FRED YONNET -- Today at
6 p.m. Blues, hip-hop and
reggae on harmonica.
Kennedy Center, Grand
Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
KUDZU WISH -- Today at 9 p.m. Rock. With Kung Fury. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.
FIGHTING GRAVITY -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Rock. With the Brindley Brothers, Shane Hines and Honestly. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $12. 202-393-0930.
RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, K'ALYN AND W. ELLINGTON FELTON -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Neo-soul. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW.
$10 in advance, $12 day of show. 202-667-7960.
SALVAGES -- Opens Wednesday. Reception Sept. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Through Sept. 25. Found-object sculptures and collages by Leonard Streckfus. Arts Club of Washington, MacFeely Gallery, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.
WINGING IT -- Reception Friday at 5 p.m. Through Sept. 19. Monotypes and printed relief constructions by Bill Harris. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-332-7757.
THREAD -- Through Sept. 19. Collages, woven tapestries
and framed multimedia pieces
that incorporate thread, by
Chad Allen, Susan Klebanoff,
Joan Konkel, Amanda Richardson
and Joanne Williams. Zenith
Gallery, 901 E St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.
THOSE WHOM DEATH HAS REFUSED -- Today at 2 p.m. Director Flora Gomes's 1988 elegy to the survivors of Guinea-Bissau's war of independence from Portugal. In Portuguese and Criolo with English subtitles. Sponsored by the National Museum of African Art. Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.
Lectures and Literature
JAZZ AND POETRY NITE -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Ages 21 and older. Open mic and presentations by poets Abayomi Huria and Melissa Best. Music by the Consciousness. Rose's Dream Bar and Lounge, 1370 H St. NE. $7. 202-398-5700.
BROOKLAND POETRY SERIES #8: POETRY READING -- Wednesday
at 7 p.m. Kim Schraf, Dan Vera, Ray Allard and Michael Gushue read works by artists who once lived or currently live in the Brookland neighborhood, including Sterling Brown, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jean Kerr and Ralph Bunche. Brookland Visitors Center, 3420 Ninth St. NE. Free. 202-526-1632.
ZEN TALK -- Friday at 7 p.m. Jeff Shore, a professor at Hanazono University of Kyoto, Japan, explains the meaning of the "no-self" in Buddhism. Friends Meeting
House, 2111 Florida Ave. NW. $5. 202-289-1966.
BECOMING GEORGE -- Saturday at 6 p.m. Metro Stage presents Cat Taylor as radical writer George Sand, who comes out of retirement to confront a repressive government, a war and her protege, Sarah Bernhardt. Book and lyrics by Patti McKenny and Doug Frew. Music by Linda Eisenstein. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
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