Capitals The hockey team plays the Carolina Hurricanes. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW.
capitals.nhl.com. From $36.
“Staples and Gravy” Ed Bear Miller blends realism and expressionism in his landscape paintings. Continues through Feb. 2. Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203. www.foundrygallery.org. Free.
Timothy Howard The former Fannie Mae chief financial officer will discuss his exposé “The Mortgage Wars: Inside Fannie Mae, Big-Money Politics, and the Collapse of the American Dream.” 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com. Free, copies of the book available for $30.
Wizards The basketball team plays games against the Toronto Raptors (Friday at 7 p.m.) and the Golden State Warriors (Sunday at 6 p.m.). Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. www.nba.com/wizards. From $24.
Modern Moves Festival Twelve District-based contemporary dance companies are showcased. Saturday: Alight Dance Theater, Bowen McCauley Dance, Christopher K. Morgan