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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Things to do May 18 to 23: ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ screening

Friday, May 18

Friday Night Fights, every Friday night, the Black Cat shows two episodes of “Tales From the Crypt” on the backstage, paired with drink specials. 7-8:30 p.m., Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960.

Smithsonian Sleepovers, view the IMAX film Born to be Wild and make crafts, followed by a sleepover in the museum. 7 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $115 for members, $125 for non-members. 202-633-1000.

Nationals, vs. the Baltimore Orioles. 7:05 p.m. Friday, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287.

Astronomy Science Program, in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, learn about the people of Polynesia & Micronesia and how they used their knowledge of the sky to voyage across the Pacific. 7:30-9 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free with paid admission: $4; students and seniors, $2; age 3 and younger, free. 301-918-8750.

Jerry Lee Lewis, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $100 in advance. 202-588-5595.

Saturday, May 19

Joint Service Open House and Air Show, see dozens of current and vintage military and civilian aircraft’s and enjoy an air show by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels; flight simulators, food and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Park and take shuttle at FedEx Field or Branch Avenue Metro.Admission free, security screening required. or http://www.jsoh.org.

“Diamonds and Pearls” Summit, for girls ages 10-15, workshops relating to fashion, dance, sports and team-building. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free with youth identification. 301-505-0876.

Hyattsville HIV Testing, no needles; results in 20 minutes. 1-3 p.m. third Saturday of every month, First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-927-6133.

Mystics, vs. the Chicago Sky. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200.

D.C. United, vs. Toronto FC. 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. or www.dcunited.com.

AXIS Dance Company, an innovative ensemble of performers with and without disabilities that changes the way we think about dance and the possibilities of the human body. 8 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, through May 20, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $25. 202-399-7993 or www.atlasarts.org.

Bilal, 8 p.m. May 19, The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25 in advance. 202-588-5595.

Sunday, May 20

Tom “Pohaku,” Hawaiian Carver, the legendary surfer from O’ahu Hawaii demonstrates his skill and techniques as he carves a traditional Hawaiian surfboard and lashes together a traditional Hawaiian sled. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Potomac Atrium, 1st Level, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Beltsville Day, featuring games, entertainment, crafts, food and more. Noon-5 p.m. May 20, Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Admission free, nominal fee for games and food. 301-937-6613.

Brian McKnight with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, 7 and 9:30 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $55 in advance. 202-588-5595.

Najee, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500.

Monday, May 21

Film: The Tuskegee Airmen, for ages 60 and older, watch the movie based on the 332nd fighter squadron while enjoying hotdogs, hamburgers and chips. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $5; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $6. Registration required. 301-206-3355.

Tuesday, May 22

Movie: Madea’s Big Happy Family, for ages 60 and older, watch Tyler Perry’s comedy about a family that bubbles over with trouble. 11 a.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $2. 301-277-1710.

Indonesia and Islam: Roots of Cultural Creativity, Jared Koller, a researcher for the Smithsonian’s Asian cultural history program at the Natural History Museum, discusses the history of Islam here, from its introduction through trade in the 11th century to its modern vibrancy and the blending of Islam with Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu influences that has produced distinctive art, architecture, textiles and literature. 6:30 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30. 202-633-3030.

Wednesday, May 23

“Northwest Washington, D.C.” book talk, Mark N. Ozer discusses his book. Noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5221.

Collective Soul, 8 p.m., The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $25. 301-960-9999.

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