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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Things to do April 12-26: Meshell Ndegeocello at The Howard Theatre

Thursday, April 12

“Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer,” Moments captured by sports photographer Neil Leifer, including Muhammad Ali’s victory over Sonny Liston, will be on display through August 12, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $21.95; seniors, $17.95, youth, $12.95. 888-639-7386, www.newseum.org.

Girls’ Pajama Jam, For girls ages 11-16, self-esteem workshops, team building and rap sessions, fashion show, beauty tips, a photo shoot, karaoke and more. 7 a.m., Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. $15; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $17. Registration required. 301-736-5355.

U.S. Army Blues Big Band, Part of Howard University’s Jazz Week. 12:40 p.m., Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, 2455 Sixth St. NW. Free. 202-806-7082.

Nationals Opening Day, The playoffs are the goal for the retooled Nats this year, and that quest begins with the first homestand of the season, Thursday-April 15 vs. Cincinnati, April 16-19 vs. Houston and April 20-22 vs. Miami. 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. Tickets to opening day are almost sold out, but prices for the rest of the homestand are $10-$325. 202-675-6287.

Donna Britt, The freelance writer, a former syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, discusses and signs “Brothers (and Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving.” 6 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. Free. 301-779-2787.

Victims’ Rights Awards, A fundraising event to honor victims who have been serviced, partners and volunteers. Sponsored by the Community Advocates for Family and Youth. 7-10 p.m., Glenn Dale Golf Club, 11501 Old Prospect Hill Rd., Glenn Dale. $35, reservations required. 301-390-4092 or www.cafy2012awards.eventbrite.com.

“1776,” The birth of America — from Philadelphia’s Second Continental Congress to the Declaration of Independence — is explored in this musical. 7:30 p.m. through May 19, Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $25-$60. 202-347-4833 or www.fordstheatre.org.

The Washington Ballet: “Alice (in Wonderland),” The company has created an original production, featuring choreography by artistic director Septime Webre, music composed by Matthew Pierce and imaginative costumes by Cirque du Soleil designer Liz Vandal. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $50-$155. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.

“Arias With a Twist,” Cabaret performer Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist team up to tell the story of a drag queen in the Garden of Eden. Through May 6, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $35-$72.50. 202-393-3939.

“God of Carnage,” After their sons get into a fight, two sets of parents confront each other and quickly begin acting like children themselves. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $55-$79. 703-820-9771.

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play explores strained relationships between the Tyrone family as they boil over after a night of drinking. 8 p.m. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $55-$70. 202-488-3300.

“Sucker Punch,” Two black teens in 1980s London face off in the boxing ring. 8 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $35-$69. 202-332-3300.

Viver Brasil: Feet on the Ground, The company brings Carnaval and other Brazilian customs to life with a performance rooted in the traditional dance forms of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $22-$55. 301-581-5100.

Friday, April 13

Spy at Night, Live a spy’s life at a special after-hours event with spy games, trivia and special tradecraft demonstrations including a ninja performance. 6-11 p.m., International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. $19.95, seniors, military, law enforcement $14.95, ages 7 to 17 $13.95, younger free. 202-393-7798.

“Tango Practica,” for tango dancers of all ages and experience levels. 7-9:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.

“Crown of Shadows: the Wake of Odysseus,” “The Odyssey” is told through the perspective of Odysseus’s wife Penelope and their son Telemachus. 8 p.m. through May 6. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $26-$61. 240-644-1100.

“NSO Pops: Sweet Honey In The Rock,” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $20-$80. 800-444-1324.

Occupy GALA, responding to modern politics and society through song, dance and spoken word, this events features puppetry, percussion and live music on the sidewalk at the entrance, and performers will be positioned from the sidewalk to the parking deck and everywhere in between for two nights of reggae, hip-hop, poetry, visual art and more. Tickets cam be purchased online. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $15 general admission. 202-234-7174.

Positions 1956, Urban Arias presents a world-premiere opera by Conrad Cummings and Michael Korie, based on self-help manuals from the 1950s. 8 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets, 888-841-2787; information, 703-875-1100.

Shared Dance Showcase, Deep Vision Dance Company and withhart.dance.projects highlight the complexity of human nature in this multi-media and multi-textual performance. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $20; students and seniors, $15; youth, $10. 301-699-1819.

Wanda Sykes, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $95-$125. 202-588-5595.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band, 11:30 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 202-588-5595.

Saturday, April 14

Sugarloaf Spring Crafts Festival, the three-day show features pottery, sculpture, glass, furniture and home decor, leather, fiber, and textiles, fine art and photography, jewelry and fiber arts. Craft demonstrations, live music and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. At the door, $9; Online, $7; Children age 11 and younger, free. 800-210-9900 or www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

Autism Awareness Conference, featuring workshops on child-parent communication, available community resources, and training for law enforcement officials on how to recognize people with autism. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Seat Pleasant Elementary, 6411 G St., Seat Pleasant. Free, registration required. Vinnie Mascarenhas at 443-942-3234 or vinnie.mascarenhas@seatpleasantmd.gov.

