Wednesday, Nov. 16

“Tent Life,” photography of life in Haiti. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 25, Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-6016.

“The Black List,” photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders explore the careers and lives of preeminent African Americans. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.

Mock Family Feud, for age 60 and older, join a team and play the feud. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

Wine and Design, for age 21 and older, paint a masterpiece while enjoying wine and cheese. 6:30-9 p.m., Color Me Mine - Silver Spring, 823 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. $40 includes artwork. Registration required. 301-565-5105 or

Legal and Financial Planning Workshop, for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Learn about legal documents that fit your needs, financial assistance, long-term plan of care, tax deductions and credits, government programs and more. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. 7-8:30 p.m., Residence on Greenbelt, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Admission free. Registration required. 703-359-4440, or

Race - The Power of an Illusion, a screening of “The House We Live In” and a discussion of how race can be a social construction. 7 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $21. 202-633-3030 or

“A Second Chance,” Two recently-single people get a second chance at love after meeting at a dinner party. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mondays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 11, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40. 703-820-9771.

Cirque du Soleil, In the new circus production “Quidam,” a young girl creates a fantasy world where the anonymous find their identities. Acts include arialists, jugglers, acrobats and more. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $43-$118, $39-$102 seniors and students, $35-$96 children. 202-397-7328 or

Kid Rock, 8:30 p.m., Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $49.50. 301-960-9999.

BYT Beaujolais Nouveau Party, enjoy French music, cocktails and unlimited wine after midnight. 9:30 p.m., $10, registration suggested. 202-332-1905.

Thursday, Nov. 17

“Christmas on the Potomac,” the annual celebration features live performances, exhibits, events and a hand-carved ICE! Extravaganza featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar. Open daily; hours vary, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Tickets: $17-35; age 3 and under, free. 301-965-2800 or

Food Justice Series Public Forum, discuss poverty, hunger, our food system and the importance of teaching youth about fresh, local foods. Sponsored by the Accokeek Foundation. 6-8 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. $5. 301-283-2113 or

“The Maryland Parity Project,” an initiative to ensure that insured citizens know their rights in accessing mental health and addiction treatment under new federal laws. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-9 p.m., Beckett Field, 8511 Legation Rd., New Carrollton. Free, reservations requested. 301-429-0970.

Comedy: Craig Robinson, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. $30. 703-486-2345.

The Rippingtons, 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500.

Theater: “Fat Pig,” the story of a handsome man who falls for a plus-size librarian; the play examines society’s traditional view of beauty. 7:30 p.m., today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prince George’s Community College, Hallam Theatre, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $10; seniors, students and staff, $5. 301-322-0920 or

Friday, Nov. 18

Sportaculture: The All Stars, short plays about local sports. 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Mon., Round House Theatre/Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $15; Members, seniors, and age 30 and younger, $10. 301-526-9921.

Health Insurance Workshop,presentations on Medicare; sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. 10 a.m. Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane. Free. 877-425-4716.

“The Mecca Revisited” Opening Reception, explore the exhibit, which features the works of 10 nationally and internationally renowned artists. Live music. 6-9 p.m., Howard University, Blackburn Center, 2397 Sixth St. NW. Free. 202-806-5689 or

“In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $13, $10 seniors and students. Tickets, 301-617-9906; information, 301-452-2557.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Liturgical Dance Auditions, area dance troupes are invited to try out for the Feb. 26 festival; bring your own music. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Free. 301-277-1710.

St. Jude Fundraiser, watch martial arts demonstrations such as karate, aikido, jujitsu, cardio-kickboxing and more. Also features music, poetry, food, games and prizes. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kazoku, 9171 Central Ave., Studio L10 , Capitol Heights, at the Kingdom Square Mall.301-499-2665 or

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “Career Fair,”for 8th-, 9th- and 10th-graders. Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 10 a.m.-noon, Bowie State University, McKeldin Gymnasium, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-736-3250 or

Thanksgiving Parade, featuring high school marching bands, floats and a special guest from the North Pole. 10 a.m., Downtown Silver Spring, on and around Ellsworth Drive, Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 240-777-6821 or

Fairmont Heights Computer Literacy Class, the basics of Internet-use and word processing. 11 a.m., Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. Free. 301-883-2650

Poetry Writing Workshop, with poet Laini Mataka. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-234-4755.

“Ms. B’s Runway Fashion Show,”with a live performance by Raheem DeVaughn; champagne and hor d’oeuvres served. 4-8 p.m. Upscale Ballroom, 3900 Bexley Pl., Suitland. $50; VIP, $65. RSVP. 202-657-2212. http://msbfashion.eventbrite

American Youth Chorus concert, the ensemble performs songs from different time periods and corners of the world. 7:30 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $15; seniors and ages 6-18, $10; age 5 and younger, free. 202-399-7993, Ext. 2.

Ravi Coltrane, the son of legendary John Coltrane brings his own vision to the tenor saxophone. 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). $30. 202-337-4141.

Ajay Parham Quartet, 9 p.m., HR-57, 816 H St. NE. $12. 202-667-3700.

Sunday, Nov. 20

The Whispers, 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $75. 703-549-7500.

Redskins Tailgate Party, for ages 60 and older, wear your team colors and watch the Redskins vs. Cowboys game. Light refreshments served. 12:30-4 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $10; nonresidents of Prince George\'s and Montgomery counties, $12. 301-206-3355.

“What’s it all about, Maestra?,” the Capital City Symphony, special guest and teaching artist Oran Sandel and an instrument petting zoo 30 minutes before each show. 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $16-$25; age 16 and younger, free. 202-399-7993 or

“Sunday Kind of Love” Open Mic, featuring local poets Shadab Zeest Hashmi and Kathleen O’Toole. 5 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Admission, free. 202-387-7638.

Monday, Nov. 21

Bowie Holiday-Decorations Contest,nominations deadline is Dec.12; judging of homes will take place the evening of Dec. 14. Applications available at or at Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Rd. Free. 301-809-3078 or

Method Man, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fiend, the Pricks, Corner Boy P, 7 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $35. 202-265-0930.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $65. 703-549-7500.

Free Food Distribution,take your own bags. 4-6 p.m., Gwynn Park Middle School (parking lot), 8000 Dyson Rd., Brandywine. Moe Gregory, 301-336-3808 or

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Afternoon Jazz Tea, with guitarist Rick Whitehead and saxophonist Chris Vadala. 2 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $15. 301-203-6070.

“Night of Elegance” Gala, live performances by Eric Roberson, Reesa Renee, Black Alley, Secret Society, and more. Hosted by the Positive Black Men Coalition. 9 p.m., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. $35; VIP, $60 (includes dinner.) RSVP. 240-334-3944 or

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