Films That Last
The controversial works of Miloš Forman are screening this weekend at the National Gallery of Art. As a filmmaker from the Prague Spring movement, Forman’s early films were often banned by the harsh communist rule of his homeland, but today they stand as a testament to his directorial vision and expertise. In celebration of his 80th birthday, four different Forman film can be seen in the National Gallery’s East Building Auditorium, with his Oscar-winning Amadeus capping off the event on Sunday.
The Fireman's Ball Saturday September 29 at 1:00pm
Black Peter followed by Loves of a Blonde Saturday September 29 at 3:00pm
Amadeus Sunday September 30 at 4:00pm
National Gallery of Art - East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20565
Music from the South
Take a journey back in time with composer Kenneth Frazelle as he transforms his childhood experiences into music during An Evening of Southern Opera at HEMPHILL Fine Arts. Frazelle’s North Carolina upbringing during the 1960s has fueled his musical creativity and ingenuity. He had witnessed first hand the trials of the South but recalls more memorable times of pursuing his dreams of music composition. Influenced by William Christenberry’s artistic depictions of Southern socialism and historical events, Frazelle was inspired to share his own tales through the art of music. Join Frazelle as he brings those memories back for an incomparable musical performance of Southern life and culture.
Saturday September 29 at 6:00pm
HEMPHILL - 1515 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005
Reservations required. Please RSVP at 202-234-5601 or email@example.com
Tailgate Party with Pat McGee
A chill in the air means Homecoming—and not just for football teams,
either. Acoustic rocker Pat McGee and band mates from his high school alma mater, Bishop
O’Connell in Arlington, reunite on Friday September 28 for their Homecoming Concert at Strathmore
. This hometown boy made good returns to Washington to promote his newest album, No Wrong Way to Make it Right
, which also features the talents of
Jason Mraz, Emerson Hart, Stephen Kellogg, Keaton Simons and Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel. But before that, eat a BBQ sandwich and grab a beer at the Pat McGee’s pre-gig tailgate party
. Pat McGee will be making an appearance. Starting at 5:30pm, fans can choose from a menu of North Carolina BBQ, bacon-wrapped Chesapeake brats, burgers and more before heading to the 8:00pm concert. Tailgate and concert tickets sold separately.
Girls Rock On!
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is hosting free workshops on Rock n’ Roll this Saturday. In partnership with Girls Rock! DC, these girls-only workshops are a great place for young rock stars to learn about the tools, the trade and the music of Rock greats, from the ladies who revolutionized the sound to the top female artists of today. Play some instruments, practice putting on a killer concert, and learn about the history of Rock n’ Roll Music. No experience necessary! Stay tuned for WETA Around Town’s look at the NMWA’s Women Who Rock exhibition!
Saturday: Youth Workshop: So You Wanna Be a Rockstar? ages 8-11 from 10:00am -12:00pm Teen Workshop: Rock 101 ages 12-15 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005
Reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the NMWA at 202-783-7370
Select films opening Friday September 28:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Won't Back Down
In this powerful story – inspired by true events – of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of anyone’s mouth. Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she would never have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect. Loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.