From left, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Christian Thompson and Kaleb Wells in “Rent,” coming to the National Theatre next week on its 20th Anniversary Tour. (Carol Rosegg)

Insignia on M opening party The water-themed rooftop party features interactive art by Fathom D.C. artists, music from Tres Chill, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Proceeds will benefit Washington Project for the Arts. 7 p.m. Insignia on M, 1111 New Jersey Ave. SE. 844-747-0869. $20.

Jumpin’ Jupiter The Falls Church rockabilly band performs. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. Free.


Awesome Con Special guests of the comic book and sci-fi convention include David Tennant, Stan Lee, Edgar Wright, John Barrowman, Felicia Day, Catherine Tate, Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura and Col. Chris Hadfield. Noon-8 p.m. Through Sunday. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. ­202-249-3400. ­$10-$350.

Truckeroo Fourteen food trucks, including Due South, Korean BBQ Taco Box and Urban Poutine, converge for the monthly festival, with live music and games. 4-11 p.m. The Bullpen, 1201 Half St. SE. 202-244-0592. Free.

Jonathan Safran Foer The author reads from his novel “Here I Am,” about a crisis in Israel that fractures a Jewish family in Washington. 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free.

Big Daddy Kane The rapper, known for hits such as “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” performs. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW. $22-$50.

CeCe Winans The gospel star performs in support of her latest studio album, “Let Them Fall in Love.” 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. ­202-783-4000. $33-$99.

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets with Sarah Borges and A Feast of Snakes Singer-songwriter Crenshaw co-headlines with the Mexican-wrestling-mask-wearing surf band. 8 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. $20-$25.

“Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady” The exhibit of pre-Civil War portrait ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and salted-paper prints by the famous early photographer opens Friday. Through June 3, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.


Around the World Cultural Food Festival Global music, dance and fashions accompany culinary offerings. More than 15,000 people attended last year’s inaugural festival. Opens Saturday at 11 a.m. Through June 18. Washington Monument grounds, 17th Street NW and Constitution Ave. ­703-889-0202. Free.

JC Brooks with the Hall Monitors and Caz Gardiner The soul band from Chicago plays in support of its new album, “The Neon Jungle.” 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. $15.

“The Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand” The Chicago-based sketch and improv ensemble’s latest production lampoons U.S. politics. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Aug. 13. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $49-$69.

“When We Were Young and Unafraid” Keegan stages the D.C. premiere of a new drama by Sarah Treem, the writer and producer behind the HBO series “In Treatment,” about a bed-and-breakfast that becomes a women’s shelter in the early ’70s. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m. Through July 8. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3767. $35-$45.


D.C. Jazz Festival The citywide festival closes with performances by Gregory Porter, Black Violin, Youngjoo Song Septet, and Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Scope. 2-9:30 p.m. Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE. 855-332-7767. Free-$150.


The Blair-Pongracic Band with the Atomic Mosquitos Two instrumental surf bands perform. 8 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. Free.


“The Last Dragon” Shaolin Jazz provides an original hip-hop score to the martial arts film as part of the Can I Kick It? series, co-produced by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, with popcorn and stadium seat cushion giveaways and pre-film table tennis. Event starts at 6 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m. Series through June 27. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Ave. and 13th Street NW. Free.

“Rent” Jonathan Larson’s rock musical about seven struggling artists returns on its 20th Anniversary Tour. Opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Through June 25. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. $48-$108.


Bard in the Park The three-week series of films based on Shakespeare plays, with pre-show interactive performances, continues with Joss Whedon’s 2012 “Much Ado About Nothing.” 6:30 p.m. Through June 28. Canal Park, 200 M Street SE. ­202-465-7012. Free.

The Band of Heathens with Reed Foehl The Americana band plays in support of its latest album, “Duende.” 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. ­202-787-1000. $15-$20.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports