Since GW announced there won’t be a Colonial’s Weekend headliner like Jon Stewart or Seth Meyers this year, you have to find your own way to entertain your parents. Here are some alternative options for how to spend a night with the family, no matter what sort of mood you’re in.
While perhaps not quite the experience of seeing your favorite “Daily Show” host tell political jokes in a crowded Smith Center, you can still get the same laughs listening to David Sedaris at Lisner Auditorium on Friday. Sedaris is known as a narrative humorist and has won awards for his comedic writing. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels and numerous personal essays. Through his writing, Sedaris critiques the human condition and leaves his audiences in stitches.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW, 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$50 with a 15 percent discount for GW students.
“Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue”
With the presidential election in full swing, D.C. is chock full of political performances. Slate and The Second City’s “Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue” at The Kennedy Center will attempt to make sense of this unpredictable and unusual election with some comedy.
The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, Oct. 14th at 8 p.m. Oct. 15th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $89.
“Romeo and Juliet”
For a classic evening with the family, take a bit of a hike to see “Romeo and Juliet” at the Lansburgh Theatre. It’s up on 7th Street, – far from the Foggy Bottom Campus – but the Shakespeare Theatre Company is known for their great shows. This production is unique, as it features a racially diverse cast.
Lansburgh Theater, 450 7th St. NW, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $44 to $102.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
The Kennedy Center is presenting “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which won five Tony Awards in 2015, including the award for best play. This performance is sure to steal your heart with an unconventional young hero who takes the audience on a whirlwind adventure.
The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $149.
This article appeared in the October 10, 2016 issue of the Hatchet.