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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Oct. 18-24

Thursday, Oct. 18


John Legend will perform at Constitution Hall Oct. 22. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
DC Labor FilmFest, It’s not hard work to watch movies. But these movies are mostly about hard work. New movies and classics alike, such as “Office Space,” “Billy Elliott,” “Adventureland” and “The Pajama Game” will grace the screens at the AFI Silver Theatre and the AFL-CIO., Various locations around Washington. $7-$11.50. 202-974-8150 or dclabor.org.

Kids Euro Festival, The month-long children’s event is a surge of free film screenings, music, storytelling and workshops performed by artists from 27 European countries. Your little ones will have a blast learning Irish dance steps, experiencing Spanish folklore and cooking Italian food. Various times and locations around Washington through Nov. 14. Free, reservations required. www.kidseurofestival.org.

“Hellspawn II: Black Aggie Speaks” Active Cultures Theatre performs a trilogy of ghost tales inspired by the urban legend of Black Aggie. Sponsored by the Riverdale Park Arts Council. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 and 10 p.m. and Oct. 26, Oct. 27 and Nov. 2-3; 8 p.m. and midnight Oct. 31; 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Riverdale Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale. $15, midnight show $20. 301-526-9921. www.activecultures.org/current_productions.

Soul Rebels, Midnight Spaghetti, The 8-piece funk band performs the sounds of New Orleans. 8:30 p.m., State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $16. 703-237-0300. http://www.thestatetheatre.com.

Friday, Oct. 19

Stone Pleasure Band, The Charles County-based band performs old and new R&B music. Must be age 21 and older. 8 p.m.-midnight, Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. $10. 301-392-9794.

Kenny Allen and W. Ellington Felton, at Bloombars, 3232 11th Street, NW, 8 p.m. live simulcast at www.visionview.tv

The Jacksons, Billed as the “Unity Tour,” this concert features Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson. 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $125. 202-803-2899. http://thehowardtheatre.com/.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Reggae II Wine Festival, Taste, tour and dance to the Caribbean sounds of Yawd Link and the Image Band. Sample award-winning wines and food and take a guided tour of the winery. Must be 21 or older. Doors open 10 a.m., music from noon-6 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. $20, designated drivers or military (with valid identification) $15. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com.

Sunday, Oct. 21

The Yancey Brothers, The gospel group headlines this concert which will also feature music from The Gospel Ambassadors, and Sharon Rose & The Voices of Praise. 4 p.m., Harmony Hall, John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $30, students and seniors $25. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com.

Monday, Oct. 22

“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.

John Legend, Stacy Barthe, 8 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $68.50. 202-628-4780. www.dar.org/conthall/.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Sankofa Dance Theater, The African performing arts troupe showcases authentic African dance, music and folkways. 10:30 a.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.

For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

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