Lanham Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost loved ones. 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, Doctors Community Hospital, First floor conference room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. Cathy Cooper at 301-883-0866.
Jazz at “The Boulevard”, take a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live smooth jazz. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31, The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Blvd. and Arena Dr., Largo. Free. 301-324-0514 or www.shopcapcentre.com.
3 Bad Jacks, 7 p.m., U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $12. 202-588-1880.
Jimmy Cliff, the Jamaican singer and actor performs live. 7 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $40. 202-265-0930.
“Double Indemnity,” a wife woos an insurance agent into helping her get rid of her husband. Various times through June 24, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $26-$51. 240-644-1100.
WSC Avant Bard plays, featuring “The Bacchae” and “The Tooth of Crime.” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. For a complete schedule of previews and performances, visit the Web site. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $25-$35. 703-418-4808 or wscavantbard.org.
“Bachelorette,” prior to their friend’s wedding, three unhappy women indulge in champagne, cocaine and being catty. Through July 1, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $35-$69. 202-332-3300.
“God of Carnage,” after their sons get into a fight, two sets of parents confront each other and quickly begin acting like children themselves. Through June 24, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $55-$79. 703-820-9771.
“Home of the Soldier,” the play follows an American soldier in wartime. Through July 1, Synetic Theater at Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. $30-$80; seniors, $30-$50; students, $10-$25. 800-494-8497.
“Puerto Rico.. Fua!,” the island’s history is told through a satirical musical. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 1, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20-$40. 202-234-7174.
“Spring Awakening,” the rock musical examines adolescent angst and teenage sexuality. Presented by Keegan Theatre. Through June 21, Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $40, $35 seniors and students. 703-892-0202.
“Suicide, Incorporated,” No Rules Theatre Co. presents a tragicomic about a business that helps people write perfect suicide notes. Through June 23, H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 202-544-0703.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” Gore Verbinski’s 2003 adventure film sequel about Jack Sparrow and his nemesis Captain Barbossa, starring Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush; take a blanket or lawn chair; food vendors on site. 8:30 p.m., Capitol Riverfront, Tingey Plaza, New Jersey Avenue and Tingey Street SE. 202-465-7093 or www.capitolriverfront.org.
“Goldilocks!,” Everyone knows the story: A sweet girl stumbles into the home of three bears who are out for a walk. She helps herself to something to eat and takes a nap before being caught by the bears when they return home. But what happens then? In the this take, Goldilocks goes on trial for breaking and entering. Fridays through June 21, Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-634-5380.
Source Festival, featuring never-before-seen shorts, full-length plays and “blind dates,” in which pair artists from different disciplines collaborate together to create a new work. Through July 1, Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Tickets, 866-811-4111; information, 202-204-7800.
“Mosquita y Mari,” enjoy dinner then watch the coming-of-age story that focuses on an unlikely friendship between two young Chicanas in Los Angeles. Dinner available for purchase from 5-6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Admission free. Registration required. 202-633-1000 or www.nmai.si.edu.
Mystics, vs. the New York Liberty. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200.
“The Bacchae,” Euripides’s Greek tragedy is presented by WSC Avant Bard. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends, through July 1, Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10-$35. 703-418-4808 or wscavantbard.org.
“The Normal Heart,” a group of friends fight to expose the AIDS crisis in New York. 8 p.m., Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$94. 202-488-3300.
Kenny Garrett, the Grammy Award-winning American post bop jazz saxophonist and flautist performs. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $35. 202-337-4141.
County Housing Fair, sponsored by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the state of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Howard University’s radio station WHUR 96.3. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-883-5094 or 301-883-7321 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/dhcd/houselottery.
University Park Computer Classes, learn basic skills. Sponsored by On Our Own of Prince George’s County. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through July 7, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. Free, registration requested. Frances Kemper, administrative assistant, 301-699-8939.
“Cuchullain,” a broke, unemployed druggie with a debt to pay attempts to take on the welfare state in this dark comedy presented by Keegan Theatre. Through July 1, Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $25, $20 students and seniors. 703-892-0202.
“Battle of the Beltways” Charity Softball Game, watch Washington Redskin alumni take on the Baltimore Colts/Ravens Alumni associations in a game of softball to benefit numerous charity endeavors. With autograph session, raffle, auction and more. 2:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $15-$25. 301-464-4865 or www.baysox.com.
Capital Pride Parade, The annual pride parade travels east from the intersection of 23rd and P streets NW through the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods before ending at the intersection of 14th and N streets. 4:30 p.m., 23rd and P Streets NW, 23rd and P streets NW. 202-727-1000 or http://www.capitalpride.org.
Movies with a Mission, from and about Africa and African Diaspora. Featuring Marco Williams’ “Banished: An Investigation into Ethnic Cleansing in Post-Reconstruction America.” 4:30 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.
“Here I Stand” Award Gala, The Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute give hip-hop star Common the annual Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” award. 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $27.50. 202-232-2387 or www.jowga.org.
Robert Mirabel, described as a Native American Renaissance man, the musician, painter, poet, actor and more, will share his unique work. 6:30 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000 or www.nmai.si.edu.
Los Straitjackets, Eileen Jewell, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 202-588-5595.
Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” The InSeries presents the Enlightment ideals and Mozart’s humanity complete with ensemble of 17 singers, dancers and instrumentalists. 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through June 17, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993.
Wolf Trap’s 23rd Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp, 2 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.
“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. Monday and Jun. 18, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356.
Go Go: Lissen Band, 8 p.m. Mondays and Jun. 18, Takoma Station, 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.
Michael Bolton, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $65. 202-588-5595.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” a spell has turned a once-handsome prince into a beast and his only hope at breaking the spell is love. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, through June 24, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $39-$151.50. 202-628-6161.
“Memphis,” It’s the 1950s and a white DJ and a black singer begin a forbidden romance. Through July 1, Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $39-$115. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.
“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” two wealthy wives team up when they discover a poor conman’s plan to woo them. Staged by Shakespeare Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $20-$100. Tickets, 877-487-8849; information, 202-547-1122.
Tuesday Night Open Mike Poetry at Busboys and Poets, the audience is treated to fiery slam poetry, heartfelt spoken word, even rap and live music. To participate: Purchase a wristband on the day of the event. 9 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. $5, early purchase suggested. 202-387-7638.
Sol Roots, Part of Capitol Riverfront lunchtime concerts, the guitarist-singer plays reggae rock. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE. Free. 202-646-0045.
“Men, Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them,” actor Cam Magee and singer Beverly Cosham explore the age old theme in sonnets and speeches by Shakespeare and songs by Johnny Mercer and Cole Porter. Noon, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free. 202-547-1122 or www.shakespearetheatre.org.
U.S. Air Force Strings, 12:30 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.
“Sleuth,” A husband engages in a battle of wits with his wife’s other lover. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Jun. 15 and Jun. 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Jun. 16 and 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jun. 17, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $39-$54, $34-$49 seniors and children. 301-924-3400.
Sy Smith & Zo, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $25. 202-337-4141.
Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $32 in advance, $35 at the door. 202-588-5595.
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, For her current tour, the legendary blues guitarist and singer-songwriter has enlisted gospel diva Staples to round out the bill. Judging from past performances, expect two substantial sets from each artist and at least a few duets. 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $30. 703-255-1900.
Tinariwen, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 202-588-5595 or http://www.tinariwen.com/.
“Grow your Business through Government Contracting,” American Express OPEN will host this event to help small business owners make connections with government buyers and experienced contractors. Network and participate in interactive workshops. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Free, registration required. 202-328-2000 or www.vipgovtcontracting.com.
Caribbean American Heritage Celebration, remarks by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett followed by a Caribbean-themed reception, music and food. 7 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring.Free.
Nationals, vs. the New York Yankees. 7:05 p.m. Fridays, 1:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287.
Barbara Cook, The Broadway star closes out the cabaret series she currated. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $65. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.
Vince Gill, “Bluegrass Band.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $89.50. 703-549-7500.
Gabrielle Revlock, Nicole Bindler and Kelly Bond, Bond’s solo work, “Splitting the Difference,” explores the concept of the body as an anagram. 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $8-$22. 202-269-1600.
Raul Midon, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 202-588-5595.
College Park Yard Sale, vendor space available for $20. Proceeds benefit the Embry AME Church building fund. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Hall, 9218 Baltimore Avenue, College Park.Admission, free. 301-474-2082.
Silver Spring Blues Festival, The fourth annual event showcases blues bands on two stages: Market Stage (acoustic) on Veterans Plaza at Fenton Street Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Fountain Stage (electric and acoustic) on Ellsworth Drive, 2-9 p.m. Market Stage acts: Eleanor Ellis, Ruben Dobbs of Swampcandy, Sheryl Sears, Gina DeSimone, and the Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble. Fountain Stage lineup: Warner Williams, School of Rock, Nate Foley & FLLD, the Moonshine Society, Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes, the Unruly Blues Band, the DC Blues Society Band featuring Ayaba Bey, and Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jun. 16, Free. or www.http://silverspringspeaks.blogspot.com/2012/05/4th-silver-spring-blues-festival-more.html.
Safe Summer Kickoff, for county residents ages 12-24, swimming, live deejay, roller-skating, basketball, vendors, food and more. 5-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville. Free, must have signed permission slip. 301-853-2005.
Black History Trivia, for ages 14-17, prizes awarded. 7-10 p.m., Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr, Clinton. Free. 301-297-4648.
“The Music Man,” a con man turns his life around by convincing a small town to battle trouble caused by a pool hall with a boys’ band. 7:30 p.m., and June 19-20, noon and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $46-$91, subject to change, based on availability. 202-488-3300.
Santigold, 7 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $30. 202-265-0930.
MQUEST, a performance by the soul fusion group. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.
Diana Krall, 7:30 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $50-$93. 410-783-8000.
Soul II Soul, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $49.50. 703-549-7500.
“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” It is wartime in Britain as three siblings go on adventures through a magic wardrobe. 10:30 a.m., Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$22. 301-280-1660.
American Indian Festival, celebrate the tribal history and heritage of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma with food, workshops and performances. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through June 23, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000 or www.nmai.si.edu.
The Storyman: Baba Jamal Koram, for ages 6-12. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.
Shelby Brown, the smooth jazz saxophonist performs. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.
Largo Community Cookout, feast on summertime favorites including crabs, fish, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs. Noon-4 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Queen Anne Fine Arts lawn, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $10; students, free. 301-322-0853.
Firm Roots, Benjie Porecki, Mark Prince and Brad Collins record their live CD. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.
Step Afrika!’s Home Performance Series, After a year of international touring, the Washington-based company returns for a production exploring hip-hop and technology. Through July 1, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $125. 202-399-7993.
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