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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer is currently touring the country on his "Search for Everything" World Tour, which is the first solo trek for Mayer since 2014. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of a full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. (Michael Wright/WENN.com)

Out and About: 7 events sure to start your April on a high note

Monday, April 3

Opening Day: It's the day D.C. has been waiting for all winter long -- Opening Day at Nats Park! If you're ready to root, root root for the home team for the next 81 games, make sure you know where to grab some grub before the game! Nats Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, 1 p.m., sold out

Open Mic Night: Come on out for a Busboys and Poetry event, hosted by Charity Joyce Blackwell and featuring comedian Anthony Oaks! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies and musicians, turning B&P into a space not just for entertainment, but education, community and artistic development in a warm atmosphere with great food. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St NE, 9 p.m., $5

Tuesday, April 4

Broadway comes to DC: Chicago, the critically acclaimed theatrical phenomenon, now has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle of everything that makes Broadway great. Foxy Roxie Hart (portrayed by Grammy® winner Brandy Norwood) and Velma Kelly bring down the house in this six-time Tony winner! The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, 7:30 p.m., $49-$159

Equal Pay Day: In honor of Equal Pay Day, Hundreds of local businesses are offering 20 percent discounts -- because on average, women are paid 20 percent less than men -- on everyday purchases to highlight the negative impact of 20% less. According to LeanIn.org's website, 17 DMV businesses are participating: Baked By Yael, Baked & Wired, The Bar Method- Bethesda, The Black Squirrel, Centrolina, Dacha Beer Garden, DCanter Wine Boutique, Icy & Coney, Nido, Pure Barre (Bethesda, Arlington, and Alexandria), Rent the Runway, Summit to Soul, Teaism, Three Little Birds Sewing Co., Urban Stems, Wisdom and Yoga NoMa. Get more information here.

Wednesday, April 5

Next Wave Comedy Show: In 2017, the DC Improv is celebrating its 25th anniversary by remembering the past, and looking to the future, with The Next Wave series features rising stars, recommended by DC Improv headliners. These are performers that comedy fans will be talking about for years to come! Martin Moreno and Alfred Robles have made laid-back comedy into an art form. Their good-natured teasing and riffing have wowed audiences coast to coast, both on stand-up stages and on the “Fluffy Breaks Even” TV show. They come recommended by Fluffy himself, their longtime touring partner, Gabriel Iglesias. The DC Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave NW, 7:30 p.m., $17

Thursday, April 6

John Mayer Concert: Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer is currently touring the country on his "Search for Everything" World Tour, which is the first solo trek for Mayer since 2014. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of a full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, 7 p.m., tickets start at $55

Best of DC: Celebrate Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. issue and this year's winners at the fifth annual Best of D.C. Celebration. This not-to-be-missed event features more than 50 of the region's top restaurants, mixologists, breweries, and performers all in one great night. Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., 801 K St NW, 6 p.m., $70-$110

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