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The female accomplice has not been identified or located. (EXPRESS) ‘ARE YOU SURE THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?’ Workers clad in snake and horse costumes, to represent the outgoing Year of the Snake and incoming Year of the Horse, clean windows at a hotel about 180 feet above the ground Wednesday in Tokyo. The hotel sponsored the event to promote the Yaesu business district near Tokyo Station ahead of New Year’s Day, one of Japan’s biggest holidays of the year. Here’s another reason to love Sundays. Get the Express Sunday delivered to your front door, absolutely free of charge. Introducing Express Sunday: our new weekend edition appearing exclusively in The Washington Post’s home-delivered Savings Now package of inserts and coupons. Filled with engaging lifestyle stories and features, it’s a great way to add some enjoyment to those relaxing Sundays in your pajamas. Get it for a very special low price of $0.00. Don’t get Savings Now? Subscribe for free. 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The product of intensive yearend talks, the measure met the short-term political needs of Repub- In Brief “We had to look at how we could ﬁnd compromises. There’s things in this I like and there’s things I don’t like.” — SEN ATE BUDGE T PAT T Y MURR AY, D -WA SH., WHO NEGOTIATED THE BUDGET BILL WITH HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN PAUL RYAN, R-WIS. SCOTT APPLEWHITE (AP) COMMIT TEE CH A IRWOM A N ‘A Troubling Provision’ The most controversial provision in the deal was the one that curtailed annual cost of living increases in benefits that go to military retirees under age 62, a savings of $6.3 billion over a decade for the government. By one estimate, the result would be a reduction of nearly $72,000 in benefits over a lifetime for a sergeant first class who retires at age 42 after 20 years of service. Veterans groups and their allies in Congress objected to what they said was a singling out of former members of the military. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Wednesday that the military pension change is “a troubling provision” and said that his committee would review the changes next year. (AP) licans, Democrats and the White House. As a result, there was no suspense about the outcome of the vote in the Senate — only about fallout in the 2014 elections and, more immediately, its impact on future congressional disputes over spending and the nation’s debt limit. “I’m tired of the gridlock and the American people that I talk to, especially from Arkansas, are tired of it as well,” said Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat who supported the bill yet will have to defend his vote in next year’s campaign for a new term. His likely Republican rival, Rep. Tom Cotton, voted against the measure last week when it cleared the House. The measure, negotiated by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., averts $63 billion in across-the-board spending cuts that were themselves the result of an earlier inability of lawmakers and the White House to agree on a sweeping deﬁcit reduction plan. That represents about one-third of the cuts originally ticketed for the 2014 and 2015 budget years and known in Washington as sequestration. DAVID ESPO (AP) WASHINGTON Federal Reserve to Scale Back Stimulus by $10B The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The central bank said in a statement after its policy meeting ended Wednesday that it will trim its $85 billion a month bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January. (AP) WASHINGTON Insurers Allow More Time To Pay Under Health Law Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health-care law, insurers announced Wednesday. America’s Health Insurance Plans said consumers who select a plan by Dec. 23 will now have until Jan. 10 to pay their first month’s premium — 10 extra days. (AP) LOS ANGELES No Mechanical Issues In Paul Walker Car Crash Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed Nov. 30. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation speaking on condition of anonymity said the car lost control because of “speed, and speed alone.” (AP) A Lotto Bit Richer: A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Ira Curry will take a lump sum of $123 million after taxes, Georgia Lottery chief executive Debbie Alford said. The other winning ticket was sold at a gift shop in San Jose, Calif. The winner there has one year to come forward. 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The White House authorized the release of the review group’s report Accountability Amid an international furor over the National Security Agency spying on the leaders of allied nations such as Germany, the review group recommended that President Barack Obama should approve all sensitive methods used by the intelligence community. It said the process should identify both when surveillance of foreign leaders should be used and when it should be limited. (AP) Wednesday, weeks ahead of schedule. The president was also conducting an internal review of the surveillance programs and planned to announce his decisions in January. The recommendations include tightening federal law enforcement’s use of so-called national security letters, which give the government sweeping authority to demand ﬁnancial and phone records without prior court approval in national security cases. 