia at DC Improv.

Arlington native Rachael Yamagata is performing at the Birchmere tonight. Photograph by Laura Crosta

Tuesday, November 1
Don’t miss opening night of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots at the Warner Theatre. The comedy explores the relationship between a wealthy family and its poverty-stricken housekeeper. The play runs through November 6. Tickets ($37) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. 8 PM.

MUSIC: Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata is performing at the Birchmere tonight. The Arlington native has collaborated with Jason Mraz and Ray Lamontagne, and her most recent album, Chesapeake, was released October 11. You can check out some of her songs here. Tickets ($25) can be purchased through Ticketmaster. 7:30 PM.

If you’re in the mood for something more alternative, Crooked Fingers are dropping by the Iota Club. Their sound ranges “from craggy solo folk music to surprisingly sunny and full-blooded rock,” says NPR. You can listen to some of their tracks here. Crooked Fingers will be joined by Strand of Oaks. Tickets ($14) can be purchased at the door. 8 PM.

COMEDY: For one night only, funny man Carlos Mencia will be performing at DC Improv. The standup comedian starred in his own Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia, as well as in the movie The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller. Tickets ($35) can be purchased through DC Improv’s Web site. 8 and 10:30 PM.