Nuclear/Unclear Family Repertory
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Chevy Chase, Md. 8-10 p.m. Enjoy three plays about modern parenthood. $20-$30. For more information: Pinkyswear-productions.com.
Bowie State University Honors Nikolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, Md. 6-9 p.m. Join in a celebration of this legendary duo’s achievements as singers, songwriters and composers support the Ashford and Simpson Endowed Music Scholarship Fund. Bowie State will also present Nickolas Ashford with a posthumous honorary degree.
Underground Railroad: An Evening With Kathleen Battle
Music Center at the Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md. 8 p.m. Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle will perform her moving songs and spirituals detailing the African-American journey. $55. For more information: 301-581-5100.
A Crowning Affair & Fashion Show
The DoubleTree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. D.C. 3 p.m. Four young women who are making a difference in the community will be recognized, honored and officially crowned. For more information: http://www.dcexquisitepageants.com/.
D.C. Black Pride Weekend 2013
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W. D.C. Various times. The D.C. Black Pride Festival will feature activities for the entire family including performances from national recording artists, 200 exhibition booths, book signings from noted writers, participation from national and local health organizations and arts & crafts. For more information: dcblackpride.org.