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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Things to do Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

Monday, Oct. 31

Go Go: Lissen Band, Mondays, Takoma Station, 6914 Fourth St. NW.

“Occupied City: Civil War Alexandria,” exhibit about life in a town occupied by the military, with biographical sketches of locals caught in the conflict, historical photos, artifacts and maps of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. $2. 703-746-4994.

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., Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $17. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Harry Belafonte book talk, the award-winning singer, actor and activist discusses his new memoir, “My Song” (written with Michael Shnayerson). A book signing follows. 1 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

Hip Hop: Childish Gambino, the rhyme-slinging alter-ego of Donald Glover (Troy from NBC’s “Community”) 7 p.m., Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $25. 301-960-9999.

Rachael Yamagata, Mike Viola, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25. 703-549-7500.

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, a comedic stage play about a poverty-stricken housekeeper and the wealthy family that employs her. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Anthony David, Jay Hayden, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25. 703-549-7500.

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

NeoSoul: Kyonte, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.

Hip Hop: The Martyr Tour, featuring Immortal Technique and Killer Mike. 10 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

Thursday, Nov. 3

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.

“Contraband Hospital and the African Americans Who Served There,” a lecture by Jill L. Newmark, National Library of Medicine. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. Free; driver's license or other photo ID required for admission. 202-357-5000.

Science Fair Help, for ages 10 and older, get ideas and assistance with your science project. 4 p.m. Thursdays, Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Watch the Throne: Jay-Z & Kanye West, the rap superstars perform hits from their collaborative Platinum album7:30 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $59.50-$250. 202-628-3200.

Jazz: Darien, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141.

Friday, Nov. 4

Kindred the Family Soul, Friday-Saturday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $40. 202-337-4141.

FAFSA Workshop, financial experts discusses how to file the free application for federal student aid. 6 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Admission, free. 301-937-6613.

“Step Up” Conference, for ages 9-17, watch a step show. On Saturday, youth are invited to join a group to learn basic techniques and then perform what you learned. 7-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie. Friday performance free; $20 for Saturday workshop. Registration and signed permission slip required. 301-464-1737.

“In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Nov. 20, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $13, $10 seniors and students. Tickets, 301-617-9906; information, 301-452-2557.

George Washington University Jazz concert, the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist. 8 p.m., George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Fairmont Heights Computer Literacy Class, learn computer basics including how to use the Internet and Word processing. 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 19, Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St., Fairmount Heights. Free. 301-883-2650.

Meet Tim Gunn, the Project Runway star hosts fall fashion show and after party hosted by Lucky Brand. 1 p.m., Westfield Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Admission, free. 410-266-5432.

Greenbelt Veterans Day Commemoration, local veterans share their first-hand accounts of war; learn about the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project which aims to preserve oral histories and documentary materials from war veterans. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800 or www.loc.gov/vets/.

African American Genealogy Workshop, learn how to search ancestry using the Maryland State Archives website. 3 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Musical: “Bonita and Billie,” an ode to Lady Day, this musical explores the past of Billie Holiday including her triumphs and woes. 3 and 8 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $35, registration requested. 301-277-1710.

“American Tapestry: Our Story in Song,” the Congressional Chorus performs the works of Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, John Williams, Rene Clausen and Sandi Peaslee set to the words of Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln and Langston Hughes and Rand Snell’s “One Land” and others. 7:30 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. $40, front four rows; $25. 202-393-7993, Ext. 182 or www.congressionalchorus.org.

REMINISCE: 90’s Party, DJ Quartermaine spins the best of 90’s hip hop, R&B and dancehall music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Liv Nightclub, 2001 11th St. NW.Free before 11 p.m.; $10 after. or .

Sunday, Nov. 6

“Taste of Laurel,” featuring food from local chefs and restaurants. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. Admission, free. 301-725-7975.

Funk: Jeffrey Osborne, a performance by the R&B, funk singer. 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $65. 703-549-7500.

Jazz: Brian Lenair, performs on the saxophone. 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $18. 202-337-4141.

By Jillian Sowah  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

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