- Le Bruit des Glacons (The Clink of Glass), about an alcholic writer visited by the human incarnation of his cancer, screens at La Maison Francaise on Friday.
Washington's embassies are kick-starting their arts seasons this month, and we've got a sampling of their early offerings, from film screenings to a Mozart birthday bash.
Japanese Information & Culture Center: A free screening of our critics' pick, What the Snow Brings, at the embassy-affiliated cultural center. 6:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required.
Embassy of Hungary: Pianist Ádám György, presented by the Embassy Series, performs both tonight and Thursday. 7 p.m., $75.
Film | Neu, the film series co-presented by the German, Austrian, and Swiss embassies, continues through Thursday at E Street Cinema. Tonight there are two screenings of the German/Swiss political drama The Day of the Cat starring Swiss actor Bruno Ganz. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $10.
La Maison Francaise: The cultural wing of the French Embassy hosts a benefit concert for and by The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir. Proceeds from the mixed repertory concert will fund the students' trip to France. $25 (or more, if you'd like); 7 p.m.
Embassy of Austria: Things To Do D.C. hosts a Mozart birthday party with Austrian food, an open bar, and a performance by teen pianists Olivia and Jeffrey Ly. 7 p.m., $60.
Corcoran Gallery: The Embassy of Israel co-sponsors a performance by the Ariel String Quartet with Takács Quartet violist Roger Tapping. 8 p.m., $50.
Mexican Cultural Institute: Pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas performs works by Beethoven, Gershwin, Sgambati, and others. Free, 6:30 p.m.
La Maison Francaise: Screening of Le bruit des glacons (The Clink of Ice), a French dramedy about an alcoholic writer who is visited by the human incarnation of his cancer. 7 p.m., $8; registration required.
Embassy of Austria: The Zurich Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Mark Laycock, performs an all-Mozart program. 7:30 p.m., $40.
Weaving Diversity, an exhibit of Oaxacan textiles, is on view at the Mexican Cultural Institute through the last week of February, and The Streets We Walk, featuring paintings by the Slovak American artist Iurro, can be seen at the Embassy of Slovakia through mid-March. RSVP required; more information here.