Boris Chaliapins portrait of Julia Child is one of 26 of the artists covers… (National Portrait Gallery,…)
Collector’s View Transformer’s series of visits to private collections continues with a look at the corporate collection of the Dupont Circle law firm Aaron M. Levine & Associates, which often favors the satirical and provocative. Artists include Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Hubbard/Birchler, James Casabere, Frank Thiel, Sam Gilliam, August Sander, Anthony McCall and Carlos Garaicoa. 6 p.m. 202-483-1102. www.transformerdc.org. $50, registration required.
“Torremolinos 73” Spain Arts and Culture screens Pablo Berger’s 2003 comedy about a married couple propositioned to film educational sex films. In Spanish with English subtitles. Doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 6:45 p.m. Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-728-2334. www.spainculture.us. Free, reservations required.
Zoofari The National Zoo fundraiser features food from more than 100 restaurants, wine, zoo-themed cake creations, live music, a silent auction and animal demonstrations. This pricey event is partially tax-deductible. 6:30-9:30 p.m. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-3034. www.nationalzoo.si.edu. $200.
National Symphony Orchestra Pops NSO Pops celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Wicked” and the 65th birthday of its composer, Stephen Schwartz. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $20-$85.
Shelia E The pop star and drummer has been nominated for Emmys and Grammys, and has designed her own line of drums. 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $34.50 in advance, $39 day of show.
Celebrate Endangered Species Day Exhibitors and children’s games focus on conservation efforts for endangered plants. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free.
“The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel” A traditional radio show — complete with actors performing multiple characters and inventive sound effects — uses more than 1,250 two-story comic book images as a backdrop. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 1:30 and 5 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $18.
“Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin” This collection of 26 original works by Time magazine’s most prolific cover artist includes portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Olivia de Havilland, Harry Truman, Muhammad Ali and Julia Child and one self-portrait in graphite, watercolor and oil on canvas. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 5. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu. Free.
“Peter and the Wolf” The Washington Ballet Studio Company performs the Prokofiev ballet based on a Russian folk tale. Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. www.thearcdc.org. $35-$50, Ward 7 and 8 residents $15.
Opera in the Outfield The Washington National Opera hosts its fifth free simulcast of an opera performance for fans stretched out under the stars at Nationals Park. This selection will be “Show Boat,” about a crew of show-business hands aboard the Cotton Blossom. 7 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. www.operaintheoutfield.org. Free, parking $10.
“Hello, Dolly!” Signature Theatre and Ford’s Theatre team up to present the musical about a matchmaker who attempts to pair up everyone — including herself. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Saturday. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $18-$77.
“The Golem” Taffety Punk Theatre Company stages Daniel Flint’s adaptation of a Gustav Meyrink novel that follows a 19th-century jeweler with mysterious amnesia. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. www.taffetypunk.com. $15.
Ute Lemper The German cabaret and jazz singer performs “Last Tango in Berlin,” a concert of songs by Kurt Weill and others. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. 8 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-785-9727. www.wpas.org. $40.
“Optimism! or Voltaire’s Candide” Spooky Action Theater stages Voltaire’s satire. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. www.spookyaction.org. $20-$25, seniors $15-$20, students $10.
D.C. United The soccer team plays Sporting Kansas City. 5 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. 800-745-3000. www.dcunited.com. $26-$55.
“4000 Miles” A mismatched pair — a communist grandmother and her hippie grandson — figure out how to live together and help each other through hardship. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $39-$63.