Too Many Zooz The trio, discovered busking in New York subways, calls its style “brass house.” 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. $20.
4 Generations of Miles Drummer Jimmy Cobb, tenor saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist Buster Williams and guitarist Mike Stern (all members of Miles Davis’s bands from different eras) pay tribute to the trumpeter in a program of his 1950s works. Opens Thursday with shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Through Sunday. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-4141. bluesalley.com. $35-$40.
Friends of the National Arboretum Garden Fair and Plant Sale The annual event features expert horticulturists, herbs from the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America, food and drink vendors, a performance by the Washington Revels and a strawberry-potting activity for children. Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Outside the Administration Building, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726. fona.org . Free.
Washington Antiquarian Book Fair Rare book and manuscript exhibitors from across the country converge at the 42nd annual event, with literary games Friday and personalized, off-the-cuff poetry by Typewriter Rodeo on Saturday. Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Sphinx Club, 1315 K Street NW, Washington. 202-363-4999. wabf.com. $5-$15.
Sasheer Zamata with Violet Gray The comedian is a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” and creator of the Web series “Pursuit of Sexiness.” 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. blackcatdc.com. $18-$20.
R. Ring with Split Single and Flasher The indie-rock duo of Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline performs. 10 p.m. Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. cometpingpong.com. $12.
“Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” The Scotland-born, Tony Award-winning singer performs a cabaret-style concert with an appearance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org. $29-$99.
Black Tie Monte Carlo/European Gala Embassy Experiences presents casino games, ballroom and DJ dancing, desserts, an open bar, a tasting of European chocolates and a drawing for a trip to the Caribbean. 8:30 p.m. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 301-519-8030. embassyexperiences.com. $83.
Washington Ballet: “Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp” Three works from 20th-century choreographers: “Allegro Brillante” by George Balanchine, set to music by Tchaikovsky; “Seven Sonatas” by Alexei Ratmansky, set to keyboard sonatas by Scarlatti; and “Nine Sinatra Songs” by Twyla Tharp, set to songs made famous by Frank Sinatra. Closes Sunday with performances at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. 202-783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. $22-$110.
“Blood Knot” Mosaic Theater stages Athol Fugard’s play about two brothers in South Africa. Closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. wapo.st/bloodknot. $20-$60.
I Draw Slow The Dublin-based Americana band plays an outdoor concert with material from its new album “Turn Your Face to the Sun” as part of the American Roots Music Series. 4 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. hillcenterdc.org. Free.
Filmfest DC One of the largest and longest-running local film festivals to feature global cinema closes Sunday. See website for times and venues. filmfestdc.org. $13-$14.
Liv On hospice benefit Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky headline Capital Caring’s 10th annual Hospice Comes to Washington event, performing tracks from their new album, “ Liv On.” 7 p.m. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 703-712-4869. capitalcaring.org. $95.
Steve Winwood with Lilly Winwood The Grammy Award-winning rock singer and multi-instrumentalist was ranked No. 33 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest singers. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. $57.50-$195.
DC LaborFest The month-long, multi-venue event, organized by the Metro Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and AFI Silver Theatre, offers screenings of 22 films, plus history and art tours, walks and bike rides, music, a poster exhibit, a D.C. United Labor Night, and a union beer and whiskey tasting. Opens Monday. Through May 31. 202-974-8150. dclabor.org . Free-$13.
Rostam with Deradoorian The Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, formerly of Vampire Weekend, performs new solo material. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. 930.com . $20.
Gabourey Sidibe The Oscar-nominated actress will discuss her memoir, “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare,” in conversation with Linda Holmes, a pop-culture correspondent for NPR. 7 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. sixthandi.org . $18-$45.
W. Kamau Bell The comedian discusses his book, “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,” with lawyer and author Rabia Chaudry. 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. politics-prose.com. $40 ticket includes a book.
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