Just to let you know, DC’s being kind of awesome right now, and I’m happy to share how.
What: A film series centered around the idea of envisioning the future through architecture and urban design. Of course, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis makes an appearance, as does Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Also, don’t forget the movie that cemented Handsome Hawke’s place in my heart, Gattaca.
When: Feb 11th-Apr 5th
Where: AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Silver Spring, Red Line
How Much: $11.50
Pro Tip: Go see the related exhibit at the National Building Museum, Unbuilt Washington, which takes a look at an alternate history Washington DC. Unfortunately, the Building Museum is no longer free but $8 will get you in, and I believe that’ll get you some playtime with the ginormo blocks that are always in the main hall.
What: Straight from the queer, experimental, mutant, alien horse’s mouth -“The Washington Psychotronic Film Society is dedicated to the the appreciation and defense of: Independent, cutting-edge, student, experimental, anime, off-beat, underground, obscure, super-8, low-budget, classic, forgotten, must-see, and just about anything on film.”
When: Each Monday, 8pm
Where: McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, , Washington, DC
How Much: $5 donation suggested
Pro Tip: The most underground film society you’ll see in the area, I’ve mostly seen billings for C and D-list movies of every stripe (horror, xploitation, gore, alien, etc). If you want to get your weird on, I can think of no better place. The films for the rest of February are The Groove Tube and The Worst Movie Ever!
What: A series of FREE performances at the Kennedy Center. DAILY! Every effing day. You guys, that is dedication to the arts. Tonight’s particular performance promises to be something special with a Commedia D’ell Arte production of Romeo and Juliet
Where: Kennedy Center, Millenium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Orange/Blue Lines then take the free Kennedy Center shuttle over
How Much: Free
Pro Tip: Arrive early if you can since the more popular performances get filled up pretty soon, and a place to perch your buttocks is a hot commodity.