“Delicate/Violent,” Artist David Amoroso showcases his painted portraits of local rappers and raggaetoneros depicted in violent situations. Through March 16, Artisphere, Mezzanine Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.
DC Independent Film Festival, A showcase of more than 50 films from throughout the world in almost every genre. Thursday-Sunday, Various locations around Washington. www.dciff-indie.org.
National Harbor Restaurant Week, Participating restaurants will offer lunches for $20.13 and three-course dinner menus for $35.13. Thursdays-Sundays, Mondays-Wednesdays, through March 17, National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com.
After-work Jazz + Mixer, features the Brent Birckhead Quartet. 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.
Sweet Honey in the Rock, A cappella ensemble founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company. 7 and 9:30 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $39.50 In Advance / $45 Day of Show.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre, The shows highlight multiple styles including jazz and ballet. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $30-$32.
Lahla-Hadiya, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.
Busboys open mic, Poet and MC Kom performs with soul singer, poet and Lupus advocate Shanelle Gabrie. 9 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. www.busboysandpoets.com/hyattsville. $5.Friday, March 8
11th Hour Poetry Slam, Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess featuring Carlos Robson. 1 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-379-9756. www.busboysandpoets.com. $5.
Roosevelt’s Band Festival, A concert featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Roosevelt Band. 7:30 p.m., Eleanor Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt. 301-345-5393. http://erhsbands.homestead.com. Free.
“The Real Thing,” A wife and want-to-be actress’s 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.
Machine Gun Kelly, 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $22.50.
Project Natale, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $15.Saturday, March 9
USATF Track and Field Championships, The 3rd National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships features athletes ages 7-18 competing in a variety of activities such as 200 meter, hurdle relay, high jump, pole vault and more. Starts 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. www.usatf.org/events. $5, two-day pass $8, age 5 and under and seniors free.
Bull and Shrimp Feast, Music by DJ Miles and a dinner of roast beef and steamed shrimp, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, unlimited draft beer and soft drinks. 2-6 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-2302. http://laurelpost60.org. $25, reservations requested.
D.C. United, The soccer team hosts Real Salt Lake in its home opener. 7 p.m., RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. www.dcunited.com. $26-$55.
ClancyWorks Dance Company, Adrienne Clancy, the company’s artistic director, choreographed this piece. 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.
Disco with DJ Ron “Smooth,” Must be 21 or older. Happy hour 8-9 p.m., party till 1 a.m. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.Sunday, March 10
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, A retrospective of films by African American filmmakers who attended UCLA’s film school in the 1970s, including Charles Burnett, Haile Gerima, Julie Dash and others. Screenings take place at the National Gallery of Art and AFI Silver Theatre. Sundays-Wednesdays, National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.
Quarter auction, The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland Inc. sponsors this event to benefit Children’s Cancer Foundation and Casey Cares Foundation. Bid on items in 25-cent increments using numbered paddles, then see if your number matches a chip drawn from a container to win. Vendors, food and drink on site. Doors open noon, auction begins at 2 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-2302. 443-235-3115. http://laurelpost60.org. Paddles: $3 or 2 for $5.
Left Bank Quartet, The ensemble performs Janacek, Moravec and Dvorak. 3 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. leftbankconcertsociety.org. Free, reservations required.
Bobby Muncy, 8 and 10 p.m. Sundays, through March 31, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.
Israel Vibration, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $25 In Advance / $30 Day of Show.Monday, March 11
New African Films Festival,A festival including films from throughout the African continent. Through March 12. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, $9 seniors, $7 age 12 and younger.Tuesday, March 12
“Senegal and Beyond: Paintings by Valerie Watson,” The local painter showcases her work where she uses large-scale watercolors to create huge street and outdoor scenes inspired by a trip to Senegal, Africa. Exhibit closes March 12 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Meet the author event, Barbara Ransby discusses her new book, “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.” 6:30-8 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. www.busboysandpoets.com. Free.Wednesday, March 13
“Tosin and the Afrikan Rhapsody Band,” The Nigerian musician performs songs from his native land in conjunction with the “African Voices” exhibit. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.mnh.si.edu.$5-$8.
“Uncover the Prison In Your Backyard,” The lecture series continues with a panel of former correctional officers, moderated by retired Director of D.C. Department of Corrections Walter Ridley, who will provide their view of “working behind bars.” 7:30 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.