Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Larger than ever, this year’s festival, themed “Our Cities, Our Planet,” showcases 200 films from 38 countries, shown at 65 area venues, continues through March 30. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. Prices vary; many events are free.
World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014 The festival, featuring staged productions, installations, readings and panel discussions from 20 countries, continues with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by “War Horse” collaborators Bristol Old Vic (England) and Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa) Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ($29-$49); Canada’s Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes in “Penny Plain” Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ($29); and Théâtre de l’Atelier’s (France) “Savannah Bay” Thursday-Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ($49). Through March 30. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Built to Amaze tour features acrobats, aerialists, elephants and tigers. Doors open one hour before the show. Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.ringling.com. From $7.50.
Daniel Jones and Sara Eckel The authors of, respectively, “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers),” and “It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single,” discuss modern love. 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $12.
“Normal” Peter Kurten, a serial killer known as the Dusseldorf Ripper, is the subject of Anthony Neilson’s play, staged by Molotov Theatre. Continues Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 30. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. www.dcartscenter.org. www.molotovtheatre.org. $25.
“The Admission” The effects of war and how they relate to the future are the subject of a love triangle. Opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday-Monday at 7:30 p.m. Through April 6. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $15-$45. Pay-what-you-can Thursday and Monday.
“Cool and Collected” Recent additions to the museum’s collection include a designer doll house, a complete salesman’s kit from the Underground Homes company, pieces of decorative terra cotta and works by local sculptor Raymond Kaskey. Continues through May 25, 2015. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org. $8; seniors and students $5.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. The Detroit electronic pop band performs. With Chad Valley. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $16.
Koresh Dance Company Choreographed works by Roni Koresh include excerpts from “Come Together” and pieces set to Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Bach’s “Air” and Ravel’s “Bolero.” Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society and CityDance. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-785-9727. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. www.wpas.org. $30.
“Pop Art Prints” Thirty-nine rarely displayed prints from the American Art Museum’s permanent collection include work from the 1960s by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and more. Opens Friday. Through Aug. 31. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.americanart.si.edu. Free.
Family Days at the National Building Museum Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, this two-day event for kids of all ages features hands-on activities, art demonstrations and indoor and outdoor performances with a Japanese flavor. Activities include Dance Dance Revolution games, a balloon garden, teahouse building, popcorn tree projects, origami boat folding and hairstyling by Hair Cuttery. Performers include the Nen Daiko taiko drummers, Shizumi Kodomo Dance Troupe, the Capitol Movement dancers, Blues Alley Youth Orchestra jazz musicians, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars jump rope team and Joy of Motion Dance Center’s DanceFusion Jazz Project. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 877-442-5666. www.nbm.org. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Free.
Tinariwen This band of Tuareg musicians from the Malian Sahara Desert won the 2011 Grammy for best world music album. Last month, they released a new album, “Emmaar,” featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Chavez guitarist/singer Matt Sweeney, Nashville fiddler Fats Kaplin, and poet Saul Williams. With the Melodic, a British Afro-pop group. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $25.
The Nighthawks The D.C. blues and roots-rock band performs. With the Colin Thompson Band featuring Ron Holloway. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700.www.gypsysallys.com. $15 in advance, $20 day of concert.
“Camp David” Lawrence Wright’s world premiere explores Jimmy Carter’s attempts at peace in the Middle East by hosting Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Camp David. Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas of “The Waltons” stars as Carter, with Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (“Alias,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway’s “Dividing the Estate”) and Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy (“Kingdom of Heaven,” “Fair Game”) in his U.S. stage debut. Opens Friday at 8 p.m. (sold out), continues Saturday at 8 p.m. (sold out), Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 4. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. From $55.
Drive-By Truckers Saturday’s show sold out, but this Athens, Ga., rock band has a second date with Blitzen Trapper. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $35.
“Tapas: Spanish Design for Food” Spain Arts & Culture rounds up more than 200 objects, videos, photos and installations reflecting design elements in food, kitchenware, wine labels and restaurant interiors. Through Sunday. Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence, 2801 16th St. NW. 202-728-2334. www.spainculture.us. Free.
Colin Stetson The Montreal multi-instrumentalist performs. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.
“Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2” Stacy Keach stars in the repertory of Shakespeare’s history plays. All March shows are Part 1, with Part 2 introduced in April. Some days will offer both. Opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through June 8. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. www.shakespearetheatre.org. From $20.
Three of Clubs Tour Rock bands Flagship (Charlotte), Little Daylight (Brooklyn) and Terraplane Sun (Venice, Calif.) perform. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $15 in advance, $17 day of concert.
Steve Hackett The British singer-songwriter and guitarist was a member of Genesis in the ’70s. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000. www.thelincolndc.com. $45-$65.
We the Kings The Florida pop rock band performs. With This Century and Crash the Party. Doors open at 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $20.
— Compiled by
from staff reports