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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Nov. 8-14

Thursday, Nov. 8

fallFRINGE, Top performers from previous Capital Fringe Festivals are joined by new acts, including with the Israel Embassy to co-present Shmuel Shohat’s “The Dybbuk Between Two Worlds” in Hebrew with English subtitles, co-presented by the Israeli Embassy. This year’s fall offerings have been expanded to 13 productions on three indoor stages. Through Nov. 18, The Bedroom at Fort Fringe, 612 L St. NW. $20 each or $15 with a 2012 Fringe Button; four-show pass $75. 866- 811-4111 or www.capitalfringe.org.
An image from "The Dybbuk Between Two Worlds," which played at fallFRINGE. (Capital Fringe - Capital Fringe)

Jazzy Blu, The D.C. band performs its eclectic blend of neo-soul, jazz and R&B music. 7 p.m., Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. $10. 410-721-9081 or www.jazzybluband.com.

Alice Smith, 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com/.

“Urinetown,” The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company presents the comedy stage play about greed, corruption, love and revolution. After a 20-year drought the government of a Gotham-like city places a ban on private toilets, forcing residents to pay admission to use public amenities. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 17, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $15, seniors, students and military $12. 301-934-2251 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Friday, Nov. 9

“In the Red And Brown Water,” Tarell Alvin McCraney’s coming of age play follows a teenage sprinter trying to rise above her life in a Louisiana bayou. 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through Nov. 16, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25, $20 seniors, $10 students and youth. 301-405-2787. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

Roomful of Blues, 8:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $27.50. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com/.

Saturday, Nov. 10

College Park Blues Festival, The DC Blues Society hosts the 5th annual event with performances by The Nighthawks, DC Blues Society band with Ayaba Bey, and Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, and more. Raffle, food and beverage available. Proceeds from this event will go towards sending the 2012 battle of the bands winner to the Memphis International Blues Challenge in January 2013. 6-11:30 p.m., University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum, 4533 Rossborough Lane, College Park. Free. Howard Herrnstadt at publicity@DCBlues.org or http://www.dcblues.org.

Stephanie Mills, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50. 703-549-7500. http://www.birchmere.com/.

“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. $20, age 12 and under $10. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org.

The Solitaires, The Harlem-based, 50’s doo-wop group performs their greatest hits such as “Walking Along” and “The Wedding.” 8 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $30, students and seniors $25. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day BBQ, a BBQ meal, music and entertainment, auction and raffle items, inflatable rides, crafts and other family activities, sponsored by Quality of Life Plus (QL+) to develop innovative assistive technologies to help our wounded warriors live, work and play. 2-6 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $55; age 6-18, $25; 5 and younger, free. 703-442-0038 or www.qlplus.org.

In the Footsteps of Django, featuring Lulo Reinhardt’s Latin Swing Ensemble, Les Doigts de l’Homme and Norig Gadji & Sebastien Giniaux. 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500. http://www.birchmere.com/.

Monday, Nov. 12

“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. Mondays, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. http://alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

“Dreamgirls,” The play follows the challenging rise of a Motown girl group in Chicago. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $62-$86. 703-820-9771. http://www.signature-theatre.org/.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Mimosa, Curren$y, 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $25. 301-960-9999. http://fillmoresilverspring.com/.

For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

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