"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino performs two shows Saturday at the Howard Theatre. (RCA MUSIC GROUP VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)
THU 26

CulturalDC’s 2014 Source Festival The festival of 10-minute shorts, full-length plays and “artistic blind dates” concludes with “We Forget, We Never Forget” Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.; “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 8 p.m.; “Mortality: Six 10-min Plays” Friday at 6 p.m.; “Facebook in Memoriam” Friday at 8 p.m.; “A Bid to Save the World” Friday at 9 p.m.; “The Thrush & the Woodpecker” Saturday at 1 and 8 p.m.; “Countdown” Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m.; “Revenge: Six 10-min Plays” Saturday at 4 p.m.; and “Quests: Six 10-min Plays” Sunday at 4 p.m. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. www.sourcefestival.org. $10-$32.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival This year’s event focuses on China and Kenya, with performances, workshops and demonstrations to share cultural traditions such as music, art, stories, language, food, games and crafts. Thursday-Sunday and Wednesday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with evening concerts 6-8 p.m. most nights. Through July 6. The Mall, between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. 202-633-1000. www.festival.si.edu. Free.

Bumper Jacksons The D.C. band plays an outdoor concert of old-time folk, jazz and swing. 5 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free.

FRI 27

Chuck Brown All Star Tribute Band Brown’s bandmates keep the go-go torch burning. 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $25.

SpeakeasyDC’s Story Showdown: A Storytelling Game Show The “Price is Right”-inspired show gives the audience a chance to play storytelling games for mature audiences. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:30p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $20, seniors $18, college students $12.

Throwing Muses The art-punk band performs. With Tanya Donelly. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $30.

National Gallery of Art last chances “In the Library: Deforming and Adorning With Annotations and Marginalia,” an exhibition of rare books that feature markings, illustrations and other additions made by readers, closes Friday; “Modern German Prints and Drawings From the Kainen Collection,” a display of 123 works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and other German expressionists from 1910 to 1930 donated by Ruth Kainen, closes Sunday. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov. Free.

SAT 28

Poetry reading D.C. poets Brandon Johnson and Abdul Ali recite poems to benefit the American Poetry Museum and the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. 2-4 p.m. Studio 25, 716 Monroe St. NE. 202-249-0253. www.americanpoetrymuseum.org. Donations requested.

VinoFest Music by Eric Hilton from Thievery Corporation, Jesse Boykins III, See-I, Jetty, DJ SpinserTracy, Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, Body Language, Sugar Bear & EU and Bonnie Rash is paired with wine, food and a pop-up art exhibit. 2-10 p.m. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.vinofestdc.com. From $50.

“Enter Ophelia, Distracted” Hamlet’s love interest is the focus of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s show. Continues Friday at 8 p.m., closes Saturday at 8 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. www.chaw.org. $15.

“La Traviata (The Fallen Woman)” In Series stages Verdi’s pocket opera about a couple in a socially taboo relationship. Closes Saturday at 8 p.m. Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.inseries.org. $22-$44.

Fantasia The Grammy-winning singer performs a full, fully-seated concert Saturday at 8 p.m. ($65 in advance, $70 day of show) and sticks around to celebrate her 30th birthday with another partially-seated concert, Fantasia & Friends: Diamond & White Affair, at which she performs with celebrity guests, Sunday at 8 p.m. ($65 in advance, $70 day of show,), and an after-party featuring DJ Analyze from WKYS on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ($20 in advance, $25 day of show). White attire suggested. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com.

Julianne & Derek Hough The sibling dancers, both from “Dancing With the Stars,” team up in “Move Live on Tour.” 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheatredc.com. $38-$83.

“Much Ado About Nothing” Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is staged outdoors by Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade. Picnics welcome. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.). Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. www.fgcitizens.org. Free.

“American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley” An exhibition covering Paley’s 50-year career from his time as a jeweler to his recent large-scale sculptural projects opens Saturday. Through Sept. 28. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. www.corcoran.org. $10, seniors and students $8, active military and children 11 and younger.

SUN 29

“Grounded” The solo show follows a fighter pilot reassigned to flying drones when she becomes pregnant. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$49.

“Killer Joe” In Tracy Letts’s dark comedy, a hired killer decides to sleep with his employer’s daughter. Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. www.dcartscenter.org. $25.

“The Totalitarians” Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s farce pokes fun at political language when a speechwriter’s slogan boosts a housewife’s vanity campaign. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $45-$72.50.

“The Prostate Dialogues” Jon Spelman’s solo show puts a humorous twist on his experiences and those of others with prostate cancer. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 5 p.m. Closes Sunday. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $30, seniors $25, age 35 and younger $15.

“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-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$75.

“Code Name: Cynthia” Pallas Theatre Collective’s musical follows a spy during World War II. 7:30 p.m. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. www.pallastheatre.org. Free, reservations required.

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. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. www.dcjazzfest.org. Prices vary.

MON 30

“Happy Days” In Scena Theatre’s staging of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play, Nancy Robinette plays a woman trapped in a mound of earth and struggling with her place in life. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through July 5. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. www.scenatheater.org. $10-$40.

TUE 01

“Yellow Wallpaper” Pallas Theatre Company stages a feminist musical based on a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman about a depressed woman obsessed with the wallpaper in the room where she is confined. Opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through July 6. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. www.pallastheatre.org. $20, students $15.

WED 02

NoMa Summer Screen NoMa’s weekly movie screenings include music, giveaways, food trucks and picnicking outdoors. This week’s film: “Clueless.” Picnicking at 7 p.m., film at dark. 7 p.m. Through Aug. 20. Field at Second and L streets NE. 202-810-0088. www.nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports


3The Grammy-winning singer performs Saturday at 8 p.m. ($65 in advance, $70 day of show). She’ll stick around to celebrate her 30th birthday with another concert, Fantasia & Friends: Diamond & White Affair, at which she performs with celebrity guests, Sunday at 8 p.m. ($65 in advance, $70 day of show,), and an after-party featuring DJ Analyze from WKYS on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ($20 in advance, $25 day of show). White attire suggested. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com.