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Morsi supporters have been holding near daily protests demanding his reinstatement, met by a ﬁerce security crackdown that has killed hundreds of people and arrested thousands of Brotherhood members. Previous, ongoing trials of Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders have focused on accusations the group is implicated in violence. But the new charges take that claim to a new level, accusing the group of being enmeshed with terrorists since 2005 in deals aimed at MAYA ALLERUZZO (AP) TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES Kerry Pledges Millions More in Aid to Philippines O ver w helme d by the massive damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in a central Philippine city, U.S. Secretary Kerry of State John Kerry announced nearly $25 million in additional aid Wednesday to help the country deal with the devastation. Kerry flew to Tacloban city, where he saw what was left of entire towns wrecked by the monster storm’s winds and tsunami-like storm surges. “This is a devastation unlike anything that I have ever seen at this scale,” Kerry said at a temporary Agency for International Development headquarters in Tacloban. (AP) BEIT JALA, WEST BANK Mohammed Morsi faces the death penalty on new charges of conspiracy. attaining and holding onto power and of plotting the collapse of police and prison breaks during the 2011 uprising that forced autocrat Hosni Mubarak out of power. The timing appeared aimed at further tarnishing the Brother- hood among the public ahead of a key January referendum on a new constitution. Moha m med el-Da mat y, a defense lawyer for the Brotherhood, denounced the new trial as “political,” aiming to give a legal veneer to the crackdown. Rights lawyers, including some who believe Brotherhood members should be prosecuted for violence, have expressed similar worries that the wave of trials against them are mere political vengeance. “The biggest victim now is justice and the truth,” said Bahy Eddin Hassan, head of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, calling the new case part of the “ongoing contest” between the Brotherhood and the new government. MAGGIE MICHAEL AND SAR AH EL DEEB (AP) Palestinians Open to Extending Peace Talks The chief Palestinian peace negotiator on Wednesday said the Palestinians are ready to extend the current talks with Israel beyond an April deadline — if there is a framework agreement in place. The comments by Saeb Erekat marked the first time the Palestinians have endorsed the U.S. idea of seeking a preliminary — not final — peace deal. (AP) ATHENS, GREECE Seeking Safety in South Sudan Amnesty Bill Passed By Russian Parliament Moscow Russia’s parliament on Wednesday passed an amnesty bill that will likely apply to the crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after an Arctic protest, but it wasn’t immediately clear if and when the activists would be allowed to leave the country. The amnesty, which also would likely free the two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, has been largely viewed as the Kremlin’s attempt to soothe criticism of Russia’s human rights records ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. But opposition lawmakers argued it doesn’t go nearly far enough and the legislation appeared to leave many questions open. The State Duma adopted amendments to the bill to include suspects of hooliganism who are awaiting trial, a provision that could apply to the crew of a Greenpeace ship facing those charges after their September protest in the Arctic. Greenpeace said it hopes that Greece’s parliament on Wednesday voted to cut off state funding for the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party in keeping with a law that requires punishment for parties accused of criminal activities. Authorities cracked down on Golden Dawn after the fatal stabbing of a Greek musician in August. A party supporter has been charged with murder, and, in a separate case, three lawmakers were jailed in September. (AP) ROLLA HINEDI (UNMISS/AP) Greece Freezes Funding For Nazi-Inspired Party EFREM LUKATSKY (AP) Greenpeace ship captain Peter Willcox said he never should have been jailed. SOUTH SUDANESE CIVILIANS take refuge at the compound of the United Nations Mission guarded by U.N. soldiers. At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said, as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the country. The value of the amount of cocaine that transits through West Africa each year, according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” about the drug trade’s increasing links to terrorist groups after Ban briefed it on the widespread risks to stability in a region where borders are porous, governments are poorly funded and extremist groups are active. (AP) $1.2B the amnesty bill will allow foreign crew members of the Arctic ship to get exit visas and leave Russia. “I might soon be going home to my family, but I should never have been charged and jailed in the ﬁrst place,” the ship’s captain, Peter Willcox, said in a statement. The nation’s top investigative agency has said, however, that the probe into the incident isn’t over yet and that some of the crew members could face additional charges. NATALIYA VASILYE VA (AP) T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | 7 8 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY check out our entire collection at macys.com/stargifts World ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER (THE WASHINGTON POST) g i v e . ge t. s h a r e . : m o r F DOONEY & BOURKE Signature satchel. $198. # WebID 