Will Downing, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50. 703-549-7500 or www.birchmere.com.
“Pullman Porter Blues,” Set in 1937 and with a soundtrack of new and traditional blues songs, this world premiere follows three generations of porters as they struggle to survive. 8 p.m., Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 or www.arena-stage.org.
“Wonderful Life,” Jason Lott stars in the one-man show about a man who realizes the value of his life. Presented by Theater Alliance and Hub Theatre. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $35. 800-494-8497 or www.thehubtheatre.org.
Friday, Nov. 30
Miss DC USA Pageant, Watch and cheer on your favorite contestant vying for the titles of Miss District of Columbia USA and Miss District of Columbia Teen USA. Friday-Sunday, Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Preliminary show $30, Final show $40, 2-day VIP pass $95. 202-744-6022 or www.missdistrictofcolumbiausa.com.
Harbor Holiday Festival, A tented holiday village will house more than 200 specialty vendors, a kids craft and activity center, a holiday entertainment stage and Santa. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. Free. 877-628-5427 or http://nationalharbor.com/.
Jazz 4 Justice concert, The music and legal communities in Prince William County have partnered to present this concert by the Mason Jazz Ensemble, led by Jim Carroll, director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.This concert features music by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway and others. Proceeds from the evening will fund the Prince William County Bar Foundation’s law-related education and service projects and will help provide scholarships to students in CMU’s School of Music. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $20; seniors and students, $15. 703-993-7759. http://www.fairfaxlawfoundation.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=8.
Southern Mix, The men’s barbershop chorus performs holiday and other festive music. 8 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $7, in advance $5. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts.
Late Night Rhythm Method w/Lance Reynolds TROIS! Come listen to soulfoul sounds (jazz, funk, soul breakbeats, house and reggae) and late night bar menu at Chez Billy, 3815 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 10:00 PM. Free.
“Multicultural Winter Festival on the Farm,” Explore the holiday traditions of African Americans, American Indians and Europeans with crafts, music, storytelling, wagon rides and more. Noon-3 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-1176 or nps.gov/oxhi.
“Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America,” 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $30-$250. 202-244-2990 or www.adc.org/turaath.
Action Bronson, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 202-803-2899 or http://thehowardtheatre.com.
Drumline LIVE 2012: Battle of the Bands, High school and college marching bands from the Mid-Atlantic region compete for bragging rights and the top prize. Hosted by Nickelodeon's Lil' JJ and halftime performances by Reena Renee, Jacob Latimore and The OMG Girlz! Bring non-perishable food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. 2-5 p.m. University of Maryland, Byrd Stadium, Stadium and Valley drives, College Park. $30-$48. 301-758-0612 or 800-732-7182. www.drumlinelivebattleofthebands.com.
24 Hour Dance Project, Choreographers, dancers and musicians have 24 hours to create, rehearse and perform a new work. Presented by Jane Franklin Dance. 2:30 and 5 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819 or http://www.joesmovement.org/.
"Nego Gato," A performance by the Afro Brazilian Music & Dance Ensemble. 3 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $15, seniors and students $10. 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.
Belly Dance Cabaret, Joy of Motion’s belly-dance faculty stage a night of solo and group performances in a cabaret-style showcase. 7 p.m., Joy of Motion Dance Center, Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.
A “Black Man’s Wish List,” KrystalGlass hosts this all-male panel to discuss relationships from a man’s point of view. Stay for post-discussion speed mingling session, with mistletoe at random. 7-9 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW. $15 or 2 for $20. Tickets sold online only: www.KrystalGlassEmpire.com.
Wizards, vs. the Miami Heat. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200 or www.nba.com/wizards.
Melvin Jones, 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. $12. 202-234-0072 or www.twinsjazz.com.
Miramm “Turning Blues Alley Pink” - Breast Cancer Fundraiser, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $25. 202-337-4141 or www.bluesalley.com.
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