Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Friday, February 17
Supreme for life, the one and only MARY WILSON performs at Blues Alley, through Sunday, two shows each night, 8 and 10pm, bluesalley.com.
TAKE 6 honors the one and only, “with an orchestra in his throat”, the late AL JARREAU, at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, 8pm, thehowardtheatre.com
The 2017 edition of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival returns to Rockville, MD. 2017 Artists include VANESSA RUBIN, RUSSELL MALONE, CHELSEY GREEN and the GREEN PROJECT, ANTHONY “SWAMP DOG” CLARK, GREG HATZA ORGANIZATION, ETIENNE CHARLES AND MORE. The Hilton Hotel is the place, 888-909-6330.
GARIFUNA SOUL: Aurelio Martinez will be onstage at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theatre, 8pm, creativealliance.org
Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest with Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. Friday and Saturday, matinee and evening performances at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, murphyfineartscenter.org
Jazz violinist REGINA CARTER gives life to Simply Ella at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, two shows, 7 and 9pm, kenney-center.org
Saturday, February 18
A night of old school tunes at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, HEY NINETEEN: A Tribute to Steely Dan, 8pm, ramsheadonstage.com
The exhibit Dark Humor: Joyce Scott & Peter Williams uses “satire, visual puns, and the bizarre,” to “upend social conventions” at the Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University. Through April 1. Gallery hours 11am – 8pm.
Shades of Jazz in Film Noir is a multi-media experience performance by COLD SPRING JAZZ QUARTET at Germano's on South High Street. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7:30pm, 410.752-4515.
The BLACK LOVE EXPERIENCE, is onstage at Anacostia Arts Center, Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC, 7pm
LUTHER RE-LIVES: The Music of Luther Van Dross brings the extraordinary music of the R&B legend to the Publick Playhouse in Hyattsville, 8pm is the time.
The legendary EARTH, WIND & FIRE appears at the newest hot spot in the area, MGM National Harbor, with all their greatest hits, 8pm, mgmnationalharbor.com
THE BARKAYS and BRICK bring the funk to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, Sunday, February 19, 7 and 10pm, bethesdabluesjazz.com
Sunday, February 19
In Memory Of… pays honor to R&B masters Natalie Cole, Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston with vocalists STEVE FRESH and SHANG at Magooby’s in Timonium, MD. Doors open at 4pm. Your Girl Cheryl will be your host. charmcityjazz.com
TOM REYES & FRIENDS perform at the 13.5 Wine Bar on 36th Street in Baltimore, 6pm, 410-889-1064, 135winebar.com
Shifting Views: Contemporary African Art is the exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Art--photographs, prints, and drawings offering political perspectives on the lives of Africans, through June, 443-573-1700, artbma.org