Cheech & Chong The comedy duo return to the stage with Tommy Chong’s wife, Shelby. 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000. www.thelincolntheatre.org. $55.
Alan Greenspan The former chairman of the Federal Reserve will discuss his book “The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature and the Future of Forecasting.” Doors open at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $42 for one ticket and one book, $52 for two tickets and one book.
“Battle of the Sexes: Real Talk about Male/Female Relationships” Relationship coach Erica Johnson leads an adult relationship forum. Topics will include “Can men and women really be friends?” and “Is casual sex worth it?” Hosted by iBlack events. After-work attire. 7-10 p.m. Ozio, 1813 M St. NW. 202-822-6000. iblackbattle.eventbrite.com. $20, registration required.
Gerdan The Ukrainian musical group performs as part of the Embassy Series. 7:30 p.m. Embassy of Ukraine, 3350 M St. NW. www.embassyseries.org. $90.
Afrobop Alliance A live performance by the Afro-Cuban jazz septet. 8 and
10 p.m. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $12.
The Fighting Jamesons The Celtic rock band performs. With the Surreal McCoys. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $10 in advance, $12 day of the show.
“Measure for Measure” Shakespeare’s play follows a young woman forced to choose between saving her innocent brother’s life or the future she wants as a nun. Thursday at
8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $40-$100.
Eric Roberson The R&B singer-songwriter performs. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
Michael Cavanaugh The singer performs Elton John hits with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $20-$85.
Howard Homecoming Parade Featuring marching bands, dancers and floats, the parade is one of the highlights of Howard’s homecoming festivities. The parade begins outside the Main Administration Building (2400 Sixth St. NW) and ends at the Valley in the middle of campus. Prime viewing spots are along Georgia Avenue NW near Banneker High School, where the reviewing stand is located. 10 a.m. Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. www.bisonhomecoming.com. Free.
“What’s Eating Capitol Hill?”A private restaurant tour to explore the various cultures and cuisines offered in the historic Southeast neighborhood. Hosted by iBlack events. 2-5:30 p.m. meet near Eastern Market, 8th Street SE. capitolhilltour.eventbrite.com. $60, reservations required.
Cécile McLorin Salvant The New York Times compared this Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner to Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. She performs with pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Rodney Green. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.sixthandi.org. www.wpas.org. $25.
Janeane Garofalo The actress and comedian performs. With David Hill.
8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. In advance $20, day of show $22.50.
Crystal Antlers Based in Long Beach, Calif., the rock band performs hits from its newest album, “Nothing Is Real.” Also featuring performances by Bella Russia and Young Rapids. 10 p.m. Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. www.cometpingpong.com. $12.
Nina Kraviz The singer performs house and electro music with opening acts Lomez and Marko Peli. 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $10, age 21 and older free before 11 p.m.
“A Modest Occupation” Curated by Abigail Satinsky of Threewalls in Chicago, this exhibition highlights works from more than 15 artist-run subscription programs to illustrate the business moves artists must make to succeed today. Closes Saturday. Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. 202-483-1102. www.transformerdc.org. Free.
“The Laramie Project” A town reflects on a hate crime in which Matthew Shepard, a gay man, was murdered. Thursday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $25.
“The Two-Character Play” Spooky Action Theater presents Tennessee Williams’s play about a brother and sister who take out their rivalry on the stage. Thursday-Saturday at
8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. www.spookyaction.org. $25-$35, $20-$30 seniors, $15 students.
Thomas Circle Singers The chorale performs works about how music evokes and expresses emotions. 5 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. www.thomascirclesingers.org.
George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars
8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $37.50 in advance, $42 at the door.
“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in this 1962 thriller about an aging and demented vaudeville star who terrorizes her wheelchair-confined sister and attempts to revive her career. 6:30 p.m. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.com. Free, tickets distributed 30 minutes prior.
High Heel Race High-heeled racers sprint down 17th Street in drag in this informal block party. Participants must wear at least two-inch heels and register in advance at Cobalt restaurant (1639 R St. NW). Parade begins at 7 p.m., race begins 9 p.m. 17th Street, between P and S streets NW. www.facebook.com/pages/17th-Street-High-Heel-Race/293167114030193. Free.
Southern Culture on the SkidsThe rock band from Chapel Hill, N.C., performs. With Los Straitjackets and the Fleshtones. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $25.
Soulbird Presents a SongVersation with India.Arie 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $71.50.
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3The New York Times compared this Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner to Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. She performs with pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Rodney Green. 8 p.m. Saturday. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.sixthandi.org. www.wpas.org. $25.