1071094. The Giza Zoo has received bad press after the mysterious deaths of some animals. Giraffe’s ‘Suicide’ Haunts Giza Zoo Activists complain that conditions are like ‘hell for animals’ Cairo The giraffe committed suicide, an Egyptian newspaper reported. And the government pulled a former zoo director out of retirement to deal with the resulting media storm. “The problem is with the press,” Nabil Sedki said on a recent afternoon. He was ﬁve days into the job. “The media fabricated the suicide.” The deceased animal in question was a 3-year-old giraffe named Roqa, who, Sedki said, inadvertently hanged herself in early December after getting tangled in a wire inside her enclosure. The state has launched three separate investigations “to see who will hang instead of the giraffe,” Sedki said with a wry laugh. The government-run Giza Zoo, in the heart of Egypt’s chaotic capital, is particularly susceptible to bad publicity, given the country’s ﬂoundering economy, the tumult of nearby political demonstrations and an overall poor track record in animal care. “Is there anyone who actually believes that this giraffe committed suicide?” Sedki asked one recent day. In May, three black bears died in a single night under mysterious circumstances. Zoo authorities called it a bear “riot.” In 2007 and again in 2008, local media reported that zookeepers were slaughtering the camels for meat. Animal-rights activists have long been concerned about conditions at Giza. “This is not a zoo,” said Mona Khalil, a founder of the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals, which runs two shelters and provides free veterinary care to poor farmers on Cairo’s outskirts. “This is hell for animals.” A B I G A I L H A U S L O H N E R ( THE WASHINGTON POST ) Words With Sharks A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wednesday. The woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday night when she plummeted off the pier into the chilly water, Victoria state police said. Police found the woman — who later told them she couldn’t swim — flailing in the water, about 65 feet from the pier. (AP) FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM with $99 online purchase. 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Improvements include new MetroExtra service between Archives and Silver Spring, and new service between East Falls Church and Annandale via Culmore and Seven Corners. To ﬁnd out more, check online at wmata.com/betterbus or call Metro Customer Service at 202-637-7000. As 2013 comes to a close, I hope you have noticed some of the improvements we made this year to increase safety and convenience for you when riding. Navigating our stations is a critical part of the Metro customer experience, and we have placed an emphasis on improving conditions throughout the system. As a result, escalator reliability has reached a 5-year high, and we’ve started the process of installing upgraded lighting in all underground stations. Many of our customers also beneﬁt from new cement tiles on platforms that provide improved traction underfoot. I understand the frustration of customers who have experienced a number of delays in recent weeks. We recognize and are as concerned with the passenger’s individual experience as much as the overall ontime performance numbers. Several initiatives have been put in place to improve rail car reliability and recovery times. But know that reliability has improved over last year, and we are working to upgrade the infrastructure and deliver new trains as quickly as possible to reduce future delays. Rest assured that Metro will continue working in 2014 to provide safer, better and more service for you. I wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday season. ROUTES IMPACTED BY SERVICE CHANGES Carpet is on its way out In response to customer feedback, Metro has started replacing carpeting with new resilient ﬂooring in the 6000 and 5000 Series rail cars. Over the next two years, Metro customers can expect to see black and gray speckled resilient ﬂooring installed in hundreds of rail cars. The new ﬂooring is slip-resistant, easier to clean, and provides a modern look and feel to Metro rail cars. It’s already getting noticed! Bye, Carpet. Heidi @HeidiSamIAm There’s new flooring on my train. They ripped up the orange carpet. WHERE AM I???? #wmata 4:16 AM - 5 Dec 13 Denuine™ Slacks @JaySlacks I like these non-carpeted Metro cars way way way better. #wmata 1:39 PM - 2 Dec 13 Metro open late for New Year’s Eve Metro will stay open an additional two hours — until 2 a.m. — on New Year’s Eve. For last train times at your station, visit wmata.com/ stations. Riders are encouraged to use caution traveling through the Metrorail system or on a Metrobus to prevent an accidental slip or fall. For party goers who are concerned about safety and need help getting home, contact SoberRide® at 800-200-TAXI for a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare). @Denuine New non-carpeted floor in this #WashingtonMetro train makes me want to tap dance! #WMATA 3:31 AM - 4 Dec 13 Effective January 1: Federal transit benefit reduced to $130 The maximum transit beneﬁt allowed by federal law will drop from $245 to $130 per month on January 1, 2014. Riders should prepare for this reduction and expect to see it reﬂected in their SmartBeneﬁts® account. The decrease will impact federal employees and other workers whose commuting costs are subsidized by their employers. It will also affect commuters who set aside pre-tax dollars to cover their