LITERATURE, ART, BOOZE, & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
TheEagerOne and Round Edges present Reminisce Over You, an art exhibit influenced by the artists memories of the '80s and '90s, featuring Ras, Janelle Sanders, and Elizabeth Stewart at the Fridge. One night only! Friday. 7 p.m.
Attention fashionistas! Who said clothes can't save the world? The 7th Annual Fashion Fights Poverty Gala features Project Runway winner Seth Aaron Henderson, EcoArtFashion founder Luis Valenzeula, renewable apparel designer, Earthtec, D.C.-based eco-friendly artisans, Ginger Root Design, and more! Proceeds will support FFP's programs including Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Fashion Camp. Artisphere. Saturday. 7 p.m. $75.
1869 Society ARTINI 2012 Tour: Inspired by works at the Corcoran, 12 mixologists compete for the most artistic martini. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dancing, and art in your most creative cocktail attire. Corcoran Gallery of Art. Saturday. 8 :30 p.m. $95.
SwapShop at Hillyer. New clothes for spring! For each item you bring, you'll get a ticket that's exchangeable for another item of choice. Saturday. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. $10.
You, Me, Them, Everybody! This is a Game Show. Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, combining every board game, TV game show, trivia night, and quiz book, with prizes! Panelists include The Nation sports writer Dave Zirin, The Vinyl District's Jon Meyers and D.C.'s Own Sideshow Girl Mab, Just Mab. Artisphere. Saturday. 8 p.m. $10.
A.C.T.O.R. presents Race: Are We So Different at Busboys and Poets/14th&V. Sunday. 5 p.m.
The Fridge presents Dissociative by SCOTCH! A series of new works inspired by gang life, Santeria, and Mexican folk art. An opening reception will be held Sunday. The Fridge. 4 p.m.
Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, discusses his new book, No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn at Politics and Prose. Saturday. 1 p.m.
Fox News political analyst Douglas Schoen, author of The Political Fix and Declaring Independence, discusses his new book, Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond at Politics and Prose. Saturday. 6 p.m.
THEATER & FILMS
Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night opens at Arena Stage. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about an American family who went from money and celebrity to illness and loss runs until May 6. Friday.
Attenberg, set in a factory town by the sea stars 23-year-old Marina, who's moved back to the small town with her terminally ill father. While preparing for his death, she finds herself discovering her sexuality with a visiting engineer and her sole friend, Bella. West End Cinema. Friday.
Inspired by his Oscar-nominated short, Two Cars, One Night, director Taika Waititi's Boy, set in 1984 in a rural town off the coast of New Zealand, stars an 11-year-old boy who is enraptured by American pop culture. Waitit will be in-person at Saturday's screenings at E Street Cinema. Friday - next week. $11.
Synetic Theater presents The Taming of the Shrew, the eighth installment in its Silent Shakespeare series at Lansburgh Theatre. Saturday. $35 preview performances, $15 students.
A child of the Civil Rights Movement, Ayanna Gregory takes the stage in Daughter of the Struggle, a one woman, autobiographical performance that takes a look into the life of her father, the comedian and Civil Rights activist, Dick Gregory. Busboys and Poets/14th&V. Friday. 8 p.m. $15.
SOLD OUT THIS WEEKEND! SBTRKT, Cloud Nothings, The Temper Trap, Delta Spirit, and Andrew W.K. at 9:30 Club. First Aid Kit at Black Cat. Cloud Nothings at Red Palace.
Deep Sugar DC rings in Ultra Nate's Birthday with Lisa Moody and Chris Burns at U Street Music Hall. Friday. 10 p.m. $5. Free before 11 for 21+.
Folk singer Shawn Colvin performs at Birchmere. Friday. 7:30 p.m. $45.
Swervedriver with Heaven at Rock 'n Roll Hotel. Friday. 7 p.m. $18/$20.
March into Spring, formerly Deep River, reunites with Marcus Hummon and Native Run at Jammin' Java. Friday & Saturday. 8 p.m. $15/$22.
Fuzzy Logic One Year Party with Caverns, Bad Liquor Pond and The Snowy Owls at Comet Ping Pong. Saturday. 10 p.m. $10.
Depeche Mode Dance Party with DJs Steve EP, Killa K and Krasty McNasty at Black Cat. Saturday. Mainstage. 9 p.m. $10.
Patti LaBelle, the two-time Grammy winner and original Lady Marmalade takes the stage at Strathmore Music Center. Friday & Saturday. 8 p.m.