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ToDo ToDay: Teatime Jamboree! Pig Destroyer Beer! Questlove!

Nothing screams spring like a country hoedown, and that’s exactly what the gang from D.C. podcast and live talk show You, Me, Them, Everybody has planned for its takeover of the Mansion at Strathmore. In addition to comedy, the group is also planning an Easter egg hunt, a series of craft activities led by Morgan Hungerford West (the founder of Pandahead magazine), and music of the old-time country variety, plus tunes from local square-dance revival group D.C. Squares and upbeat classical tunes from DJ and cellist Daniel Frankhuizen (shown). It’s your chance to turn Good Friday into Great Friday. Seize it. Read more >>> The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10–$12. (301) 581-5109. (Caroline Jones)


I'm normally not a fan of those processed sugar fluffs known as Peeps, but I'm inclined to make an exception for the "drunken" variety at Cork Market & Tasting Room. Chef Kristin Hutter is baking chicks and bunnies in flavors like St. Germaine and port. They're available at Cork Market today through Easter, and if they're popular enough, possibly longer. Cork Market, 1805 14th St. NW. (202) 265-2674. (Jessica Sidman)


Tonight: Richmond-based grindcore band Pig Destroyer has collaborated with 3 Floyds, an Indiana brewery, to create a new brew called "Permament Funeral." The band celebrates the launch by playing the Black Cat with Darkest Hour, Old Lines, and LTW. More details are available on Facebook. 9 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

Tonight: Emerging performance troupe Idly Bent Theatre Company debut its production of Art House, a dark play about the nature of art by Australian scribe Rachael Coopes. 7:30 p.m. at Caos on F, 923 F St. NW. $10–$12.

Tonight: Local art-rock band Young Rapids kicks off its tour with a massive show at The Dunes, featuring performances by Adios Ghost and Ryan Hunter Mitchell of Shark Week. Artists Adrian Parsons, Matt Hollins, and Aydid Hamami also display their works. Find more information on Facebook. 7 p.m. at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Place NW. $5–$10 suggested donation.

Saturday: Despite producing tracks for other artists and playing nightly on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ?uestlove still finds time to just DJ and show fans the breadth of his musical knowledge.Whether this show will include special guests that will share the stage and send the crowd into hysterics remains to be seen, but ?uestlove will probably toss in enough surprises to make this dance party a memorable one. Read more >>> 11 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $17.50-$22.50. (Caroline Jones)

Saturday: Northern Virginia thrash rockers Passing Phases performs an intimate in-store show at Joe's Record Paradise in Silver Spring. Other bands playing include Spelling Bee, Anchor 3, and Post Nasal Drip. Read our recent One Track Mind column for Passing Phases' "Never Give In" here3 p.m. at Joe's Record Paradise, 8216 Georgia Ave. NW. Free; donations suggested.

Saturday: A few tickets remain for comedian Aziz Ansari's late show at DAR. Grab them while you can, then settle in for an evening of laughs about snacks, clothes, and growing up. 10 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $33–$43.

Sunday: When the New York City Ballet pulls up to the Kennedy Center this week, they’ll be hauling more than five decades of ballet nostalgia with them. If Swan Lake’s dancing waterfowl don’t hold your interest, consider the more modern Allegro Brillante, which choreographer George Balanchine said contains “everything I know about classical ballet in 13 minutes.” Read more>>> Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $25–$95. (Zosia Dunn)

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