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Things to Do in DC This Week June 1-3: Potted Potter, Negroni Week, and the Tallest Man on Earth

Here are the best events around town.

The Tallest Man on Earth--AKA Kristian Matsson--performs at the Lincoln Theatre this week. Photo by Cameron Wittig.


FILM: EuroAsia Shorts begins this week and includes short films from Japan, Germany, Spain, France, and the US, among others. “Food for thought” is the theme for this year’s edition, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Free, 6:30 PM.

MUSIC: The Tallest Man on Earth–the stage name for Kristian Matsson, a Swedish singer/songwriter–performs at the Lincoln Theatre. He’ll sing wistful, indie tunes from his latest album. And in case you were wondering, he’s actually 5’7″. $35, 8 PM.


THEATER: Whether you’re a newbie who has always wondered about the fuss over Harry Potter or a long-time fan who chugs Butterbeer, Potted Potter is for you. This production takes J.K. Rowling’s book series and condenses it into a 70-minute parody–complete with a fast-paced game of Quidditch. The show runs through June 21 at the Shakespeare Theatre. $35.95 to $99.95, 7 PM.

DRINK: More than 30 local establishments participate in Negroni Week, an international event hosted by Imbibe magazine and Campari. Founding Farmers, Vinoteca, and Tryst are just a few of the spots serving up the red drink for charity during the week-long event. Organizations such as the Humane Society and Capital Area Food Bank receive a portion of the proceeds.


THEATER: The Tony Award-winning play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife takes the stage at Theater J through July 5. The premise: What happens when a woman, in the midst of a midlife crisis, receives a surprise visit from a mischievous, childhood friend? $30 to $35, 7:30 PM.

THEATER: Described as “a funny play about sad people,” Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love at Studio Theatre tells the tale of Grace, who’s in a troubled marriage after her husband loses his job and begins devoting his time exclusively to his Xbox. Can her friends–none other than Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen–save her? $20 to $30, 8 PM.

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