D.C. Bachata Latin Dance and Music Festival About 5,000 attendees are expected at the seventh annual festival featuring nightly bachata, salsa and kizomba concerts, dancing, fashion, fitness and more than 125 educational and entrepreneur workshops. Thursday-Monday. Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. 844-838-3687. www.dcbachata.com. Thursday party and workshop $25; Friday, Saturday or Sunday concert $45; multi-event passes $125-$3,000.
Luce Unplugged with Fellow Creatures Sam McCormally plays the series again, this time with his new indie rock band. Art talk at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. americanart.si.edu. Free.
Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia A buffet dinner is served at this diplomatic reception including a fashion show, slide show and art exhibition. 7 p.m. Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW. www.thingstododc.com. $50, subject to increase.
An Evening with Delta Spirit & Friends The indie rock band performs with guest musicians. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $30.
Kevin Hart After selling out arenas from Florida to California to Canada, the comedian stops by Verizon Center for two shows. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-653-8000. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $59.50-$150.
Indian Summer Showcase A panel discussion with members of the band A Tribe Called Red at 7 p.m. is followed by a concert by the Ottawa pop, pow wow and electronic band at 8:30 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. nmai.si.edu. Free.
Ladies Sing the Blues Night Local blues acts Cathy Ponton King, the Jill Warren Band, Erin & the Wildfire and Mary-eL perform. 8:30 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $10 in advance, $14 day of concert.
Thurston Moore Band The Sonic Youth singer and guitarist leads this alt-rock band. With Chain & the Gang and While. 9 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $15.
Panamanian Foodways, Recipes and Embassy Favorites Chef Viviana Martinez discusses Panamanian food and how menus are prepared at the Panamanian Embassy. 2 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844. anacostia.si.edu. Free, registration required.
Late Night Murder Mystery and Crime Solving Scavenger Hunt Teams must answer trivia and complete tasks to win points. 7:30 p.m. National Museum of Crime and Punishment, 575 Seventh St. NW. 202-393-1099. www.thingstododc.com. $30, subject to increase.
Junior Marvin The guitarist known for his membership in Bob Marley & the Wailers re-creates the 1978 Jamaican One Love Peace concert. With Nappy Riddem. 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $30-$35.
“Let Them Eat Chaos” Chicago’s famed Second City improv group lampoons American culture. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $45-$98, age 30 and younger and students $20, military discount 10 percent.
T.J. Miller The comedian performs absurdist observational material on his Meticulously Ridiculous Tour. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. www.thelincolndc.com. $29.50.
Screen on the Green The 17th annual outdoor film series concludes with “Back to the Future.” Films are screened at dusk, about 8 p.m. The Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets. 877-262-5866. www.hbo.com/screenonthegreen. Free.
Failure and Hum Los Angeles rock band Failure co-headlines with Hum, an alt-rock band from Chicago. With Nothing. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.
Vic Mensa The Chicago hip-hop artist performs. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $25.
NoMa Summer Screen The outdoor film series continues with “Footloose.” The event includes music, giveaways and food trucks. Films are shown with subtitles. Event starts at 7 p.m., film at sunset. Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. www.nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. Free.
Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra The orchestra, led by Egyptian American bass clarinetist Marcus, performs selections from its new album, “Blues for Tahir.” 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $25.
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