Things to Do

Things to Do in DC this Week (September 12-14): Blood Orange, Sunset Yoga, and a Jonathan Safran Foer Book Talk

Don’t miss Blood Orange at the Lincoln Theatre September 13.


BOOKS It’s been 11 years since Jonathan Safran Foer’s last novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His return to fiction includes this stop in his hometown at Sixth & I to promote Here I Am, in which a family confronts domestic duty and religious identity in present-day Washington. $20, 7 PM

THEATER  It’s a year of resurgence for big-eyed Betty Boop. Plans are under way for a clothing line, a new comic-book series, even a Pepsi-sponsored emoji. Yet another take on the 1930s cartoon character, Jen Silverman’s play Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops, which runs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Monday through October 9, is an “absurdist romantic comedy” in which five women named Betty Boop—one wealthy, another just out of prison, all with issues—come together to produce a play within the play. $34 to $69, 8 PM

BOOKS Musician Franz Nicolay, known for playing keyboard in the Hold Steady, took a five-year break from that rock band and explored formerly communist Europe all the way to Mongolia on a musical tour of the region’s underground punk community. He wrote about his experiences in the book The Humorless Ladies Of Border Control, which he’ll be talking about tonight at Kramerbooks. Free, 6:30 PM


COMEDY Up-and-coming comedians Langston Kerman and Jak Knight join forces for one hilarious night at Drafthouse Comedy on the Hennessey & Tickles Tour. Kerman was part of the writing staff for Chris Rock’s stint hosting the Oscars this year, and you’ll soon be able to catch Knight on the upcoming Netflix animated series, Big Mouth. $25, 7:30 PM

MUSIC Devonté “Dev” Hynes, known by his pseudonym Blood Orange, has made a name for himself creating a catchy, confessional blend of pop, jazz and R&B akin to Prince. He comes to Lincoln Theatre tonight in support of his latest album, Freetown Sound. $35, 8 PM



MUSIC Socially conscious rapper ScHoolboy Q (real name Quincy Matthew Hanley) performs in promotion of his Blank Face LP with Joey Bada$$ and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at Fillmore Silver Spring. His 2008 mixtape ScHoolboy Turned Hustla received both critical praise and the admiration of his labelmate, Kendrick Lamar; this led Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and rappers Ab-Soul and Jay Rock to form the supergroup Black Hippy. $45, 7:00 PM

YOGA Cherish one of the season’s last warm evenings with a relaxing hour of sunset yoga at the Columbia Island Marina. Yogis of all experience-levels are welcome to bring a mat and join the fun. Free, 7 PM

FILM Enjoy a free screening of German filmmaker Wim Wenders’ documentary, Buena Vista Social Club at AFI Silver with a special 2K restoration. The film follows Wenders’ friend, musician and composer Ry Cooder on a trip to Havana, which led to the creation of of the eponymous, celebrated Cuban music album featuring the country’s most renowned musicians. Free, 7:15 PM