“Revolution Has No Pause - African American Teens in the Civil Rights Movement,” A program about the roles teenagers played in the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. 301-736-5355. Free.
Black History Month artist reception, Featured artist Janae Asemoz Davis showcases and discusses her work in mixed mediums. Light refreshments served. 7-9 p.m., Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. 301-464-3725. Free.
“Glengarry Glen Ross,” A group of salesmen resort to unscrupulous actions to succeed in the competitive world of real estate. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 3, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $26-$63.
Jeff Majors, The jazz harpist and gospel artist performs his greatest hits. 8 p.m., Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $45.
Joshua Redman, 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $40.
Friday, Feb. 8
“The Butler’s Been Murdered!,” The comedy murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Courtyard Crystal City, 2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. 888-471-4802. www.mysterydinner.com. $53.
“A Rite,” Bill T. Jones of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company’s Anne Bogart worked together to choreograph this piece featuring a deconstructed version of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $50, $45 for seniors, $10 for students/youth.
“You’re Gonna Hear from Me: A Tribute to Nancy Wilson,” The jazz singer is celebrated in Jenelle Lynn Randall’s performance at her alma mater. 8 p.m., George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $15, $10 students and seniors.
Avant, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $28 In Advance / $33 Day of Show.
Emy Tseng, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $15.
Ralph Peterson, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bohemian Caverns, 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800. www.bohemiancaverns.com. $18 Advance/$22 Door.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, 8:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $20.
Stone Kawala & The Trees, 9 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $10 advance / $12 door.
Bobby V, 11 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $26 In Advance / $30 Day of Show.
The Bead Studio trunk show, bead and jewelry artisans, beading class for adults and children and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown, 8506 Fenton St., Silver Spring. 202-320-5989. Admission free.
“Slavery, Resistance and Freedom,” A guided tour and presentation of slave live on the plantation. For age 13 and older. 1 and 3 p.m., Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $15 reservations required.
Kim & Reggie Harris, The duo bring to life the stories of famous African Americans. 1 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $14.
Taj Mahal Trio, 7 p.m., State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $42.
“Expression of a People,” A black history celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops and more. 1-6 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Imani Winds, The Grammy-nominated ensemble performs, followed by a reception in honor of Black History Month. 3 p.m., NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. www.cpnas.org. Free, registration required.
Chinese New Year Gala 2013: “Love from Beijing,” In celebration of Chinese New Year, the D.C.-area Chinese American Association throws its annual Chinese New Year Gala. This year’s celebration will feature more than 500 artists from around the U.S., plus 50 high level performers from China. It will include traditional Chinese and modern children dances, plus a magic show, singing and a Wushu performance. 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $20-$138.
Vusi Mahlasela, 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $27.50.
“Show Me What You’re Working With!”Members of Black Artists of DC showcase their works expressing their view of the world. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception Feb. 16 5-8 p.m. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, 7 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $45.
"Black Love Prophecy: Vol. 1," A listening party to hear audio of how one black couple navigates the complexities of black love. With live spoken word, music and more. 7-9 p.m. Busboy and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW, DC. BlackLoveProphecy@gmail.com. www.blackloveprophecy.com. $20 or two for $30.
Ida Campbell, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $18.
“Diaspora Dialogue,” An exhibition featuring the works of Ghanaian master artists Kawbena Ampofo-Anit, Ethiopian artist Skunder Boghossian and Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk. Exhibit runs daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through May 12. Reception scheduled 3-5 p.m. Feb. 24, Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, Lower Level, Arts Program Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi. 301-985-7937. 301-985-7300. www.umuc.edu/visitors/events/art/exhibits/symposium/jazz_diaspora.cfm.
Black History Month program, Staff from Montpelier Mansion host a cooking class to learn how to make hominy, a corn dish often made by slaves in 18th century America. 2:30-4 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-7882. Free.
Soul Asylum, 7 p.m., State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $17.
Miss Jessica, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $18.
"Make a Veteran Your Valentine." Donate a service or product to a U.S. Veteran. Examples are: a haircut, copy or send a resume, a free meal or a movie ticket. When? On February 14, 2013--Valentine Day. Contact Information: Kathryn L. Harris at Writingsbykathryn@gmail.com.
“The Convert,” A girl from Southern Africa is torn between the traditions she was born into and Christianity, the religion where she found refuge. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $35-$77.50.
Big Daddy Stallings and The Bluez Evolution Band, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings perform the blues with a big band horn section. 8 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. arts.pgparks.com. $10.
K’Jon, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. 8pm 10pm.
Sharon Rae North, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $10.