Things to Do

What to Do This Week: February 2 to 5

A Sherlock Holmes comedy at Arena Stage and disco at 9:30 Club.

Lucas Hall as Doctor Watson and Gregory Wooddell as Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Arena Stage. Photograph by Margot Schulman.

Monday, February 2

THEATER: It’s a good night to check out the world premiere presentation of Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes mystery adapted by Tony winner Ken Ludwig for Arena Stage. In the play, Watson and Holmes must solve a mystery before a curse dooms an entire family, and five actors play 25 different characters. Tickets ($40) are available online. 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 3

COMEDY: There is a general dearth of comedy nights on H Street, with the main exception being La Bomba, Little Miss Whiskey’s weekly Tuesday standup show. Cheap beer, cheap drinks, and the general vibe of hipness bring out comics who are better than your standard open-mike show, so it’s worth checking out if you haven’t yet. Free. 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, February 4

IMPROV: Separate Beds is an improv troupe focusing on longform storytelling. The troupe will spend some time at the beginning of the show interviewing a DC personality— this week, it’s comedian Matty Litwack—and then create a 45-minute improv performance from the information they’ve gleaned. Tickets ($10) are available online. 7:30 PM.

Thursday, February 5

DANCE: Viceroy fits pretty perfectly into the new era of deejays who make new disco music. The instrumental part of the music hasn’t been completely done away with, so you kind of feel like you’re hearing music made by humans, but with just enough bleeps and bloops to make you dance on a Thursday night. The show, thrown by U Street Music Hall, has been pushed to 9:30 Club to fit all you sweaty people. Tickets ($15) are available online. 9 PM.

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