Things to Do

What to Do This Week: November 7 to 10

Béla Fleck and the Original Fleckstones at Strathmore, all-you-can-eat pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso, and opening night of “Jersey Boys” at the National Theatre.

Jersey Boys opens at the National Theatre Thursday. Photograph courtesy of

Monday, November 7
Bluegrass group Béla Fleck and the Original Fleckstones are performing at the Strathmore tonight. “Fans of the jam-band scene have embraced the ensemble for their virtuoso musicianship and mastery of improvisation,” says NPR. You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets (starting at $28) can be purchased through the Strathmore’s Web site. 8 PM.

Tuesday, November 8
Washington’s favorite photography festival kicked off Friday, and the fun continues with a free lecture series at the Corcoran (noon), a free night projection exhibit at Lisner Auditorium (5 PM), and Capitol PechaKucha at 1800 L Street Northwest (7:30 PM). Tickets for PechaKucha ($10) can be purchased through Eventbrite. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our list of the festival’s can’t-miss events. FotoWeek DC runs through November 12.

Wednesday, November 9
All three Pizzeria Paradiso locations are celebrating the eatery’s 20th anniversary with weeklong specials, events, and giveaways. Tonight, pie lovers can savor $20 all-you-can-eat pizza and beer (two drink maximum). The festivities run through November 13.

Thursday, November 10
Don’t miss opening night of Jersey Boys at the National Theatre. The Tony Award–winning musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ rise to fame. “Jersey Boys is a rock-and-roll jolt of history, a smashing serenade of the muscular harmonies of one of the more remarkable sensations of the ’60s,” says the Washington Post. Tickets ($66.50 to $151.50) can be purchased through the theatre’s Web site. Tonight’s performance starts at 7:30 PM. The play runs through January 7.