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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia April 11-17, 2013

Thursday, April 11

“Ride the Riverside” bicycling fundraiser, Registration is open for the June 8-9 bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Routes of 30 miles to more than 100 miles over one or two days. Visit the website for details and registration information. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 202-296-5363. Option 2. www.BikeMSDC.org.

“Women Artists from Panama,” Paintings, sculptures, video and photos by women in Panama. Pieces from the 1960s to today will be featured. Through June 1, IDB Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558. www.iadb.org/cultural.

“Mumbo Sauce,” This group show features Washington artists including the graffiti artists Cool “Disco” Dan, BORF and Tim Conlon, tape artist Mark Jenkins, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose. Through April 21, Contemporary Wing pop-up gallery, 906 H St. NE. 202-730-5037. Free.

“Sankofa Heritage Revealed,” Anthropologist Ella Maria Ray displays her work using three-dimensional art to portray the complex vision of Africana people.Closes April 11, Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0853. 301-322-0965. Free.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Dragons,” Dragons are headlining the tour that will also include elephants, trapeze artists and clowns. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays, through April 21, George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$110.

The Intruders, The soul group perform their classics with vocalist Ida Campbell. 7 p.m., Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $35.

Baysox opening night, The minor league baseball team takes on the Akron Aeros in the Baysox’ 2013 home opener. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $7-$15.

Nationals, vs. the Chicago White Sox. 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.nationals.com.

“Dinner With Friends,” The Providence Players present Donald Margulies’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about marriage, friendship, and divorce. Contains mature themes and language. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through April 20; Sunday at 2 p.m., James Lee Community Center, Theater, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-425-6782. www.providenceplayers.org. $18, students and seniors $15.

“The Mountaintop,” A maid visits the hotel room of Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Through May 12, Arena Stage, Kreeger Theatre, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $55-$100.

Shayna Dulberger Quartet, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $12.

Friday, April 12

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, The three-day show features crafts demonstrations, live music, food, children’s entertainment and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 800-210-9900. www.sugarloafcrafts.com. $10, $8 in advance; Children age 11 and younger, free.

“Rumpelstiltskin,” The fairy tale about a troll who turns straw into gold for a very high price is staged by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $6, groups of 15 or more $5 per person.

Wizards, vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.nba.com/wizards.

Nationals, vs. the Atlanta Braves. 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.nationals.com.

Memphis Gold and Bob Israel, 7:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $20.

“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. greenbeltartscenter.org. $20, seniors, students and military $17.

“Never the Sinner,” A pair of murderers go on trial for what they thought would be the perfect crime. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagespringhill.org. $25, students $15.

Odean Pope, The Philadelphia-based jazz saxophonist performs. 8 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors $22.50.

DJ BL3ND, Knoxbox, Diaz, SLiMM, Socialytes, & Rawkit, 10 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-403-4343. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. www.nightlifeagency.com. $15 in advance, $25 day of show.

Saturday, April 13

“Laurel Station: A Living History Program,” Thirty soldiers from the 2nd Maryland Infantry and 28th Massachusetts USV reenact Union and Confederate soldiers in a Civil War encampment at the actual site where union troops were stationed in Laurel from 1861-65. The family event will include a drill ceremony, firing demonstration, musicians, and participants can tour the museum’s exhibit, “Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story,” which runs through December. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-2302. Free.

Howard County Housing Fair, Learn about county and state programs available to homebuyers; credit counseling sessions, classes, real estate professionals, bus tours of Howard County neighborhoods, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. 410-313-6343. http://www.howardcountyhousing.com/housing-fair/. Free.

Annapolis Book Festival, A family-friendly day of book signings and talks from best-selling authors such as Evan Thomas, Christopher Tilghman, Caroline Leavitt, and Hanna Rosin. Other activities include live music, tea party, balloon characters, educational performances and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Key School, 534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. http://www.keyschool.org. Free.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands and performers, including former “American Idol” finalist Elliott Yamin and Grammy winner Mya. 10 a.m.-noon, Constitution Avenue Between Seventh and 17th Streets NW, 877-442-5666. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. $20 grandstand seating, free standing along route.

Japanese Street Festival, The largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States features food, arts and culture, martial arts demonstrations and traditional and J-Pop performances on five stages. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., 12th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue. 877-442-5666. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. $5, age 12 and younger free.

“Mo(or)town/Redux” and “Scott, Queen of Marys,” This performance features two works from Doug Elkins Choreography, etc: “Mo(or)town Redux,” a spin on Shakespeare’s “Othello” set to Motown hits, and “Scott, Queen of Marys,” which was originally choreographed for the late vogue ball dancer, Willi Ninja, in 1994. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003. www.americandance.org. $30, $20 seniors, $15 students.

“Keepin’ it Moving: The Hip Hop Tap Color Map,” Explore African American dance through hip-hop theater, blending rhymed narration, a live DJ and MC, audience response and colorful footwork. 8 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $15-$30.

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, Members of the Dakshina dance company perform Anna Sokolow’s “Magritte Magritte” as well as Daniel Phoenix Singh’s new work. 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, $18 for children 17 and younger.

Under The Streetlamp, Doo-wop quartet. 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $28-$58.

Francophonie Cultural Festival,The 13th annual city-wide event closes Saturday. Celebrate French-speaking countries and culture with concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops and more. Various times and locations through April 13,www.francophoniedc.org. Prices vary.

Quentin Tarantino Retrospective,On the heels of the director’s Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained,” this series includes films from throughout the director’s career, including the spaghetti westerns that inspired “Django.” Closes Monday, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, $9 seniors, $7 age 12 and younger.

Sunday, April 14

Matthew Shipp Trio, The outspoken pianist Matthew Shipp brings his forward-thinking jazz to Bohemian Caverns with help from Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey on bass and drums, respectively. 7 and 9 p.m., Bohemian Caverns, 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800. www.bohemiancaverns.com. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

“Three Little Birds,” Bob Marley’s music and lyrics give a roots-reggae twist to a play about a young Jamaican boy learning about the world beyond his television. Closes April 14. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre.org. $19.

Monday, April 15

Bowie State Founder’s Day, A celebration of the University’s founding in 1865. 10 a.m.-noon, Bowie State University, Samuel Myers Auditorium, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Freddie Vaughns at 301-860-3460. fvaughns@bowiestate.edu. 301-860-4000. Free, RSVP.

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, The sought-after jazz, hip hop and R&B drummer is featured on albums by Adele and Maxwell. 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $17.50 in advance, $22.50 day of concert.

Korean Film Festival DC,The ninth annual celebration of Korean cinema closes Monday. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu. $0-$11.50.

Tuesday, April 16

“The Ugly Duckling,” The fable about an ostracized duck is presented by Sign Stage on Tour, a group that uses American Sign Language as well as spoken word. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com.

“Origins - From West Africa to Hip Hop,” DishiBem performs music and dance from West African with step dance and pop rhythms of modern day Hip Hop. 10:30 a.m., Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-953-1993. www.pgparks.com. $5.

Wednesday, April 17

Fonseca, The singer-songwriter from Bogota, Columbia sings in the vallenato folk tradition with accordion and electric guitar accompaniment. He stops by on his “Ilusion” world tour. With Maracuyeah DJs (rAt & Mafe). 7 and 10:30 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $35 in advance. $45 day of concert. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com.

“Big Love,” Fifty grooms chase their 50 brides who would prefer to hide out than get married. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 21, Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac.

By Jillian S. Jarrett and Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/10/2013

 
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