Chuck Brown Viewing At Howard Theatre: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 29, 2012


2. The Dandy Warhols At 9:30
Hacks or originators, it doesn't matter. Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a well-tuned pop ear, an appreciation for David Bowie and, as viewers of "Dig!" know, not an idiot. His tunes hold up and while the new stuff isn't as ambitious as their monumental concept album "Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia," the new laid-back stuff sounds a little more stripped down, older, more mature. 7 p.m., all ages, $25

3. Colin L. Powell And Robert Siegel At Sixth And I
Any other day this week, this discussion would have been our No. 1 pick. 7 p.m., all ages, sold out

4. Walk The Labyrinth At National Cathedral
The last Tuesday of each month the National Cathedral allows the public to quietly walk through its labyrinth, attend a Centering Prayer gathering, receive laying on of hands for healing and listen to harp and Native American flute music. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover

5. "The Kid With A Bike" At West End Cinema
It's too hot to be outside. Go see the winner of this year's Grand Jury Prize of the Cannes Film Festival. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., all ages, $7 to $11


Wednesday, May 30
"Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" at Wooly Mammoth
The premise of this world premiere play is the reality of many evenings spent in friends basements as a teenager, remember that time on "The Simpsons..." In a world without electricity, a group of survivors share stories of not quite their own experiences, but instead memories of "The Simpsons."

Thursday, May 31
Jon Langford at Iota
The Mekon, Waco Brother and more, Langford has been fine tuning his style of punk folk with a Scottish tinge for over 30 years.

Friday, June 1
Natasha Leggero at Arlington Drafthouse
Leggero is funnier than her visibility. She's cunning, quick and cruel, in a good way. For fans of Sarah Silverman and the idea of Chelsea Handler.

Saturday, June 2
Curren$y at Howard Theatre
One of the highlights at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival, the New Orleans-based Curren$y just realsed his fifth and sixth albums. This tour date celebrates those releases.

Sunday, June 3
"Faust" at National Gallery of Art
This updated Czech version of the story is parts puppetry, play, ballet, opera and theater.