Introducing the Getting Up Guide
What are your plans tonight?
Every weekday in the Getting Up Guide, we'll offer our picks for the day's best happenings to help you answer that question before you've even finished your morning coffee. From concerts and plays with good seats still available to gallery openings, happy hours and restaurant deals, check back here each morning.
Monday's picks are after the jump.
Each year, Taffety Punk gives a group of actors a challenge: memorize your lines and then turn up the morning of the performance for a single day of full-cast rehearsal in which to learn the requisite blocking and stage direction. The result is what the company calls Bootleg Shakespeare. See what happens when 30 actors take a stab at staging Shakespeare's "The Two Noble Kinsmen" -- in the punk-rock style for which Taffety is known, no less. 7 p.m. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. www.taffetypunk.com. Free.
Chromeo (Update: Chromeo is now sold out)
When it comes to composing electro-boogie anthems specifically designed to move a crowd, few duos are more accomplished than Chromeo's P-Thugg and Dave 1. And while synth-dance peers like MGMT and Ratatat surely know how to make a crowd get all loosey-goosey, Chromeo's funk-laden aesthetic steers clear of the downtempo interludes that can turn an explosive dance party into a ponderous exercise in performance art; audience participation is all but mandatory. With Holy Ghost! and Telephoned. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.ticketfly.com. $25.
Summer's half-over and so is this year's edition of Screen on the Green. Thankfully, the folks at the Capital Weather Gang say today's supposed to be clear and a bit cooler than the weekend -- only 89 degrees! -- so it's a perfect opportunity to picnic on the National Mall. Catch Sidney Lumet's 1957 jurisprudential drama in which Henry Fonda is the only member of a murder trial's jury unwilling to look beyond his own reasonable doubt. 8:30 p.m. The National Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets. 877-262-5866. Free.
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| July 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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