5 Things To Do This Week In D.C.


DC/Miami Design Mix
Renowned design firm Brown Davis hold a lecture to discuss their approach to interior design, and to teach audience members how to infuse their own homes with a modern, yet classic, feel. The company has designed two residences for the Clintons, so we have a feeling they know their stuff.
When: Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m.
Where: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street NW; 202-639-1700.

The Ricky, Julian and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show
This NSFW puppet show is based on the off-kilter Canadian mockumentary Trailer Park Boys. It's a raunchy, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek evening about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Expect tons of laughs, but maybe leave Grandma at home for this one.
When: Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW; 202-994-6800.


Feist at Music Center at Strathmore
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter (who moonlights as a member of indie group Broken Social Scene) will be bringing her folk-pop sounds to Bethesda.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda; 301-581-5100.

Taffety Punk's Oxygen at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
The inventive theater troupe puts on another rousing show, and this go-around is described as a "rap parable." It features a DJ accompanying the actors, as well as several area punk bands.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street SE; 202-261-6612.

National Mall Design Contest
The heart of D.C. is about to get a serious makeover: The Trust for the National Mall has finally announced the winners of its competition to revamp the neglected green space. Check out these renderings of the winning design, and start getting pumped.

Photo: Courtesy of Trust for the National Mall


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