“The Black List,” Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders explore the careers and lives of preeminent African Americans. Mondays-Sundays, National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.
Temple Hills Shoe Drive, donate new or gently-used shoes to benefit the Shoeman Water Projects, which helps bring water and supplies to families in remote villages in Kenya, Haiti and other underdeveloped countries. Call to arrange pick up if needed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Nov. 20, Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 4444 Old Branch Ave, Temple Hills. Free. 301-702-0100 or http://www.shoeman.org.
HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling, sponsored by the Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Autumn Woods Apartments, 6001 Logan Way, #A5, Bladensburg.Free. 410-234-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film: “Rachida,” the story of a young Algerian schoolteacher who is shot and left for dead by terrorists when she refuses to bomb her school. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.
Financial Policy Town Hall, panelists Congresswoman Donna Edwards, State Senator Paul Pinsky and County Executive Rushern Baker discuss funding our communities; including workshops for audience discussion and action plans. 7-9:30 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Hall room1097, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. Lucy Duff at 301-577-2350 or email@example.com.Tuesday, Nov. 8
“Africa, Black America and World War II,” a lecture by historian C.R. Gibbs. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.
Kenny Wesley, a “Tribute to Luther Vandross.” 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.Wednesday, Nov. 9
Healthcare Straight-Talk, learn all you need to know about Medicare. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 29, Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. Free. 877-425-4716.
African American Relationships Seminar, Audrey B., author and relationship expert, leads a talk about how to maintain a healthy relationship and solve power play challenges. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.
Legal and Financial Planning Workshop, for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Learn about legal documents that fit your needs, financial assistance, long-term plan of care, tax deductions and credits, government programs and more. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 16, Residence on Greenbelt, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Admission free. Registration required. 703-359-4440, www.alz.org/nca or ProgramNCA@alz.org.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Eric Lindell, 7 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.
Jazz Jam Session, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, HR57, 816 H St. NE, DC.$8. 202-253-0044.Thursday, Nov. 10
Queenstown Outlet Shopping, for age 60 and older, take a bus to the outlet mall to shop. Lunch on your own. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $10; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $12. Registration required. 301-449-0490.
DC World War I Memorial Reopening, Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Holmes-Norton and more speak at the grand reopening of the newly refurbished 80-year-old memorial that honors District residents who lost their lives during the great war. Bring a DC-flag to wave in support. Sponsored by the Rhodes Tavern-DC Heritage Society. 11 a.m., DC World War I Memorial, West Potomac Park and National Mall, off 15th Street, between Independence and Constitution avenues.Free. 202-364-2526.
Berrette Family Foundation Happy Hour, mix and mingle with board members and area supporters and learn about the organization. Complimentary appetizers and dessert; drink specials. Raffle and silent auction. 6-9 p.m., . Policy Restaurant and Lounge, 1904 14th St. NW.Donations accepted at door. RSVP at http://bffsoftlaunch.eventbrite.com/.
“Turaath: A Celebration of Arab Culture in America,” featuring traditional designer fashions and classical Arab music. Special guest appearance from Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih. 8 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $30-$100. 202-244-2990.
Lorree K Slye, the soul singer performs. 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $25. 202-337-4141.
Comedy: Chris Thomas, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Riot Act Comedy Club, 801 E St. NW. $15-$17. 202-697-4900.Friday, Nov. 11
“Fighting Irish” Band Visits Forestville, the almost 400-member University of Notre Dame marching band will hold an open rehearsal as they prepare for the Saturday game against the University of Maryland Terrapins at FedEx Field. 10 a.m.-noon, Bishop McNamara High School, Tyoka Jackson Field, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. Rehearsal free; game tickets, $30-$175. 301-735-8401 or www.bmhs.org.
Ida Campbell’s 60th Birthday Celebration, the WPFW radio host will party with musical entertainment and dancing. Semi-formal attire, no jeans or tennis shoes allowed. 7-11:45 p.m., Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. $55; in advance, $45. Gerri Mahdi at 202-588-0999 or Ida Campbell at 240-593-8408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $13, $10 seniors and students. Tickets, 301-617-9906; information, 301-452-2557.Saturday, Nov. 12
Mother Lange Pilgrimage Tour, celebrate Black Catholic History month with a tour of the Baltimore sites honoring the life, work and legacy of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of Roman Catholic women religious order of African descent. Followed by Mass. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish, 11011 Montgomery Rd., Beltsville. $35, registration required. Deacon Al Turner at301-853-5371, http://site.adw.org/events or email@example.com.
Veterans Job Fair, for veterans and active duty military personnel, bring a resume and meet representatives from major companies. Followed by the American Freedom Festival Washington, which will feature tributes and live musical performances to honor our military. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. Job fair, free. Concert, $39.50-$139.50. 703-218-1600 or www.ticketmaster.com.
New Carrollton Black Literature Talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Wes Moore’s, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” the true story of two boys of the same name in the same city. One goes on to becomes a successful Rhodes Scholar and business leader and the other who is serving life in prison. 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.
College Park Blues Festival, the 4th annual event will showcase music by bluesman Warner Williams, and DCBS Battle of the Bands. Help raise money to send the winners to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Raffle fundraiser. 6-11:30 p.m., University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum, 4533 Rossborough Lane, College Park. Admission free; donations welcome. Sami'i Nuriddin at 202-438-4461 or www.dcblues.org.
Gordon Chambers CD Release Party, 8 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $25. 202-337-4141.Sunday, Nov. 13
Will Downing,Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50. 703-549-7500.
Third St. Church Benefit Concert, featuring solo and ensemble performances from the Ministry of Music and Fine Arts; and the Praise In Motion liturgical dance team. Proceeds benefit the building expansion fund. 3 p.m., Admission free. Offering received. 202-347-5889.
“The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959,” a multimedia performance focusing on a decade in American jazz history by paying tribute to Miles Davis. 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Are $22, $36, $44; youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Tickets, 888-945-2468; information, 703-993-8888 or cfa.gmu.edu.
Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, the blues guitarist performs. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.