17 Things to Do in November
Enjoy some bluegrass, ward off post-turkey malaise and catch 'one singular sensation.'
Lush Money Launch Party
When: Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Where: One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington
Journalist Colleen McCain Nelson interviews romance author Angelina M. Lopez on her forthcoming novel, Lush Money, about a marriage arrangement between a poverty-stricken prince and a self-made billionaire. Complimentary tapas and wine tasting. Free.
The Jungle Book
When: Nov. 8-24
Where: Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church
Songwriting team Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith return to Creative Cauldron with an adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, geared for all ages. $14-$20.
The Silkroad Ensemble
When: Nov. 15-16
Where: The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna
Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad Ensemble is a performance collective that develops new instrumental music incorporating sounds from locales throughout the world. In 2017, the group contributed music to Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War documentary. $62-$77.
Bowen McCauley Dance Place Performance
When: Nov. 16, 6 p.m.; Nov. 17, 4 p.m.
Where: Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance Company opens its 24th season with a showcase at its original venue, Dance Place. On the bill: a world premiere from resident choreographer Ilana Goldman and a new piece by founder and artistic director Lucy Bowen McCauley. $15-$25.
Columbia Pike Artist Studios 30th Anniversary
When: Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m.; Nov. 17, 2-5 p.m.
Where: 932 S. Walter Reed Drive, Second Floor, Arlington
More than two dozen local artists will throw the doors open on their studios at this artist cooperative, founded in 1989. Chat with painters, photographers and sculptors about their work; buy a piece or two; and enjoy some refreshments. Free.