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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Things to do: April 25-May 1

Thursday, April 25

“Gordon Parks,” A selection of photographs from one of the seminal figures in 20th century American photography. Through May 11, Adamson, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-232-0707. www.adamsongallery.com.

Parents Summit, The DC Children’s Trust Fund host a family day of and strengthening activities and talks focusing on “Changing the Culture of Violence Against Children.” U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will deliver the keynote address, followed by panel discussion and breakout sessions to discuss and develop solutions. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. 202-299-0900. 202-362-7100. www.dcctfparentsummit.eventbrite.com. Free, registration required.

Heritage Film Festival, Film screenings, a special presentation on media and activism and a student film program. 6 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. heritagefilmvideo@yahoo.com. www.heritagefilmvideo.wix.com/hf#. Admission, free.

“DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story,” The musical tracks rise, successful career and tragic death of the baseball great. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through May 25, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $20-$42.

Gladys Knight, The eight-time Grammy winning soul singer performs her greatest hits and new material, after a recent appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. www.strathmore.org. $58-$128.

Sarah Silverman, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $39.50-$59.50.

Friday, April 26

Daryl Davis, The jazz pianist performs a full boogie woogie concert, blending pop, rock and big band swing. 11 a.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.

“Big River,” Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” comes to life when Huck helps his slave friend escape to freedom. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. through May 4, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org.$20, seniors, students and military $17.

“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” Spike Lee directs a profile of the former boxer. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $35-$300.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The modern-dance company presents a special performance to commemorate their 10th anniversary in residence at Publick Playhouse. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $25, $20 DancePass holders, seniors, students, groups of 15 or more.

David Grisman & John Sebastian, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $40 In Advance / $45 Day of Show.

Dick Morgan Quartet, The jazz singer performs with guitarist Steve Abshire, drummer Bertell Knox, and bass player Dave Jerigan. 8 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. www.dickmorganjazz.com. $25, seniors $22.50.

Latin Music Festival, Performances by the Ritmo Cache, the College of Southern Maryland Latin Ensemble, and Virginia-based salsa group Ban Caribe. Other activities include workshop and food buffet. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. In advance $5, day of concert $7.

Saturday, April 27

“Magic Toyshop,” A toyshop comes to life in this show presented by Bob Brown Puppets as part of the Tiny Tots at 10 series. 10 a.m., Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. www.thepuppetco.org.

“Maryland Day!,” The 15th annual event invites the public to explore the campus with tours, exhibits, demonstrations, health checks and fun for all ages. This year’s events include the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, Hip-Hop orchestra and Maryland Drum Line performances, and Maryland Equestrian Club horse show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Maryland, Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane, College Park. www.marylandday.umd.edu. Free.

“Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts,” The outdoor family event features live music, vendors of fragrant herbs, fine arts, jewelry and other handmade items, cooking and gardening workshop, colonial games, art projects, live animals and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. Free.

Caribbean World Music Festival, Reggae music star Elephant Man headlines this year’s live music concert. The family-friendly festival will include food, crafts and more. Noon-6 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0853. www.pgcc.edu. Free.

Bowie State Gospel Choir, The choir will celebrate the release of their album, “album name” with a live performance. 6-8 p.m., Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3757. lwrenn@bowiestate.ed. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.

CityDance presents Asanga Domask, Domask presents “Nruthya Manjarie,” a production that celebrates Sri Lankan heritage. The show will feature solos by Domask as well as performances by CityDance students in the Sri Lankan dance program. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $25.

Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company, A jazz dance extravaganza of musical theatre and contemporary concert jazz dance showcasing Broadway smash-hit numbers. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $18, students $15.

Revision Dance Company, Company members perform “Just Be,” Artistic Director Shannon Quinn’s new modern dance piece that focuses on working with people with disabilities, as well as the stereotypes and challenges that come with being disabled. 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $22, $10 for college students, $8 for children 17 and younger.

Sunday, April 28

Kurtis Adams, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.

Rockapella, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $27.50 In Advance / $32 Day of Show.

Monday, April 29

Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Say what you will about Rihanna’s helter-skelter personal life. There’s no denying that Bad Gal RiRi is the reigning leather-clad queen of dance-floor anthems, from her first foray onto the charts in 2006 with “SOS,” through collaborations with Kanye West and Eminem to the remarkably vulnerable “Stay,” which this week became the pop singer’s 10th No.1 single. Hear them all on Monday at Verizon Center, when the captivating singer and fashion icon takes the stage with her Diamonds tour, a risque show split into six “acts.” 7:30 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $35-$150.

Tuesday, April 30

Melanie Fiona, The Candadian born Grammy award winning songstress performs. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.

Wednesday, May 1

TECH N9NE, Krizz Kaliko, 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $32.50.

By Jillian S. Jarrett  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/24/2013

 
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