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Weekend planner: Sulu DC celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 17, 2012 - 11:47 PM
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APAHM + FOOD TRUCKS + SOUNDS

Sulu DC presents Homegrown and Homeschooled: An Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration at Artisphere. Hosted by spoken word pioneer Regie Cabico, the night spotlights local artists with performances by instrumental band Yeveto, poet Tarfia Faizulla, actor and singer Don Mike Mendoza and poet Suty Komsonkeo. Saturday. 7 p.m. $15.

Verizon presents the APAHM TOUR featuring Korean-American singer Jay Park, a member of the b-boy crew Art of Movement, and other rising Asian-American artists at Fillmore Silver Spring. Saturday. 8 p.m. $42.

Monster Truck Opening Party features 20+ food trucks, balloon animals, bounce houses, fire breathers, aerial artists, 10 bars, DJs and more. Capitol Skyline Hotel. Saturday. 11 a.m.

Sound Bites DC at 9:30 Club. Join Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation and the beats of Bone, Fur and Feathers, Archives and Nappy Riddem for a night of music, food and change. Life Story, a new DCCK video premieres. Admission also includes food from D.C. restaurants. All proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen. 5 p.m. $40.

FILMS + BOOKS + THEATER + ART

Daniel Libeskind, an architect and set designer presents Architecture is Language, in conversation with Chase W. Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum. "What role does architecture play in the culture of memory? How do we deal with the scars of the past?" Goethe-Institut. Friday. 12 p.m. A light lunch follows the discussion. Free.

2nd Annual Palme d’Or Rooftop Sunset. Party the night away in the French Riviera at the Beacon's Sky Bar, celebrating the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Watch exclusive footage of opening night, enjoy cocktails, complimentary appetizers and the latest French House beats. Beacon Bar and Grill. Friday.

Artomatic 2012 features 1,300 artists and performers who've taken over an 11-story building in Crystal City with a mix of visual art, music, performance, fashion, film and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Friday's opening night affair. 1851 S. Bell St. The festival runs until June 23.

Arts, Military + Healing presents a closing night event of staged readings from Make Sure It's Me, a play about post-traumatic stress disorder. The Honorable Togo D. West, Jr. Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Former Secretary of the Army, will speak at the event. Library of Congress. Friday. 7 p.m. Limited seating, RSVP requested. Free.

Factory 449 presents a modern day Edgar Allen Poe in The Ice Child. Catherine awakes to find herself imprisoned in a coffin-sized freezer chest. The Fridge. PWYC Preview Friday. 8 p.m.

Julia Fernadez Pol: Deception is a solo exhibit featuring oil paintings that challenge the idea of beauty by "exploiting materials through color and application." Morton Fine Art. An opening reception will be held Friday. 6 p.m. The exhibit runs until June 12.

BloomScreen presents Food Stamped, a documentary follow a couples attempt to consume a healthy and balanced diet while on food stamps. Sunday. BloomBars. 5 p.m.

MUSIC

Turning back time with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent at Jiffy Lube Live. Friday. 7 p.m. Tickets online.

Self-described as 'morbid dream pop' La Sera, the project of Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman, performs with Beach Week at Red Palace. Friday. 9 p.m. $10.

The Dig DC Record Release Party at The Dunes. New York indie-pop quartet, The Dig, release their newest album, Midnight Flowers. Celebrate the night with The Dig and The Young Rapids. Saturday. 8 p.m. $10.

All things nostalgic about our youth alert! Peach Pit 90's Dance Party at DC9. Saturday. 10 p.m. $5.

Rock-Americana band Kingsley Flood performs with Drawbridges at U Street Music Hall. Saturday. 7 p.m. $12.

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