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Live this Week: FIST, Andy Warhol and Agent Galactica

by Borderstan.com — March 8, 2010 at 5:00 am 0

Galactica has performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 11, at ACKC Cocoa Bar. (ganymedearts.org)

Looking for theater and live performances in the area this week? Here are three right in DupontLoganU Street area… walkable from home in the neighborhood.

Already running at 14th and S NW. Check out the Washington Improv Theater at 1835 14th Street NW (performances at the Source Theatre). Washington Improv is currently running “FIST: The Tournament of the Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament.” From Improv: “In FIST… 132 improvisers on 44 teams fight for your laughs and votes in the quest to be crowned champion of this single-elimination battle. Starting on March 4th, groups such as itsokaytotouch_75, Menorah Sailboat and Sophie’s Random Selection will have 12 minutes each to take your suggestion and crack you up harder than the competition with their fully improvised show. If you’ve seen improv before, prepare to be impressed, if you haven’t, this is the place to start.” FIST opened Thursday night and runs through April 11. Tickets are $10 with show times online.

Starting Wednesday at 16th and Q NW. At Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street NW), see “ANDY WARHOL: GOOD FOR THE JEWS?” It opens Wednesday night the 10th. About the shows, from Theatre J: “DC favorite Josh Kornbluth considers the pop-art enigma who was commissioned to paint ten Jewish notables like Einstein, Gershwin, and Golda. In wrestling with Warhol’s motives and style, Kornbluth uncovers his religious identity and the spiritual dimensions of Warhol’s art. The production is running in conjunction with Andy Warhol’s ‘Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century: In Retrospect’ at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery at the Washington DCJCC.” Tickets are half-priced if you are 35 or under.

Thursday at 14th and Q NW. Agent Galactica performs again at ACKC Cocoa Bar, this Thursday, March 11 in “Galactica and the Chocolate Factory.” There are two shows, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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