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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Feb. 28-March 6, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 28

“Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s,” A D.C.-centric show about the city’s graffiti and street art during the rise of the go-go, punk and hardcore music scenes in the 1980s. Thursdays-Wednesdays, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. www.corcoran.org. $10, $8 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and younger.

Jabali Afrika Acrobats, The Mombassa, Kenya based acrobatic troupe performs a high-flying, interactive music, dance, and theatrical show. 1-1:45 p.m., Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1500. www.class-act.com/acts/JabaliAcrobats. Free.

“Black Like Me,” A discussion about intra-racial racism among African Americans including the history of social clubs, bleaching syndrome and examples of discrimination practices. 7 p.m., Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 301-454-1450. Free.

“Glengarry Glen Ross,” A group of salesmen resort to unscrupulous actions to succeed in the competitive world of real estate. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $26-$63.

Ramsey Lewis, 7:30 and 10 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 In Advance / $40 Day of Show.

“Daughter of the Struggle,” Ayanna Gregory, daughter of legendary comedian and social activist Dick Gregory, delivers an autobiographical performance about her childhood memories and growing up with 9 siblings in her father’s life of fame and human rights activism. 8 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $20, age 12 and under $10.

Lalah Hathaway, The contemporary R&B and jazz singer performs. 8 p.m., Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $75.

Friday, March 1

Francophonie Cultural Festival, The 13th annual city-wide event celebrates the creativity of French-speaking countries with concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops and more. One of this week’s highlights is “La Cuisine du Quebec,” a cooking demonstration by Nathalie Béland followed by a tasting, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History, Atrium Café, 10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW ($30). Fridays-Wednesdays,www.francophoniedc.org. Prices vary.

“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE,” Tennesee Williams’ play about traditional values of the American South, staged by Tantallon Company. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $15, seniors and students $10, opening night two tickets for $7.50.

“The Real Thing,” A wife and want-to-be actress’ support of a political prisoner complicates her marriage in Tom Stoppard’s comedy. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 16, Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, $18 seniors and youth.

Coniece Washington, The DC-based jazz singer performs. 8 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors and members $22.50.

Drumline Live!, A marching band inspired by the film Drumline, includes stepping and dancing. 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $28-$58.

Naughty By Nature, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $32.50 In Advance / $37 Day of Show.

Jazz with Thiefs, Avant-jazz. 8:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $20 Advance / $22 Door.

Saturday, March 2

Family Day 2013: Families Rock!, The “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s” exhibition, which highlights music and graffiti, provides the inspiration for art activities, performances and instrument-making. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW.

Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” World Tour, Fans can vote online for the new rule they want to see implemented at the game in their area. 1 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com.

Black history program, learn about Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license in the United States. 2 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 and under, $2.

Sandra Bernhard, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 In Advance / $40 Day of Show.

Yasiin Bey, 8 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $40.

Sunday, March 3

Fishbone, The Alan Evans Trio, 7 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $17.50 In Advance / $22 Day of Show.

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

Monday, March 4

National Harbor Restaurant Week, Participating restaurants will offer lunches for $20.13 and three-course dinner menus for $35.13. Mondays-Wednesdays, through March 17, National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. www.nationalharbor.com.

“Sankofa Heritage Revealed,” Anthropologist Ella Maria Ray displays her work using three-dimensional art to portray the complex vision of Africana people. Reception March 5 6-8 p.m. Exhibit open Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through April 11., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0853. 301-322-0965. Free.

“To Be Young Gifted and Black,” A staged reading of excerpts by playwright and author Lorraine Hansberry. The production tells Hansberry’s story of growing up in Chicago with her family facing racial discrimination, traveling to New York City to launch a writing career that culminated with an award-winning play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” before her death at age 34. 8 p.m. Monday, 1 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Prince George’s Community College, Hallam Theatre, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0920. 301-322-0965. www.pgcc.edu. $10, seniors and students $5.

Tuesday, March 5

Small business seminar, for small and minority business owners, learn how to effectively respond and submit bids to a Prince George’s County Request for Proposal. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1400 McCormick Dr., Conference room 308, Largo Denise Roberts at 301-883-6480. www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sddd. Free, registration required.

The Ruby Suns, 8 p.m., Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $12.

Wednesday, March 6

DC Independent Film Festival, A showcase of more than 50 films from throughout the world in almost every genre. Wednesdays, through March 10, Various locations around Washington, Around. www.dciff-indie.org.

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