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Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Thursday, Sept. 27

Jazz harmonicist Frederic Yonnet. (Courtesy of Frederic Yonnet)

Frederic Yonnet, The D.C.-based jazz harmonicist combines jazz and R&B influences with catchy melodies. Yonnet has recorded with India.Arie, Erykah Badu and others. At the Mansion, he’ll perform music from the album “Reed My Lips,” share rough versions of the music and shed some light on the process of making the album. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $30. 301-581-5100 or

Friday, Sept. 28

“And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson,” The Hard Bargain Players present the stage play about a small town girl who is crippled at birth with polio and tries to fight against the prejudices and callousness of her fellow townspeople. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Alice Ferguson Foundation, Theater in the Woods, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $10, students, seniors and members $8. 240-766-8830, or

“Shape,” The play examines African American vaudeville acts during the early 1900s in Brooklyn. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Monday and Thursday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $10-$25. 202-399-7993 or

Dru Hill, 11 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $27 in advance, $32 at the door. 202-803-2899 or

Saturday, Sept. 29

Bowie Women’s Expo, The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee hosts the 3rd annual luncheon and networking event for women. Audrey Scott, Bowie’s first female mayor, will be the keynote speaker. Event will feature local vendors, presentations, raffle and goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the committee’s scholarship fund. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy. $50, registration required. 301-262-0920, or

City Center groundbreaking ceremony, Tennis star Venus Williams will speak at the City of Seat Pleasant’s celebration for the $60 million dollar “City Center Project” which includes a new City Hall and Community Center. Live performance by R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele and appearances from Gov. Martin O’Malley, County Executive Rushern Baker and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Goodwin Park, 611 68th Pl., Seat Pleasant. Free, RSVP. 301-336-2600 or

Monday, Oct. 1

J.D. Experience, 8 and 10 p.m., Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $20. 202-337-4141 or .

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Ryan Leslie, J. Holiday, 8 p.m., The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. 202-803-2899 or

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Keiko Matsui, 8 p.m., Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $35. 410-268-4545 or .

Debate Watching Party, 8 p.m. Langston Bar and Grille, 1831 Benning Road, NE, Washingotn DC; sponsored by Barack America T, BloggingToTheChoir and Weston Taylor Marshal

Jamal Simmons, political analyst, will offer post-debate remarks.  Free Valet Parking; Eight TV Screens for Viewing; RSVP -- First come, first serve VIP Admission: $25 On-Site Voter Registration
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For more events, read our Going Out Guide.

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