CulturalDC’s 2014 Source Festival The festival continues with 10-minute shorts, full-length plays, a talent show and “blind dates,” in which a pair of artists from different disciplines collaborate together to create a new work. Offerings include “The Thrush & the Woodpecker” Thursday at 8 p.m.; “Revenge: Six 10-Min Plays” Friday at 8 p.m.; “Quests” Saturday at 1 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m.; “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” Saturday at 4 p.m.; “A Bid to Save the World” Sunday at 1 and 8 p.m.; “Facebook in Memoriam” Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.; “Mortality: Six 10-Min Plays” Sunday at 4 p.m.; and “We Forget, We Never Forget” Wednesday at 7 p.m. Through June 29. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. www.sourcefestival.org. $10-$32, three for $45, all-access pass $100.
Beau Willimon The creator of the Netflix series “House of Cards” discusses the series with New York Times columnist and reporter David Carr, offering insights into national politics and the future of television. 6:45 p.m. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030. www.mnh.si.edu. www.smithsonianassociates.org. $30.
“Titus Andronicus” Faction of Fools turns Shakespeare’s tragedy about war into a comedy. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. 800-838-3006. www.factionoffools.org. $25, seniors and students $15.
“Enter Ophelia, Distracted” Hamlet’s love interest is the focus of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s show. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m. Through June 28. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. www.taffetypunk.com. $15.
Bonerama The New Orleans brass band plays funk and classic rock. 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $20-$25.
Bob Saget Expect a lot of dirty jokes and material from the comedian’s recently published memoir, “Dirty Daddy: Chronicle of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.”
8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $23-$47.50.
D.C. Black Theatre Festival The multi-venue festival includes 150 performances including full-length plays, one-act battles, workshops and a director’s 10-day-play challenge. Opens Friday. Through June 29. See Web site for schedule. www.dcblacktheatrefestival.com. Prices vary.
Jazz in the ’Hoods More than 60 concerts, many of them free, have been scheduled in 29 neighborhoods throughout the city as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival, including some national acts. Opens Friday. Through
June 29. www.dcjazzfest.org. Prices vary.
Volkswagen Rallycross D.C. The third round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series includes live music, food, entertainment, a VIP club, and extreme drivers Tanner Foust, Scott Speed, Ken Block and Bucky Lasek. Memorabilia will be exchanged for canned food donations to So Others Might Eat. A pre-show activity for children features science and engineering displays. Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; main event starts Sunday at 2 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/dc. From $45, ages 6-12 $20-$79, age 5 and younger free.
Toast Beauty and the Brunch A three-course mimosa brunch is served at this pop-up beauty bar with hair, makeup and nail stylists and a photographer to record the results. Guests can choose beauty bar, brunch alone or both (VIP package). Begins with VIP Beauty Experience 11 a.m.-noon, event continues until 3 p.m. M Street Bar & Grill, 2033 M St. NW. 202-530-3600. www.toastbeautyandthebrunch.eventbrite.com. Beauty bar $10, brunch $35, VIP package $45.
Ruthie and the Wranglers The D.C. honky-tonk band celebrates 25 years in the business. Support act the Bumper Jacksons represents the next generation of D.C. roots music. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at
9 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $12 in advance, $15 day of show.
“Kwaidan” Spooky Action Theater stages a play based on Lafcadio Hearn’s Japanese ghost stories first published in 1904. This production requires audience members to move and stand frequently. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 7 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. www.spookyaction.org. $25, seniors $20, students $15.
“Punk Jews” This documentary explores Jewish identity through the eyes of Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African American Jewish activists and others. 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
“Cock” In Mike Bartlett’s play, a man finds difficulty in choosing between a long-term boyfriend and woman he dates during a breakup. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Through June 29. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$75.
“Distracted” In the comedy presented by Arcturus Theater Company, the parents of a 9-year-old boy struggle to help him when a teacher suspects that he has attention deficit disorder. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. www.arcturustheater.com. $32, seniors and students $29.
Xavier Rudd The Australian singer-songwriter plays native instruments. With Ash Grunwald. 7-11 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.
Lira The multi-platinum-selling South African Afro-soul vocalist recently released her debut American album, “Rise Again.” The winner of awards from the South African Music Awards, MTV Africa, Mojo and Channel O was named Glamour Magazine South Africa’s woman of the year and performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $17.50 in advance, $22.50 at the door
Wreckless Eric The eccentric rock-and-roller has recorded 17 albums. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $12.
Katy Perry The pop star’s latest album, “Prism,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She is in town for two shows with Capital Cities. Tuesday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $29.50.
Susan Jane Gilman The author of the New York Times bestseller “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven” will discuss her debut novel, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” about an immigrant girl’s success in the ice cream business. 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. www.sixthandi.org. $12, two tickets and a book $26.
Dustbowl Revival The California band plays bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and hot ’30s swing. With the Sweater Set. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $10 in advance, $15 day of concert.
“Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America” An exhibition of specimens and illustrations of extinct birds includes the passenger pigeon, heath hen, great auk and Carolina parakeet. Opens Tuesday. Through October 2015. National Museum of Natural History, ground floor, Evans Gallery, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.si.edu. Free.
NoMa Summer Screen NoMa’s weekly movie screenings include music, giveaways, food trucks and picnicking outdoors. This week’s film: “When Harry Met Sally,” about longtime friends considering a romantic relationship. Picnicking at 7 p.m., film at dark. Through Aug. 20. Field at Second and L streets NE. 202-810-0088. www.nomabid.org/
Skream The dubstep artist from Croydon, England, performs. 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1880. www.ustreetmusichall.com. $25.
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