Films from Japan, Germany (Pascal Floerks) and the United States will be screened outdoors Thursday during the DC Shorts Film Festival.

Whiskers and Whiskey Dogs are welcome at this canine cocktail party to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance, featuring adoptable dogs, gourmet hot dogs, Spanish flauta sandwiches, whiskey-infused gelato and a Cheeky Puppy pop-up shop. For age 21 and older. Ticket includes one cocktail. 7-10 p.m. One Eight Distilling, 1135 Okie St. NE. ­202-636-6638. $15.

Sunny Sweeney The Texas country singer released her fourth album, "Trophy," this year. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. $17-$20.


Frightday Night Hitchcock: "Frenzy" A three-screening series begins with the thriller, in which a misanthrope is blamed for the crimes of a cheerful greengrocer. 7 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. Free.

The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and NAV The Canadian singer stops by on his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. 7:30 p.m. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. capitalonearena. $39.75-$150.75.

"Native Gardens" Karen Zacarías's play pits D.C. neighbors against each other when a fence line jeopardizes a garden. Opens Friday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 22. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. $56-$111.

Frankie Moreno The crooner sings with the NSO Pops in a program of "Blue Suede Tunes: The Music of Elvis, the Beatles and More!" with sibling dancer duo Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. 8 p.m. Through Saturday. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $24-$89.

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert The National Endowment for the Arts celebrates the nation's master folk and traditional artists with performances including bomba and plena music from Puerto Rico, a demonstration of Armenian metalsmith work and more, hosted by Martha Gonzalez of the Grammy Award-winning band Quetzal. 8 p.m. George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. ­202-994-6800. Free.


Spinning Yarns Find out how people made clothes in the early days of America with wool brushing, spinning and cloth-weaving activities and observe silkworm cocoons up close at this child-friendly event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. DAR Museum, 1776 D St. NW. ­202-879-3241. Free.

Brews, Booze & Bites American History Food Festival Local bakers, brewers, distillers, grillers and confectioners provide samples of foods linked to the past with Prohibition-era jazz from the Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers, lawn games and self-guided tours. Each ticket includes tastes and a souvenir glass. For age 21 and older. 1-4 p.m. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. $30-$35.

Coyote Peterson The host of the Brave Wilderness YouTube channel and the Emmy Award-winning show "Breaking Trail" shares stories from his new book, "Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World." 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. $35-$75.

"closer" A cast of D.C. professionals joins Minneapolis-based BodyCartography Project for a series of duets that multiply into a dance party. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Sunday. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. $15-$30.


"LadyM" This comic female adaptation of "Macbeth" by Collective Eleven, Women From Mars and Gitana Theatre weaves in menstrual stories from D.C. women. Opens Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Monday. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. $12-$18.

Kard The K-pop, or Korean pop, band stops by on Wild Kard 2017: The 1st Tour in America Pt. 2. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. ­202-783-4000. $55-$115.


"Titus Andronicus" A screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's version of the gory Shakespeare tragedy, live from Stratford-upon-Avon. 7 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. $20.


Alice McDermott The author discusses her novel "The Ninth Hour," about an Irish American family in '40s and '50s Brooklyn. 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free.

"Rebels" A representative from the Czech Embassy introduces the classic film, set just before the 1968 Soviet invasion, in which three boys pursue girls who later discover they are military deserters. In Czech with English subtitles. One beer is included with admission. 7 p.m. Bistro Bohem, 600 Florida Ave. NW. ­202-735-5895. Free; reserve seats by phone or email (; arrive by 6:45 p.m. to keep your reservation.


Drewcifer with Dan N' Friends The rock band features members of Railroad Earth, the Infamous Stringdusters and Guster. 7 p.m. Gypsy Sally's, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. $13-$15.

Whiskey Shivers with Billy Strings The Whiskey Strings Tour features Whiskey Shivers' punk-bluegrass blend and Strings' psychedelic bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. ­202-667-4490. $15.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports