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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 31


Sahr Ngaujah (center) starred as Fela Kuti in Fela at the Shakespeare Theater Company in on Sept. 12, 2011. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
“Fela!,” The story of the Nigerian brass player and political activist is told through music. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 8 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through Feb. 10, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $45-$100.

“The Motherf—-er With the Hat,” A newly sober man’s progress is put to the test when he finds an unusual hat at his girlfriend’s home. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$82.

Friday, Feb. 1

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.” Fridays-Wednesdays, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, $9 seniors, $7 age 12 and younger.

KanKouran West African Dance Company, The group blends drums, dance and African culture into their shows. Presented by Discovery Theater. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Ghana culture workshop, learn about traditional West African culture through stories, music, dance and games. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. 301-567-6033. Free.

Black history film festival,schedule features“Red Tails” Friday, 7 p.m., “A Soldier’s Story” Feb. 6 at 11 a.m., “Buffalo Soldiers” Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., and “Glory” Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Friday shows for ages 13-17, Wednesday matinees for age 60 and older but open to public. Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. Free. 301-464-3725.

“Good People,” A single mother in South Boston’s Lower End attempts to rekindle an old relationship with a now-wealthier man. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org.

“Moon Over Buffalo,” A comedy about a mediocre theater company that revels at a chance to shine when they hear a famed director plans to visit. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and age 18 and older $15.

Jessica Boykin-Settles, Allyn Johnson, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $16.

Saturday, Feb. 2

FAFSA seminar, one-on-one assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; literacy workshops, tax preparation and other financial information. Sponsored by Prince George’s Community College and College Goal Sunday Maryland. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Bladen Hall, Room 102, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-386-7571. Free.

“The Campbell Brothers,” The band presents “Sacred Steel” a mix of African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal. The group features guitarist Chuck Campbell and his brothers Darick on drums, Phillip on bass, Phil’s son Carlton on drums, cousin Denise Brown, and vocalists Katie Jackson and Malcolm Kirby Jr. 8 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.campbellbrothers.com. $30, seniors and students $25.

Sunday, Feb. 3

"Heavenly Jade of the Maya"An exhibition of jade jewelry and archaeological discoveries from Guatemala. Daily through Feb. 15. IDB Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558. www.iadb.org/cultural.

Monday, Feb. 4

Linganore's "Wine and Roses," register by today for the winery's 2nd annual Valentine's celebration. Sample wine paired with a Wockenfuss chocolates and tour the wine-making facility. Must be age 21 and older. Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 14-17 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.,Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. $25 per couple, registration required by Feb. 4. 410-795-6432 or www.linganorewines.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Events include wine tastings, dinners and a sommelier showdown. Through Feb. 9, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.wineandfooddc.com. Individual events $35-$125; ticket packages $100-$270.

Black History Month program, Staff from Montpelier Mansion lead an arts and craft workshop to make and play shakerees, an African percussion instrument used by slaves. 2:30-4 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-7882. Free.

African Americans and the Civil War, for ages 6-13, Hari Jones, Assistant Director and Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, discusses the roles blacks played in the Civil War and the effort to end slavery. 4 p.m., Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. 240-684-6210. Free.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The company performs a mixed repertory program including “Revelations,” a classic that pays tribute to Ailey’s African American heritage through traditional spirituals. 7:30 p.m., through Feb. 10, Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $30-$120.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Wizards, vs. the New York Knicks. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. www.nba.com/wizards.

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

“Race,” A wealthy white man hires two attorneys to defend him against charges that he raped a black woman. 7:30 p.m., runs through March 17. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $30-$60.

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

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