Things to Do

What to Do This Week: March 26 to 29

Tiësto comes to DC, ’80s trivia at the National Portrait Gallery, and movie night at the Black Cat.

Tiësto will perform at Josephine tonight. Photograph by Flickr user nestland.

Monday, March 26

MUSIC: Hope you took it easy this weekend, because one of the most famous dance music deejays in the world is coming to DC tonight. Tiësto, who has performed at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, will be spinning at Josephine. Tickets will be available at the door. 9 PM. If you can’t snag a ticket for tonight’s show, he’ll also be performing Tuesday at Fur.

Tuesday, March 27

TRIVIA: Trivia at bars is so passé. Show off your knowledge of all things news, sports, and entertainment at the National Portrait Gallery’s Pop Quiz: ’80s Night in the Kogod Courtyard. The museum takes “multimedia questions” to a new level with questions surrounding each portrait’s subject. Like any good trivia hour, drinks will be available and the winners will receive a prize. Free. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 28

BURLESQUE: If you still haven’t checked out the wonderful weirdness of Red Palace, Wednesday’s Staxx Burly-Q Revue is your chance. A host of local burlesque dancers will run through a few decades’ worth of styles. Afterward, listen to ’60s and ’70s funk and show off your moves–the best dancers will win prizes. Tickets ($10) are available online. Doors at 8:30 PM.

Thursday, March 29

FILM: If you love (or are just transfixed by) RuPaul’s Drag Race, learn some more behind drag culture at the Black Cat’s Drink and a Movie night. Start things off with Paris Is Burning, an early-’90s documentary exploring New York City’s drag culture. Grab a drink special in between features and then catch But I’m a Cheerleader, a low-budget, critically panned rom-com about a high school cheerleader who tries to prove she isn’t a lesbian, which features RuPaul. Free. 8 PM.