University of Maryland chamber concert The ensemble honors the 100th birthday of composer Henri Dutilleux in a program of his works and earlier French composers Debussy and Ravel. 6 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. www.phillipscollection.org. $20, students $8.
W. Kamau Bell An evening of stand-up political comedy with the host of CNN’s “United Shades of America.” 8 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $25.
“POTUS Among Us” Washington Improv Theater’s revue lampoons the 2016 election with audience participation. Preview Thursday at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 6. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7770. www.witdc.org. $20, in advance $15; Thursday preview $10.
The Vibe Collective The ensemble performs music influenced by Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and other 1960s Latin jazz musicians. Noon. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-737-7230. www.dclibrary.org. Free.
Reggae Workers of the World The band, comprised of ska, rock steady and reggae revivalists, includes Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers, Jesse Wagner of the Aggrolites and Nico Leonard of the Moon Invaders. With the Fuss. 8 p.m. Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. 202-629-4535. wapo.st/2dkYzHZ. $12, in advance $10.
Caribbean Celebration The Bahamian Embassy gala features a steel-drum band, a DJ, a Bahamian buffet and regional spirits. A portion of the proceeds benefits children’s charities in the Caribbean. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-319-2660. www.thingstododc.com. $52.
Choral Arts Society of Washington: “The Art of the Italian Madrigal” A program of 16th- and 17th-century works by Monteverdi and Palestrina, including two 20th-century arrangements by Morten Lauridsen and Jacob Druckman. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000. www.dumbartonconcerts.org. $35, students and seniors $30, age 30 and younger at the door $25, students at the door $10.
Great Noise Ensemble: “Steve Reich at 80” The avant-garde chamber ensemble interprets works by the 80-year-old composer, including “Tehillim,” a choral setting of Hebrew songs, and “Radio Rewrite,” based on the songs of Radiohead. 8 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. Neb. 202-399-7993. www.atlasarts.org. $25-$30.
An evening at the Tunisian ambassador’s residence The gala features traditional Tunisian dancers, a greeting from the ambassador, a film on the nation’s history and culture, and a Tunisian buffet and regional wines. 8-10:30 p.m. Residence of the Ambassador of Tunisia, 5131 Broad Branch Rd. NW. 202-862-1850. www.thingstododc.com. $50.
Haunted Georgetown The walking tour begins at Oak Hill Cemetery and includes stops at spooky old mansions and the famous “Exorcist” steps. An optional reception with a cash bar is offered after the tour. Rain or shine. 7-9 p.m. 27th and Q streets NW. 301-519-8030. www.thingstododc.com. $24.
Joseph The indie-folk group from Oregon features the harmonous vocals of the three Closner sisters. With Ruston Kelly. 7 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 202-588-1889. www.930.com. $20.
Joan Baez An evening with the folk singer and songwriter, whose work reflects more than six decades of social activism. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.gwu.edu. $75-$85.
National Gallery Film Program: Nancy Holt Films by and about the late sculptor and earthworks artist Nancy Holt. The program includes “Pine Barrens” (1975), a view of the New Jersey pinelands from the window of her car; and “Sun Tunnels” (1978), which chronicles her sculptures in the Utah desert. 4 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. www.nga.gov. Free.
“The Backyard of Derek Webster’s Imagination” Nine pieces by the Honduran-born folk artist who created sculptures from wood scraps and trash and adorned them with costume jewelry and house paint. Opens Monday. Through April 23. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844. www.anacostia.si.edu. Free.
The Furuya Sisters Cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiko and violinist Harumi Furuya interpret works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Fauré and Ravel. 12:10 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. www.epiphanydc.org. $10.
Churches The Scottish synth-pop band performs. With Potty Mouth. 7 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. Neb. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $35.
Melissa Etheridge The raspy-voiced singer, best known for her confessional lyrics, performs classic 1960s rhythm-and-blues cover songs from her latest album, “Memphis Rock and Soul.” 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. www.thelincolndc.com. $58-$78.
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