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Weekend events: Fashion District, Noir City DC, Hirshhorn After Hours

October 13, 2011 - 01:37 PM
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All The President's Men

FRIDAY

ReadysetDC's Fashion District Fall/Winter 2011 Week(end) opens with a Designer Meet & Greet at the Dunes. An evening soirée talking fashion with designers old and new — Artaya, DeNada Design, Derringer Friday, Durkl, Espion, Ginger Root Design, Hugh & Crye, SAintCHIC and Sika — at this season's Fashion District runway show.

The Full Length Runway Show's at Eastern Market North Hall Saturday + The Shop, an afternoon of shopping at the Dunes featuring designs seen from the runway as well as from locally owned shops Pretty People Vintage and Carbon Boutique.

Blisspop & Red Fridays presents the D.C. debut of French-based house producer Fred Falke & Lifelike with Volta Bureau's Micah Vellian at U Street Music Hall. $10.

Burns & Fred Falke - YSLM (Club Mix) by Fred Falke

• A night at the museum: Hirshhorn After Hours at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. An evening of exhibits after sunset, drinks and live performances by The Crystal Ark + Nancy Wang. 8 p.m. to midnight. Bar is cash only. $25, advance tickets only.

DC Labor Film Fest opens at AFI Silver Theatre. The 5-day festival features poignant films about work and workers, from the newsroom of All The President's Men to a discussion of what led to the economic crisis of 2008 in Inside Job.

SATURDAY

The male nudes have arrived! Vitruvian Gallery's grand opening celebration will feature Rob Vander Zee's solo exhibit of more than 20 figurative paintings of men. In fact, owners Larry Hall and Jack Cox intend to use the art space solely for figurative paintings of men. “It’s an underserved market,” Hall tells TBD. “The fact is that we’ve just left behind male figurative art. We’ve painted pears to death. It’s been around from the beginning, but it’s only recently that it’s been literally stuffed in the closet.”

• Noir City DC: The 2011 Film Noir Festival opens with historic films such as John Huston's The Maltese Falcon, George Cukor's A Double Life, and Jack Bernhard's The Hunted at AFI Silver Theatre. The festival runs until Nov. 2.

SUNDAY

• The "Emotional Clock," exhibit opens at The Fridge. The work of J. Miller and Lisa Helfert, the interactive kinetic piece was created to signify the grieving process and how time acts on pain and healing.

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