Monday, Oct. 24
Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Mercury Soul at the Kennedy Center: This isn't a regular rave. The Kennedy Center's website is calling it a “high-energy classical rave,” melding electronic and classical music with strobe lights, a signature vodka cocktail, cash bar and more. 7:30 p.m. $20.
Day of the Dead Festival Kickoff Party at Oyamel: On Monday, the Penn Quarter restaurant starts its celebration of “Dia de los Muertos” with a party featuring live music, face painting, food and cocktails. Wednesday through Nov. 2, it also hosts special tequila and mescal dinners for $100 per person. (The “Dia de los Muertos” late night event with Anthony Bourdain on Thursday has already sold out.) 6 p.m. $49.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
‘The Trump Card’ at Woolly Mammoth: Just in time for the election, Mike Daisey brings his latest one-man monologue to D.C. for another run at Woolly Mammoth. Seated at a desk, the writer and performer pulls out his verbal knives while telling Donald Trump’s story, from building high-rises in New York and Atlantic City to his quick climb — using “political jujitsu” — to the top of the Republican Party. Through Sunday. 8 p.m. $20-$59.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
San Francisco Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon’s 'Cinderella' at Kennedy Center: The story of Cinderella is well-known, but this production offers a new take on the classic tale. “Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has redefined dazzle,” Post dance critic Sarah Kaufman recently declared, setting high expectations for the West Coast company’s eastern landing at the Kennedy Center. Through Sunday. 7:30 p.m. $29-$139.
Kids Euro Festival at multiple area locations: Traveling overseas with kids is expensive. But you can give them a free taste of life across the pond at the ninth annual Kids Euro Festival, featuring concerts, movies, workshops and more from the 28 European Union nations. The events take place at a variety of venues across the region, including La Maison Française, the Kennedy Center, the Hill Center and Hillwood Estate. Through Nov. 6. Free.
‘Oasis: Supersonic’ at multiple area locations: Mat Whitecross’s rock documentary, screening one night at selected theaters nationwide, follows the rise of Oasis, the British rock group founded by Liam and Noel Gallagher that dominated modern rock radio in the mid- 1990s. At Landmark’s E Street Cinema in the District; Angelika Film Center Mosaic and Bow Tie Cinemas in Northern Virginia; and AFI Silver in Silver Spring. Prices and times vary.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Anthony Bourdain at Constitution Hall: Chef-turned-author-and-television-host Anthony Bourdain seemingly has an opinion on everything, with hot topics ranging from celebrity chefs and culture to politics and Yelp reviewers. The Hunger Tour, hitting 15 cities across North America, gives him another platform from which to share his many thoughts and stories, during a stand-up-like routine or a long Q&A session. 7:30 p.m. $61-$81.
Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival at multiple area locations: The comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro and produced by Brightest Young Things returns to Washington with a variety of shows, including appearances by Weird Al Yankovic, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Ian Black and Jon Dore, among others. A few events have already sold out, so it’s a good idea to grab tickets in advance. Through Sunday.
Friday, Oct. 28
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at Arena Stage: Nicholas Rodriguez returns to Arena Stage as Billy Bigelow and Broadway veteran Betsy Morgan makes her Arena debut as Julie Jordan in this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which was named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine and features such memorable tunes as “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “If I Loved You.” Through Dec. 24. 8 p.m. $64-$119.
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