Thursday, Feb. 21

“Ahead of Hair,” Artwork constructed of hair, thread and combs by Sonya Clark. Thursdays-Wednesdays, through March 2, Contemporary Wing, 1412 14th St. NW. 202-730-5037.

“Warriors Don’t Cry,” The play tells the story of the Little Rock Nine. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. $6.

“Night of Doo Wop,” Celebrate black history with the music that originated in African American communities during the 1940’s. 6:30-8 p.m., Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-7782. Free.

DADA, 7 p.m., State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. $18.

“Glengarry Glen Ross,” A group of salesmen resort to unscrupulous actions to succeed in the competitive world of real estate. 7:30 p.m., various times through March 3, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. $26-$63.

“Kafka on the Shore,” Haruki Murakami’s dreamlike book is staged by Spooky Action Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. $20-$25, $15-$20 seniors, $10 students.

“La casa de los espiritus (The House of the Spirits),” Isabel Allende’s novel about a family surviving social turmoil in Chile gets a turn on the stage. In Spanish with English surtitles. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 10, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. $20-$40.

Kim Waters, 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. $37.50.

M.O.P., Smif-N-Wessun, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $23.

Friday, Feb. 22

Harlem Nights II, This showcase of theater, dance and poetry celebrates the Harlem Renaissance. A talent show will be held at the end. 7 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6621. Free.

“The Real Thing,” A wife and want-to-be actress’ support of a political prisoner complicates her marriage in Tom Stoppard’s comedy. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through March 16, Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. $20, $18 seniors and youth.

Saturday, Feb. 23

“Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s,” A D.C.-centric show about the city’s graffiti and street art during the rise of the go-go, punk and hardcore music scenes in the 1980s. Saturdays-Wednesdays, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. $10, $8 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and younger.

African American Family Day, Activities include African dance classes, workshops, performances and storytelling. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. Free.

Black History Month Guided Tours, Retrace the steps of Josiah Henson, whose from being enslaved on a plantation to escaping via the Underground Railroad inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” noon, Josiah Henson Special Park, 11420 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. 301-650-4373. Free.

“Suites: A Taste of Diversity,” An African dance program from Soul in Motion. 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. $20, $15 students/seniors, $10 children ages 12 and younger.

“The Legend of Cool ’Disco’ Dan,” Filmmakers Joseph Pattisall, Roger Gastman, Iley Brown, Caleb Neelon and narrator Henry Rollins will be present at the premiere of this documentary about the famous D.C. graffiti artist and 80s go-go and punk subcultures, shown in conjunction with the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibit, “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s,” also opening Saturday. 8 and 10:45 p.m. Saturdays, through March 1, AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $11.50, seniors $9, children $7.

The Ringers, Featuring Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock, and Etienne Mbappe. 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $24 In Advance / $30 Day of Show.

Sunday, Feb. 24

DC Funk-Punk Throwback Jam, With its “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s” exhibition opening this month, the Corcoran Gallery of Art offers Washington newcomers a glimpse of the old-school Dodge City, as documented in photos, fliers and other relics. But the 9:30 Club will help you feel the era’s snare-cracking beats. This show, hosted by D.C. punk hero Henry Rollins, pairs go-go stars Junkyard and Trouble Funk, whose “Pump Me Up” no doubt inspired the name of the exhibit, with such punk acts as the remaining members of Dave Grohl’s first band, Scream, and Black Market Baby, among others. 3 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $25.

“PRAISE,” Area church dance groups perform in this annual concert. 4 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. $15, $12 seniors/students/groups of 15 or more.

Monday, Feb. 25

Lady Gaga, Zedd, Lady Starlight, 7:30 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. $52.50-$178.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Black History Month program, historian Susan Soderberg gives a presentation, “Quilts and the Underground Railroad,” and addresses the history of quilting in America as well as the history of the Underground Railroad. 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 240-777-0200. Free.

Elliot Yamin, 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. $22.50.

V.Rich, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. $20.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Herb Spice and the Cinnamon Stix, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. $10.

Lupe Fiasco, The “Kick, Push” rapper offered one of inauguration weekend’s most colorful moments when his performance at the private StartUp RockOn party at the Hamilton was abruptly cut short by organizers after one of his songs criticized President Obama. For those who agree with the rapper’s politics, or just want to hear how that song ends, he’s back for a ticketed, all-ages show at the Fillmore on Feb. 27. 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $35.

The Skatalites, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $17.50 In Advance / $22 Day of Show.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

from staff reports

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