Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (November 6-8): Wine Tasting, Classic Film Showings, and a Tony-Winning Musical

The Signature Theatre’s production of the Gershwin musical comedy Crazy For You runs from November 7 to January 14. Photo by Christopher Mueller.


MUSIC Indie-folk band The Mountain Goats is the musical project of singer-songwriter John Darnielle. With sixteen studio albums to his name, Darnielle’s latest album, Goths, embraces his dark-yet-conversational style by finding inspiration in the goth bands Darnielle listened to in his youth. The Mountain Goats will perform at the 9:30 Club on both Monday and Tuesday nights. $36, 7 PM.

WINE Learn about Spanish wines at Joselito Casa de Comidas’s “Introduction to Spanish Grapes” tasting event. Learn about different wine-making techniques and taste a selection of Spanish wines, all paired with various tapas. $25, 6 PM.


BOOKS Actor and comedian Denis Leary’s recently-published book Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches take a searing and comical look at today’s political climate. Leary takes a bipartisan perspective and strives to Make America Laugh Again; he’ll be in conversation with NBC News reporter Jonathan Allen at Sixth & I. $20 (or $32 for a ticket and a pre-signed book), 7 PM.

THEATRE The Signature Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning Gershwin musical comedy Crazy for You opens this week. With such well-known Gershwin songs as “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “I’ve Got Rhythm,” the play tells the story of a musical loving banker who decides to revive a small-town theatre instead of foreclosing on it. Through January 14. $40-$108.


MUSEUMS Contemporary American artist Mark Bradford will have his first solo exhibit in DC at the Hirshhorn. The piece, Pickett’s Charge, is a 400-foot installation of eight abstract paintings. The works are inspired by French artist Paul Philippoteaux’s cyclorama depicting the final charge of the Battle of Gettysburg. Working with colored paper and reproductions of the original, Bradford transformed the Gettysburg imagery into a series of abstract paintings which will encircle the Hirshhorn’s Third Level inner-circle galleries. Through November 12, 2018.

FILM Landmark Theatres’ West End Cinemas are presenting a Capital Classics Film Series over the next eight weeks. Every Wednesday, the theatre will show a classic film, starting this week with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Future weeks’ showings include Meet Me In St. Louis, The Women, and Casablanca. Through December 27. $12.50, shows at 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.