Evening at the Embassy of Croatia A diplomatic evening with dinner, wine and beer, a film and art. 7 p.m. Embassy of Croatia, 2343 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 301-519-8030. embassyexperiences. com. $50. Price subject to change.
Kaia Kater The Afro-Caribbean Canadian folk singer’s 2016 album, “Nine Pin,” won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Pushing the Boundaries. 7:30 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. hillcenterdc.org. $12-$15.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic The funk pioneers return. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. $42-$191.
“ALB Rock the Stacks” The DC Public Library Foundation celebrates the release of “ALB Rock the Stacks,” a compilation album featuring local musicians to benefit the foundation. The party includes live music by Fort Knox Five, Benjy Ferree, Rob Myers, Furniteur, Sitali + Juju, Super Silver Haze, Warm Sun, Boat Burning, Elmapi, Small Doses and the ALB All-Stars, plus an art installation by Leigh-Ann Friedel, screen-printing demos, food and drinks. For age 21 and older. 7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. wapo.st/albrockthestacks. $75.
“Intelligence” The premiere of Jacqueline E. Lawton’s political thriller about a covert operative whose cover is blown abroad opens Friday at 8 p.m. Through April 9. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. arenastage.org. $90-$110.
Intersections Festival The annual showcase of D.C. arts offers more than 100 events, including music, theater, dance, visual arts and spoken word. Opens Friday. Through March 5. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. atlasarts.org. 202-399-7993. Prices vary by show; most tickets $10-$30.
DC Rollergirls season opener One of the District’s travel teams, the National Maulers, takes on Free State Roller Derby’s Black-Eyed Suzies, with halftime entertainment by Batalá Washington, an all-women percussion band. Canned goods will be collected for So Others Might Eat (SOME). 4 p.m. D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-547-9077. wapo.st/2lWIpZh. Free-$15.
Glenn Frankel The former Washington Post reporter will discuss his book “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.” 6 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. politics-prose.com. Free.
“Dead Man Walking” The Washington National Opera presents Jake Heggie’s operatic version of the movie. Opens Saturday at 7 p.m. Through March 11. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org. $35-$300.
Dead Man Winter with John Mark Nelson Dave Simonett from the string band Trampled by Turtles performs solo as Dead Man Winter in support of his breakup album, “Furnace.” 8 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. $15-$20.
Eric Prydz The Swedish house DJ performs. 9 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. 202-503-2330. echostage.com. $48.40.
Mother Tongue Film Festival Feature- and short-length documentaries and narrative films that celebrate the importance of the mother tongues of indigenous communities around the world are screened during this multi-venue event. Closes Saturday with films at the National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of Natural History. recoveringvoices.si.edu. Free.
“Baby Screams Miracle” A family is thrown into chaos when a deadly storm hits. Closes Sunday with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. woollymammoth.net. $20-$79.
The Washington Chorus: Works of Julian Wachner The chorus’s outgoing music director is celebrated in a concert of his own music as part of the series New Music for a New Age. 5 p.m. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-537-0800. thewashingtonchorus.org. $25-$35.
“Road Show: Wintry Mix” Washington Improv Theater creates one-of-a-kind shows based on a single audience suggestion. Closes Sunday at 7:30 p.m. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. witdc.org. $12-$15.
Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Victoria Monét The pop superstar stops by on her Dangerous Woman Tour. 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. verizoncenter.com. $80-$709.
Mardi Gras Extravaganza This huge, indoor Fat Tuesday party features unlimited Southern-style street fare, cocktails, beer, live music, a costume contest and a hurricane cocktail contest. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana-based St. Bernard Project and the D.C. Central Kitchen. For age 21 and older. 5 p.m. Union Market, Dock 5, 1309 Fifth St. NE. mardigrasextravaganza.com. $65.
Save Ferris with Baby Baby and the Fuss The ska band from California performs. 7:30 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. blackcatdc.com. $20.
“Game of Thrones”: Live Concert Experience Images from the HBO TV series are projected while live musicians play music from Ramin Djawadi’s score. 8 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. gameofthronesconcert.com. $39.50-$99.50.