Empire of the Sun with Lee “Scratch” Perry The electronic music duo from Sydney performs. 7 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. 202-503-2330. echostage.com. $53.70.
Dwight Yoakam with Elliot Root The country star’s latest album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars . . . ,” crosses into bluegrass territory. 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. thelincolndc.com. $55-$75.
“The Man Who” A stage adaptation of neurologist Oliver Sacks’s best-selling book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” opens Thursday at 8 p.m. Through June 4. Spooky Action Theater, 1810 16th St., NW. 202-248-0301. spookyaction.org. Thursday and Friday pay-what-you-can, other shows $20-$40.
World Bonsai Day Festival The National Arboretum presents workshops, demonstrations, curator-led tours, authors, bonsai vendors and an exhibit about Saburo Kato, founder of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726. usna.usda.gov. Free; registration required for workshops, $55.
“Dangerous Flower” The solo exhibit of ceramics by Hadrian Mendoza opens Friday with a reception
5-8 p.m. Through July 1. Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris St. NW. 202-783-2963. zenithgallery.com. Free.
The Bumper Jacksons with Be Steadwell and Letitia VanSant The Wammy-winning Americana band plays an album-release show for “I’ve Never Met a Stranger.” 8 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. $15-$20.
“From the Canyons to the Stars” The U.S. Air Force Band, under guest conductor David Robertson, performs Olivier Messiaen’s 12-part orchestral work alongside still and moving images of the American Southwest by photographer Deborah O’Grady. 8 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. 202-628-4780. washingtonperformingarts.org. Free.
Green Festival Expo The event showcases more than 200 vendors and 50 speakers, with hands-on demonstrations, a vegan and vegetarian food court, educational activities, children’s entertainment and yoga sessions. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Sunday. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 202-249-3400. greenfestivals.org. $12-$22.
Soles of Steel showcase Soles of Steel presents a celebration of National Tap Dance Day with the Youth Dance Institute’s Tap Ensemble, guest performers and area percussive dance companies. 8 p.m. Through Sunday. Jack Guidone Theater, Joy of Motion Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042. joyofmotion.org.
Los Amigos Invisibles with Zakke The Venezuelan Latin-disco band performs. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. 930.com. $25.
Meshell Ndegeocello The singer and bassist pays tribute to Nina Simone in “Pour Une Âme Souveraine.” 10 p.m. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org. $35.
“Carmina Burana” and “Oedipus Rex” Musical director Julian Wachner directs the Washington Chorus for the last time, along with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, the Children’s Chorus of Washington, and the Washington National Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers, in a program of Orff and Stravinsky. NPR’s Ari Shapiro narrates. 5 p.m. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. thewashingtonchorus.org. $22-$72.
Meat Puppets with Mike Watt and the Jom and Terry Show The alternative-rock band from Phoenix performs. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1889. 930.com. $25.
The New Up with the Neuro Farm and Herschel Hoover The San Francisco-based indie electro-rock band plays in support of its new album, “Tiny Mirrors.” 8:30 p.m. Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213. velvetloungedc.com. $8.
New Play Festival: Night Three Young Playwrights’ Theater concludes its festival with a night of new plays by high school students in collaboration with professional actors, dramatists and directors. 7 p.m. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-290-2328. anacostiaplayhouse.com. Pay-what-you-can.
“The Pump and Dump” Comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee host an interactive, musical comedy show with games and prizes on their Band of Mothers Tour. 7:30 p.m. Through Wednesday. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. dcimprov.com. $30.
“Narrative Figures” and solo exhibits at Hill Center A group show featuring Elissa Farrow-Savos, Linda Button, Suzanne Vigil and Tracy Frein is on view along with solo exhibits from Ken Bachman, Sandy Hassan, Christianne King and Betsy Glassie. Reception 6-8 p.m. Through June 25. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. hillcenterdc.org. Free.
Washington Jewish Film Festival The 27th annual multi-venue showcase of more than 80 feature-length and short films from over 20 countries opens Wednesday with a 7 p.m. screening of “The Women’s Balcony,” followed by a party at AFI Silver Theatre ($30). Through May 28. wjff.org.
Jeffrey Tambor The actor, known for his roles on “Arrested Development” and “Transparent,” discusses his memoir, “Are You Anybody?” 7:30 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. sixthandi.org. $35. Ticket includes a pre-signed book.
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