Billy Joel will perform Saturday night at Nats Park. (Dominick Reuter/European Pressphoto Agency)
THU 24

Capital Fringe Festival The huge annual performing arts festival continues through Sunday. Highlights include “Mandarin Orange,” Kate Robards’s one-woman comedy about her travels to Shanghai (Thursday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10 p.m. Caos on F, 923 F St. NW); Pussy Rep’s “That Kind of Girl,” a collection of sketch comedy, poetry and dance about accepted and rejected female stereotypes (Thursday at 10 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Gearbox, 1021 Seventh St. NW, third floor); and “#Albatross,” MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet’s take on “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (Friday at 9:30 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE). Performances are held at multiple venues; see Web site for listings. Main location is the Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW.
. $17, plus Fringe button ($5-$7) required, for each event.

Moonshine Society The D.C. area blues and roots band recorded its debut album, “Live in Shanghai,” in 2011 at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai. 5 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free.

Architecture talk Tod Williams and Billie Tsien discuss their notable works, including the recently demolished American Folk Art Museum in New York and the Barnes Foundation building in Philadelphia. 7-8:30 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $35, students $15.

FRI 25

The Antlers The Brooklyn indie rock band performs. With Mr. Twin Sister. 6 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $20.

Jah Works The Baltimore reggae band performs. 6:30 p.m. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Free.

Alexander O’Neal The ’80s soul singer performs. Door opens at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $29.50-$60.

Start Making Sense The eight-member Talking Heads tribute band performs. With Hall and Oates tribute band HmfO. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. $17-$23.

Machine Gun Kelly The rapper won MTV’s hottest breakthrough MC for 2011. 9 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. 202-503-2330. $34.80.

SAT 26

“Face It” Transformer’s FlatFile Summer Socials continue with artist Elizabeth Graeber drawing portraits of visitors throughout the afternoon. 1-4 p.m. Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. 202-483-1102. Free.

SoundShape Bands and DJs will perform at a fitness event led by professional MMA fighter Kyle Sefcik and DJ/producer Andrew Robinson, with a heavy focus on working out to music. Activities include a boot camp workout, Brazilian jiu jitsu and a women’s self-defense seminar. 2-9 p.m. The Mall, in front of the Capitol. 240-207-3212. 202-485-9880. Free.

National Dance Day The Kennedy Center, Dizzy Feet Foundation and Eleanor Holmes Norton present a performance by AXIS Dance Company, featuring disabled and non-disabled dancers, plus demonstrations by actress Jenna Elfman and hip-hop dancer Fik-Shun of “So You Think You Can Dance.” 5 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Billy Joel The six-time Grammy Award-winning “Piano Man” returns to Nationals Park, this time solo. 8 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. From $49.50.

DancEthos A program of new and past works celebrates the end of the company’s fourth performance season, including Tiffany Haughn’s exploration of living with a life-threatening illness in “The In Between,” Gabrielle Campagna’s “Semigloss” and Carolyn Kamrath’s “Breathe.Shift.Repeat.” Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. 202-269-1600. $25, seniors $20 (in advance only), students and youth $15.

Tall Heights Tim Harrington and Paul Wright sing folk harmonies and play cello and acoustic guitar. With Parsonsfield. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. $15, $12 in advance.

U.S. Air Guitar Championships Mid-Atlantic Semifinals Bjorn Turoque, star of the film “Air Guitar Nation,” hosts, with judging by 2008 U.S. & World Air Guitar Champion Hot Lixx Hulahan and performances by World Air Guitar Champion Nordic Thunder and others. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $20.

“50 Egg Tempera Paintings” D.C. artist Caroline Adams exhibits the 50 paintings she created after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which she documented the process of painting with egg tempera, a medium that has been used for more than 1,000 years. Opens Saturday; artist reception Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Through Aug. 30. Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-965-4601. Free.

SUN 27

Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir The youth choir performs. 2 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. Free.

Closing at the Sackler “Chigusa and the Art of Tea,” a showcase of tea storage vessels, and “Kiyochika: Master of the Night,” an exhibition of woodblock prints from a series by Kobayashi Kiyochika in the late 1800s, focusing on dusk, dawn and night scenes, remain on display through Sunday. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Closing at Touchstone “Road Trip,” a group exhibition featuring American landscapes in a variety of media by member artists, and “Surface and Light,” Steve Fleming’s exhibition of small plein-air landscape paintings, close Sunday. Touchstone, 901 New York Ave. NW. 202-347-2787. Free.

MON 28

Screen on the Green The outdoor series continues with Doris Day and Rock Hudson’s romantic comedy “Lover Come Back.” Sunset (around 8 p.m.) The Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets. 877-262-5866. Free.

TUE 29

Marcus Johnson and Sylver Logan Sharp NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist Johnson shares top billing with Sharp, lead singer of Chic. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

WED 30

Carolyn Wonderland The Texan blues singer-songwriter won best female vocalist at the Austin Music Awards on two separate occasions. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

Chefs Behind Bars Six top D.C. chefs (Bart Vandaele of Belga Cafe and B Too, Doug Alexander of Art and Soul, Frank Paris of Sona Creamery, Frederik de Pue, chef/owner of Table and Menu MBK, George Pagonis of Kapnos and Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple and Roofer’s Union) compete to mix the best cocktails at this event to benefit the No Child Hungry campaign. Tickets include samples from each chef’s concoction, small bites from Union Market vendors and Stella Artois beer. 6-8:30 p.m. Union Market, Buffalo & Bergen, 1309 Fifth St. NE. $40.

NoMa Summer Screen NoMa’s weekly movie screenings include music, giveaways, food trucks and picnicking outdoors. This week’s film: “Pitch Perfect.” Picnicking at 7 p.m., film at dark. Field at Second and L streets NE. 202-810-0088. Free.

“Hot Glass in the City” National Capital Art Glass Guild members show 37 new works. Opens Wednesday, opening reception Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Through Aug. 31. Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovanfrom staff reports