cost of commuting on public transit. There may be an opportunity for Congress to reinstate the transit beneﬁt in the new year, so tell your representatives in Congress that you support public transportation and rely on the transit beneﬁt to help you get to work. 10 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY NEW N! VERSIO NOW WITH RUSH PLUS! DOWNLOAD OUR FREE APP FOR iPHONE AND ANDROID DEVICES NOW AT THE APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY STORE. The Costs of Riding on Metro Regarding high prices pushing people off Metro, I’ve found myself using the bus more with its free SmarTrip transfers. The trip ﬁnder function on the WMATA website lets me ﬁnd good connections, and the $1.60 cost is good. In my Sunday column, I described the concern among Metro’s financial officers about the apparently growing sensitivity among riders to the cost of Metrorail. This inﬂuences Metro’s approach to the proposed fare increases for 2014. Watch the upcoming debate on the Metro board over whether the bus fares should go up as much as the transit staff has proposed — or go up at all. Otherwise, it’s going to get that money either from the local jurisdictions or from greater increases in the Metrorail fares. The Washington Post conducted a poll that showed great support for Metro. Does your mail reﬂect that most people think that everything is swell with Metro? People generally don’t write to Dr. Gridlock because they like something about our transportation system. Judging strictly from my mail, people hate highways, Metrorail, Metrobus, bike lanes and crosswalks. Dr. Gridlock offers commuter counseling online at washingtonpost.com. Just like businesses provide complimentary parking for X amount of time, why doesn’t Metro provide the same thing? It would encourage people to take public transport to do shopping or run errands. I understand the benefit you’re trying to achieve, but please consider this: Free parking at Metro stations would encourage driving as much as it would encourage transit use. Parking at Metro stations varies, but generally, they’re pretty crowded at the hours when parking rates apply. Metro could adjust the parking rates up or down to balance that out, but I don’t see the social value of bringing more cars to Metro stations. @adamcdahl writes, “Passengers Passing,” of this arty shot. Tag @ExpressDCrider in your Instagram posts of the transit system, and your photo could turn up in print. T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | 11 12 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY GIVE YOUR FAVORITE NEWS JUNKIE A NEWSEUM PRESS PASS MEMBERSHIP A WHOLE YEAR OF JOY WRAPPED IN ONE NEAT PACKAGE KERRY KENNEDY • DEAN R. 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Public Schools Marks Gains But the system still trails behind other big cities, study ﬁnds Washington D.C. Public Schools posted larger gains on 2013 national math and reading tests than any other major urban school system, but its performance continues to trail the largecity average, according to a federal study released Wednesday. Chancellor Kaya Henderson said that while achievement gaps are not closing as quickly as anyone would like, the school system’s overall gains are evidence that key policies are working. “While we’re not at the big-city In Brief Masking a Gap The District’s gains mask enormous achievement gaps in D.C. between black and white students — gaps that are about double the national urban average and are larger than those in every other big city, including New York, Chicago and Miami. In fourth-grade reading, for example, black students averaged a score of 192 compared to white students’ 260, a gap of 68 points — double the average urban gap of 34 points. (T WP) average, we are coming on strong,” Henderson said. The study is based on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, national math and reading tests that are administered every other year to a representative sample of fourth- and eighthgraders. State-by-state results were released last month, but large cities have agreed to have their results published separately since 2002, with 21 participating this year. The District’s school system was the only city to make statistically signiﬁcant gains in both subjects at both grade levels, posting gains of between ﬁve and eight points. Still, while D.C. is no longer dead last among large cities, it is still in the bottom half. The proportion of students who scored high enough to be considered proﬁcient or advanced also trailed the big-city average. Among fourthgraders, one-fourth were proﬁcient or above in reading and one-third were proﬁcient or above in math. The school system’s progress mirrors the results released last month, which showed significant gains — among D.C.’s largest in the history of the national exams. Those results included D.C. charter schools, though, raising questions about how much the traditional school system contributed to the growth. But the data released Wednesday show that DCPS gains equaled or exceeded those of D.C. charter schools in each tested subject and grade level. EMMA BROWN (THE WASHINGTON POST ) MANUEL BALCE CENETA (AP) Rep. Frank Wolf will not seek re-election but work on humanitarian issues. RICHMOND Rep. Wolf Announces He Will Not Run in 2014 U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2014, ending a distinctive three-decade career in Congress and instantly making his bellwether Northern Virginia seat a prime battleground in next year’s midterm elections. His decision came