Here’s your weekly Entertainment Calendar, as reported by Stephanie Taylor on our weekly TRR Radio Show, every Saturday at 1:00pm on WERA-LP 96.7 FM “Radio Arlington”
With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle of everything that makes Broadway great. Roxie Hart (portrayed by Grammy Award-winning Brandy) and Velma Kelly bring down the house in this six-time Tony winner! Chicago is now playing at the Kennedy Center Opera House thru April 16th. For more information and tickets, call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324
April 25 marks the 100th birthday of American jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is displaying her photograph by William Gottlieb for the first time. Fitzgerald’s portrait can be viewed starting April 13th in the museum’s “Celebrate” space in the first-floor north gallery. The photograph features Fitzgerald during a performance, flanked by Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and Milt Jackson.
In celebration of Earth Day, Stone Soup Films is hosting a screening of short documentaries highlighting the work of local nonprofits committed to environmental preservation. The screening will be held Wednesday, April 19th at E Street Cinema from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will conclude with a short panel discussion with environmental advocates and nonprofit leaders. Admission is FREE. To register, visit stonesoupdc.eventbrite.com
And finally, The Capital City Showcase and Theresa Concepcion are very proud to present “COMEDY FOR KIND – A Fundraiser for Kids In Need of Defense!”
Some of DC’s finest comedians are coming together on Wednesday, April 26th, at 8:00pm at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go directly to KIND. For more information, go to capitalcityshowcase.com or call 202-431-4704