“Viva Italia!: Phillips After 5” Held in conjunction with the exhibit “Next Stop Italy: A Journey Into Italian Contemporary Photography,” this event features music by Project Natale, food and an Italian language lesson. 5-8:30 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151 .
www.phillipscollection.org. $12, age 62 and older and students $10.
“Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit” Photographer Alison Wright discusses her work traveling around the world. 7:30 p.m. National Geographic, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. www.nglive.org. $22.
John Scofield John Scofield’s Hollowbody Band also includes Mike Stern, Ben Street and Bill Stewart. 7:30 and 10 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehoward theatre.com. $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
Melvin Jones The jazz trumpeter performs live. 8 and 10 p.m. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072. www.twinsjazz.com. $12.
www.corcoran.org Cass Sunstein The former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs will discuss his book, “Simpler: The Future of Government,” about the financial and health benefits of simplifying federal regulations. 10-11:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-797-6000. www.brookings.edu/events. Free, registration required.
Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run Health and Fitness Expo The event will feature free clinics and a variety of speakers, as well a merchandise store. Friday 1-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 301-320-3350. www.cherryblossom.org. Free.
Al Caldwell The bassist and banjo player performs folk music with his band, the Travelin Black Hillbillies. 1:15 p.m. Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. performingarts.georgetown.edu. www.tbhillbilly.com. Free.
Bowen McCauley Dance: “An Evening of Dance & Music” The D.C.-based contemporary dance company performs. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $36-$40.
Great Noise Ensemble The ensemble performs Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “Transparent Walls,” Daniel Felsenfeld’s “The Curse of Sophistication” and Stephen Albert’s “Treestone.” 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. www.greatnoiseensemble.com. $25, students $15.
Incognito The British jazz-funk band performs. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 in advance, $40 day of show.
Fats Waller Dance Party Jazz/soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello and Jason Moran, Kennedy Center’s artistic adviser for jazz, perform in honor of the great jazz pianist and composer. Come early at 8:30 p.m. for a dance class with Maija Garcia, creative director and associate choreographer of “Fela!” 9:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Free, wristbands required and distributed starting at 8 p.m. in the Nations Gallery.
Darwin Deez The New York-based indie band performs with openers Caged Animals and Me & This Army. 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $15.
Cherry Blossom Soccer Tournament Forty-eight co-ed adult teams compete in two divisions — casual and competitive. Organized by District Sports. Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. West Potomac Park, West of 17th Street and south of Constitution Avenue NW. 877-442-5666. www.cherryblossomsoccer. org. Free.
“Jason Invisible” A 15-year-old boy named Jason cares for his mentally ill father after his mother’s death. Saturday at 11 a.m., 1:30 and
5 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m., through Sunday. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $18.
Ikebana International Exhibition The local chapter of Ikebana International exhibits traditional and contemporary flower arrangements. The installation will change three times during the exhibit. Master teachers will give free ikebana demonstrations Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 21. U.S. National Arboretum, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726. www.usna.usda.
Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Live music and family-friendly, water-related activities on three stages. Fireworks begin at 8:30. 1-9 p.m. Southwest Waterfront, Water Street SW. 877-442-5666.
“Pavement” Kyle Abraham of the New York-based company Abraham.In.Motion was inspired by John Singleton’s 1991 film “Boyz N the Hood” and writings by W.E.B. DuBois when he choreographed this piece exploring urban culture and the rise and disintegration of community. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at
7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $22, college students $10, age 17 and younger $18.
A Far Cry The 17 Boston-based musicians perform Mozart, Piazzolla, Bates and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Dumbarton Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000. www.dumbartonconcerts.org. $33.
Contemporary Danish film series A three-film series, featuring “Italian for Beginners” on Sunday, “In a Better World” on April 14 and “This Life” on April 21. 1 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. www.nmwa.org. Free.
Borromeo String Quartet The quartet is joined by clarinetist Richard Stolzman and Ensemble Rituel in a performance of Andrew Imbrie’s “Clarinet Quintet” and Hi Kyung Kim’s “Thousand Gates.” 3 p.m. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu. Free.
King’s College Choir The U.K. ensemble continues its U.S. tour. 4 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org. $25-$80.
Urban Tango Trio Violinist Machiko Ozawa, pianist Octavio Brunetti and bassist Pedro Giraudo perform as part of the S&R Foundation’s Overtures concert series. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.
Diana Damrau The German soprano, accompanied by French harpist Xavier de Maistre, makes her Washington National Opera debut in concert. Part of the WNO Celebrity Concert Series. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $40-$180.
Donna Gillotte The author will discuss her novel of historical fiction, “Secret of a Medici Mistress,” about an affair in the great Florentine court. 7 p.m. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282. www.artsclubofwashington.org. Free.
American Ballet Theatre The American Ballet Theatre performs “Le Corsaire” and a mixed-repertory program featuring “The Moor’s Pavane” and more. Tuesday-Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at
1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House,
2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $25-$109.
Caveman The five-man rock band performs songs from its new, self-titled album. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $12 in advance, $14 at the door.
Fleetwood Mac The Grammy-winning British/American rock band stops in Washington for its North American tour. 8 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $49.50-$149.50.
Lions of Czech Film Organized by the Czech Embassy, this film series features contemporary cinema from the Czech Republic, with a mix of comedies, dramas and one documentary. Watch “Gypsy,” the story of a boy who tries to cross the border of his small town in order to improve the lives of his siblings and himself. 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. www.theavalon.org. $11.50, age 62 and older $8.75, students $9, military and age 12 and younger $8.50.
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