as a surprise: As recently as last week, leaders in both parties fully expected him to run for an 18th term. (THE WASHINGTON POST) NORTHERN VIRGINIA Republican Concedes Va. AG Race Richmond Republican Mark Obenshain has conceded the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark Herring, who has built an insurmountable lead in a recount. Obenshain acknowledged at a news conference Wednesday that Herring had widened his lead beyond the mathematical possibility of closing the gap or surpassing him. Herring’s campaign claims an 866-vote lead. Obenshain petitioned for a recount after he trailed Herring by 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast on Nov. 5. At that point, it had been the closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history. Herring’s win completes a Democratic sweep of the top of the statewide ballot — the ﬁrst since 1989. Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe led the sweep. STEVE SZKOTAK (AP) Stronger Than Ever Report: Racial Divide in School Suspension Rate Black male students in Virginia are twice as likely to be suspended from public schools as white male students, according to a report released Wednesday that says punishment is often doled out for such minor offenses as talking loudly and disrupting class. The report was jointly done by Dewey Cornell, an education professor with the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and JustChildren, a child advocacy program of the Legal Aid Justice Center. (TWP) PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. VISITATION RICHARD A. LIPSKI (FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) Peepin’ the Panda The National Zoo’s giant panda cub Bao Bao will make her public debut Jan. 18 after fans have watched her grow for months on the popular panda cams. The zoo said that members of Friends of the National Zoo will have an early preview from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17. The cub and her mother, Mei Xiang, will determine how much time they spend on public view, since they will also have access to the den where they spent most of the past few months. (THE WASHINGTON POST ) DAN DURANTE, trim and fit and 70 years old, challenges the football team and cheerleading squad at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Va., to a pullup competition Saturday. None of the kids were able to match — or come near — Durante’s 39 pullups in 53 seconds. The event was a fundraiser for the football team. $11.50 Minimum Wage Becomes Law in County Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III on Tuesday signed into law a bill raising the county’s minimum wage to $11.50 by 2017. At a ceremony Tuesday morning where he was joined by members of the Prince George’s County Council, Baker said increasing the hourly rate was “the right thing to do” and “essential to meeting basic needs.” The current minimum wage is $7.25. 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John Beale, a former EPA senior policy adviser, explained his motivations for the ﬁrst time in a federal courtroom Wednesday before he was sentenced to more than 2½ years in prison for stealing nearly $900,000 in taxpayer funds. Beale, 65, admitted in September that he had skipped out on work for years by telling a series of supervisors that he was doing top-secret work for the CIA. He was paid for a total of 2½ years of work he did not perform since early 2000 and received about $500,000 in bonuses he did not deserve, according to his plea agreement. He lied about contracting malaria to obtain a reserved parking space that cost the EPA $8,000 over three years. He took trips to visit his family in Los Angeles for which he charged the government more than $57,000. “In hindsight, I think, how stupid could a person be? Shame has been my constant companion this past year.” — JOHN BE A LE , EXPRESSING REMORSE FOR FAKING CIA WORK TO AVOID HIS JOB KENNETH COLE H H H Assistant U.S. Attorney James Smith said Beale ripped off the government in “notorious, historic fashion” and had become the poster child for problems with the federal government workforce. ANN E. MARIMOW, (THE WASHINGTON POST) Reeves Center Concerns Add Twist to Stadium Deal Washington The dozens who spoke at a meeting Tuesday night were nearly united in their desire to see the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center replaced not with luxury apartments, as is almost certainly the most profitable use of the site, but with office space or other uses that would generate daytime commerce. The city building is a key piece of a $300 million soccer-stadium deal that would swap city property to assemble a stadium site. U Street Neighborhood Association President Brian Card said: “We need daytime trafﬁc. 