Country singer-songwriter Holly Williams performs Thursday at the Hamilton. (Kristin Barlowe/Kristin Barlowe)
THU 29

Rusted Root and the Wailers The roots and world rock band shares headline status with the Jamaican reggae band, which will play the album “Legend” in its entirety. With Adam Ezra Group. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $30.

“Carousel Latino” The In Series presents Latino music from multiple genres in repertory. Opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7800. $16-$30.

Holly Williams The Nashville country singer performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. $15-$20.

“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. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Through June 22. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. $25, seniors $20, students $15.

“Private Lives” Noël Coward’s comedy follows a divorced couple who have remarried others only to reconsider their feelings for each other. Opens Thursday at 8­ p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through July 13. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. $20-$95.

“Titus Andronicus” Commedia dell’Arte troupe Faction of Fools turns Shakespeare’s tragedy about war into a comedy. Some performances will be sign-interpreted. Recommended for age 13 and older. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through June 22. Gallaudet University, Eastman Studio Theatre, Elstad Annex, 800 Florida Ave. NE. $25; seniors, military and students $15; children $10.

FRI 30

“The Prostate Dialogues” Storyteller John Spelman’s solo show, commissioned by Theater J’s 2012 Locally Grown festival, puts a humorous twist on prostate cancer based on his experiences and interviews. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday-Sunday at 5 p.m. Through June 29. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. $30, seniors $25, military $15. Advance purchase required for first two shows.

Washington Improv Theater Road Show A month of improv shows concludes. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. $15.

Zomboy The British electronic music producer headlines the Outbreak Tour. With Cookie Monsta, TC, Knoxbox and Beltway Bandits. 10 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $20.

SAT 31

“Bloody Poetry” Taffety Punk’s show explores the relationships of “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Claire Claremont and Lord Byron. Friday at 7:30 p.m., closes Saturday at 3 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. ­202-355-9441. $15.

“A Midsummer Night’s Riot” Rosemary Jenkinson’s world premiere follows a hopeful golfer who practices his swing during riots in the streets of Belfast. Continues Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m., Sunday at 6 and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through June 5. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202. $30, seniors and students $25.

Kill the Zo London DJ Matt Zo from Kill the Noise performs on his Kill the Zo Tour. 9 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. 202-503-2330. $25.

“Jae Ko: New Works/Installation” An exhibition of tightly wound paper sculpture by the Washington-based Korean American artist continues through Saturday. Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088. Free.

SUN 01

“Here Comes the Night: Cinema Nocturnes” This film series explores nightlife in cities around the globe in conjunction with the exhibits “Kiyochika: Master of the Night” and “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames.” ContinuesSunday with “Two Men in Manhattan” at 1 p.m. and “The Day He Arrives” at 3 p.m. Continues through June 15. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. Free.

National Symphony Orchestra: “Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage” Conducted by Ankush Kumar Bahl, this NSO Family concert for age 5 and older tells the story of Mozart’s son Karl whose wish to leave boarding school and be with his father is made possible with help from a magical piece of luggage. The program contains excerpts from 23 classic Mozart works. An instrument petting zoo will begin one hour before each show, and a Kids’ Chat will follow the programs. 1 and 3 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $15-$18.

“Cymbeline” Fiasco Theater puts a musical spin on Shakespeare’s romantic play. Continues Thursday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $54-$72.

“Nero/Pseudo” WSC Avant Bard stages the world premiere of the historical glam rock play. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. 866-811-4111. $25-$35, $15 with Fringe button.

“She Stoops to Conquer” Pallas Theatre Collective sets the British comedy about class warfare in 1820s Washington. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. $20, students $15.

“(In)Visible and (Dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized” An exhibit exploring marginalized segments of society (immigrants, domestic workers, African Americans, women and gay people), featuring Andrea Chung, Ivan Forde, Ramiro Gomez, Dafna Steinberg and Jason Edward Tucker, closes Sunday with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. Free.

Matisyahu The Jewish reggae rapper gives an acoustic performance of fan favorites and new material from his new album, “Akeda.” Presented by the Washington Jewish Music Festival. 7 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. $30, seniors and students $25.

The Menzingers The Scranton, Pa., punk band performs. With Lemuria, PUP and Cayetana. 7:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $18.

“Bringing Congo to the Heart of America” An exhibit of Congolese art presented by the Embassy of Congo closes Sunday. Touchstone, Gallery B, 901 New York Ave. NW. Free.

MON 02

“The Totalitarians” A speechwriter hopes to turn her candidate’s campaign around with the meaningless yet perfect slogan “freedom from fear” in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s comedy. Opens Monday at 8 p.m., continues Tuesday-Wednesday. Through June 29. Woolly Mammoth Theatre,
641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. $32-$55, Monday-Tuesday pay-what-you-can, age 30 and younger $20 if purchased no more than a week in advance.

TUE 03

Patty Griffin The Grammy-winning Americana singer’s latest album is called “American Kid.” With Parker Millsap. 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000. $55.

“We Will Rock You” Ben Elton’s futuristic musical about a world with no rock features the music of Queen. Opens Tuesday at 8 p.m., continues Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through June 8. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. $53-$73.

WED 04

Leftover Salmon Bill Payne of Little Feat joins the band in concert. He produced its self-titled album in 2004, which was re-released this year in digital format. With Jeff Austin Band. 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $30 in advance, $35 day of concert.

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray The Americana musicians got married three months ago and end their 55-date “honeymoon” tour Wednesday. With Luray and Derek Evry. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. $10.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports