EARTH DAY, BREWS, ART FESTS + BOOKS
The Water Street Project, a pop-up space under Whitehurst Freeway near Georgetown, features murals and installations by Brandon Hill, James Kerns, Kelly Towles, and others. Opening night will feature performances by Typefighter, Lightfoot, Cold Fronts and Ugly Purple Sweater with DJs Buster and Lanex kicking off the "Forever Young" party, midnight on. 3401 Water Street NW. The space will be open through April 29. Free.
Art in a domestic place returns with What If I Take My Problem to the United Nations at Porch Projects. Curated by D.C.-based artist Tim Campbell, the exhibit features five artists working in D.C., New York, Connecticut, Detroit, and Paris. The works focus on the human body, exploring the themes of "constraint, balance, extension, materiality, environment, and the artificial." 13th Street NE. An opening reception will be held on Saturday. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. The exhibition is open by appointment at other times.
Scoutmob, Dangerously Delicious Pies, and Chocolate City Beer join forces for the Blossom Bake and Brew at Gallery O on H. Enjoy a "Blossom Beer" tasting, pocket pies, and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit H Street Main Street. Saturday. 4 p.m. 21+. $25.
Earth Day Oysterstock at Poste Brasserie. A day of oysters on the half shell, grilled oysters, house made grilled bangers, mac and cheese, local wines and beers, craft cocktails, and live music by the WeatherVanes, the Joe Chiocca Band, and Wes Tucker and the Skillets. A benefit for the Oyster Recovery Program. Sunday. 2 p.m. $75.
Gary Krist, novelist and journalist, recounts a narrative history of 1919 Chicago, when city planners were planning to make the city into the "Metropolis of the World," in his new book City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. Politics and Prose. Sunday. 5 p.m. Free.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book, Pilgrimage, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. A panel discussion will follow. Sunday. 1 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Eco Art + Design Depot at the Water Street Project. Benevolent Media and SCRAP DC celebrate Earth Day with a pop-up marketplace featuring artists and local vendors showcasing "creative reuse" works. Artist James Kerns, owner of Corehaus DC, will present a special demo. Sunday. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.
It's not the Mighty Ducks, but Goon might satisfy hockey film lovers. Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a bouncer a local Boston bar, dreams of being a minor league hockey player. After getting into a fight with an on-ice goon, a hockey coach notices him and offers him a chance to join the team. Now all he has to do is learn to skate. West End Cinema. Starts Friday.
The Island President, the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, one of the most low-lying countries in the world, and the battle he faces to save his country from submerging. Environmental author Bill McKibben will be in-person at Saturday's screening. E Street Cinema. Starts Friday.
Shourts-Courts-Kurz: An afternoon of new international films features a selection of the best international short films from the 2012 Clermont-Ferrand and the 2012 Dresden festivals at Goethe-Institut. Saturday. 2 p.m. $10.
SOLD OUT!! Bad Brains at Howard Theatre. Chairlift with Night Jewel at U Street Music Hall. Chuck Brown at Howard Theatre has been rescheduled for June 29.
Cello-rocking indie-rock band PaperDoll performs at Iota. With Think Fast Jak. Saturday. 9 p.m. $12.