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Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Oct. 4-11

Thursday, Oct. 4

Paula Patton and her husband Robin Thicke. Thicke will perform at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, Oct. 6. (Michael Buckner/GETTY IMAGES)

“Fly”: Stories from the Tuskegee Airmen — African-American pilots who fought in World War II and combated racism at home — are brought to the stage. Through Oct. 21, Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833 or

Friday, Oct. 5

Virginia winery’s festival and sunset tour: Take a blanket and sit on the lawn and sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. Historic interpreters will conduct candle-lit tours of the Mansion, highlighting Washington’s attempts at creating a vineyard and various wine-related items inside the Mansion. 6-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. $35. 703-780-2000.

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi: The performances are based on ancient sacred traditions of the country in Central Africa. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $23, $38, $46; youth through grade 12 with an adult, half price. 888-945-2468 or

Saturday, Oct. 6

Jazz and Blues Festival: Performers include the Jason Kearse Trio, Taylor Jones, Nia Olibesi, Ashley Danemann, Mykle Lyons Quartet, Leslie Summey and Rashida Jolley. Beer garden on site. . Noon-8:30 p.m., Lake Anne Plaza, on the waterfront, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Free.

Robin Thicke, 8 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $51.75-$95. 202-628-4780 or

Sunday, Oct. 7

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi, Dance and thunderous drumming performances based on traditions passed down for centuries in Burundi culture. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $30, $38, $46. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Oct. 8

"Securing the Blessings of Liberty": Learn how African Americans survived and helped end slavery while working to shape the world as we know it today. Mondays, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356 or

Tuesday, Oct. 9

LeAnn Rimes, 8 p.m.,The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $40. 202-803-2899 or

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Vivian Green, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500 or

For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

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