8/28: “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Plus, a Chuck Brown Birthday Party and Beer at RFD

ERNEST WHO: Scena Theatre's production of the Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" bumps up the action from 1890 to 1920, and switches the genders of the characters. It's showing at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H St. N.E.). Does madness ensue? Is there scads of witty banter exchanged? Bet you can't guess. 8 p.m.; $25-$40.

PARTY DOWN: Celebrate at the Official Birthday Party (yes, all capital letters, so you know it's really true) for godfather of go go Chuck Brown. D Floyd, Ms. Kim, Lissen and Be'la Dona will take the stage at the 9:30 Club (815 V St. N.W.). 9 p.m.; $25.

POUR IT OUT: RFD (810 7th St. N.W.) is offering an all-cask access pass to their back room -- sample whatever you like. After 8 p.m., you can also order any cask-conditioned beer up front for $5, while they last. 7-9:30 p.m.; $40 for a pass.

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