Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (December 26-27): Sara Armour, Magic at the Kennedy Center, ‘Casablanca’ on the Big Screen

Here are 4 great reasons to get out of the house during this slow week.

Comic Sara Armour will perform at Drafthouse Comedy on Tuesday night. Photo courtesy Drafthouse Comedy.


COMEDY Formerly DC-based comic Sara Armour will be back in town to share her hilarious stories at Drafthouse Comedy. Armour competed on Last Comic Standing’s ninth season and was the only female finalist in Comedy Central’s New York’s Funniest Stand-up Competition. Since 2013, Armour has been touring nationally as part of the “Betches of Comedy” live comedy tour. $11, 8 PM.

MUSIC If you’re feeling nostalgic at the end of the year, head over to Jammin’ Java for its ’90s tribute night. Local musicians will pay tribute to Blink 182 (Dammit Josie), Green Day (Brain Stew), and Weezer (Getchoo). $15, 8 PM.


MAGIC The magic show The Illusionists returns to the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater after a run on Broadway. The show features a rotating cast of magicians, each with a different specialty, from stage illusions to mind reading. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Through January 7. $69-$175.

FILMAs part of its Capital Classics series, Landmark’s West End Cinema is screening the 1942 romantic drama Casablanca. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, the film shows an American expat during World War II who must decide whether to help his ex-lover and her husband, a Resistance leader, escape from Casablanca. Also January 3. Multiple screening times, $10-$12.50.