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Weekend planner: Fishbone, 'J. Edgar', DC Tweed Ride

November 11, 2011 - 07:56 AM
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FRIDAY

DCWeek Closing Party at Arena Stage. The evening affair features performing artists, DJ sets by FatBack, an open bar, and interactive installations including the 24 Hour City Project, Play It Forward and Digital Tin-Can Telephone. 8 p.m.

Kimya Dawson, one-half of The Moldy Peaches at Black Cat with Your Heart Breaks and Spoonboy. Dawson dropped her latest album Thunder Thighs in October, about which Jessica Hopper writes, "She isn't shy about broaching serious topics, and divulges things most singers obscure in analogies — singing about dead friends, the troubled state of the world, and her recovery from drug addiction." 9 p.m. $15.

• A special screening of Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone at Lincoln Theatre. The documentary directed by Chris Metzler and Lev Anderson chronicles Fishbone's story, from the streets of South Central Los Angeles to their rise to fame in Hollywood in the '80s, featuring interviews with Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Flea, and others. The film will be followed by a Q&A and a live performance by Fishbone. 7 p.m. Free.

The Big Idea: Who Lives? Who Dies? A conversation featuring Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Beth Shapiro on why only certain species survive at National Geographic.

• FotoWeek DC: Outernational DC, a fusion of music and photography at FotoWeek Central. A collaboration between ESL Music, Metro Collective, Claudi Carreras and Robin Bell, the night features documentary imagery, sounds by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, a post-show set by The Funk Ark and more. Open bar with admission. $40 door.

• Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar's D.C. premiere at Avalon Theatre. City Paper discusses what the film was missing.

Stay opens at Lansburgh Theatre. Directed by Heather McDonald, the play weaves together dance, theater, multimedia and music to deal with impermanence, and the way people long for things, moments and people to stay.

SATURDAY

• Author and former undercover agent for the FBI and the CIA Nada Prouty was accused of passing intelligence to Hezbollah after 9/11. She discusses her book Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA at Politics and Prose.

Rosebud Film Festival at Artisphere. The film and video festival honors innovative, experimental and deeply personal regional films and video making.

• Nia Orms performs in Please Take a Number at the Kennedy Center. The one-night-only performance features Orms playing seven ethnically diverse characters waiting in a welfare office. As the play unfolds, the characters share their stories and find out what it means to take a number.

• Capital Classics presents Mr. Smith Goes to Washington at E Street Cinema.

SUNDAY

2011 DC Tweed Ride & Celebration. Dandies & Quaintrelles takes to the streets in fancy fare for a ride through the city, navigating historic monuments, scenic streets and downtown locales. Smith Commons hosts the after party. Register for more details.

• Los Angeles-based soul-pop band Fitz and Tantrums with Walk the Moon at the 9:30 Club. 7 p.m.

Dont Gotta Work It Out (Live) by Fitz and The Tantrums

• Author Faye Moskowitz discusses And the Bridge is Love, a collection of personal essays at Politics & Prose.

• The one man indie rock project of Trevor Powers, Youth Lagoon performs with Young Magic at Red Palace. Youth Lagoon released its debut full-length album, The Year of Hibernation in late September to much buzz. Doors 8:30 p.m. $10.

Cannons by Youth Lagoon

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