Up for something interesting, stimulating or just plain fun, with a women-over-40 twist? Here, our slightly idiosyncratic picks for the coming weekend, gathered from around the country.


Alice Neel, Hartley, 1966

The Runaways. The under-30 crowd will turn out for Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, but for the rest of us, the original, all-female band—and its breakout star Joan Jett, proto-punk and full of attitude—still rock. The debut movie by music-video director Floria Sigismondi, who was a teenager herself when The Runaways broke up in 1979.


Alice Neel: Painted Truths. By the time she reached her 70s, fame finally found Alice Neel—and rightfully so. A tender but unflinching portraitist, Neel had a striking way with color and an unerring sense of who to paint,  Andy Warhol and writer Frank O’Hara included. Through June 13 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Happily Ever After. Last chance to catch Mary Martello’s witty, wisecracking one-woman show about the unexpected joys of menopause as experienced by Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and their fairytale pals. Read WVFC’s review of the show and interview with Martello. Through March 28 at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street.

Washington, DC

Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction. Sensual as they are, just forgetabout those flowers for the moment: The news here is that O’Keeffe was an accomplished and innovative abstract artist. More than 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors bring this relatively unknown aspect of her work into brilliant focus. Through May 9 at The Phillips Collection.

New York City
Come Fly Away. Modern dance meets Ol’ Blue Eyes in Twyla Tharp’s latest Broadway production, set to the songs of Frank Sinatra. Opens tonight at the Marquis Theater.

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