November 8, 2012 at 9:05 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
D.C. arts briefs: events through Nov. 15
Stephanie Mills, Never Knew Love Like This Before, gay news, Washington Blade

Stephanie Mills is known for hits like ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before.’ (Photo courtesy the Birchmere)

Diva Mills to play the Birchmere

Stephanie Mills comes to the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Mills is an R&B and soul singer and a former Broadway performer. She began performing at age 9 and won Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. In the 1970s, she performed in the “The Wiz.”

Tickets are $69.50. For more information, visit

Strathmore welcomes Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John, gay news, Washington Blade

Olivia Newton-John (Photo courtesy the artist)

The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda) presents Olivia Newton-John on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

Newton-John is best known for her roles in “Grease” and “Xanadu.” She is also a four-time Grammy winner. In her most recent tour she is revisiting some her classics such as “Physical” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You” along with some of her more recent pieces.

Tickets range from $48-$78. For more information, visit

Indie legend DiFranco at the 9:30 Club

Bi indie rocker Ani DiFranco plays the 9:30 Club (815 V St., NW) Saturday night at 8 p.m.

DiFranco has been in the business 20 years and released 20 albums. In 1989 she began her own record company “Righteous Records.” Her most recent project, “Which Side Are You On?” was released in January.

Tickets are $40. For more information, visit

Story of sisters at Woolly

Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D St., NW) presents “You for Me for You” Saturday 8 p.m.

The story focuses on two sisters in North Korea who are facing starvation under a corrupt regime. They make plans with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When of the sisters is too ill to leave, the other sister promises to cross time and space to save her. The play embodies the American idea of North Korea and the immigrant experience.

Tickets are $20-$67. For more information, visit


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