Today[ EXHIBIT ] Math Never Looked So GoodThe D.C. Jewish Community Center's new exhibition is the sum of its 10 years at its current location: It is "5 + 5," five big-name artists whose careers were launched in Washington (Sam Gilliam and Renee Stout among them) name-dropping the five newer D.C.-area artists whom they've got their eyes on (the buzzy Dan Steinhilber is one). Works from all of the artists appear in the show, curated by a former Hirshhorn curator. Free. Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through May 13. Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3208. [ CONCERT ] A Real Live DreamgirlMary Wilson, whose Motown supergroup the Supremes was the inspiration for "Dreamgirls," hits Washington for a four-night stand at Blues Alley beginning tonight. $43; $49 by phone charge. Through Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. daily. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-4141 or
[ FOR FAMILIES ] "Carnival!"The musical revival based on the film "Lili" pulls at the heartstrings with a puppet-driven plot: An unsophisticated orphan gets swept up in the circus and a whirling dervish of carnies with issues, among them a puppeteer who just can't express his love for her. This new production is a debut at the Kennedy Center. $25-$90. Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Through March 11. 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.
Saturday[ SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ] Closing: "Rough Magic" "The Tempest" proves only a jumping-off point in this Rorschach Theatre production of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's play. It is, for example, set in Manhattan. And its hero is a great-books-worshiping dramaturge. But Aguirre-Sacasa, who has written for Marvel Comics, weaves the classic and the comic into some good old-fashioned pomo mayhem. $20; $12 students and seniors. Tonight-Saturday at 8 p.m., also Saturday at 2. Through Saturday. Casa del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497.