Wayne Brady sings the music of Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke at the Kennedy… (Charley Gallay/GETTY IMAGES…)
NSO Pops: Wayne Brady Sings the Sammys The singer and comedian performs songs by Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by 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-$85.
The 1st Dolce Revolution Project The nonprofit arts organization Fabum (For a Better Understanding of Mankind) presents two provocative world premiere plays, “Lemons,” by Barry Eitel, and “Lost Belongings aka The Facebook Play,” by Jennifer Berry. The playwrights will give talks after the performances. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-957-2745. www.dcartscenter.org. www.fabum.org. $20.
“Titanic: 100 Year Obsession” This exhibit about the doomed ship includes the latest underwater images and an 18-foot model. Opens Thursday. Through July 8. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7588. www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. $8, seniors and students $6, ages 5-12 $4, younger free.
Flip Orley The comic hypnotist interacts with audience members. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $15-$17.
“Five Hours With Mario” Maria Victoria Pena performs a monologue based on a novel by Spanish writer Miguel Delibes, in which a recently deceased author’s wife humorously reflects on their marriage and the bourgeoisie of 1960s Spain. In Spanish with English surtitles. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $25, seniors and students $20.
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night” Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play stars Helen Carey and Peter Michael Goetz as a substance-abusing mother and actor/father. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $55-$85.
“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” A full-scale model of a 2,500-pound, 48-foot snake is displayed with documentary footage. The Colombian snake lived 65 million years ago and could eat a crocodile. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 6, 2013. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.mnh.si.edu. Free.
Japanese Culture Day Origami, theater presentations and a kimono display highlight Japanese culture. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Repeats April 14. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-4604. www.loc.gov. Free.
Blossom Kite Festival Kite-flying demonstrations and competitions include a Hot Tricks Showdown and Rokkaku Battle. Bring your own kite. Children can make one at an activity station. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Washington Monument, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 877-442-5666. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Free.
Samurai Cinema Toshiro Mifune stars in three Japanese cinema classics: “Samurai Rebellion” at 11 a.m., “The Hidden Fortress” at 1:30 p.m., and “The Sword of Doom” at 4:15 p.m. The films contain violent content. National Geographic, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. $5 per film.
“The Taming of the Shrew” Synetic Theater performs a wordless version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy as part of the Silent Shakespeare series. Opens Saturday with $35 previews at 2 and 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through April 22. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $25-$65.
Capitals The hockey team plays the Montreal Canadiens. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-7328. www.verizoncenter.com. capitals.nhl.com. From $67.
Dance Box Theater “We Are Here” is a new modern dance collaboration between co-artistic directors Stephen Clapp and Laura Schandelmeier. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $22, seniors and teachers $17, college students $10, age 17 and younger $8.
Savion Glover This dancer starred in Broadway’s “Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk” and donned a motion-capture suit for the film “Happy Feet.” His solo performance is sponsored by Washington Performing Arts Society. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-785-9727. www.warnertheatredc.com. www.wpas.org. $29-$59.
“Twelve Angry Men” Twelve jurors deliberate over what at the outset seems like a simple case in Reginald Rose’s drama. Staged by Keegan Theatre. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202. www.keegantheatre.com. $35, seniors and students $30.