Early Childhood Seminar, for directors, teachers, caregivers and parents of infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children. Includes training, breakfast, lunch, keynote addresses, vendors, door prizes and more. Presented by the Prince George’s County Early Childhood Interagency, Inc. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro. $90, registration required. 301-431-6220, www.pginteragency.org or car3.cunningham@pgcps.org.

Asphalt Angels Car Show, view and array of specialty, classic and designer cars. 9 a.m.-noon, Glory Days, parking lot, 15505 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Spectators free. Participant registration, $15. Buddy Burness, show chairman, at 443-812-3184 or www.asphaltangelsofmd.org.

Children’s Consignment Sale, shop spring and summer clothing, shoes, toys, books and baby equipment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Christ Church Parish, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. Admission, free. 301-292-5633 or kmc00@hotmail.com.

Family Yoga Workshop, improve your body and mind with a fun approach to breathing movement. Bring a mat and dress comfortably. For adults and kids ages 5-11. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and Saturdays, through April 28, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. $10 per parent/child team. Registration required. 301-927-3013 or info@cpae.org.

Sustainable Gardening Class, for age 18 and older, focusing on organic, chemical-free gardening practices. 10-11:30 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $5; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $6. Reservations required. 301-218-6702.

Film: “Personal Connections to Public Stories: From Idea to Projection,” 10:30 a.m., Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW. Free. 202-789-2227 or www.filmfestdc.org.

“ArtsNOW: A Community Moment with CHAW,” an open house featuring free classes and demonstrations in ceramics, visual arts, Zumba, performances by CHAW’s private music instructors, Suzuki violinists, ballet students, theater groups, a gallery scavenger hunt by the Capitol Hill Art League and more. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.

“Sleeping Beauty,” for age 6 and older, the classic tale with rhymed verse by David Gonzalez with live music and image projections creating a magical multimedia world where a beautiful and funky princess is awakened by a true love’s kiss. 11 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m., Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $18. 202-467-4600.

University Park Computer Classes, learn basic skills. Sponsored by On Our Own of Prince George’s County. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. Free, registration requested. Frances Kemper, administrative assistant, 301-699-8939.

Macbeth, presented by the Shakespeare Factory Players. 1 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Donations welcome. Reservations required. 301-927-3013 or info@cpae.org.

“Stayin Alive” Old School Party, pull out those old bell bottoms, tie-dyed shirts, go-go boots, and headbands and get down as the Due Process band plays hits of the 70’s and 80’s. Includes dinner and dessert buffet. Proceeds will benefit Children at Mooseheart and the Seniors at Moosehaven. Dinner, 6-7:30 p.m. Music, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., College Park Moose Lodge, 3700 Metzerott Rd., College Park. At door, $18; advance purchase, $15. 301-935-5525.

“Working - A Musical,” presented by the Keegan Theatre, explores what it means to be a worker. 8 p.m. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $40, $35 seniors and students. 703-892-0202.

Terence Blanchard, trumpeter, 8 p.m., Sixth and I Sts., Sixth and I Streets NW. $30. 202-785-9727 or www.wpas.org.

Yasiin Bay (formerly Mos Def), Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron. 11:30 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $45. 202-588-5595.

Sunday, April 15

Vienna Breakfast Buffet, omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon and more. 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. $8; children, $3. 703-938-6580.

The Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and April 22, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 202-588-5595.

A Sunday Kind of Love, The monthly poetry series features readings by Joseph Ross, celebrating the launch of his new collection of verse, “Meeting Bone Man,” and Randall Horton in an event hosted by Sarah Browning; Katy Richey. 5 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Admission, $5. 202-387-7638.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, the Chicago slide guitar master performs live with his house-rocking blues band. 5 p.m., American Legion Post 268, 11225 Fern St., Wheaton. Members: $10 advance, $15 at door. Nonmembers: $12 advance, $17 at door. 301-322-4808 or www.dcblues.org.

Poetry & Prose, Live readings will celebrate the memory of those who championed freedom and equality. 7-9 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. 202-387-7638.

The Roots, 11 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Monday, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $55 in advance. 202-588-5595.

Monday, April 16

Joshua’s Helping Heart Softball Tournament, register your team by today for the fundraising tournament to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center. Food and beer available for purchase. Must bring own balls. Event scheduled for April 21 and 22, NASA/Goddard Fields, 9472 Beaver Dam Rd., Greenbelt. $275, registration required by April 16. Nicole at 240-417-5168 or Tommy at 240-320-6073, https://www.facebook.com/people/Joshuas-Helping-Heart/100000281836059 or JHTT@comcast.net.

Yamakiya Student Taiko Club, a performance that honors the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Alec Baldwin Lecture, the actor delivers the l25th Annual Nancy Hank’s Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, a talk previously delivered by the likes of Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford and Wynton Marsalis. Ben Folds is slated to perform during the lecture as well. 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Free tickets required. Advance tickets are currently unavailable, but a limited number of standby tickets will be available at the door. 202-467-4600 or www.artsusa.org.

Go Go: Lissen Band, 8 p.m. Mondays and April 23, Takoma Station, 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.

Tuesday, April 17

Stroke Symposium, for survivors, health care providers and caregivers. Enjoy breakfast and lunch while experts discuss a variety of stroke-related topics including medication management, healthy nutrition, rehab and depression. Sponsored by Doctors Community Hospital. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $25; students, $50, professionals, $100. Registration required. Anna Godfrey at 301-552-8072, www.dchweb.org or stroke.symposium@dchweb.org.

Living with Arthritis, a discussion about resources and services available to help cope with the disease. Noon-1 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Bladen hall room 132, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Blossoms and Baseball, Watch the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros on National Cherry Blossom Festival Night. Get discounted tickets by going to the website; $2 from each ticket benefits the Festival. 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287 or www.nationals.com/cherryblossom.

Tuesday Night Open Mike Poetry at Busboys and Poets, This proving ground is so popular that tickets go on sale in the bookstore at 10 a.m. The audience is treated to fiery slam poetry, heartfelt spoken word, even rap and live music. To participate: Purchase a wristband on the day of the event. 9 p.m. April 17 and April 24, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Wednesday, April 18

Mickael Broth, The graffiti writer, who served a 10-month jail sentence for tags he left around the region, creates original works during a residency. Wednesdays-April 26, Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100.

Technology Assistance Program, for age 60 and older, get help using/programming your cell phone, iPad or tablet, camera or other gadgets. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Wednesdays, through April 25, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $10; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $12. 301-449-0490.

Rakugo, A performance of the Japanese form of comedic storytelling, made possible in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

U.S. Naval Academy Band’s Brass Quintet, a performance by a group that is dedicated to promoting traditional and contemporary brass quintet music. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

“The Interrupters” Movie Premier, the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Harlem Remembrance Foundation, Inc. and the Harlem Renaissance Festival. 6:30 p.m., Beltway Plaza, Academy 8 Theater, 6000 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. Free, first come until theater is full. 301-345-1500 or http://kartemquin.com/films/the-interrupters.

Wine Dinner, Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits hosts a four-course dinner featuring Benziger Family Winery. 7 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $95, including tax, gratuity and parking. 202-966-0445 or www.calvertwoodley.com.

“The Whipping Man,” Set in Richmond in 1865, two freed slaves and the son of their former master celebrate a Passover Seder. 7:30 p.m. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $30-$60, $41-$56 seniors, $15-$25 age 35 and younger. 800-494-8497.

Thursday, April 19

Lanham Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost loved ones. 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, Doctors Community Hospital, First floor conference room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. Cathy Cooper at 301-883-0866.

Stress Management for Seniors, a lecture on the damaging affects stress can have on the body. For age 50 and older. 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-206-3355.

Bum Rush the Boards Festival, party with a purpose and help raise money to benefit youth who participate in the Bum Rush the Boards chess tournament. Live deejays will spin classic Wu-Tang and more; and happy hour special. Happy Hour, 6-8 p.m.; Nighclub, 8 p.m.-midnight, LIV Nighclub, 2001 11th St. NW.$10; wear Beats by Dre headphones for discount admission of $7. or www.wblinc.org/bumrush.

Catholic High School Fair, for 7th and 8th grade students and their families, learn about high schools in the archdiocese through exhibits, admission directors and current students. 6-8 p.m., Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. Free, registration required. Wendi Williams at, http://site.adw.org/school-profiles-and-links or wwilliams@adw.org.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.

Alice Smith, An under-the-radar soul singer with an overwhelmingly captivating voice. 7 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 202-588-5595.

William Bolcom & Joan Morris, The two composers perform music from the ragtime era to the end of the 20th century. 7:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

Puro Tango, Singer Nelson Pino and other internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and actors from Argentina and Uruguay perform tango music, song and dance. 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 29, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174.

Friday, April 20

National Aquarium Tots & Tales, Children are introduced to the cherry blossom celebration and tradition with story time, science experiments, crafts and a tour of the aquarium. 10 a.m. National Aquarium, Washington, Department of Commerce Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-482-2825.

