(July 27-Aug. 25) Marathon ‘33
There are dance-offs, and then there are dance-offs, and then there’s Marathon ‘33, opening Friday at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. The American Century Theater stages the play about the Depression-era dance marathons in which young couples would boogie down for tens of hours in hopes of winning a cash prize. The comedy continues to move through late August.
(July 25) Howlin Rain
Three dudes from San Francisco bring moves from another era to the Rock & Roll Hotel in Northeast Washington tonight. Howlin Rain delivers no-nonsense classic rock with wailing guitars and endless instrumental bridges. Psychedelic rockers, and fellow Northern California natives, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound help get things started
(July 25-Oct. 6) Pure Metal
If you’re more a fan of metal than classic rock, Northwest Washington’s Zenith Gallery has Material Power through early October. The collection of metal sculpture by D.C.’s Robert Cole features bronze and stainless steel artworks, metal furniture, and abstract pieces.
Music: “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd