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Things to Do in DC This Week October 12-14: The Washington Ballet Kicks Off the Season with Latin Heat

Aurora Dickie and Gian Carlo Perez of the Washington Ballet's Latin Heat. Photo by Dean Alexander, courtesy the Washington Ballet.


MUSIC/COMEDY: Nine years ago, singer and comedian Bo Burnham started uploading clever, raunchy songs to YouTube. More than 152 million views and four albums later, Burnham makes his way to Lincoln Theatre for his Make Happy Tour. This third and final night is the only performance that’s not sold out, so grab your tickets while you still can. $39.50, 6:30 PM.

BOOKS: Kramerbooks presents Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz, whose book, You Blew It!: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life, debuted last week. Gondelman, a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and co-creator of Modern Seinfeld, and Berkowitz, a writer for Fast Company, have hilariously created what can be considered the opposite of an etiquette book for millennials. Be ready to laugh. Free, 6:30 PM.


MOVIES: Atomic Billiards is getting into the Halloween spirit with a spooky movie night series. Each evening has a different theme; tonight’s is witches, featuring the films Halloweentown, the Witches, and the Craft. Free, 8 PM.

MUSIC: It may not be summer anymore, but Neon Indian’s synthy, dreamy beats will have you feeling like you’re at Coachella in a crop top instead of the 9:30 Club in a sweater. $25, 7 PM.


TRIVIA: Along with its duck fries and fantastic burger, the Pinch offers weekly trivia with a twist: The losing team gets to pick one of the categories the following week and, according to the bar’s website, after the game “everybody stays, listens to bad country and hip-hop, and drinks way more than they intended.” Sounds like a good way to spend a Wednesday night. Free, 8 PM.

DANCE: The Washington Ballet kicks off its upcoming season with Latin Heat, a celebration of Latin American culture through music and dance, at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Expect a Don Quixote wedding pas de deux, a tango number by choreographer Hans Van Manen, and live musical interludes from bands Radio Jarocho and Mariachi Los Amigos. $25 to $102, 7:30 PM.