What's Happening in D.C. - March 23 - 29 Edition

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MARCH 23 - THURSDAY 

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL: "AFTER THE SPILL" - On Earth Day 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, flooding the Gulf of Mexico with crude oil and devastating the coastline. Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster returns to the shores of Louisiana five years after the disaster, interviewing a rich cross-section of locals-- fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, oil-rig workers-- to uncover the catastrophe's impact. Has the Louisiana coastline been tainted forever? When will its economy and ecosystem cover-- if they do? Actress Melissa Leo narrates. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Tenley-friendship Library - 6.00 PM - FREE

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CAMERATA at the Kennedy Center Stage - Join the George Washington University Department of Music for an eclectic concert highlighting the diverse repertoire of the Department's premier vocal and instrumental students. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Kennedy Center Millenium Stage - 6:00PM - FREE

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE: THEATER BY PALESTINIANS - In collaboration with the Sundance Institute, this U.S. premiere is written, produced, and performed by Raeda Taha, daughter of Ali Taha. In painful candor, she faces loss, the reality of being an orphan, and the absence of a father who can never be replaced-- while turning the women in her family into real-life heroines. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) - JFK Center for the Performing Arts - 7:30PM - $15

 

MARCH 24 - FRIDAY

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: FRIDAY GALLERY TALK - Smithsonian Gardens horticulturalists provide behind-the-scenes insight into the design and installation process for the making of Orchids: A Moment at the Hirshhorn. The 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden showcases hundreds of orchids against the backdrop of the Hirshhorn's unique architecture. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) - Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - 12:30PM -FREE

ARDITTI QUARTET & ELIOT FISK (GUITAR) - The fabled Arditti Quartet joins forces with Eliot Fisk, one of the classical guitar world's greats, to premiere a new co-commission by Wolfgang Rihm. Explore the possibilities of the string quartet with works that both challenge and inspire-- only in the Coolidge Auditorium can the subtleties of this music resonate so powerfully. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress - 8PM - Free RSVP

MINUS THE BEAR W/ BEACH SLANG AND BAYONNE - Over the course of their 15-year career, Minus the Bear have carved out their own unique musical world. This isn't to say they're impervious to outside influence. They've borrowed from many genres: proto-punk, IDM, hip-hop, R&B, prog. You name it. Their latest album, VOIDS, retains many of the band's signature qualities: hedonistic tales of nighttime escapism, vignettes of childhood, uptempo beats, layered instrumentation. More info here. (Source: blackcatdc.com) Black Cat - Doors at 7.30 pm - $25

 

MARCH 25 - SATURDAY

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: JAPANESE CULTURE DAY - The Japanese Culture Day introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through hands-on origami artwork creation, trying on kimonos and other activities. Cherry Blossom princesses from the last few years will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. At 11.00 AM and again at 1.30 PM, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. will deliver a presentation on Japanese life and culture. Following each of these presentations, Tsuyoshi Takemori of DC Yamato-juku Karate Club will demonstrate karate. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Library of Congress - 10:00AM FREE

MICHAEL PLATT ARTIST TALK - Printmaker, photographer, and educator Michael Platt will discuss the work in his solo show Pathfinders, upcoming projects, and how his work has evolved over time. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Honfleur Gallery - 7:00PM

THE MIGRATION PROJECT (PUSH/PULL) - Human migration tracks a long history of upheaval because of major climatic shifts. The U.S. Department of Defense has called climate change "an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disaster, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources such as food and water." With visual artist Rosemary Feit Covey we explore the movement of people and animals, climate and the changing environment. More info here. (Source: culturecapital.com) Durant Arts Center - 7:30PM - $15-25

 

MaRCH 26 - SUNDAY 

STUDIO GHIBLI SERIES PRINCESS MONONOKE: Based on Japanese folklore, Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature by Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle), the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. Watch the amazing film about the young warrior Ashitaka and his journey deep into the sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San, the Princess Mononoke at Landmark 's E Street Cinema - 3:00PM - $10

FILM: WATASHI DAISUKI (I ADORE MYSELF) FOLLOWING YAYOI KUSAMA - "I Adore Myself" follows the wildly charismatic Kusama during an 18-month period as she obsessively works on “Love Forever,” a series of 50 large drawings for a 2008 gallery opening in New York City. This film is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum - 3:00 - 5PM - FREE

THE SOVEREIGN ONE YEAR OPENING ANNIVERSARY - Celebrate Sovereign's first year anniversary on Sunday, March 26th! Known for serving the best of Belgian beer and food in Georgetown, join them in raising a glass to their first anniversary and enjoy some special offerings for the occasion! - 1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW Georgetown - 12PM - 11PM

 

MARCH 27 - MONDAY

FUNDRAISING TRIVIA NIGHT @ MELLOW MUSHROOM - Our Local pizzeria, Mellow Mushroom is holding  a Fundraising Trivia Night for the Washington English Center, a non-profit organization that provides excellent and affordable English classes and other educational programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers. Join them for pizza, drinks, and trivia starting at 6PM. Trivia will begin at 7PM. 15% of drink sales will benefit Washington English Center's student scholarship fund. Additional donations are accepted at the door. They hope to see you there. RSVP here on their Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/850009065139388/ - 6PM - 8PM

ATTACK ON TITAN RECAPS - Are you a big animation fan? Experience the titans on the big screen, and catch a teaser for Attack on Titan Season 2! These full-length animated films recap the first story arc of the Attack on Titan anime television series. Don’t miss this exclusive group-watching event in theaters for a limited time. Please note that there are two movies, and one movie will be shown each night. RSVP at their event on Facebook here. Angelika Pop-Up Union Market - 6PM

 

MARCH 28 - TUESDAY

KUNGFU + HIPHOP CAN YOU KICK IT? W/SHAOLIN JAZZ - The creat ors of SHAOLIN JAZZ proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts filks, the music inspired by the films and everything else in between...CAN I KICK IT? Check out our local bar, Songbyrd Music House for this week's edition of CAN I KICK IT? as they'll be screening "Double Impact" - Songbyrd Music House - 6PM - 10PM: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907368439486817/

JOJO MAD LOVE CONCERT - Have you ever thought of what happened to Jojo? Well, its not the end of her yet! She's singing at DC's most popular music venues at 9:30 Club. Buy tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/353984728295343/

 

MARCH 29 - WEDNESDAY

PHAM AND KWON AT FLASH MUSIC VENUE - Born and raised in Nysa, Poland, Pham began experimenting with music production at the age of 16, watching Youtube tutorials and countless hours of trial and error on FL Studio. Despite no formal music training, Pham’s love of the arts can be traced back to his interests in drawing and dancing, which have helped craft his vibe and sound today. With influences ranging from J Dilla, Flume, Flying Lotus, and DeadMau5, Pham began producing songs with strong melodic harmonies and compositions, hoping to create a supernatural experience through his music. Check out D.C.'s famous TECHNO scene and buy your tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1417957 10PM - 2AM