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Fletcher said the streak was his way of not letting his teammates down. “I always wanted to be able to be there for them and know that, ‘Hey, they can count on me,’ ” he said. Fletcher said he’s thought about retirement for four or ﬁve years, but he had previously said he would wait until the calm of the offseason to decide for good rather than announcing it inseason while emotions are strong. He said Wednesday he changed his mind because he wanted a chance to say goodbye to the fans at Sunday’s home ﬁnale against the Dallas Cowboys. Fletcher once called himself the “Susan Lucci of the NFL” because he was always getting snubbed at Pro Bowl time, but the drought ended when he was selected for the all-star game for four consecutive seasons starting in 2009. He was second-team All-Pro in 2011 and 2012, has played in two Super Bowls and is the only player since sacks became an ofﬁcial stat in 1982 to have 30 sacks, 20 interceptions and 20 forced fumbles. Asked if he’s Hall of Fame-worthy, he laughed and said there will “deﬁnitely” be room for debate when he’s compared to others who have been enshrined. “I think he’s deﬁnitely a Hall of Fame-caliber player,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “His work speaks for itself.” JOSEPH WHITE (AP) Linebacker Fletcher says he’s 99 percent sure that he’ll retire Redskins The End of His Line clusion of a remarkable career for the undersized, undrafted player from a Division III school. “I felt like I accomplished everything I can accomplish in the National Football League from a player’s standpoint,” Fletcher said. “Obviously everybody wants to go out like Ray Lewis with the Super Bowl parade ... but it wasn’t in the cards for me.” Fletcher left a tiny opening that he could return, but age has ﬁnally started to catch up with the player. He’s 38, and his tackles and playing time have declined this season. He’s set The linebacker with 100 percent attendance says there’s a 99 percent chance he’s done. Washington Redskins captain London Fletcher, who has never missed a game in 16 NFL seasons, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of the year, the con- “I’ve never been around a guy quite like London. The way he prepares for every game is like he’s preparing for a Super Bowl.” — REDSK INS COACH MIK E FLETCHER SH A N A H A N ON LONDON to be a free agent, and he’s the leader of a struggling defense that is one of many reasons the Redskins (3-11) have clinched their ﬁfth last-place division ﬁnish in six years. “I’m about 99 percent certain that this will be my last season,” Fletcher said. “I’ve got to leave at least 1 percent in case I change my mind, but it’s really just about having another conversation with my wife. ... I want to put on a nice suit when I go to that 100 percent.” Fletcher, listed at 5-foot-10, has answered the call for all 254 reg- Quite a Career Since tackles became an official NFL stat in 2001, London Fletcher has finished in the top three in the league five times — including in 2011, when he led the NFL with 166 tackles. (E XPRESS) 161 156 164 152 169 165 174 154 152 175 AP AND GETTY IMAGES/EXPRESS ILLUSTRATION 164 166* 139 151 147 116 133 142 157 146 128 133 142 136 *LED NFL 98 Fletcher NFL Leader 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 16 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Sports TV Lineup COLLEGE HOOPS (7:30 P.M., ESPN) Led by freshman Jabari Parker (22.0 points per game), No. 8 Duke (8-2) will take on UCLA (9-1) in Madison Square Garden. NBA (8 P.M., TNT) The Thunder are riding a seven-game winning streak as they host the injury-riddled Bulls. Chicago has lost five of six games, but it has wins over the Heat and the Pacers this season. NBA (10:30 P.M., TNT) The Spurs are once again quietly going about their business, racing out to the third-best record in the Western Conference. San Antonio hits the road to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of last year’s conference semifinals, won by the Spurs 4-2. Caps’ Wilson May Face Suspension Capitals Tom Wilson will have a disciplinary hearing at noon today for his charging hit on Philadelphia center Brayden Schenn in the second period of Washington’s 5-2 loss Tuesday. It will be a phone hearing for the Capitals’ rookie winger, which means the maximum suspension the NHL Department of Player Safety can hand down is ﬁve games. That benchmark likely takes into account that Wilson, 19, is a ﬁrst-time offender at the NHL level and that Schenn appears to have avoided signiﬁcant injury on the play. “I feel I got really lucky,” Schenn told reporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday as quoted by the Courier-Post, adding that Wilson texted him to apologize for the hit. “I don’t think I have ever gone headﬁrst into the boards without even getting my arms up or anything like that. … I don’t remember LEN REDKOLES (NHLI VIA GETTY IMAGES) Winger will have disciplinary hearing for his hit on Schenn Friday | CSN 7 P.M. Tom Wilson received a five-minute major for charging Tuesday night. trying to get up or anything bad. But the good thing is I don’t have a headache or any symptoms today, so that’s a positive sign.” T he Capit a ls were of f on Wednesday, but coach Adam Oates ﬁrmly defended Wilson’s play following the contest. Oates said he believed it was a “clean hit” by Wilson, adding that “I don’t even think it’s a penalty,” and that his initial reaction was that there’s nothing he would tell the rookie to do differently on the play. “He’s a big, strong guy. He hit him in the elbow ﬁrst,” Oates said. “He went through the guy, that’s all. That’s how I see it.” Wilson received a ﬁve-minute major for charging on the hit as well as a game misconduct, a major penalty for ﬁghting that followed the hit. K ATIE CARRER A (THE WASHINGTON POST ) TRACK WORK THIS WEEKEND On Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22: Buses replace trains on the Green Line between Greenbelt and College Park-U of Md while Metro constructs a new test track for 7000-series rail cars. For last train times or information about shuttle bus service, parking, alternate routes or track work on upcoming weekends, please visit wmata.com or call 202-637-7000. H I G H L I G H T I N G T H E B E S T I N WA S H I N G T O N -A R E A A R T S A N D E N