Where to go and what to sing along to this week
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 (5:05 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
Bad Brains Yes, the D.C. hardcore-punk godfathers are still alive. Will you be at the end of this old-school throwdown? With STF & Battle Born. April 21, 7:30 p.m., $26-$30, House of Blues.
Janet Jackson The pop force hasn’t toured since the death of brother Michael in 2009. You can bet this will be a memorable—and emotional—experience. April 22-24, 8 p.m., $75-$195, the Colosseum.
Lewis Black Not since Sam Kinison has a comedian been able to harness his rage as well as the apoplectic Black. Enjoy—just don’t get him mad. April 22-23, 10 p.m., $60-$80, the Mirage.
Earth Day Celebrate nature and try to reduce your part in ruining it. Recycle those beer cans piling up in the corner. Go on a hike at Red Rock. Or visit Starbucks with your own reusable cup—they’ll give you free coffee! Friday, April 22, earthday.org.
Egg-stravaganza Head down to the Springs Preserve to celebrate the Easter holiday: Get a photo with the Easter Bunny, participate in the egg hunt or pet the live rabbits at the bunny petting pen! April 23, 10 a.m., $6-$8.
Human Planet Much like hit series Planet Earth, this show takes camera crews to 80 exotic locations around the world to see how people adapt to their environments. Think hunting with eagles, digging up sulfur and chasing monkeys. Discovery, Sundays, 8 p.m.
Grease Sing-Along Ever feel like breaking into song during a musical but worry it would disrupt your fellow moviegoers? Now Bar + Bistro at the Arts Factory is offering its first-ever open mic movie night with the classic Grease, so you can sing along to every word of Sandy and Danny’s ’50s-tastic romance, guilt-free. April 22, 8 p.m., free.
Moonwalking with Einstein Remember to pick up Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. Oh, who are we kidding? By the time you’re at a bookstore, you’ll have forgotten the title.