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Weekend planner: Oscar-nominated shorts, DC Jazz Loft, and cancer humor

February 10, 2012 - 01:13 PM
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It's an Oscar weekend. West End Cinema and E Street Cinema are holding screenings of the short film nominees in live action, animation and documentary categories.

Animation-nominee The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris, inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton and The Wizard of Oz, is a must for lovers of books and whimsy. A Morning Stroll chronicles a New Yorker's morning walk by a strutting chicken. And Dimanche/Sunday is set during an ordinary Sunday in a small village as a train rumbles through, rattling tea cups and ironing boards. Live-action nominee The Shore, set in Ireland, is about two childhood friends, Joe and Paddy, reuniting after 25 years. Friday. Live Action and Animated Shorts screening at E Street Cinema/Documentary shorts screening at West End Cinema.


SpeakeasyDC presents Sucker for Love, a night of hilarious, emotional, and poignant true stories about the angst of romance. A BBQ bus will be on hand to mend the wounds. Dance Place. Friday. $20. $10 Students.

Comedian Brett Leake performs I Learned to Love My Life Again: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Tonight Show at DC Improv/Comedy Lounge. Leake writes that the best advice he ever got was from a college professor at a party. "Love life," the professor told him. "Does that pay well?" Leake asked. This is the night for those who want to keep on believing. Saturday. 8 p.m. $15.

Locally Grown's The Prostate Dialogues' final performances at Theater J. Local storyteller and performance artist Jon Spelman's solo piece weaves together his personal experience as a prostate cancer survivor and interviews about its affect on his sexuality and relationships. Theater J. Sunday. 5 p.m. $10


The 13th annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center. The week-long festival includes "Cupid's Not Stupid, Cocktails to Fall For," cocktails with renowned mixologists. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets online.


DC Record Fair - Lincoln's Birthday Edition featuring over 40 record dealers, Bloody Marys, food and DJ's Pari, Sean Marquand, Patrick Kigongo, Cerphe Colwel, Will Eastman and Roz at Riot Act Comedy Theater. Sunday. 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $5/$2.

DC Jazz Loft is back, and at a new home: The Dunes. Performances by Paul Carr, Donvonte McCoy and MadCurious. Sunday. 7 p.m.

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