T E R TA I N M E N T | D E C E M B E R 1 9 – 2 2 , 2 0 1 3 HE AIN’T GOING NOWHERE ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Oscar Isaac gets his big break playing a 1960s-era folksinger who can’t catch a break in the Coen brothers’ latest film E5 LONG STRANGE TRIP LLC/EXPRESS ILLUSTRATION “Simply gorgeous!” ~The Washington Post NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 29 at the historic Warner Theatre Tickets start at $32* Francesca Dugarte by Tony Brown, imijphoto.com washingtonballet.org or 202.397.SEAT *Includes $2 preservation fee. E2 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY JOE RAEDLE (GETTY IMAGES) The best things to do this weekend THURSDAY TO SATURDAY Rory Scovel Up-andcoming comic Rory Scovel returns to the place where he started his stand-up career for three nights at the Improv. The co-star of TBS’ “Ground Floor” is known for his off-the-cuff style (and a love of silliness), so expect the unexpected. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., Fri & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., $17; 202-296-7008, dcimprov.com. (Farragut North) PAGE E7 JEWMONGOUS FRIDAY Ronnie Spector It wouldn’t be Christmas with Ronnie Spector’s annual holiday bash. The former Ronettes singer (and ex-wife of Phil Spector) puts some soul in the season with her takes on “Sleigh Ride,” “Frosty” and more. Rams Head Center Stage, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle No. 7777, Hanover, Md.; Fri., 8 p.m., $20; 443842-7000, marylandlivecasino .com/rams-head-center-stage. ONGOING THURSDAY Jewmongous Sean Altman used to sing with Rockapella on kid show “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” Now, he performs silly songs about Judaism as Jewmongous. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Thu., 8 p.m., $15; 703-522-8340, iotaclubandcafe.com. (Clarendon) Christmas at Mount Vernon George and Martha’s house gets a little wacky for the holidays. Like, there’s a camel named Aladdin, because George once rented one to amuse guests. Presidentially pardoned turkey Popcorn is also on view. More conventional activities include tours of the rarely open third floor and the sampling of an 18th-century chocolate drink. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.; through Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $8-$17; 703-780-2000, mountvernon.org. T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E3 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONGOING ‘Sparkle, Jingle, Joy’ ONGOING ‘The Nile and Ancient Egypt’ Amulets, tiles and glass vessels populate this collection of ancient Egyptian art, which is made up (mostly) of works that gallery namesake Charles Lang Freer collected himself. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW; free; 202-6334880, asia.si.edu. (Smithsonian) PAGE E8 Holiday Films at AFI Did you know “It’s a Wonderful Life” once played in movie theaters? As in, not on TV? It did! I know! And it is again! Frank Capra’s Christmas classic is at the AFI Silver through Christmas Eve, along with a selection of other holiday films. You’ve got “A Christmas Carol” (the 1938 one, the 1951 one, and the Muppet one, which is actually the best one), “The Lion in Winter,” and, to really bring the Christmas cheer, “Die Hard.” Because every time you yippee-ki-yay, a [expletive] gets his wings. AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; through Jan. 2; 301-495-6700, afi.com/silver. (Silver Spring) More than 200 singers decked out in holiday apparel will perform at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s annual holiday revue. The festivities include a light show, plenty of dancing and a performance of “The Christmas Can-Can.” Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., $54; 202-994-6800, lisner.org. (Foggy Bottom) AFI ONGOING A Candlelight Christmas Generally we don’t like open flames in crowded theaters, but an exception must be made for the Washington Chorus’ annual concert, singalong and processional, at both the Kennedy Center and Strathmore. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Sat., 1 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., $15-$70; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. (Foggy Bottom) Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda; Thu. & Mon., 7:30 p.m., $15-$70; 301581-5100, strathmore.org. (Grosvenor-Strathmore) ONGOING ‘Seasonal Disorder’ The Washington Improv Theatre welcomes dysfunction at its holiday improv series. Each night features a new cast of ad-libbed characters and improv teams with names like “Breakfast’s War on Christmas.” The Source, 1835 14th St NW; through Dec. 28, $12$30; 202-204-7770, washington improvtheater.com. (U Street) Discover your inner el elf. HANDEL Messiah (arr. Goossens) . The Broadway Musical ROSSEN MILANOV LEAH CROCETTO ELIZABETH DESHONG RUSSELL THOMAS IAIN PATERSON conductor soprano mezzo-soprano tenor bass-baritone NOW THRU JANUARY 5 KENNEDY CENTER OPER A HOUSE THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON Scott Tucker, artistic director season 2013 2014 TONIGHT AT 7 David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO. TOMORROW AT 8 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 8 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 1 CONCERT HALL Tickets on sale now! (202) 467-4600 kennedy-center.org Tickets also available at the Box Ofﬁce | Groups (202) 416-8400 | TTY (202) 416-8524 E4 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Weekend Pass | entertainment 1811 14TH ST NW www.blackcatdc.com DECEMBER SHOWS FRI 20 FRI 20 FRI 20 A BLACK CAT HOLIDAY PARTY W/ ALL STAFF DJS $FREE DR. WHO HAPPY HOUR 1 EPISODE & DRINK SPECIALS FOCUS FOX BURLESQUE PRES. KRAMPUS KRISTMAS TOY CHESTS! 