Things to Do

What to Do This Week: January 12 to 15

Check out Nerds in NoMa's food truck talk and an "angry hour" at Thomas Foolery.

Thomas Foolery hosts an "angry hour" on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, January 12

THEATER: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? starts with exactly that question—a young Latino boy asks his teacher, while studying the Civil Rights movement, where Latinos fell in that whole equation. It’s a poignant question, and Brian Quijada has turned sit into an entire one-man show that explores what it means to be Latino in the United States. He performs it for free at the Kennedy Center today. 6 PM.

Tuesday, January 13

TALK: Nerds in NoMa, a discussion/lecture/happy hour series, is back for a second year after a nice run a the Lobby Project last winter. This week’s topic is food and fashion trucks in DC, which after a couple years of being all the rage and the subject of various legal battles, seem to have become a normal part of Washington life. Reps from TaKorean, the Lizzy Mobile Boutique, and Tabisola will be on hand to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about how mobile business gets done. Free. 6 PM.

Wednesday, January 14

COMEDY: Flashpoint is hosting a new type of improv night—it’s basically a live interview, but by an entire troupe of comedians that’s then turned into a 45-minute comedy show. It’s called Separate Beds, and this week, the troupe interviews Ebony Qualis, a bellydancer. Tickets ($10) are available online. 7:30 PM.

Thursday, January 15

DRINK: Cupid’s Undie Run, if you don’t know about it, is a run you do in your underwear, to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. To help raise money in the lead-up to the event, Thomas Foolery is hosting Angry Undie Hour—the bartenders will be partially clothed, and if you show some anger by yelling or being otherwise mean or rude, you’ll get a buck off your drink. Sounds like a nice way to blow off some steam. Free. 6 PM.

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