Inside D.C. entertainment

Weekend planner: Pho-U, Cinderella, and SpeakeasyDC

March 9, 2012 - 10:30 AM
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Pho-U, the Vietnamese pop-up cancelled last month because of the death of Toki Underground chef Thang Le, opens at Montserrat House. Chef James Claudio and chef Brendan L'Etoile will dish out pho and crispy pork and shrimp spring rolls. Friday & Saturday. 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.

BICYCLES & STORIES

For bicycle and obstacle course lovers: Dandies & Quaintrelles' Crystal City Diamond Derby, a garage race, river ride, and party takes place in Crystal City. Saturday.

SpeakeasyDC's Story Showdown: A storytelling game show with host Rob Parker at Dance Place. It'll be a night of competing true stories and audience participation. Saturday & Sunday. $10 students/$22 general admission.

THEATER & FILM

Opera in Cinema features Cendrillon, the story of Cinderella from the Royal Opera at West End Cinema. Sunday. 11 a.m.

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found opens at H Street Playhouse. Based on Fin Kennedy's Peter Brook Award-winning dark comedic drama, this play is a story of "one man's journey down the rabbit hole of identity." Saturday.

MUSIC

Kaiser Chiefs, Mutemath, and Young the Giant at 9:30 Club are all sold out this weekend.

Dawson's Creek alert! Grammy-winning songwriter Paula Cole performs at Wolf Trap. Saturday. 7:30 p.m. $25.

Bloomapalooza: Women's History Month, two nights of music by local aspiring female artists at BloomBars. The line-up features Chelsea McBee, Huda Asfour, SolRose, Nistha Raj, Tamike "Love" Jones, and the Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project. Friday & Saturday. $15-20 suggested donation.

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Herbie Hancock performs at the Kennedy Center. Sunday. 7 p.m. $35 - $85.

DC Jazz Loft featuring Joseph Bowie, Nasar Abadey, Jessica Boykin-Settles Quartet, and Eliot Seppa Trio at The Dunes. Sunday. 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

The 2011 Spanish Music Awards winner for Best New Act and Best New Song, La Shica: Flamenco Fusion Artist, performs at Artisphere. Friday. 9 p.m. $15/$18.

Seven bands perform to benefit some charities at Journopalooza at the Hamilton. Friday. 7 p.m. $20/$30.

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