Busboys & Poets presents “Live! from Busboys: Open Mic and Talent Showcase” tonight at 11 p.m. in the Langston Room at its 14th and V streets location (2021 14th St., N.W.) hosted by Ne’a Posey. This showcase opens the floor for all performers, not just poets. There is a $5 cover. For more information, visit busboysandpoets.com.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Tim Meadows plays Baltimore Comedy Club tonight at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at baltimorecomedy.com. Meadows will also perform Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m.
The Creative Alliance is hosting the Baltimore premiere of the African film “Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark” at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore) tonight at 7:30 p.m. “Paparazzi” tells the story of a music producer, a mysterious murder and the ripples of its repercussions. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for CA members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit creativealliance.org.
Atlas (1333 H St., N.E.) presents “Intersections: A New American Arts Festival” with performances by Tom Goss and Potomac Fever at 9:30 p.m. in the Lang Theatre. Tickets are $20. All-girl band The Pushovers will be giving a free performance from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Kogod lobby. The night ends with an after party hosted by DCypher Dance at 11 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit atlasarts.org.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D St., N.W.) presents “Civilization (all you can eat)” tonight at 8 p.m. The show brings a corporate lecturer, a career waitress and an anthropomorphic pig all together to look at corruption, consumption and enterprise in the Obama age. Tickets range from $55 to $67.50 and can be purchased online at woollymammoth.net.
Saturday, March 3
Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents Hellmouth Happy Hour where every week an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will be screened and drink specials will be offered. This week the episode is “Doppelgängland.”
The Imperial Court of Washington will be at the Czar’s Ball and Royal Convention for the “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Russian Tea Party” tonight at Remington’s (639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.) from 4 to 8 p.m. The candidates for Emperor and Empress will be announced. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit imperialcourtdc.org.
DJ Drew G sings at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Code has its monthly installment tonight at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). Gear, rubber, skin, uniform or leather dress code will be strictly enforced. Music provided by DJ Frank Wild. Admission is $10. All attendees must be 18 or older. There will be an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is having its 20th annual national dinner tonight at the National Building Museum (401 F St., N.W.) starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets range from $225 to $2,500 and 10 tickets ranging from $2,500 to $250,000. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sldn.org.
Sunday, March 4
Singer/songwrighter Glen Phillips of rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at wolftrap.org.
Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) presents Drag Brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee today at 11 a.m. with a $20 brunch buffet.
SMYAL’s Youth Arts Ensemble and Dance Exchange’s Teen Exchange will be performing at Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St., N.E.) today at 3 p.m. as part of the Intersections festival. For more information, visit intersectionsdc.org. This is a free event.
Monday, March 5
Boyz II Men plays the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is having its monthly volunteer night tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s activities could range from sorting through book donations, cleaning up around the Center and taking inventory for Fuk!ts, as well as socializing. Pizza will be provided. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
Tuesday, March 6
Irish band Altan plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at wolftrap.org.
The Chesapeake Squares, a gay square dancing group, are having a mainstream-through-advanced club night tonight at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral St.) in Baltimore from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit chesapeakesquares.org.
Wednesday, March 7
Band White Rabbits play the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) with Tennis and Daughter. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at blackcatdc.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Conner Contemporary Art (1358 Florida Ave., N.E.) presents Patricia Cronin’s first solo exhibition in D.C. with “Bodies and Soul.” The exhibit features “Memorial to a Marriage,” a bronze sculpture depicting the sleeping figures of Cronin and her partner, artist Deborah Kass. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visitconnercontemporary.com.
Thursday, March 8
Irish tenor Karl Scully plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at wolftrap.org.
Comedian Kathleen Madigan plays the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased online atticketmaster.com.
D.C. Strokes Rowing Club is having its Spring Rush tonight at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit dcstrokes.org.