“Reading, Writing and Race Revisited: Rosenwald Schools in Prince George’s And Surrounding Counties,” Photos and artifacts of African American schools built with assistance from the Rosenwald Fund includes those from sites listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2002 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Jan. 23-March 17, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.
Bowie “State of the City” Breakfast, Mayor G. Frederick Robinson will discuss issues of importance such as economic development, public safety, transportation and education. Audience questions allotted. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. 7:30 a.m., Bowie Golf and Country Club, 7420 Laurel-Bowie Rd. $40; members, $25. RSVP. 301-262-0920 or email@example.com.
Children’s Theater: “The Snowy Day,” based on Ezra Jack Keats popular children’s book. Peter, a young African American boy, explores snow that has fallen over night in his city. Various times Jan. 20-Feb. 12., Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $18. 301-634-2270.
“Mouse on the Move,” The moon is cheesy and cat-free which is exactly why two young mice, Nellie and Amelia decide to travel there. As part of the My First Imagination Stage series, the show is targeted at the youngest audience members. To keep children ages 5 and younger engaged, kids are given props that help the actors tell the story. 11:45 a.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Sundays, through Feb. 5, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10. 301-280-1660, http://imaginationstage.org/.
“The Religion Thing,” A perfect couple reexamines their relationship when the wife’s friend find Jesus in this comedy. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, noon Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $30-$60. 800-494-8497.
Imani Winds, The wind quartet presents a program filled with music from Valerie Coleman, Paquito D’Rivera, Astor Piazzolla and more. 7:30 p.m., Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $30. 301-581-5100.
Luke Carlos O’Reilly, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. $10. 202-234-0072.
Roy Ayers, the vibraphone master and jazz-soul-funk great performs songs that have been sampled in scores of hip-hop songs. 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $40. 202-337-4141.
Free Tax Filing, meet representatives form the District government and Internal Revenue Service, learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit, and get your 2011 taxes prepared. 2-3 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free, registration requested. 877-SAVE-515 or www.dceitc.org.
Student Night at the Café, showcase your talents on an open mic. 4-7 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student Center room B, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.
Theater: “Red,” Painter Mark Rothko struggles with his legacy as he creates murals for a restaurant and hires a new assistant. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $55-$100. 202-488-3300.
Cheeky Monkey Sideshow, the troupe performs sword swallowing, fire eating, glass walking, extreme stunts, contortion, comedy, music, magic and human and animal anomalies. 8 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $15; students and seniors, $12. 301-699-1819 or https://joesmovement.secure.force.com/ticket.
Antonio Parker Quartet, 9 p.m., HR-57, 816 H St. NE. $15. 202-667-3700.
Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, hosted by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.). 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Rd., Clinton.Free. 410-962-4436 or www.cardin.senate.gov.
Capitol College Open House, for prospective undergraduate students. Tour the campus, learn about degree programs, meet faculty. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel. Free, reservations required. 301-369-2800 or http://www.capitol-college.edu/node/1226.
“Laughing SO Hard So I Won’t Cry,” a musical comedy show featuring comedians H. Renee, Del Harrison and Timmy Hall. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres offered. 8 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $30; advance purchase, $25. 301-580-6870 or www.HreneePerforms.com.
Dance Recital, Rennie Harris Puremovement performs. 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $22; seniors and teachers, $17; college students, $10; 17 and younger, $8. 202-269-1600 or www.danceplace.org.
A J Parham, 9 p.m., HR-57, 816 H St. NE. $15. 202-667-3700.
Stephane Wrembel & His Django A Go-Go Festival, “A Celebration of the Life and Music of Django Reinhardt.” Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50. 703-549-7500.
St. Pius School Open House, for parents and prospective students in grades pre-kindergarten-8. Tour the school, visit information booths, meet students, teachers and administrators. 1-3 p.m., St. Pius X Regional School, 14710 Annapolis Rd., Bowie.Free. 301-262-0203, http://www.stpiusbowie.org/main.php.
Six Flags America auditions,for prospective dancers, stunt performers, specialty actors and character performers. Bring résumé, head shot and a one-minute monologue or two-minute dance routine. Apply at www.sixflagsjobs.com. Auditions will be held: 3-6 p.m. on Sunday and on Feb. 4, 11 and 12, Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500, Ext. 3268.
SwagFunk, 8 and 10 p.m., Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. $10. 202-234-0072.
Hypnotism show, Chris Jones helps audience members do their best animal imitations and revisit their childhoods. Noon-2 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student Center Room B, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.
Documentary: “Babies,” a screening of the film that follows the lives of four newborns in four different environments. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.
Go Go: Lissen Band, 8 p.m. Mondays, Takoma Station, 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.
Kankoran West African Dancers, The troupe explains the history, terminology, and techniques of its music and dance. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710, http://www.kankouran.org/cms/.
Minority-run businesses seminar,learn about merchant services that can increase revenue and save time. Those with recent merchant statements will receive one-on-one evaluations. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free; registration required. 301-883-6480 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.
Community African Drum Circle, all skill levels are invited to share in the organic rhythms that evolve during the session. 7 p.m., Wolf Trap - Center for Education, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $5-$10. 703-255-1933.
Documentary: “ Hidden Colors ,” a film that explores why the contributions of African and aboriginal peoples largely have been ignored in history books. Noon-2 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0899.
Fort Washington Food Drive, drop off non-perishable foods to be donated to the Salvation Army. 2-10 p.m. daily, Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-292-9191.
“Voices Out Loud: A Celebration of Bayard Rustin,” celebrate the 100th birthday of the late-civil rights hero with spoken word, film, music and images. Sponsored by the Leadership Conference Education Fund and Split this Rock Poetry Festival. 6 p.m., National Museum of Women of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free, RSVP. http://www.facebook.com/events/323150901036851/.
Black History Month movie, for age 18 and older, a screening of “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” based on Alex Haley’s novel. Light refreshments served. 6-9 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-583-2400.
American Ballet Theatre, The company performs Petipa’s evening-length work La Bayadère and a mixed repertory program. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 5, Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324, TDD:202-416-8524.
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