Looking for something to do this weekend in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? Check out our selection of memorable movie music, mind-bending acrobatics, and more in your own backyard!
Often, the music from your favorite film can be just as memorable as the visuals. Take your ears on a trip through Hollywood this Friday, as Chuck Redd plays tunes from popular movies like ANATOMY OF A MURDER, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and Woody Allen's recent MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. Redd’s jazz renditions on the vibraphone will be enough to see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, even without them projected on a screen.
5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, MD 20852
Venture into a landscape of disappearing dreams, distorted visions, and jumbled memories!
This Friday and Saturday at George Mason’s Center for the Arts, indulge in Les 7 Doigts de la Main
’s acrobatic and theatrical experience, PSY. This prominent Canadian troupe’s most recent creation juxtaposes dark issues, from insomnia to amnesia, with circus arts like the German wheel, teeterboard, and aerial rope. PSY portrays the beauty and commonality of neuroses while celebrating the endurance of the individual to prevail against ailments and self-imposed limitations. Don’t miss out on this “mind-bending journey into the human ego”!
Saturday, 2pm & 8pm
Cost: $24-$48; youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult
4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
Before the rise of the Digital Age, billboards, storefronts, murals and even street signs were all painted by hand. But this art has not been completely lost. With many business owners
seeking an ‘old school’ look, renewed interest in traditional sign painting has recently revived the craft.
Filmmakers Faye Levine and Sam Macon captured the stories of over two dozen sign painters in their new film, fittingly titled SIGN PAINTERS. Levine and Macon traveled from coast to coast and created the first anecdotal history of sign painting. Join Levine and Macon for the film’s world premiere, followed by a Q&A session and a signing of the companion book.
1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.
Select films opening today:
What if all 142 of your children filed a lawsuit against you at the same time? That’s the news Patrick Huard’s character must face in Ken Scott’s comedy, which is finally seeing its U.S. premiere.
This German crime thriller, starring Ulrick Thomsen and Claudia Michelsen and directed by Baran bo Odar, brings us to the summer 23 years after the disappearance of a 13-year-old girls occurred.