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Most shows on the Kennedy Center Millennium stage start at 6 p.m. Period. But tonight, those who drop by an hour early will get a bonus from the 10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and music website Okayafrica. Before the festival’s African hip-hop showcase begins, Rujeko Dumbutshena, a Zimbabwean dancer who appeared on Broadway in Fela!, leads a hip-hop and African fusion dance class. The festival has generously called it a “warm-up,” for those more coordinated participants who might be saving their best dancing for later. At 6 p.m., rapper/fashion designer/producer Tabi Bonney—a local star born in Togo—takes the stage, along with performers from the “New African Renaissance,” including Grammy-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef and Sierra Leone’s Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew. Tonight’s event is part of a larger series that should keep b-boys, b-girls, and poppers entertained with music, theater, and spoken word through Saturday. After 10 years, the Hip Hop Theater Festival can be trusted to put on an amazing show. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. hhtf.org/hhtfdc.