Once the site of a rubber shoe-making operation, this space now houses the Turquoise Mountain Institute ceramics school. The Freer and Sackler Galleries are recreating Old Kabul in its exhibition, "Turquoise Mountain."  (Turquoise Mountain.)

Monday, Feb. 29

Leap Day specials at multiple area locations: Those born on Feb. 29 can enjoy freebies at Urbana, Del Frisco's Grille and 14K. The rest of us get a few perks, too: Jack Rose hosts an Allagash Leap Day Bash with $5 beers, and Upshur Street Books offers 29 percent off anything in its store. For a longer list of Leap Day specials, check out the Going Out Guide's story here.

Tuesday, March 1

New York City Ballet at the Kennedy Center: The dance company presents two programs that include the D.C. premiere of Justin Peck's "The Most Incredible Thing" and a staging of August Bournonville's "La Sylphide." Through March 6. 7 p.m. $29-$149.

"The Flick" at Signature Theatre: Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner stars three employees of a decaying Massachusetts movie theater as they try to keep a 35mm projector functioning. Through April 17. 7:30 p.m. $70.

Wednesday, March 2

SWMRS at Black Cat: SWMRS co-founder Joey Armstrong happens to be the son of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, but despite its high-powered connections, this punk band has proved it has merits of its very own. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12.

Thursday, March 3

Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art: The local electronic rock band Color Palette performs as part of the Luce Foundation's monthly concert series, Luce Unplugged. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 4

Flamenco Vivo: Poema de Andalucía at the Music Center at Strathmore: Based in New York, this flamenco and Spanish dance company celebrates the different styles and varieties of the vibrant Andalusian dance. 8 p.m. $28-$72.

D.C. Independent Film Festival opening night at the Miracle Theater: The film festival kicks off with the world-premiere of "Districtland," featuring a table read by the cast and a performance by These Quiet Colors, followed by an after-party. Through March 13. 7 p.m. $12-$25.

Saturday, March 5

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan at the S. Dillon Ripley Center: The S. Dillon Ripley Center's International Gallery morphs into a replica of Old Kabul, where Afghan artisans will showcase their crafts, ranging from woodwork and ceramics to calligraphy and jewelry design, alongside exhibits of photography and video. Presented by the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Through Jan. 29.

Sunday, March 6

Ra Ra Riot at 9:30 Club: Hearing the indie rock band's upbeat track, "Absolutely," even once means it'll likely be stuck in your head all day. Their latest album, "Need Your Light," reflects a departure from the group's chamber pop roots toward a synth-heavy sound. 7 p.m. $22.