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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Things to do April 3-12: Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock and more

Tuesday, April 3

Teddy Bear Tea, 1 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $28. 301-581-5100.

“Aila: A Roman Port and the Red Sea,” S. Thomas Parker, an archaeology professor at North Carolina State University, discusses the finds from his current archaeological excavations in Jordan sponsored by the Washington Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. 7 p.m., George Washington University, Room 113, 1957 E St. NW, 805 21st St. NW. Free. 202-338-6536.

Moody Blues, 8 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $48-$88. 202-628-4780.

Wednesday, April 4

Laurel Eggs-travaganza, for ages 3-4, learn about eggs through songs, crafts and other activities. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free (donations welcome), registration required. 301-497-5887.

“Arias With a Twist,” Cabaret performer Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist team up to tell the story of a drag queen in the Garden of Eden. April 4-May 6: 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Exceptions: No shows April 6 and April 10, 8 p.m. April 7, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $35-$72.50. 202-393-3939.

Thursday, April 5

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.

Coffee with Police, for age 60 and older, Cpl. Kelvin Scruggs from the Prince George’s County police CSI 1 to 99 block discusses the science of solving crimes. 1 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. Beth Evans at 301-490-5679.

Baysox Opening Night, watch the team take on the Harrisburg Senators. Arrive early for happy hour, live music and magnet giveaway. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. Call or visit website for ticket prices. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

Kevin Costner and Modern West, 8 p.m., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35-$125. 301-581-5100.

Friday, April 6

Cherry Blossom Cruise, for age 60 and older, travel to the District and board the Spirit of Washington for a lunch cruise featuring live entertainment and breathtaking views of the the Cherry Blossoms. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 6, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $50; nonresidents of Prince George\'s and Montgomery counties, $60. Registration required. 301-449-0490.

National Aquarium Tots & Tales, Children are introduced to the cherry blossom celebration and tradition with story time, science experiments, crafts and a tour of the aquarium. 10 a.m. Fridays, through April 20, National Aquarium, Washington, Department of Commerce Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-482-2825.

Junior Brown, 7:30 p.m. April 6, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25. Tickets, 703-573-7328; information, 703-549-7500.

Dance Performance, Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey in “Tool is Loot.” 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through April 7, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $22; seniors and teachers, $17; college students, $10; 17 and younger, $8. 202-269-1600 or www.danceplace.org.

Saturday, April 7

Poetry Writing Workshop, with poet Laini Mataka. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7, Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-234-4755.

Golden Egg Hunt, for age 12 and under, egg hunt, arts and crafts, bunny hop and photos with the Easter bunny. Noon-3 p.m. April 7, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0876.

Community Egg Hunt and Grocery Giveaway, free food to the first 250 families; games, moon bounce, face painting, music and egg hunt. Noon-4 p.m. First Baptist Church of District Heights, 7234 Lansdale St., District Heights. Free. 301-736-7872. www.FBCDH.org.

King Peggy and Eleanor Herman, Peggielene Bartels, the American secretary who became king of the Ghanian village of Otuam in 2008, becoming King Peggy, is joined by freelance writer and author Herman for a discussion of their new collaboration, “King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village,” in the Knight TV Studio, Level 3. A book signing follows. Call 888-639-7386 or visit www.newseum.org. 2:30 p.m. April 7, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free with museum admission. 888-639-7386.

Black Image Patio Party, a networking event and open forum discussion with Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock!, and other media professionals to redefine the black image and challenge perpetuated stereotypes. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1250 4th St. SW, Suite WG-1, D.C. Tickets, $20 online and at door. Krystal@KrystalGlassEmpire.com http://www.krystalglassempire.com/

Landover Resume Workshop, for ages 13-17, create a professional resume to give to potential employers. 7-10 p.m. April 7, Kentland-Columbia Park Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-341-7439.

Royal Comedy Tour, featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock and more. 8 p.m. April 7, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $52.50-$72.50. 301-952-7900 or www.showplacearena.com or www.royalcomedytour.com.

Monday, April 9

Terrapin Baseball Night, meet University of Maryland players and coaches then watch the Terps take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels. 7:05 p.m. April 9, Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. Use the offer code TERPS at purchasing for special box seating. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

WWE Raw Supershow, 8:15 p.m. April 9, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $20-$75. Tickets, 202-397-7328; information, 202-628-3200.

Tuesday, April 10

Daughters of Struggle: Civil Rights program, Ayanna Gregory, daughter of activist Dick Gregory, shares memories of her father and personal stories and songs of the Civil Rights Movement. 7 p.m. April 10, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wizards, vs. Orlando. 7 p.m. April 10, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$2,000. 202-628-3200 or www.nba.com/wizards/.

“God of Carnage,” After their sons get into a fight, two sets of parents confront each other and quickly begin acting like children themselves. 7:30 p.m. April 10-11, 8 p.m. April 12, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $55-$79. 703-820-9771.

Wednesday, April 11

“I Put the Fear of Mexico in ’Em,” When a couple cross the border into Tijuana they are accosted by a Mexican couple who challenges their stereotypes. April 11-12, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. Canceled. 202-234-7174.

“Kite JAM,” a kite-making activity facilitated by Spark!Lab and other staff members, kite performers display and discuss their hand-made kites and their designs, and a performance of a kite ballet by members of Wings Over Washington to the music of Frank Sinatra, sponsored by Jazz Appreciation Month and the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Healthy Relationships Seminar, ask questions and contribute to conversation about healthy relationships. Topics of discussion include: finding self-confidence, learning from your past, knowing your worth and avoiding toxic dating. 1-3 p.m. April 11, Prince George’s Community College, Student center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

“Taste of Bowie,” with fashion show, food tasting, raffle and more. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. 6-9 p.m. April 11, Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way. $50, reservations required. 301-262-0920 or info@bowiechamber.org.

Lalah Hathaway, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $59.50. Tickets, 703-573-7328; information, 703-549-7500.

Thursday, April 12

Victims’ Rights Awards, a fundraising event to honor victims who have been serviced, partners and volunteers. Sponsored by the Community Advocates for Family and Youth. 7-10 p.m. April 12, Glenn Dale Golf Club, 11501 Old Prospect Hill Rd., Glenn Dale. $35, reservations required. 301-390-4092 or www.cafy2012awards.eventbrite.com.

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