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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Oct. 4-11

Thursday, Oct. 4


Paula Patton and her husband Robin Thicke. Thicke will perform at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, Oct. 6. (Michael Buckner - GETTY IMAGES)
AFI Latin American Film Festival: The festival features filmmakers from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Highlights include “A Secret World,” and Selma Hayek in “As Luck Would Have It.” Through Oct. 10, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720 or http://www.afi.com/silver/.

“Fly”: Stories from the Tuskegee Airmen — African-American pilots who fought in World War II and combated racism at home — are brought to the stage. Through Oct. 21, Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833 or http://www.fordstheatre.org/.

Friday, Oct. 5

Virginia winery’s festival and sunset tour: Take a blanket and sit on the lawn and sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. Historic interpreters will conduct candle-lit tours of the Mansion, highlighting Washington’s attempts at creating a vineyard and various wine-related items inside the Mansion. 6-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. $35. 703-780-2000.

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi: The performances are based on ancient sacred traditions of the country in Central Africa. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $23, $38, $46; youth through grade 12 with an adult, half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Jazz and Blues Festival: Performers include the Jason Kearse Trio, Taylor Jones, Nia Olibesi, Ashley Danemann, Mykle Lyons Quartet, Leslie Summey and Rashida Jolley. Beer garden on site. . Noon-8:30 p.m., Lake Anne Plaza, on the waterfront, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. www.lakeanneplaza.com.

Robin Thicke, 8 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $51.75-$95. 202-628-4780 or http://www.dar.org/conthall/.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi, Dance and thunderous drumming performances based on traditions passed down for centuries in Burundi culture. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $30, $38, $46. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Oct. 8

"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 or http://alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

LeAnn Rimes, 8 p.m.,The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $40. 202-803-2899 or http://thehowardtheatre.com/.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Vivian Green, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500 or http://www.birchmere.com/.

For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

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