“Still Life With Rocket” Theater Alliance’s interactive play tackles female aggression, interracial adoption and the power of memory. Guests will be asked to stand and walk during parts of the performance. Opens Thursday with staggered entry every 10 minutes between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Through July 2. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-290-2328. theateralliance.com. $15-$40. Name-your-own-price tickets available at each performance.
“Jean and Dinah . . . The Play” Tony Hall directs the Essential Theatre in a production of his play about prostitution in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, based on the Mighty Sparrow’s 1956 calypso hit, “When the Yankees Gone.” Opening night Friday at 7 p.m. hosted by Anthony Phillips-Spencer, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, to benefit the Essential Theatre Young Audiences Program. Through June 18. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620. bit.ly/JeanAndDinah . Opening night $55; other shows $38.
East River JazzFest The multi-venue series, part of the DC Jazz Festival, celebrates the legacies of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and African-Latin jazz. Opens with Hope Udobi Ensemble in “Mad Monk” at 7 p.m. at We Act Radio, 1918 Martin Luther King Ave. SE ($7.50-$15). Through June 17. 202-262-7571. eastriverjazz.net. Free-$20.
DC Jazz Festival The annual event features more than 125 performances at more than 40 venues. Lalah Hathaway headlines the opening ceremony at 8:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW ($75-$95). Through June 18. 855-332-7767. dcjazzfest.org. Free-$150.
Pride Capital Pride Alliance presents four days of events, including an opening party Friday at 9 p.m. with performances by Tiffany, Ultra Naté and CupcakKe at Rainbow Warehouse, 1585 New York Ave. NE ($30); brunches Saturday (full 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., liquid 1-4 p.m.) at the Showroom, 1099 14th St. NW ($70-$105); a block party Saturday 3:30-10 p.m. on 15th St. NW between P and Church streets (free); a parade Saturday 4:30-7:30 p.m. through Dupont Circle starting at 22nd and P streets NW (free); a festival featuring three stages of national and local acts and about 300 exhibitors Sunday noon-10 p.m. on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between Third and Seventh streets (free); and a concert headlined by Miley Cyrus, Tinashe, the Pointer Sisters, Vassy, cast members from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Tracy Young on Sunday 1-8 p.m. in front of the U.S. Capitol (pit passes sold out). capitalpride.org. Free-$105.
Woody Pines The Nashville singer-songwriter plays “hillbilly boogie.” 9:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. hillcountrywdc.com. Free.
JoyFest Joy of Motion celebrates dance and dance education in an outdoor setting with more than 800 students performing more than 100 pieces. Family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fort Reno Park, 3986 Chesapeake Street NW. joyofmotion.org . Free.
“Wright on the Walls” The National Building Museum celebrates the 150th birthday of architect Frank Lloyd Wright with an interactive installation by Scott Clowney and Vladimir Zabavskiy in which visitors can color in built and unbuilt Wright designs on the walls using dry-erase markers. Opens Saturday with a free special event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring talks and craft projects. Through Sept. 4. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $7-$10.
Source Festival The annual event features 25 new works, including six 10-minute shorts, full-length plays and “artistic blind dates.” Continues Saturday with the full-length play “A Perfect Arrangement” at 4:30 and 8 p.m. and “Exquisite Depths” at 7 p.m. Through July 2. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. sourcefestival.org. $12-$20; packages $75-$150.
The Record Company with the Deadmen “Off the Ground,” from the L.A. blues-rock trio’s debut album, “Give It Back to You,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s adult-alternative songs chart. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. 930.com. $20.
“Oberon” The In Series presents Nick Olcott’s comedic adaptation of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m. Through June 18. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. inseries.org. $23-$47.
Austin Mahone with the YRS The pop singer performs on his Tour for Me + You. 6:30 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. $25.
Rodrigo y Gabriela with Ryan Sheridan The Mexican acoustic guitar duo, on their 10th anniversary tour, specialize in flamenco. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. 930.com. $45.
“The Matrix” Shaolin Jazz provides an original hip-hop score to the 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 Avenue and 13th Street NW. shaolinjazz.com. Free.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” The Tony Award-winning rock musical is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”) and stars Tony nominee Euan Morton as Hedwig. Opens Tuesday at 8 p.m. Through July 2. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org. $59-$159.
“Jaws” The Adams Morgan Movie Nights outdoor series concludes with a screening of the film. 8:30 p.m. Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Rd. NW. 202-588-7332. facebook.com/adamsmorganmovienights. Free.
Bard in the Park The three-week series of Shakespeare-adapted movies with pre-show interactive performances opens Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” at 6:30 p.m. Through June 28. Canal Park, 200 M Street SE. 202-465-7012. capitolriverfront.org. Free.
AFI Docs The annual five-day film festival showcases documentary filmmaking from around the world, including the premieres of “Atomic Homefront” and “Recruiting for Jihad.” Opens with a gala at 7 p.m., featuring “Icarus,” about performance-enhancing drugs and connections to the Russian government ($50). Through June 18. afi.com/afidocs. $12-$15; festival passes $50-$500.
“Broken Glass” Theater J stages Arthur Miller’s psychological drama, set in 1938 New York, about a woman who is inexplicably paralyzed from the waist down after reading about Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in the paper. Pay-what-you-can preview at 7:30 p.m. Through July 9. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210. edcjcc.org. $13.50-$64.13.
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