- Newt Gingrich (Flickr/AmericanSolutions)
The Beltway Drama Series presents The Accidental Activist, a play about Newt Gingrich and his lesbian sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, written by her partner, Rebecca Gingrich-Jones. Starring Candace as herself, the play delves into growing up gay, tackling the issues on a national level, and dealing with one's family. "At times, this careful separation between the personal and the political seems like wishful thinking. The issues in Accidental Activist don’t just affect policy — they affect people, and Candace Gingrich-Jones particularly," writes the Post. Busboys and Poets/Hyattsville. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation, cash only.
MUSIC & IMPROV
FIST Tailgating Party at Big Bear Cafe features two 30-minute open mic "warm-up" shows and food and drink specials to kick off the sixth annual Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament. Fifteen percent of the evening's bar tab goes to Washington Improv Theater. 7 p.m.