Looking for something to do this weekend in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? Check out our selection of warm and cozy events right in your own backyard!
To watch video trailers of the new movies opening today, read the full article HERE!
Rap, Reggaetone, and Roses
Does rap or reggaetone evoke images of flowers and French décor? If you want to challenge your idea of conventional, head to Artisphere, which will be hosting an opening reception this Friday for Delicate/Violent (Delicado/Violento). This series of paintings by artist David Amoroso, juxtaposes images of local rappers and reggaetoneros in violent postures against delicate backgrounds. The reception will include an artist talk with Juror Don Russell followed by a Rappers and Reggaetoneros music showcase live in Artisphere’s Ballroom. Performers include Mr. Pelon 503, El Indio, El Renegado & NCute, Impacto Urbano (featuring Shorty GY), and El Fenome Don Rimador.
Friday, 6pm to 10pm
A Taste of Latin Jazz
Music is one the closest things in life that we can get to human emotion. Whether it be bluegrass, hip hop, rock or jazz, the music world will never see its end… at least not anytime soon we hope! Grammy Award-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri will be bringing everything he’s got to the Kennedy Center, including his band! Finishing a yearlong celebration of his 75th birthday, the creative and elegant artist will be here to do what he does best, keep the audience asking for more. Palmieri and the Latin Jazz Septet will be performing a wide variety of standards and original works that will make this event a performance not to miss.
Saturday, 7:30 & 9:30pm
Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center 2700 F Street NW Washington, DC 20566
Behind Every Brush Stroke Lurks a Story…
….And you and your child can uncover the canvas under Pablo Picasso’s paintings! This weekend, the National Gallery of Art is holdings its “Winter Story Series” for children ages 4 to 7. Museum educators will guide budding art enthusiasts as they investigate Picasso’s paintings through storytelling, observation, and creating masterpieces of their own. Sign-in for the event will take place in the East Building Atrium beginning at 10 am on Saturday and at 11am on Sunday! This event fills up fast, so get your tickets soon!
Saturday, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30
Sunday, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
National Gallery of Art East Building 4th & Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20565
Select films opening today:
Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez team up to get their cut in the crime thriller, PARKER, based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake. PARKER is directed by Academy Award nominee Taylor Hackford (“Ray”) and also stars Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce (HBO’s “The Wire”) and Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte.
The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, QUARTET is a comedy starring Maggie Smith (PBS’s Downton Abbey and HARRY POTTER franchise), Billy Connolly (GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, THE LAST SAMURAI), Michael Gambon (HARY POTTER franchise, THE KING’S SPEECH) and Pauline Collins (ALBERT NOBBS, FROM TIME TO TIME)
THE MASTER (R)
A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran, Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix), who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Amy Adams plays Dodd’s wife, Peggy.
WEST OF MEMPHIS (R)
A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Amy Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) and produced by first time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.