Things to Do

Things To Do in DC This Week April 25-27: Arianna Huffington Speaks at Sixth & I

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DISCUSSION: Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, comes to Sixth & I on Monday to discuss her latest book: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time. In her book she explores the role sleep plays in our lives, while also digging into the unhealthy American insistence on eschewing it for productivity. $30-$45, 7:45 PM.

SINGALONG: DC’s self-described “casual singalong” show A People’s Choir DC turns two today, and it’s giving them them the feels. Fittingly, therefore, this month’s theme is emotion, and participants have submitted songs that feature sentimental words such as “feeling,” “happy,” and “sad” for everyone to sing. There’s no sheet music required–only the desire to get together, sing your heart out, and have fun. Free, 7:30 PM.


READING: Two poets with two distinct styles share their work at Kramerbooks. Thea Brown lives in Baltimore and has recently released the chapbook We Are Fantastic and Jennifer Chang Brown is the co-chair of the advisory board for Kundiman, a nonprofit dedicated to the cultivation of Asian American poetry. Free, 6:30 PM.

COMEDY: The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show, performing on Tuesday at DC Improv, is more than your run-of-the-mill live comedy troupe. A performance from the four-person collective is a refreshing blend of crowd games, standup and “urban improv,” the likes of which have kept audiences laughing since 2009. $20, 6:30 PM.


THEATRE: Most people recall author C.S. Lewis for two things—his Chronicles of Narnia series, and his ardent belief in Christianity, which serves as an undercurrent in his work. But before all that, Lewis was, shockingly, a skeptic. In C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, learn about the experiences that led Lewis away from being a fervent atheist. Stick around after the show, too, for a talk with star and writer and Max McLean. Catch the play at the Lansburgh Theatre until May 8. $36 – $96, 7:00 PM

FILM AND DISCUSSION: As part of AFI Silver’s “Leading Men of Hollywood’s Golden Age” series, you can watch the Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell screwball classic His Girl Friday along with a post-screening discussion on Wednesday night. 6:30 PM, $13