MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
READING: Kramerbooks offers an evening of fiction featuring writers from Chicago-based indie publishing company Curbside Splendor. On Monday, author Vanessa Blakeslee will read from her novel Juventud and Dave Reidy will read from The Voiceover Artist. Free to attend, 6:30 PM.
MUSIC: Ryn Weaver is truly internet famous. Within a week putting her first single “OctaHate” on Soundcloud, she had (literally) a million listens and the attention of big-name musicians and blogs everywhere. The electro-pop songstress’ first studio full-length, The Fool, keeps that momentum going and then some. She’ll be playing it at the 9:30 Club on Monday. $25, 7 PM.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
IMPROV: “Harold Night” at Source focuses on the improv structure from which the night takes its name; “Harold” is a long-form improv in which one story is put together using three different stories or themes, all of which are chosen by the audience. Neither you or the performers will know what you’re getting into, but it promises to be funny. Pay What You Will, 8 PM.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
FILM: The hills are alive with The Sound of Music, or at least the Landmark’s Bethesda Row Theater is. This week’s “Wednesday Movie Rewind” lets you watch (probably for the fiftieth time) the always-heartwarming story of the Van Trapp family and see national treasure Julie Andrews in what is arguably her most celebrated role. $9, 4 PM and 7:30 PM
FOOD:Wednesday night is the last night to check out the Brookland’s Finest Atlas Brew Works Beer Dinner Series. All month the bar has been serving up three courses of its tasty, American fare paired with three drinks from Atlas Brew Works. $35, 6 PM.
THEATRE: Religion aside, it feels most like the holiday season when one is scoffing at cheesy Hallmark commercials, feigning a liking for eggnog, and watching the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future attempt to change Ebenezer Scrooge’s life in A Christmas Carol. Catch the classic at Ford’s Theater until Dec. 31. $30-$62, 7 PM.