Duende Quartet The local Latin jazz group has toured internationally through the State Department’s American Music Abroad program. 6:30 p.m. Dance Place, Monroe Street Market Arts Plaza, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. Free.
Chuck Brown Birthday Bash Chuck Brown’s birthday was always one of the parties of the year. The Godfather of Go-Go would assemble his band, his friends and his fans and play for hours. Though the legend died last year, the tradition continues. The Chuck Brown All-Star Band joins Junkyard Band’s Buggs, E.U.’s Sugar Bear and Chocolate City’s Michelle Blackwell at a special tribute. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $20.
Freddy Cole Quartet The quartet is led by the raspy-voiced singer-pianist brother of Nat “King” Cole. Thursday-Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $25.
Improvapalooza The six-day improv festival concludes with a wide variety of experimental skits. Thursday 8 p.m. until about 11 p.m., Friday 8 p.m. until about 1:30 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. until about 11:35 p.m. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. www.washingtonimprovtheater.com. Thursday or Friday $10, Saturday $15, festival pass $25.
Joey “Coco” Diaz The comedian is a regular on the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” and had roles in the films “The Longest Yard,” “Taxi” and others. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $20.
Dixie Power Trio The Fredericksburg group plays zydeco, jazz and originals as part of the Jazz in the Garden series. 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Constitution Ave. and Seventh St. NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.
DC Casineros The dance troupe performs Cuban salsa. 6:30 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. Free.
Mystics The women’s basketball team takes on the Atlanta Dream. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. www.washingtonmystics.com. From $17.30.
Bridget Mendler The young singer-songwriter’s debut single, “Ready or Not,” made No. 49 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Mendler also stars in the Disney TV series “Good Luck Charlie.” 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $22.50-$36.50.
“Re: Visit” An exhibition of objects made from repurposed everyday items by Elizabeth Morisette closes Friday. Addison/Ripley, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180. www.addisonripleyfineart.com. Free.
“Full Bloom” A teen who has struggled with feeling unattractive gets a turn at being beautiful in Suzanne Bradbeer’s play presented by Arcturus Theater Company. Continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. www.arcturustheater.org. $15; seniors, veterans, military and students $12.
Free Summer Saturdays The Corcoran opens its doors, waives its admission fee and offers tours, workshops and activities Saturdays through Labor Day. This week, a one-day Community Pop-Up Gallery inspired by the exhibit “Ellen Harvey: The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C.” showcases objects such as family heirlooms. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. www.corcoran.org/freesummersaturdays. Free.
D.C. United The soccer team plays against Toronto FC. 7 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000. www.dcunited.com. $26-$55.
“The Elements of Hip Hop” A month-long series of exhibitions exploring the convergence of hip-hop and visual art (an international skateboard art show, a wheat-paste poster exhibit on the Fridge’s exterior, a sticker exhibit and more) continues through Sept. 1. The Fridge D.C., 516 Eighth St. SE. 202-664-4151. www.thefridgedc.com. Free.
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week Hundreds of area restaurants participate in the promotion featuring three-course meals. Through Sunday. www.ramw.org/restaurantweek. Lunch $20.13, dinner $35.13.
New works by Karen Hubacher with sculpture by Alan Binstock Encaustic paintings by Hubacher and Binstock’s sculptures in glass and steel are displayed. Closes Sunday. Gallery Plan B, 1530 14th St. NW. 202-234-2711. www.galleryplanb.com. Free.
“The Best of Craigslist” Flying V Theatre dramatizes 37 separate posts with puppets, punches, ukuleles and a bedazzled loin cloth. This performance contains mature content. Free tickets (up to 2 per person) will be distributed in the States Gallery at 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.
Friendship, Freedom, Tolerance The film series concludes with a short film about the 1963 March on Washington, “We Shall Overcome,” and feature film “Yesterday Girl,” about a Jewish girl who has difficulty fitting in when she moves from East to West Germany in 1966. 6:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200. ww w.goethe.de/ins/us/was. $7, seniors and students $4.
“Nests” An exhibition of Sharon Beals’s photographs of bird nests collected over the past 200 years and used for research opens Monday. Through May 2, 2014. National Academy of Sciences, upstairs gallery, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-334-2436. www.cpnas.org/exhibitions/nests.html. Free.
Tuesday Concert Series Organist Grace Kim performs a classical program. 12:10 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. www.epiphanydc.org. Suggested donation $10.
Nationals vs. the Miami Marlins. Tuesday-Aug. 29 at 7:05 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.nationals.com. From $10.
Sampson The stand-up comedian is the author of two books about being gay and black. 7:30 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $20.
“Cardboard City” Artemis Herber, Steve Keene and Valery Koshlyakov explore themes of sustainability and urban culture in their paintings on cardboard. Opens Tuesday with a reception 6-8 p.m. with artists Herber and Keene. Through Sept. 30. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was. Free.
“A Journey From Argentina” A painting exhibit features Eliana Macri’s series “Making Room” exploring line, space, rhythm and balance, and Franco Lippi’s “Big Bang” paintings about science and magic colliding. Closes Tuesday. Watergate, 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-4488. www.watergategalleryframedesign.com. Free.
Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides Two- and four-person boats can be rented for an hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the last boat out at 5. Groups may reserve boats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Daily through Sept. 3. Tidal Basin Boathouse, 1501 Maine Ave. SW. 202-479-2426. www.tidalbasinpaddleboats.com. $12-$19 per hour.
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