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May 14-Jun. 2: Big Nate
You can see Big Nate, a world premiere musical, at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center in Glen Echo Park. Based on the syndicated comic strip and best-selling book series by Lincoln Peirce, the play follows Nate Wright, a sixth grader who just can't seem to stay out of detention. When the garage band drummer falls for a girl named Jenny, he decides to win her affections by competing in his school's Battle of the Bands. Recommended for ages five and up, the play is directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Michael Baron and runs through June 2.

May 14: Rick Atkinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Rick Atkinson will be at Politics & Prose tonight at 7 to discuss the final book in his acclaimed Liberation Trilogy. The Guns at Last Light covers the final year of World War II. From D-Day to the fall of the Third Reich, you can travel back in time with the turn of a page.

Music: "Yellow (Instrumental)" by Coldplay

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