‘What’s Going On’
We heard it through the grapevine that National Theatre is putting on “Pride & Joy,” a musical based on the marriage of D.C. legend Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna. The play runs this week through May 12. Tickets range from $49 to $99.
R&B great Ginuwine is playing City Winery in Ivy City on Wednesday. The crooner, best known for his sex jam “Pony,” is probably responsible for a slight baby boom in the late-’90s and early-2000s. Tickets start at $60, and doors open at 6 p.m.
Hollywood on the Hill
Stars, they’re just like us … except they can leverage fame to focus media attention on the issues they care about! On Thursday the Creative Coalition is bringing out its big guns for its #RightToBearArts Hill advocacy day, followed by a gala benefit dinner. Actors Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Shiri Appleby (“unREAL”) and Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk”) are expected to be among the attendees.
Party like an Egyptian
On Friday the National Geographic Museum will host, in partnership with Brightest Young Things, “Queens of Egypt: The Mother of All Parties.” Explore the museum’s Queens of Egypt exhibit, jam to a DJ set from Madame Gandhi, and hear talks from prominent women explorers and scientists. The event is for ages 21 and over. Tickets are $60 and include everyone’s favorite words: OPEN BAR.
See live music on five stages at D.C.’s sixth annual Funk Parade, happening this Saturday from 1 p.m. to midnight. The all-day fair, parade and music festival takes place in the U Street corridor and this year will feature local artists, including the Chuck Brown Band, Mark G. Meadows and Reesa Renee. Starting at 7 p.m., use your $10 Night Festival Wristband to skip lines and get food and drink specials at more than 15 venues, including DC9, Local 16, Solly’s, Marvin, Busboys & Poets, Jo Jo’s and Shaw’s Tavern.