Nervous but Excited to play the Squirrel
Michigan-based, queer folk duo Nervous but Excited play the Black Squirrel (2427 18th St., N.W.) on Monday at 8 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation.
The duo, comprised of Kate Peterson and Sarah Cleaver, has performed onstage with Ani Difranco, The Butchies, Melissa Ferrick and Girlyman.
This tour is in support of their latest project, a six song EP “Just the Two of Us (Our Duo Doing Duos),” a collection of covers of other famous duos such as the Indigo Girls and Tegan and Sara.
For more information, visit the duo’s website, nervousbutexcited.com.
Ba’Naka hosts pie contest
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) is having a pie eating contest hosted by Ba’Naka on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. The top three competitors will receive their choice of Nellie’s gear. First place will also receive $100 and second place will also receive a $50 bar tab. The contest costs $10 to enter plus a $1 beer donation.
‘Butterfly’ gets another local production
The Virginia Opera will have two performances of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” starring Sandra Lopez as Cio-Cio San and Brian Jagde as Lt. Pinkerton, tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax.
The opera is performed in Italian with English supertitles.
There will be a free pre-opera discussion before each performance by Glenn Winter, Virginia Opera’s community musical outreach director.
Palin spoof opens at Atlas
Gross National Product comedy group presents “State of DisUnion” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St., N.E.) on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. starting today through April 22.
Featuring a condensed version of their last show, “The Sound of Palin,” GNP’s new show features sketch comedy and improv mocking the members of Congress and other politicians.
Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for seniors and $25 for general admission and can be purchased online at atlasarts.org (listed as Gross National Product Returns).