Friday, Sept. 9

HBCU Showcase and Recruitment Fair, seminars on financial education, college and career readiness, entrepreneurship, health and wellness and meet representatives. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. Free. 202-249-3400.

Howard vs. Morehouse Student Debate, witness the best of each school’s orators. 2-5 p.m., Howard University, Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth St. NW. Free. 202-806-7194.

“Trouble in Mind,” The play within a play focuses on an integrated cast performing an anti-lynching play while their prejudices surface backstage. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300.

Howard and Spelhouse ROCK, celebrate the Nation’s Football Classic at this party with fellow HBCU students and alumni. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., Cafe Asia, 1720 I St. NW. SVP for free admission before 11 p.m. 877-572-0477, or

Saturday, Sept. 10

Nation’s Football Classic, The Howard University Bison play the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers with a pre-game festival on the stadium grounds featuring games, music and exhibits. The historically black colleges host a panel discussion, recruitment fair, debate, rally and networking reception Friday at various locations and a chapel service on Sunday. See the website for complete schedule. Fan festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m., game starts at 3:30 p.m., RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. Game tickets $15-$60, other events free. or

Run/Walk for SIDS, participate in a 1.25 mile walk or 5K run around Greenbelt Lake to raise money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research and other family programs. Live music, face-painting, magic, leashed pets welcome. Registration, 7 a.m. for run, 8 a.m. for walk, Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt. $25; families, $35. Joani Horchler at 301-322-2620, or

Black Family Reunion, the 26th annual mulch-cultural, family focused event features chicken and waffles prayer breakfast, vendors, health fair, talent show and a special tribute to Dorothy I. Height. Live musical performances by Faith Evans, Hezekiah Walker, Miguel, DJ Kid Capri. Sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Reunion: 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m., The National Mall, between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Breakfast, $40. Reunion, admission free. 202-737-0120 or

Kappa Cares 5K, run or walk to help raise money for Prostate Cancer research and youth programs. Giveaways, refreshments, kids races and other entertainment. Sponsored by the Hyattsville/Landover Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 8:30 a.m., Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Ruatan Street and Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights. $20; ages 15-19, $16; age 14 and under, $10; ages 7-14, $8; age 6 and under, free. Charles Robinson at 301-352-7527, or

Urban Wine Festival, unlimited wine tastings, vendors, demonstrations and more. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday-next Sunday, Reston Town Center, Freedom Dr., Reston. $25; two-day admission ticket, $35. 800-830-3976 or

Rosslyn Jazz Fest, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Henry Butler, Grace Kelly, Al Williams Quartet and Juanita Williams. 1-7 p.m., Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-228-`850 or

Movies with a Mission, from and about Africa and African Diaspora. Featuring “The Will to Survive: The Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation” by Al Hawkin’s. 4:30 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-746-4356 or

Sunday, Sept. 11

Adams Morgan Day Festival, with live music, kid’s fair, arts and crafts from around the world, and food vendors. Noon-7 p.m., Adams Morgan Day, 18th Street between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road. Admission, free. 202-232-1960.

Eleanor Ellis, blues guitarist and vocalist, the founding member of the D.C Blues Soicety performs. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

“Bilal” in Concert, sway to the neo-soul/jazz singer. 7:30 p.m., Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500.

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