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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia March 14-20, 2013

Thursday, March 14

“Race,” A wealthy white man hires two attorneys to defend him against charges that he raped a black woman. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $30-$60.

Pink, The pop singer performs music from her latest album, “The Truth About Love,” and other top hits. 7:30 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $39.50-$99.50.

El Gran Combo, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $55.

Kash Wright, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $15.

Lee Bellamy, The comedian takes the stage. 8-10 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. www.busboysandpoets.com.

Stanley Jordan, 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $25.

Friday, March 15

“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. 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre.org. $19.

Charlotte’s Web, Very Special Arts Loudoun County presents the musical version of E.B. White’s classic, Charlotte’s Web. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $12, seniors and students $10.

“Don’t Dress For Dinner,” A secret rendezvous between a man and his mistress goes awry in this farce performed by the Brisith Players. 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 24, Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-875-8544. www.britishplayers.org. $20.

Anthony Nelson, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $15.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $30-$100.

Slick Rick and Rakim, Fans can rejoice as two of the greatest rap talents grace the stage performing Hip Hop classics. 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $32.50 advance, $37 day of show.

Bilal, The neo-soul/R&B artist performs. 9 p.m., Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $20, day of show $25.

Saturday, March 16

Photos with Easter Bunny, The Easter Bunny hops into his home in the mall’s center court to pose for pictures with the entire family. Special welcome celebration takes place at March 16 at noon and includes face painters, balloon clowns, magician, and treats. Photo hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday noon-6 pm through March 30, The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free, photo packages $21-$45.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The parade includes bagpipe bands, Celtic dancers, clowns, fire trucks and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Harp and Shamrock Society and the City of Gaithersburg. Live entertainment on the Lakefront Plaza will follow. 10 a.m.-noon, Washingtonian Center, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/stpatricksparade. Free.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Emily Elizabeth and her oversized pup take the stage. 1 and 4 p.m., Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $35-$75.

“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” Filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards offer a behind the scenes look at television stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others 5-7 p.m., Busboys and Poets, Langston room, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. www.busboysandpoets.com. Free, RSVP required.

The Softones, The Baltimore-based all-male soul group performs their greatest hits from the 1970’s. 8 p.m., Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $30, seniors and students $25.

World Dance Showcase, Area multicultural dance companies perform. 8 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $12, seniors/students/groups of 15 or more $10.

Sunday, March 17

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

Monday, March 18

“Securing the Blessings of Liberty,” Learn how African Americans survived and helped end slavery while working to shape the world as we know it today. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. www.alexblackhistory.org.

Tuesday, March 19

Environmental Film Festival In the Nation’s Capital,This year’s 21st annual Environmental Film Festival has a special focus on rivers and how they impact human civilization. Various locations and times through March 24. Visit website for full schedule and venue location. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. Most screenings are free; special event prices vary.

Wednesday, March 20

National Cherry Blossom Festival, The annual festival opens. A brief rundown of dates to bookmark: Opening Ceremonies -March 23-24: Family days at the National Building Museum -March 30: Blossom Kite Festival -April 5: Party with the artsy at Cherry Blast -April 6: Fireworks light up the Southwest Waterfront -April 13: Japanese Street Festival and National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Activities happening at various locations around Washington. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Most events are free.

“Taste of Bowie” and Aloha spring fashion show, The 6th annual event features food, fashions, entertainment, raffle, and networking opportunities. Proceeds will benefit the Women in Business & Soropmist International of Bowie-Crofton educational grant funds. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. 6-9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. 301-262-0920. info@bowiechamber.org. www.bowiechamber.org. $50 includes tastings and beverages.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/14/2013

 
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