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Weekend planner: FotoWeek DC, The Sounds, Eat to Beat!

November 4, 2011 - 01:58 PM
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Alessandro Belgiojoso, 2011 (Facebook/FotoWeekDC)

FRIDAY

Danny Ross brings his "Occupy D.C. – The Laid Off Tour" to Iota. He was laid off from his gig as operations coordinator at the office of Rep. Jerrold Nadler in mid-October. After he lost his job, Ross decided to go on tour from New York City to Boston and end here, in the nation’s capital. “What they’re discussing now on Occupy Wall Street [and] what happened to me is representative of what’s happening on a much larger scale,” the 27-year-old, who lives in Brooklyn tells Arts Blog. “I’m not the only person who feels like what’s going on right now is not fair and not right.” Doors 8:30 p.m. $12.

Danny Ross "Always On My Way" from 'Stock Footage Pictures on Vimeo.

• Porch Projects, Le Chien Sauvage, and the Lab for Remixed Knowledge present The RIFT at Porch Projects. Recently at Porch Projects, the Lab discovered a rift in the space-time-meaning continuum. Volunteers are now needed to aid in the mapping of the rift — a Map of Maps. Reservations requested. 6:30 p.m.

Like Crazy, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, opens at E Street, Bethesda Row, and various cinemas. The film captures the story of when a British college student falls for her American classmate — the kind of love that feels like an addiction — only to be separated after she violates her visa.

FotoWeek DC, the District's 4th annual photography festival opens with a Launch Party at FotoWeek Central. The week-long events include NightVisions at FotoSpace, Slideluck Potshow DC VI, 12SHOTS, BYT's Young @ Heart II and more.

 

SATURDAY

• itstheINcrowd and DURKL present Eat to Beat! A wing and cupcake eating competition raising money for diabetes research at DURKL Warehouse 6 p.m. $3 contribution at door. Complimentary ice cream & beer.

• Swedish indie-rock band The Sounds with Natalia Kills, the Limousines, and Kids at the Bar at Black Cat. 9 p.m. $20/$22.

Moby: Destroyed exhibit at Montserrat House. The photographs were taken in various cities, while Moby was writing his latest studio record, Destroyed. On the exhibit, he writes, "i don't sleep very well when i travel. and as a result, i tend to be awake in cities when everyone else is asleep. that's where this album, and the pictures that accompany it come from. it was primarily written late at night in cities when i felt like i was the only person awake (or alive), a soundtrack for empty cities at 2 a.m, at least that's how i hear it. the pictures were taken on tour while i was writing the album."

SUNDAY

• The European Union Film Showcase, a selection of 44 films from various EU countries, and the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, a traveling series of acclaimed films, run at AFI Silver Theatre.

The Indie Life featuring Skyzoo and Kid Daytona at U Street Music Hall. 8 p.m. $12/$15.

• Brooklyn-based, new wave-influenced indie-pop band The Drums with True Womanhood at Black Cat. 8 p.m. $12/$14.

The Drums - Money by WorkItMedia

• The Washington Ballet's performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby at the Kennedy Center.

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