VelocityDC Dance Festival Thirty companies perform a variety of dance styles during this three-day festival presented by Dance Metro DC, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.wpas.org. $18.
Capitals The hockey team plays the Carolina Hurricanes (Thursday at 7 p.m.), the Colorado Avalanche (Saturday at 7 p.m.), the Edmonton Oilers (Monday at 7 p.m.) and the New York Rangers (Wednesday at 8 p.m.). Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. capitals.nhl.com. From $35.
Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival The festival continues with Ben Urwand on his book “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler” (Thursday at 7:30 p.m.); sex columnist Dan Savage (Saturday at 8 p.m.); a children’s fair (Sunday 10-11:30 a.m.); a local author fair (Sunday 7-8:30 p.m.); author Alan Salkin on his book “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network” (Monday at 7:30 p.m.); author Jonathan Schanzer on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (Tuesday at noon); the film “Tiger Eyes” with director Lawrence Blume (Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.), and closing night with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.). All events at the Washington, D.C., Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St. NW) except the Dan Savage talk, which will take place at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St. NW). See complete schedule at www.washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/literary/jewish-literary-festival. Free-$100.
DC Drive-in Union Market’s drive-in movie series continues with “Julie and Julia,” about a food blogger’s fascination with Julia Child. Those without cars are welcome to spread out on the picnic area. Gates open at 6 p.m., film at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 8. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.unionmarketdc.com/
ACS Jazz pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding recently collaborated on Carrington’s Grammy-winning album “The Mosaic Project.” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $38.
Modern Life Is War The Marshalltown, Iowa, punk band performs. With Night Birds, Wet Witch and Nervous Impulse. 7:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $16.