Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys, a Canadian mockumentary series that spawned seven seasons and two movies, “The Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show” is ostensibly a court-ordered puppet show about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. Of course, Ricky (Robb Wells), Julian (John Paul Tremblay), and Bubbles (Mike Smith) are pretty much felonious, marijuana-growing boozers, so things are sure to take uproarious detours. Some background: Trailer Park Boys follows a group of ex-con mobile-home dwellers who scheme to get rich and stoned without arousing the suspicion of the park’s supervisor, Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth). Originally a 1998 short film starring Tremblay and Wells, it went on to become one of Canada’s highest-rated television shows and a huge hit online. Sure, it’s immature and obscene, but it’s funny as hell, and you can expect much the same tonight at the Lisner Auditorium—except with puppets. “The Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $32.50–$39.50 in advance. (202) 994-6800. (Christopher Heller)


Rob Brown and Todd Davis founded their design firm, Brown Davis Interiors, in 1994, and have since become locally notable for their work with the Clintons, assorted rich Washingtonians, and the British embassy. They're go-to designers for that white-couches-and-lots-of-granite look, which is kind of perfect for the monied yet conservative D.C. area. And they've designed quite a few interiors around here. If Brown and Davis' portfolio inspires you, stop by their talk tonight at the Corcoran (co-sponsored by the Washington Design Center). 7 p.m. at 500 17th St. $15 for nonmembers.

Speakeasy D.C. is back, and this month's edition is called "Hero's Journey: Stories About Tests and Quests." Tales of adversity overcome, trials passed, and Mexican platters crushed? It's (mostly) all fair game. The stories kick off at 8 p.m. at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW. $15 online or at the door.

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  • Mr. Lahey

    Those shit puppets wont make it 10 minutes on that stage.