Life Without Outdoor Movies Is Not a Life Worth Living, and Other Ways To Get Back At Asia


  • Done: Screen on the Green: Two wars, the housing bubble, pig AIDS, and waterboarding all seem to pale in comparison to DCers’ outrage over the end of Screen on the Green. There’s no other way to interpret this except that God hates all of us. Clearly he doesn’t want us enjoying wine and cheese outside while watching a movie we’ve never actually heard of EVER AGAIN. Every major publication in the city is helping DCers get over this huge, devastating loss by listing every possible outdoor movie option within a 100-mile radius. If your life will not go on without outdoor movies, check out the lists compiled by the Washington Post and DCist and the Washingtonian.

  • Tonight through Sunday, May 17: Times are tough -- hell, Asia unplugged Google yesterday -- which unfortunately means that going on a big vacation this summer is highly unlikely. But, if you’ve ever dreamed of going to Brazil, despite the likelihood that you will get mugged, robbed, and/or killed, the Brazilian embassy is bringing a little bit of Brazil to the District. The nation is hosting a documentary film festival this weekend featuring five films that explore Brazilian poetry, art and history. Free, show times and locations vary. [Reel Time Brazil]
  • Tonight through Sunday, June 14: Don’t miss Arcadia, a well-known, highly regarded play about the past and the present, country houses, souls, life, and other riveting subjects. Seriously, read the CliffsNotes before you go -- even the synopsis on the website doesn’t explain it very well. Tonight is college night and tickets are only $10 with a valid student ID. The student ID has to be valid; that doesn’t mean you have to be a student or necessarily resemble the photo on the ID to get the discounted price. [Folger Theater]
  • Tonight through Sunday, June 28: Threesomes, alcohol, money, self-absorption and witty banter could all describe a Georgetown party (well, minus the witty banter) or the premise of a hilarious, thought-provoking play. In this case, we’re referring to Noel Coward’s Design for Living, a play about three friends who are constantly falling in and out of love with each other. It’s existentialism meets the enlightenment meets women’s liberation, and it will make you wish you paid a little bit more attention in high school English. Tickets start at $45, show times vary. [Lansburgh Theater]
  • Closing Sunday, May 17: PastForward, the Washington Ballet’s final show this season, ends on Sunday. Tickets start at $20. Also closing Sunday is Ragtime, a musical about 3 families living in New York in the early 1900. Tickets start at $25. [Sidney Harman Hall, The Kennedy Center]

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