Kimono Fundraiser More than 1,000 kimonos will be on sale to benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Thursday noon-8 p.m., Friday noon-7 p.m. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. 301-806-0337. www.arisedc.net. Free.
“Territories and Subjectivities: Contemporary Art From Argentina” An exhibition featuring 33 artists explores trends from different regions of the country. Opens Thursday with a reception at 6 p.m. Through June 30. Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW. 202-370-0147. www.museum.oas.org. Free.
“M” A screening of German filmmaker Fritz Lang’s psychological thriller is shown with a panel discussion and reception. 7 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200. www.dcfilminstitute.org/
fritz-langs-m. $5, advance purchase required.
Eisley The indie rock band from Texas performs. With Merriment. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $20.
“Touch Me: Emily Biondo & Bradford Barr” The two artists collaborate on an interactive light environment in which two viewers must touch each other to change the lighting. Opens Friday with a reception
6-8 p.m. Through May 10. Flashpoint,
916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305. www.culturaldc.org. Free.
Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” The literary legend is portrayed in this one-man show. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.com. From $48.
Dean Wareham The New York-based pop singer and guitarist was a founding member of the bands Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean and Britta. With the Vacant Lots. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $15.
Cher The first half of her Dressed to Kill Tour is with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. She recently released a new album, “Closer to the Truth.” 8 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $28.50.
El Gran Combo The Latin Grammy Award-winning salsa group from Puerto Rico recently released a new album, “Arroz Con Habichuelas” (Rice With Beans). Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $55-$100 in advance, $60-$100 day of show.
Pimps of Joytime The Brooklyn-based soul-funk jam band performs. With Kings of Belmont. Doors open at 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $15.
Kimberley Parr Roenigk The Ellicott City artist displays her hyper-realistic landscape paintings. Opens Friday. Through April 26. Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. 202-338-0680. hillyerartspace.org. Free.
Japanese Culture Day Japanese culture is celebrated with origami, book readings (Japanese stories in English), kimono dress-up and tiara-making instruction from the 2014 Cherry Blossom princesses. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-1950. www.loc.gov/loc/events. Free.
“Platero y Yo” Galita’s bilingual show follows the journeys of a poet and his donkey. Thursday-Friday at 10:30 a.m., closes Saturday at 3 p.m. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $12, children $10.
“Jae Ko: Recent Work” A paper sculpture exhibition by the Washington-based Korean American artist opens Saturday with a reception 4-6 p.m. Through May 17. Marsha Mateyka, 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088. www.marshamateykagallery.com. Free.
“Looped” Stacy Cantrell’s freeform macro-crochet works often humorously reference great masterpieces. Opens Saturday with a reception 4-7 p.m. Through May 10. Pleasant Plains Workshop, 2608 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-415-1466. www.pleasantplainsworkshop.com. Free.
“The Carolina Layaway Grail” The Welders perform Allyson Currin’s surreal play about a woman’s quest for her grandfather’s glass globe containing the voices of his dead ancestors. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $20, seniors and age 30 and younger $15.
Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival This day-long festival features music on three stages, dragon boat rides, sailing demonstrations, craft activities, face painting, games, a beer garden, food trucks, floating illuminated lanterns and more.
1-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm. Southwest Waterfront, Water Street SW.
877-442-5666. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Free.
Commander Cody The former frontman of the Lost Planet Airmen performs old favorites and new songs from the album “Dopers, Drunks, and Everyday Losers.” 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $20 in advance, $22 day of show.
Grandmaster Flash One of the best-known DJs of the ’80s performs. With Jahsonic and DJ Detroyt. For age 18 and older. 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $15, age 21 and older free before 11 p.m. Ages 18-20 must purchase a ticket in advance.
“The Admission” The effects of war and how they relate to the future are the subject of Motti Lerner’s play, presented as a workshop collaboration of Cameri Theatre and the Arab-Hebrew Theatre of Jaffa. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $30-$45, age 35 and younger $15-$25.
“One Mic: Breaking Form” Jonzi D, hip-hop artist and director of Britain’s Breakin’ Convention, hosts a showcase of dance by Project Soul from South Korea, Sébastien Ramirez from France and Companhia Urbana from Brazil. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. www.kennedy-center.org. $19-$50.
Carla Hall The chef and co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” discusses her new book, “Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes From Around the World,” with cookbook author and TV host Pati Jinich. 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $20, ticket plus one book $35, two tickets plus one book $45.
Roadmaps & Diaries II Sound designer Frank van der Weij joins violinist and vocalist Monica Germino in a concert that features “electroacoustic innovations” of compositions by Louis Andriessen, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and more as part of Andriessen75, a week-long festival celebrating Andriessen’s 75th birthday. 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $28.50 in advance, $33.50 door, students $20.
Carolina Chocolate Drops The Grammy-winning string band performs. With David Wax Museum and Birds of Chicago. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.
“Cat’s Out of the Bag” SpeakeasyDC hosts a night of storytellers sharing “stories about slips of the tongue, spilling the beans and gossip.” 8 p.m. Town Danceboutique, 2009 Eighth St. NW. 202-234-8696. www.speakeasydc.com. $15.
QuestFest This international theater festival focuses on especially visual productions. Sixteen performance groups are showcased in more than 50 performances at Anacostia Playhouse, Theatre Project, Creative Alliance, Shakespeare Theatre Company and the University of Maryland. Through Tuesday. See Web site for individual performances. www.questfest.org. Prices vary.
“Visions From the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone” A collection of artwork from Liberia and Sierra Leone includes masks, body ornaments, ritual figures and more. Approximately 70 pieces will be on display. Opens Wednesday. Through Aug. 17. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-4600. africa.si.edu. Free.
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from staff reports