DC Shorts Film Festival One hundred thirty-five short films from 25 countries will be screened in 17 90-minute groupings at E Street Cinema, Angelika Film Center and the U.S. Navy Memorial, with filmmaker Q&A sessions and parties. Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 21. See Web site for listings. 202-393-4266. festival.dcshorts.com. Free-$100.
Pink Martini and the von Trapps Portland, Ore.’s multilingual, genre-jumping “little orchestra” stops by on its world tour for three shows with Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp (great-grandchildren of Georg and Maria von Trapp), with whom they collaborated on their most recent album, “Dream a Little Dream,” and the NSO Pops under the direction of Steven Reineke. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $20-$88.
“Roger (Not His Real Name)” Matthew Vaky portrays a homeless man obsessed with conspiracy theories. Opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 20. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. www.dcartscenter.org. $18.
“Cancun” The comedy follows two vacationing couples contemplating what their lives would have been like had they married different people. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Oct. 5. Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $38-$50, seniors $26-$50, students $20-$50.
“The Devil in His Own Words” Taffety Punk stages a revised version of its first show — a profile of the devil using writings from across time and geography. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 4. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-355-9441. www.chaw.org. www.taffetypunk.com. $15, pay-what-you-can preview Thursday.
“The Cole Porter Project” The In Series show covers 35 of Porter’s songs. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Through Sept. 21. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763. www.inseries.org. $40, seniors $37, youth $20.
South African Mozart and Shakespeare South Africa’s Isango Ensemble mounts a repertory program of “The Magic Flute — Impempe Yomlingo,” Mozart’s opera set in modern-day South African townships, (opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 21) and “Venus and Adonis,” a South African multilingual play based on Shakespeare’s romantic poem (opens Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 20). Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-3230. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $20-$80.
“Essentially Qualified” Paul Shortt’s video, sculptures and create-your-own diploma station note the contradictions involved in applying for a job you’ve never done. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 18. Pleasant Plains Workshop, 2608 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-415-1466. www.pleasantplainsworkshop.com. Free.
“Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous”A full-size skeletal model of Spinosaurus will be on view. Opens Friday. Through April 12. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7588. www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. $11; seniors, military and students $9; ages 5-12 $7.
Taste of Georgetown Highlights of the 21st annual festival include samples of signature dishes from more than 35 Georgetown dining spots, as well as a chef showdown, live music and family activities. K Street NW between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street NW. Noon-5 p.m. 202-298-9222. www.tasteofgeorgetown.com. Free, $5 per food taste, $4 per beverage taste.
“Material Madness: Re-Utilize, Re-Invent and Re-Create” Zenith Gallery introduces new artists with a group exhibition of paintings by Patrick Collins, layered wall sculptures by Gavin Sewell and mosaics by Jennifer Wagner. Opens Saturday with a reception 2-6 p.m. Through Oct. 25. Zenith Gallery Salon, 1429 Iris St. NW. 202-783-2963. www.zenithgallery.com. Free.
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull The Spanish American pop star with more than 70 No. 1 hits on various Billboard charts joins forces again with the Latin Grammy-winning rapper for a North American Tour. With J Balvin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $29.50.
“She Kills Monsters” In this comedy staged by Rorschach Theatre, a woman relives the adventures of her dead teenage sister by reading through her Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. www.atlasarts.org. www.rorschachtheatre.com. $15-$30.
Hope Revolution Tour Dayton, Ohio, rock band Hawthorne Heights headlines, playing its 10-year-old album “The Silence in Black and White” in its entirety. With Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Famous Last Words, Everybody Run, Senick and the Ongoing Concept. Doors open at 6 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $25.
Phillip Phillips After winning “American Idol” Season 11, the Georgia rock star went platinum with “The World From the Side of the Moon,” featuring the megahit single “Home.” 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000. www.thelincolndc.com. $55.
Bounce TV Music Festival R&B soul band Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly co-headlines with Patti Labelle. Ruben Studdard makes an appearance, too. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. From $35.75.
Youssou N’Dour The Senegalese musician is one of the pioneers of the mblax style. 7 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.org. $35-$75.
Man . . . or Astro-Man? The surf-rock group from Alabama performs. With the Pack A.D. and Wray. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $15.
The Blasters The California rock-and-roll band performs. With Gas House Gorillas. 8:30 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $20 in advance, $25 day of the show.
“Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” The musical based on the film about summer romance celebrates its 10th year with a new North American tour, opening in Washington and starring Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-514-3849. www.thenationaldc.com. From $48.
“Atonement: Stories About Confession, Redemption and Making Amends” SpeakeasyDC presents nine storytellers sharing tales with a theme inspired by the High Holy Days. 7:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. www.speakeasydc.com. $20.
Detroit Cobras The garage band from Detroit performs. With Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness, and Thee Lolitas. 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com. $12.
Legendary Shack Shakers The Kentucky-based hillbilly-carnival-rockabilly band’s tune “Swampblood” was on the Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s “True Blood.” With Whiskey Shivers. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490. www.blackcatdc.com. $12 in advance, $15 day of the show.
Puya This Latin metal band is one of the Caribbean’s best known, with a worldwide following. With Silence of the Blind. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $25-$60.
David Mitchell The author twice shortlisted for Britain’s Booker Prize will discuss his novel “The Bone Clocks.” 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $35, includes book.
“Marie Antoinette” The area premiere of David Adjmi’s play, which puts a contemporary spin on the story of the queen of France, opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 12. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. From $35.
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