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Weekend planner: Pasties and Popcorn, 'The Music Man,' Godfrey

May 11, 2012 - 09:58 AM
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FILM & THEATER

The five-time Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man, opens at Arena Stage. Artistic director Molly Smith takes on the story of Harold, a smooth talking swindler. When he arrives in the town of River City, Iowa, Marian, a local librarian seeks out to expose him. Harold decides to win her heart to protect himself, but will he find himself falling in love instead? Arena Stage. Friday - June 22. 8 p.m. Tickets online.

Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, First Position, the story of six dancers competing in one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth American Grand Prix, is an intimate look into the life of young dancers struggling to make it into the world of professional ballet. Dancer Rebecca Houseknect will be in-person for a Q&A after Friday's screening. Bethesda Row Cinema. Friday - Thursday.

DC Shorts presents Pasties & Popcorn, two-nights of steamy films, sexy burlesque, and a sneak peek at this fall's DC Shorts Film Festival films. Atlas Performing Arts Center. Friday - Saturday. $20.

BloomScreen presents No Impact Man, a 2009 documentary about a Manhattan family who abandon their upscale lifestyle for a year-long experiment in sustainable zero impact living: no electricity, no non-local food, no material consumption, no automated transportation. BloomBars. Sunday. 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

COMEDY, EXHIBITS, POETRY

Chicago stand-up comedian Godfrey, better known as the guy in all the 7-Up commercials takes his act to DC Improv. With recurring roles on NBC's 30 Rock and Louie on FX, there's no one better to brighten up the weekend. Friday - Sunday. Tickets online.

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory pays Howard Theatre a visit. Friday. 8 p.m. $26/$30.

Starving for something more than the sound of bass and drum on a Friday night? The 11th Hour Poetry Slam features late-night slam poetry at Busboys and Poets/14th&V. Friday. 11 p.m. $5.

D.C.-based filmmaker and photographer Sean Hunter's The Getaway exhibit features a collection of photographs taken during his year-long journey. Fathom Creative. Friday. 7 p.m. Free.

Caryl Burtner and Taliaferro Logan's exhibit Love, Loss & Lipstick opens at 39th Street Gallery. Saturday. 5:30 p.m.
 

MUSIC

SOLD OUT! M83 and M.Ward at 9:30 Club.

Local Americana-rock band Sweetbread Jim's performs with Benny and Jeff Martini and the OneTwo Soul Review at Red Palace. Friday. 9 p.m. 18+. $8.

Portland indie-folk band Horse Feathers performs with Mount Moriah and Matt Bauer. Black Cat. Friday. 9 p.m. $15.

Arizona rock band The Maine performs at Fillmore Silver Spring. Indie-rock band Lydia opens. Saturday. 7 p.m. $20.

Atlanta's Gentleman Jesse and His Men take power-pop reminiscent of the New Wave era to Black Cat Backstage. Barreracudas open. Friday. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Mt. Eden brings their Dub Nation Hype Bass Party to U Street Music Hall. Sunday. 9 p.m. 18+. $15.

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