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[ ON STAGE ] “Emergence-See!” Returns The one-man show written and performed by actor-singer-writer-composer Daniel Beaty sold out for all three performances when it was in Washington this past winter, during Black History Month. Now, the production, which spent time off-Broadway, returns to Arena Stage for a longer run July 5-22. The show, often delivered with poetry and singing, imagines a slave ship pulling right into New York, bemusing city dwellers and throwing some lives out of whack. Beaty plays more than 40 characters. (A little secret dish: Beaty’s drumming up interest for the show by stopping in at Busboys and Poets’ Open Mic Poetry night Tuesday to perform. 9-11 p.m. $3.) $38-$50 (discounts available). Various times. Arena’s Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. [ THE SCENE ] One Year for H Street’s Circus Act Palace of Wonders, the bar-cum-weirdo-museum, is marking its first anniversary June 29-30 with a two-day bash of all the things it’s known for: burlesque, vaudeville and circus arts. Acts including Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Scotty the Blue Bunny and Coney Island carny Todd Robbins perform, and you can also get your tarot cards and fortune read, munch on carnival food and watch fire performers. $20; $15 in advance at www.
8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. both nights. 1210 H St. NE. 202-398-7769. [ FESTIVALS ] The African American Heritage Festival The Baltimore celebration, which last year fell around Juneteenth, has been pushed back to July 6-8. This year, entertainment at Camden Yards will again include some big national acts. July 7, catch Patti Labelle and Pharcyde. There will also be plenty of children’s activities, vendors and carnival rides. The best part: Admission is free. July 6, 5-10 p.m.; July 7, noon-10 p.m.; July 8, noon-9 p.m. 333 Camden St., Baltimore. 410-235-4427.