The best 10,068 jobs in and around Washington

Find Yours Now

Register for Job Alerts

Used Cars

New Cars

Powered by

Read Latest Car Reviews

Real Estate


More Real Estate Sources


Find Apartments by the Metro

E-mail E-mail  |  On Twitter On Twitter |  On Facebook Fan |  On Tumblr |  RSS RSS Feed
Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Oct. 11-17

Thursday, Oct. 11

Musician Mavis Staples will perform at The Hamilton on Oct. 17. (SHANNON STAPLETON - REUTERS)
“Bearden at Bowie,” An exhibition of limited-edition prints and other works by the celebrated artist Romare Bearden. Through Oct. 31. Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Bowie. 301-860-3750. Free.

African American Book Group, participants discuss “Bearer of a Splendid Torch” by fellow book group member Helen Stackhouse. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Manner Effect, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. $10. 202-234-0072 or

8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $40. 202-337-4141 or

Friday, Oct. 12

“P.Nokio: a Hip-Hop Musical,” After a well-received run earlier this year, Imagination Stage is bringing back its updated version of “Pinocchio” in which a computer game designer creates a son. 7 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $12. 301-961-6060 or

Saturday, Oct. 13

Utopia Film Festival, Independent features, documentaries, short films and animation movies by local and national filmmakers that reflect the utopian spirit and address such themes as community building, cultural diversity, and social, economic and environmental issues. Call or visit the festival’s Web site for show times and venue information. Through Oct. 21, Various venues in Greenbelt. $5, weekend pass, $25. 301-507-6581 or

Bowie State Homecoming, Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with a parade featuring local high school bands and BSU student groups. Then at 1 p.m., watch the Bulldog take on Virginia State University. For a full list of homecoming events visit website. 9 a.m., Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd. Game tickets: BSU students free. $20, seniors, faculty and students with identification $15, age 6 and under free. 301-860-4000 or

Sunday, Oct. 14

Me’Shell Ndegeocello, “A Dedication to Nina Simone.” 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $30. 202-803-2899.

Monday, Oct. 15

“Platero y yo,” A bilingual presentation of the children’s book by Juan Ramon Jimenez. 10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, through Oct. 27, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $8-$10. 202-234-7174.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

GZA, Killer Mike, Sweet Valley, Bear Hands, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 202-803-2899.

Presidential Debate Watch Party,8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Shiloh Baptist Church 1500 9th Street, NW. Host: Barack America T, UBER, Shiloh Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry, Delta Sigma Theta DC Alumnae Chapter. Come hear Elaine R. Jones, former director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund give pre-debate remarks. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Mavis Staples, 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $52-$62. 202-787-1000.

For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

More from The Root DC

Hundreds rally at supreme court to support affirmative action in college admissions

D.C. slang: A quick primer

Gentrification in D.C.: How will we remember those displaced?

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company