Shows To Get Pumped For This Week
clarissa | Jan 3, 2017 | 11:00AM |



Joy of Motion Dance Center @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

RiYL: Zumba

Joy of Motion Dance Company

Zachary Ryan Parkman, Anthony Sepulveda, Jeffree Allen, Laurel Halsey @ Black Squirrel

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Friday 02/17
Paul Rodriguez LIVE from Original Latin Kings of Comedy @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
$25 / $25
Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community and the world of comedy throughout his career. Rodriguez's film credits include "Without Men" with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater; "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore;" "The Deported," "I’m Not Like That No More"with comedian Felipe Esparza (2010 "Last Comic Standing" winner), Disney’s blockbuster hit "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," "The World’s Fastest Indian," "A Cinderella Story," "How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass," "Ali," "Tortilla Soup," "Crocodile Dundee in LA," "Rat Race," "Bloodwork," "Chasing Papi"and "D.C. Cab," among others. The multifaceted entertainer recently wrote and performed his first-ever one-man show "Just for the Record," which is now available on DVD. In this tell-all theatrical piece, Rodriguez takes audiences on a journey through his remarkable life, including his childhood in Mexico, to his family's move to Compton, California (where he grew up), his illustrious career and the significant relationships and moments that helped shape his life along the way. Rodriguez has hosted several hit series, including the entertainment talk show "El Show de Paul Rodriguez," an entertainment talk show for Univision which reached over 50 markets throughout the United States and an international audience in over 17 countries in Central and South America. His additional hosting credits include the The NCLR ALMA Awards, The Tejano Music Awards, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival and his own television specials "Back to School" and "Behind Bars." He recently hosted "Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez” on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. As an accomplished writer, director and producer for television, motion pictures and feature shows, Rodriguez has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy," which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia; the feature film "A Million to Juan,"which he also wrote, directed and starred in; six comedy specials for HBO including "Loco Slam, " "Live in San Quentin" and "Idiots and Armadillos." As executive producer, he recently struck comedy again with his Comedy Central stand-up concert DVD, “Comedy Rehab.” In addition to his many hit comedy specials in English, Rodriguez has the distinguished credit of performing the first-ever one-hour standup comedy special in Spanish, "Dime Con Quien Andas,"for Telemundo. Among his many credits, Rodriguez has also made guest appearances on several Late Night shows including "The Wanda Sykes Show,""The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Last Call with Carson Daly,"and "Politically Incorrect." Additionally, he has guest starred in several television series including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "Shaken Not Stirred," DIRECTV’s"S upreme Court of Comedy,"Showtime's original series "Resurrection Boulevard"and"American Family." He has also lent his voice to popular animated series including "King of the Hill,""Dora the Explorer" and "The Proud Family." Rodriguez’s first big break came while doing comedy warm-ups for Norman Lear's show "Gloria."Lear ultimately wrote and developed a weekly series for Rodriguez entitled "a.k.a. Pablo," which is enshrined at the Smithsonian and holds the distinct honor for being the first television show about a Mexican American family on mainstream American television.
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RiYL: Matt Tarka, Connor Orr

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Judy Chops @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Dan Barry @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: Zachary Ryan Parkman


Dude Ranch & the Girl at the Rock Show @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Blink-182

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

RiYL: Bahamian sea chants, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes

Jayme Stone

Rat Pack, Blue Smiley, Brandon Can’t Dance, Go Cozy @ The Playroom

RiYL: Witch Coast, Baby Bry Bry

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Alejandro Escovedo @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Chuck Prophet, Jon Dee Graham

Alejandro Escovedo

August Burns Red @ Fillmore Silver Spring 

RiYL: Messengers

Curse Words, Cutting Teeth, Treble Lifter @ Slash Run

RiYL: Post Punx

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Eric Sommer, Futura Yellow @ IOTA Club & Café

RiYL: Star FK Radium

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Twisted Pine @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: Peter Rowan, Gibson Brothers

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Jim Gaffigan @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor

RiYL: Louis C.K, Brian Regan, Bentzen Ball

Lettuce, Tauk @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Soulive, Nigel Hall


Popa Chubby @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Mike Zito, Dana Fuchs


The Split Seconds, Dot Dash, Canker Blossom @ DC9

RiYL: Boardroom Heroes


How To Dress Well, Cinema Hearts, DJ Lisa Frank, Chain & the Gang @ Hirshhorn Museum

RiYL: Brightest Young Things After Hours parties

The Pinkerton Raid, Bearcat Wildcat, Calamity Row @ DC9

RiYL: Ra Ra Riot, The National

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: Will Eastman, Ozker

Title Fight, Give, Westpoint @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: The Hotelier


Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung @ Wolf Trap The Barns

RiYL: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

Justin Townes Earle, Dawn Landes @ Birchmere

RiYL: Jason Isbell, Steve Earle

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T-Rextasy, Free Cake for Every Creature, Julian @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: supporting Comet Ping Pong

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Urchin, Misled Youth, Sedative, Bacchae @ Chill Factory

RiYL: Standing Rock Benefit

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