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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Things to do Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

Monday, Oct. 24

IT Vendor Networking Event, for Information Technology professionals; bring business cards, flyers and brochures and meet state and county officials; business partners and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Prince George's County Government conference room, 1801 McCormick Dr., Largo. Free, registration required. Denise Roberts at 301-883-6480 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/minoritybusiness.

Domestic Violence Workshop, discuss a variety of issues and how to get help. Noon-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Family Crisis Center, 3601 Taylor St., Brentwood.$25, registration required. or http://www.familycrisiscenter-pgco.org/.

Bowie Education Forum, discuss the state of public education in the city with school’s superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and other officials. 7 p.m., Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenill Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3013 or eedwards@cityofbowie.org.

Film: “Nueba Yol,” an offbeat comedy about a Dominican widower who visits New York City with dreams of prosperity and fortune only to find the stark realities of urban life. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

“In Black and White” Exhibit, photographs by Nina Tisara and Peggy Fleming. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

Lanham Prostate Health Screening, a physician will conduct free exams.3:30-7 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free, registration required. 301-552-8060.

Branding your Business, learn how to maximize your branding potential; bring material for personal consultation. 6-8 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free, registration required. 301-839-2400 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/minoritybusiness.

African American History Lecture, historian C.R. Gibbs leads a presentation titled, “Bound for Freedom’s Light: the Story of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War.” 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Theater: “ReEntry,” KJ Sanchez directs a show based on interviews with veterans. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Wednesday, noon and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $25-$60. 240-644-1100.

R&B/Soul: Lalah Hathaway, a performance by the “First Daughter of Soul.” 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $59.50. 703-549-7500.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Health Care Reform Public Meeting, learn about the District's Health Insurance Exchange followed by question-and-answer period. Sponsored by the Mayor's Health Reform Implementation Committee. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Market North Hall, 225 7th St. SE. 202-727-8000, dorindaw@gmail.com..

Jazz Jam Session, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, HR57, 816 H St. NE, DC.$8. 202-253-0044.

Jazz: Loide, the singer performs a blend of jazz, love songs, reggae and the sounds from Africa. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $18. 202-337-4141.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Dinner theater: “Dreamgirls,” for ages 60 and older, travel to Baltimore and enjoy the famous musical about a female R&B group trying to make it to Hollywood. Dance to music from The Supremes, Marvalettes, Shirelles and Temptations. 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $53; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $64. Reservations required. 301-449-0490.

Pumpkin patch and Autumn Festival, with hayrides, jumping pillow, corn maze, pirate ship, straw activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 6, Gaver Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 5501 Detrick Rd., Mt. Airy. Monday-Friday, $5; Weekends, $7; age 2 and under, free. 301-865-3515 or www.gavertreefarm.com.

Freedmen’s Record Book Fundraiser, reception and silent auction, sponsored by Alexandria Archaeology Museum. 6:30-9 p.m., Principle Gallery, 208 King St., Alexandria. $10. 703-739-9326.

Neo-soul: Goapele, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50. 703-549-7500.

Skip Mahoney & the Casuals, music from the 70’s era R&B/soul group. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $25. 202-337-4141.

Friday, Oct. 28

Gerald Albright, Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500.

Jazz and blues café, with pianist John Guernsey. 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Psycho Safari, Tulip Gulch Productions, now in its 25th year, introduces a new haunted attraction at Prince George’s Stadium with more than 30 actors, props and special effects. Expect to spend 20 minutes inside. 6:30-11 p.m. Friday-next Monday, Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $17. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

“Bags for Charity” fashion show, bid on Afro-Chic fashion handbags from Greenbelt-based designer Mary Harrison. Proceeds will benefit The Redeemed Christian Church of God Restoration Center’s This Too Shall Pass program, which feeds local needy families. 7-11 p.m., An Elite Boutique, 4857 Glenn Dale Rd., Bowie.$25. 301-213-8694 or www.BagsForCharity.EventBrite.com.

Mo’Hop Funk: Visions in Blue, the Nonalee Dance Theater debuts with a futuristic performance which blends live music, light and the human body. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $25. 301-699-1819.

Jazz: Antonio Parker Quartet, a performance by the saxophonist and his quartet. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $15. 202-628-4780.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Mitchellville Health Clinic, blood pressure and diabetes screening, flu shots, dental and podiatry check ups, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. Admission, free. 301-333-6561 or info@menaiminghigher.org.

Mahalia Jackson Program, featuring the St. Xavier Children’s Choir, “St. Louis Blues” film screening, authors Charisse Carney-Nunes and Diane Macklin. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1770.

Flight Fest, costume contest, pumpkin bowling, arts, crafts, hayrides and more. Noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.

Utopia Film Festival, watch independent features, documentaries, short films and animation movies by local and national filmmakers including Danny Glover’s documentary “The End of Slavery.” Call for show times and venue information. Noon-midnight Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $5, weekend pass, $25. 301-441-8770 or www.utopiafilmfestival.org.

Football: Howard vs. South Carolina, the Bison take on the Bulldogs. 1 p.m., Howard University - Greene Stadium, 2400 Sixth St. NW - Howard University. $20-25. 202-432-7328, 202-806-7140.

Mitchellville Chili Cook-off and Book Fair, 1-8 p.m., Washington New Church and School, 11914 Chantilly Lane, Mitchellville.$15; families, $30. 301-464-5602 or www.theWNC.org.

Haunted Forest Party, for ages 12-17, dance to a live deejay then follow the haunted trail...if you dare. 7-11 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $5. 301-699-2456.

NBA 2012 Gaming Tournament, for ages 13-17, compete and win prizes. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-505-0876.

Jazz: John Williams Quartet, 9 p.m., HR-57, 816 H St. NE. $15. 202-667-3700.

DJ Rekha, spins a mix of dancehall, dub, and hip-hop. 11 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $18. 202-265-0930.

“Little Dragon” a performance by the alternative Swedish electronic band. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, DC. $20. 202-265-0930.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Redskins Watch Party for Girls Inc. and the James Michael Foundation 3:00 p.m., Hudson Restaurant, 2030 M Street, NW. $20 minimum donation gets you in the door + complimentary appetizers. Enjoy the Washington Redskins-Buffalo Bills game and benefit two causes. 20 percent of proceeds raised benefit Girls Inc. WDCMA & The James Michael Foundation http://sipwithsocialites.com/2011/10/watch-party-for-girls-inc-and-the-james-michael-foundation/

Pumpkin Carving Contest, prizes awarded for the most creative Jack O'Lantern.7 p.m. The Red Derby, 3718 14th St. NW. Free. 202-291-5000.

Reggae: Ziggy Marley. 7 p.m.The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $30. 301-960-9999

Marsha Ambrosius, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $35-$65. 202-783-4000.

Dam-Funk, Los Angele's master of boogie and funk performs with Master Blazter. 8 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $18; in advance, $15. 202-388-7625, http://www.rockandrollhoteldc.com/portal/.

Football Watch Party for Girls Inc., watch the Redskins vs. Bills game withSip with Socialites” cast members Victoria Michael and Camelia Mazard. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers. A portion of proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. WDCMA and The James Michael Foundation. 3-8 p.m. Hudson Restaurant, 2030 M St. NW. $20. 202-806-7938.

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