Things to Do

What to Do This Week: April 14 to 17

Theatre Week and tax-day discounts.

Get a free guided tour of the Kennedy Center on Monday as part of Theatre Week. Photograph by Flickr user Mack Male.

Monday, April 14

THEATER: It’s Theatre Week, which means all your favorite companies and stages offer special discounts and there’ll be free and cheap events, tours, and readings. Check out the official Theatre Week page—today’s highlights include tours of the National Theatre and the Kennedy Center and huge discounts on shows at Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth.

Tuesday, April 15

TEQUILA: A bunch of restaurants have tax-day discounts (oh, remember to file your taxes), and Boqueria will be giving out free tequila shots all day to help you ease the pain if you had to pay more—or to help you celebrate if you’re getting a big refund. Free. All day.

IMPROV: The Brixton’s Tuesdays With Funnie has turned out to be one of the city’s better and more consistent comedy nights. It’s the third Tuesday of April, so this week will be improv comedy from a couple of the city’s best troupes. Things are hosted by Reggie Melbrough, who runs Wonderland Ballroom’s always great Don’t Block the Box night. Free. 7 PM.

Wednesday, April 16

ART: The Corocoran’s monthly Uncorked party is back, and this month it celebrates new and up-and-coming artists. You’ll see works by graduating seniors of the institution’s art school, hear live music from three local bands, and have a chance to see the museum’s spring works (“The Krazyhouse,” “Loop,” and “Wall Drawing #65”) after hours. Tickets ($12) are available online. 5 PM.

Thursday, April 17

COMEDY: Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, right? If ever that were true for anything, it’s probably true for the legalization of marijuana, which seems like an inevitability at this point. Students for a Sensible Drug Policy are putting on Legalize It!, a comedy night at Bier Baron Tavern—I’m sure there’ll be some Cheech and Chong-type stuff, and maybe even something mildly educational. Admission includes a free beer (no free weed, though). $10. 8:30 PM.

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