The Postelles The New York pop rock band performs. With the Arkells and the Ambassadors. 6 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $15.
Capitals The hockey team plays the Florida Panthers (Thursday at 7 p.m.), the New York Rangers (Sunday at 12:30 p.m.) and the Carolina Hurricanes (Tuesday at 7 p.m.) Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200.capitals.nhl.com. From $44.
Sweet Honey in the Rock This world-famous D.C. women’s a cappella ensemble was founded in 1973. 7 and 9:30 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $39.50 in advance, $45 day of concert.
Francophonie Cultural Festival The 13th annual citywide event celebrates the creativity of French-speaking countries with concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops and more. This week’s highlights include the clown duo of Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell of Happenstance Theater in “Pinot and Augustine,” for children 5-10, Friday at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW ($8, children $6, younger than 2 $3); a reading and egg-painting workshop by children’s book author and illustrator Catherine Pineur on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Alliance Francaise de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW ($35); and a performance by “desert rock” band Terakaft Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. ($25, seniors and students $15). Through April 13. www.francophoniedc.org. Prices vary.
“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” Gold and silver coins, cannons and swords from the 18th century recovered from the Whydah — a pirate ship sunk in U.S. waters off Cape Cod in 1717 — are among items on display. Opens Friday. Through Sept. 2. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7588. www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. $8; seniors, military and students $6; ages 5-12 $4.
“Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project” An Environmental Protection Agency photography project undertaken from 1971 to 1977 depicts the fashions, trends and cultural shifts of the decade throughout America. Opens Friday. Through Sept. 8. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. 202-357-5000. www.archives.gov. Free.
D.C. United The soccer team hosts Real Salt Lake in its home opener. 7 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. www.dcunited.com.
“Three Points” ClancyWorks Dance Company performs new choreography by Adrienne Clancy, Bill Evans and Sandra Lacy. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $22; seniors, teachers and artists $17; college students $10; age 17 and younger $8.