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Weekend planner: Havana Night, Forever Young happy hour pool party, 'Restless City'

May 4, 2012 - 10:08 AM
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POOL PARTIES, COMEDY, ART

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at Havana Night: The Phillips Collection Annual Gala After Party. Salsa the night away with Latin rhythms, a rum bar, old Havana and Cuban foods, shaved iced mojitos and traditional cigar rolling. Cocktail or classic Havana attire requested. Anderson House. Friday. 8 p.m. $100 - $150.

The Dunes newest installment of Art Crimes features photographs by Jocelyn Weiss. Murmur documents Weiss' experiences as a medical team volunteer in Nepal, where heart disease affects 15 percent of the population. The Dunes. Friday. 7 p.m.

The 25th Annual Evening of Comedy brings nationally recognized comedians to Wolf Trap. Former stand-up acts have included Bill McCartny, Carole Montgomery, Max Alexander, Jeff Caldwell and Mike Eagan. Friday and Saturday. $25.

Rain or shine the Forever Young Premiere Happy Hour Pool Party rages on at Capitol Skyline Hotel. Swim gear, cocktails, house music and no cover! Friday. 5 p.m.

Frederic Nauczyciel: Le Temps Devant, curated by Amy Cavanaugh Royce features photographs by the French artist in "Our Time Ahead: Anachronism and Utopia in the French Countryside." Honfleur Gallery. An opening reception will be held Friday. 7 p.m. The exhibit runs until June 29.

Rita Shewbridge: Tangible Interactive Design at Fab Lab DC. A new media artist and designer, Shewbridge discusses designing and building "for the creation of touchable, interactive devices." Saturday. 4 p.m. $10.

LOOK OUT! Street Artist's Lunchtime Invasion: Nana Projects, Bert the Nerd, Happenstance Theater, Mouth Monster at Eastern Market. Sunday. 11:30 a.m.

MUSIC

SOLD OUT SHOWS! fun. and Eric Hutchinson at 9:30 Club.

Race for Hope D.C., a cocktail style benefit, features a reception and an acoustic performance by American Idol winner David Cook. State Theatre. Saturday. 7:30 p.m. $100.

Two-piece band Light Asylum's self-titled debut album is set to drop on Mexican Summer May 1. "Light Asylum is catchy but raw, music you can lose yourself in," writes T Magazine. U Street Music Hall. Daughn Gibson opens. Saturday. 7 p.m. $12.

'Queen of Funk' Chaka Khan performs at Howard Theatre. Saturday. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $75.

Mobius Strip with Southern Problems and Art Sorority for Girls at Black Cat. Sunday. 8 p.m. $8.

Los Angeles rapper Kid Ink takes the stage at Howard Theatre with Solo D and Dave East. Sunday. 8 p.m. $16/$18.

FILMS

Alfred HItchcock: The Early Years Film Series presents a screening of The 39 Steps at Artisphere. Before Hitchcock's classics, Vertigo, The Birds, and Rear Window, he'd directed films for more than a decade that laid the groundwork for his later masterpieces. Every Friday in May, Artisphere screens a different film released before 1940. Friday. 8 p.m. $8.

Restless City, directed by Andrew Dosunmu, a Nigerian fashion photographer, tells the story of an immigrant street vendor, with a passion for music, living on the margins of New York City life. The 2011 Sundance Official Selection opens at West End Cinema. Dosunmu will appear for Q&As following both the 5:20 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. screenings. Friday.

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