Largo Jazz Improv, explore the world of jazz improvisation with music instructors Ned Judy and Bobby Muncy. 1 p.m. April 20, Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro hall, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Clash of the Kings Concert, part of the Bum Rush the Boards Festival. Solo artists, groups and collectives from the East Coast and Midwest who share a love of chess, hip hop and excellence get together to battle. 7-11 p.m. April 20, St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. $10. 202-232-0900 or www.wblinc.org/bumrush.

Nationals, vs. the Miami Marlins. 7:05 p.m., 1:05 p.m. Saturday, and 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287.

Lou Neeley, entertainer/guitarist/singer, will performs country, blues, pop and jazz music. Food available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. 703-938-9535.

Bad Brains, GZA, 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $27 in advance, $30 at the door. 202-588-5595.

Daryl Hall with Sharon Jones and Allen Stone, 8 p.m. April 20, Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $55-$125. 202-783-4000.

"Steppin' Out of the Negro Caravan,"with Avery Brooks, Debbie Allen and Lynda Gravatt, 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Ira Aldridge Theatre. For more information call 202-806-7700. 

Saturday, April 21

Bum Rush the Boards Chess Tournament, Words Beats & Life presents its seventh annual one-day hip-hop chess tournament. Related events at various DC locations Thursday-Sunday include concerts and a happy hour. See website for full schedule. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, Columbia Heights Youth Club, 1480 Girard St. NW. $10, registration deadline is Thursday. or www.wblinc.org/bumrush.

National Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show, vendors from across the country showcase their historical artifacts and documents, books, stamps, paintings, prints, textiles, autographs, toys, dolls and more. Get an autograph from Negro League Baseball Players or Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee and Leroy “Boots” Battle. Onsite verbal appraisals for a fee. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Admission, $7; Appraisals, $5 per item. 301-649-1915, www.johnsonshows.com or Ljohnsonshows@aol.com.

Hyattsville HIV Testing, No needles; results in 20 minutes. 1-3 p.m. third Saturday of every month, First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-927-6133.

Spring Fling Bazaar, enjoy a glass of wine, eat and shop at more than 25 vendors to support your local Veterans. 1-4 p.m. April 21, American Legion, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Admission, free. 703-273-2250.

The National Mall: A Reflection of American society, a National Park Service ranger I the development of the mall as it evolved to meet the needs of American Society. 2-3:30 p.m. April 21, Washington Monument, Lodge, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call Robert Steele, 202-438-9574.

King Peggy and Eleanor Herman, Peggielene Bartels, the American secretary who became king of the Ghanian village of Otuam in 2008, becoming King Peggy, is joined by freelance writer and author Herman for a discussion of their new collaboration, “King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village,” in the Knight TV Studio, Level 3. A book signing follows. 2:30 p.m. April 21, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free with museum admission. 888-639-7386 or www.newseum.org.

Rachelle Ferrell, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $49.50. 410-268-4545.

Dionne Warwick, 9 p.m. April 21, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35-$85. 301-581-5100.

Sunday, April 22

Rachelle Ferrell, April 22, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $59.50. 703-549-7500.

B-Boy vs. B-Girl Battle, part of the Bum Rush the Boards Festival. Bring your hottest rhymes and compete for top prize of $3500. 4-10 p.m. April 22, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Admission, free. 202-399-7993 or www.wblinc.org/bumrush.

Bowie State University Jazz Band Concert, the 20-musician group performs a program of diverse styles and improvisation. 6 p.m. April 22, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

The Taj Mahal Trio, 8 p.m. April 22, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $49.50 in advance, $55 at the door. 202-588-5595.

Monday, April 23

Khris Royal & Dark Matter Concert, the progressive funk group performs a combination of high-energy New Orleans funk with intricate and sophisticated jazz. 6 p.m. April 23, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $59.50. 703-549-7500.

Tuesday, April 24

Towson U. Dance Concert, the Towson University Department of Dance performs a mixed repertoire. 6 p.m. April 24, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

The Business of Art Workshops, for visual artists, learn the skills to survive off your works, including tips on marketing, copyright, issues, pricing, and improving portfolio presentations. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through April 25, Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free, registration required. 301-277-2863; TTY 301-446-6802.

Theater: Creed, 8 p.m. April 24, Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $45-$75. 202-783-4000.

Wednesday, April 25

Meshell Ndegeocello, 8 p.m. April 25, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 202-588-5595.

Thursday, April 26

Cinderella Cares Comedy for Cure Gala Event, 8 p.m. April 26, Riot Act Comedy Theater, 801 E St. NW. $25. 202-697-4900.

Wizards, vs. Miami. 8 p.m. April 26, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$2,500. 202-628-3200 or www.nba.com/wizards/.

Friday, April 27

Singer/songwriter Tamara Wellons performs , Songs for Janie, her concept album based on Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” 8 p.m., April 27-28, Joe’s Movement Emporium community performing arts center, Mt. Rainier, MD. 301-699-1819.

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