Things to Do

What to Do This Week: January 30 to February 2

Opening night of “Next Fall” at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre, Bell’s Hopslam Ale at ChurchKey, and Beethoven and Strauss at the Kennedy Center.

Patrick Heusinger and Patrick Breen in the Broadway production of Next Fall. Photograph courtesy of the show’s website.

Monday, January 30

ART: The National Gallery of Art’s new exhibition, “Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition,” opened yesterday. The collection, which features some 55 works, explores Picasso’s artistic development over a 30-year period. “What’s fascinating is how distinctly the exhibition traces the evolution of a style, from inconspicuous early drawings to fully fledged experiments” says arts editor Sophie Gilbert. Read the full review here. The exhibit runs through May 6. Free.

Tuesday, January 31

BEER: Bell’s Hopslam Ale is a rarity this time of year, but Washingtonians can sample the scarce brew during ChurchKey’s Hopslam Cask Exclusive. The restaurant will offer the ale on cask and draft, and has 16 other Bell’s beers on tap. Cheers! Free admission. 6 PM.


Wednesday, February 1

THEATER: Don’t miss opening night of Next Fall at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre. In Geoffrey Nauffts’s comedic drama, a gay couple grapple with their religious differences—one’s a born-again Christian, the other’s an atheist. The New York Times called the Tony-nominated work “artful, thoughtful, and very moving.” Tickets ($26 to $61) can be purchased through the theater’s website. 7:30 PM. The play runs through February 26.


Thursday, February 2

MUSIC: Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra perform the music of Beethoven and Strauss, including the former’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and the latter’s “Metamorphosen,” at the Kennedy Center. Tickets ($20 to $85) can be purchased through the KenCen’s website. 7 PM. The program runs through February 4.