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Tonight: Filmfest DC, 'Almost Famous,' RAW Menagerie at Cafe Asia

April 12, 2012 - 11:16 AM
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Filmfest DC opens tonight with a screening of writer-director Ken Scott's comedy, Starbuck. The 26th Annual Washington, D.C. International Film Festival will feature films in three categories: The Lighter Side, a series of international comedies, Caribbean Journeys, films from Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago and more, and Justice Matters, films exploring issues of social justice. Regal Cinemas Gallery Place. 7 p.m. $25. The festival runs until April 22, with screenings and special events at various theaters. 



Artisphere celebrates films that capture the music industry with a screening of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. A panel discussion featuring the Washington Post's Chris Richards, DCist's Valerie Paschall, Pitchfork contributor Aaron Leitko and journalist Sarah Godfrey will follow the screening. 7:30 p.m. $8.

RAW: natural born artists presents “Menagerie,a local artistic showcase featuring a mix of photography by Tyler Keeler, fashion by TaLisa Michelle, art by Diggs, makeup by Rocio Perez, music, and more.  Cafe Asia. 8 p.m. $10/$15.

ReadysetDC presents its fifth Annual Fashion District. This year, they've scrapped the runway for an interactive showroom experience featuring threads from local designers. The evening will also feature unique stage presentations. Designers include: Hugh & Crye, Kelly Tang, Artaya, Ginger Root Design, Read's Clothing Project, Accoutre, and others. Georgetown Powerhouse. 7:30 p.m. $30. 21+.

The Ting Tings at 9:30 Club are SOLD OUT tonight, but tickets to Saturday's show at Rams Head Live are still available.

Hiromi: The Trio Project at Blues Alley. The keyboardist-composer performs with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips  at Blues Alley. Thursday - Sunday. 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. $45. Shows are selling out fast!


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