Jessica Lang Dance performs Saturday at Lisner Auditorium. ( Takao Komaru)
THU 26

Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists The Luce Unplugged series continues with a concert by the D.C. punk band. 5:30-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free.

Kid Creole and the Coconuts The big band plays with a Latin American flair. 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. $35-$70.

“Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants” Aquariums with live fish, including a juvenile alligator gar, along with sculptures, displays and games, showcase the world’s largest freshwater fishes. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 11. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7588. $11; seniors, military and students $9; ages 5-12 $7; age 4 and younger free.

FRI 27

Don’t Block the Box This month’s lineup features comedy by Nick Mullen, Parish Sashay, Johnny Black, Benjy Himmelfarb and Reggie Melbrough. 7:30 p.m. Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-232-5263. $3.

“Tap Into Love” The seventh annual evening of tap dance and live jazz features tap stars including choreographer Anthony Morigerato from “So You Think You Can Dance,” amputee dancer Evan Ruggiero, featured on “Ellen,” Broadway choreographer Derick Grant, and many more as part of D.C. Tapfest. VIP reception at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-421-0235. $25-$50.

“NSO Pops: Do You Hear the People Sing” Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga stars in a concert of songs from the musicals of Boublil and Schönberg, including “Les Misérables,” “Miss Saigon” and “The Pirate Queen.” Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $20-$95.

La Grande Fête The Francophonie Cultural Festival closes with a party co-sponsored by the Smithsonian at 8 that offers food from more than 30 French-speaking countries, giveaways and performances by Haitian singer Emeline Michel and DJ Princess Slaya. 7 p.m. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-633-3030. $40.

SAT 28

Blossom Kite Festival Bring a kite to fly or make one (kids only) at this National Cherry Blossom Festival event featuring kite competitions and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Washington Monument, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 877-442-5666. Free.

Cherry Blossom Celebration As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the galleries host a day of Japanese art and film, children’s activities, a vintage clothing display and a book signing. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Freer and Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Jessica Lang Dance Lang’s New York-based company performs in a show presented by Washington Performing Arts and CityDance. Saturday at 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-785-9727. $25-$38.

The Capital City Showcase The variety show features musical duo Cash & Earle and comedians Andy Kline, Tok Moffat, Max Rosenblum and Jenn Tisdale. 8:30 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-431-4704. $10 online, $15 at the door.

“Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” An exhibition of Washington Color School artist and former Phillips Collection curator Willem de Looper’s abstract paintings closes Saturday. Hemphill, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. Free.

SUN 29

Dead Men’s Hollow The Wammie-winning Americana band performs. 4 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $15 in advance, $20 day of concert, age 12 and younger $5.

“Cutting-Edge Spanish Crafts” A showcase of approximately 90 works of contemporary Spanish craft and design closes Sunday. Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence, 2801 16th St. NW. 202-728-2334. Free.

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital The country’s largest environmental film festival (and the largest film festival in D.C.), showcasing more than 160 films at multiple venues throughout the metro area, closes Sunday. See the Web site for complete listings. 202-342-2564. Free-$25.

MON 30

“Lights Rise on Grace” In this world premiere play by Chad Beckim, two lovers — a Chinese woman and an African American man — are separated and reunite six years later. Pay-what-you-can previews occur Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. Previews continue Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through April 26. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. $15-$68.

TUE 31

Gretchen Rubin The author discusses her book “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.” 7 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. $15, ticket plus book $30, two tickets plus book $40.

Joshua Bell The violinist performs works by Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms and Bartok with pianist Sam Haywood. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-785-9727. $45-$115.

Whitey Morgan & the 78’s The honky-tonk band performs. 9:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. $12-$15.

WED 01

“The Painted Word” Artists and poets are paired to produce texts and images that enhance one another. Opens Wednesday. Through April 26. Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports