Bad Girls III: The Redemption
One ensemble cast plays out five different short works by several female playwrights. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 19-Sept. 12. Venus Theatre Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20. 301/470-2406 ext. 4.
A love triangle between a husband, his wife and his lover is played out on stage with each party struggling to tame their emotions. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 11. The Keegan Theatre and Fountainhead Theatre at The Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20. 703/920-5923.
D.C.’s Neutrino Video Project
The Washington Improv Theater creates a 30-minute film on the streets of Adams Morgan right before the eyes of the audience. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.
Lenny & Lou
Two neurotic brothers break free from the reigns of their manipulative mother in this comedic world premiere play. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 23-Sept. 26. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $24-$39. 800/494-8497.
Man With Bags
A man is afraid he has awoken in a dream when his family, along with his past have changed completely. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 5. Presented by Longacre Lea Productions at the Callan Theatre, Catholic University Drama Complex, 3801 Harewood Road NE. $10-$15. 202/460-2188.
The story of two young lovers who must battle for their relationship during the chaos of WWI. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Though Sept. 5. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.
One Red Flower
A world premiere musical, set in a wartime Vietnam, that depicts the hellish, sometimes light-hearted experiences the soldiers endured. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 3. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $30-$49. 703/218-8500.
Mel Brooks’ hit musical comedy, the biggest Tony Award-winner in Broadway history. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 22. Kennedy Center Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35-$90. 202/467-4600.
The long-running whodunit comedy continues indefinitely. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $34. 202/467-4600.
William Shakespeare’s classic play with magic and shipwrecked survivors, along with themes of revenge, romance and comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 29. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.
Lured by the myth of fame and fortune on a European traveling exhibition, 20 year old dancer Saartje Baartman, soon finds out she has become nothing more than a freak in a circus sideshow. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 24-Sept. 26. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.
Ballston Common Mall
Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF
Comedy Sportz D.C.; teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improv comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.
The Capitol Steps, musical and political satire troupe. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $31.50.
The Stage Door Restaurant and Bar
1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.
Under the Beltway improvisational comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $7.
Murder Upon Request
The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, and “Just Killing Time” at the Arlington Hilton, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $55. Both run indefinitely. 703/379-8108.
Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Aug. 20-21. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.
West Side Story
The classic retelling of “Romeo & Juliet” is set in a modern New York City. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 18. Chesapeake Music Hall, Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515.
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3042.
Joy of Motion Summer Showcase. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $5.
Wolf Trap: Filene Center
1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, “A Brand New Day.” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $10-$36.
Adelphi Mill Recreation Center
8402 Riggs Road, Adelphi. 301/699-1477.
Square Roots square-dance teaching club presents a series of dance lessons. 8 p.m. Monday. $32.
15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, Md. 410/869-9771.
Swing dancing second and fourth Saturdays. Beginners’ workshop 8-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.
Swing dancing 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.
954 N. Monroe St., Arlington. 703/528-9770.
Beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Four weeks. $49.
Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $9-$10; admission includes lesson.
Country-and-Western dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $8-$9.
Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $9-$10.
Social ballroom dancing. One-hour lesson, 6:30 p.m. $2 (lesson only). 7:30-10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.
Dance Studio Lioudmila
18 Roth St., Alexandria. Private lessons and group classes, beginning to advanced, ballroom, Latin and swing, no partners necessary. 703/751-8868.
Tea dance, includes lesson and refreshments. 2-4:15 p.m. Friday. $8.
Dance party. 7:30-8:30 free group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. Saturday. $10.
Friday Night Swing Dance Club
Several locations. Free refreshments. No smoking, no alcohol, no partners necessary. Dance workshops at 8 p.m. 410/583-7337. $12 admission; $10 for members.
Glen Echo Park
Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301/492-6282.
Folk dance. 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. $7. 202/546-2228.
Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Saturday. $12. 301/299-8729.
La Salle Dance Orchestra plays waltz, tango, fox trot and Latin. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. $7. 703/978-0375.
Folk dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday. $9. 202/546-2228.
2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring. 301/622-5494.
Singles dance party. 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance. Friday. $10-$15.
Social ballroom dancing. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15.
Contemporary ballroom dancing. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. dance. Sunday. $10-$15.
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703/982-0937.
Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern. 8-10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$6.
National Institutes of Health
Fitness Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. 301/942-2831.
Scottish country dances. Instruction for beginners and social dancing 8 p.m. every Monday. $3.
The Shark Club
4915 Elmo St., Bethesda. 301/718-4030.
Swing dance with Tommy Barrick and Friends. Swing lesson during band break. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Tuesday. $7 singles, $10 couples.