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In it, the women depict their own journey — from pain and poverty to hope — using trees representing Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. “The story of creating this piece,” says co-curator and Ubuhle co-founder Beverly Gibson, “is also the story of their lives.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRES S) The Giving Trees The top left panel of the roughly 15 foot by 24 foot work shows a storm brewing, bringing the promise of both destruction and renewal. It’s symbolic of South Africa’s slow, oftenviolent move to democracy. SAT 21 SAT 21 SUN 22 MON 23 TUE 24 THU 26 RIGHT ROUND 80S ALT-POP DANCE NIGHT WITH DJ LIL’E $7 HOLIDAY ACTION MOVIE NIGHT The “Tree of Life,” which stands near a river, is surrounded by native wildlife and plants symbolizing fruitfulness and prosperity. In the context of the crucifixion, it is Christ’s resurrection. COUCH NIGHT W/ DJS XMAS TALES SUPREME COMMANDER FILM PREMIERE MATT BROWN & CANDICE HISTORY REPEATED BSR MUSIC BAND $10 (18+) $12/$15 FRI 27 BAH HUMBUG! 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Before his death, Jesus told Mary and John to treat one another as mother and son. This moment has special resonance for the women of Ubuhle, Gibson says: because many of them have lost relatives to HIV/AIDS, they have formed blended families. The panel is the last major work of Thembani Ntobela, who died of AIDS-related causes soon after finishing the piece. Immediately to the left of the cross is a rainbow, signifying the birth of democracy and the “rainbow nation” in South Africa. Immediately to the right are tears, signifying the country’s rough transition after the first elections. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE; through Sept. 21, free; 202-633-4820, anacostia.si.edu. T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E5 entertainment | Weekend Pass Man of Constant Sorrow A folksinger (played by Oscar Isaac) navigates 1960s Greenwich Village in “ Inside Llewyn Davis.” FILM RIFFS DISNEY Savings Time “Saving Mr. Banks,” out Friday, is an odd film because usually when banks show up in movies, they’re getting robbed. But here they’re being saved! Except the “banks” in the title isn’t a real bank. Or a real person. Here are some movie banks anyway. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS) 1 ‘Drag Me to Hell’ In Sam Raimi’s 2009 horror film, Alison Lohman plays a loan officer who evicts an old woman, who enacts revenge by putting a curse on her and stealing ALL THE LOLLIPOPS. CBS FILMS Oscar Isaac stars as a struggling singer in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Film “Inside Llewyn Davis” starts with a bang. Well, a wet, fleshy smack, really: Llewyn, a fictional 1960s folksinger having the worst week of his life, gets punched in the face. “I think he deserves that punch,” says Oscar Isaac, a Golden Globe nominee for his turn as Llewyn in the Coen brothers’ new film, which opens locally this week. “But does he deserve everything else?” “Everything else” includes having to crash on a series of couches, an unwanted pregnancy with his (married — to someone else) girlfriend, a failing career, the world’s worst road trip, and the cat he totes around Greenwich Village. “I think this is a particularly hard week for Llewyn,” says Isaac, who reunites with “Drive’s” Carey Mulligan for the film. “I don’t think he’s necessarily always like this.” Loosely inspired by real-life folk singer Dave Van Ronk, the Llewyn we see in the film is vaguely narcissistic, often hypocritical and just kind of a jerk — but still somehow likable. Essentially he’s that friend whose behavior you often have to justify to your other friends, even “If there’s any heroic deed [for Llewyn], at least he stays true to himself.” — OSCA R ISA AC, ON THE FICTIONAL ’60S-ERA FOLKSINGER HE PLAYS IN “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS” though you’re not quite sure why you like him. “He’s an imperfect, fallible person,” Isaac says. “A lot of us, particularly in movies, have been conditioned that the lead character has to be heroic. I don’t understand that. In theater there’s a lot more leeway for characters to be all sorts of things.” As Llewyn struggles through the ’60s folk scene, he watches as friends become successful doing music he considers inauthentic. That doesn’t stop him, though, from playing on a friend’s (Justin Timberlake) ridiculous novelty song to make a quick buck. Isaac says Llewyn is torn between his desire to connect authentically with the music he sings and, you know, needing a winter coat. “I think he wants to fail just as much as he wants to succeed,” Isaac says. “I think he realizes this [authentic folk] music comes from a place of desperation. I don’t think he necessarily wants to put himself in a desperate situation, but I think That’s All Folk The “Inside Llewyn Davis” soundtrack will be the rare album that’s a fixture in both your parents’ car and your sister’s dorm room. It combines traditional folk songs like “Fare Thee Well” and “Five Hundred Miles” with new tracks, such as standout earworm “Please Mr. Kennedy,” performed by Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake (who co-wrote the song) and Adam Driver (“Girls”), who sings backup vocals and periodically says “OUTER! SPACE!” K.P.K 2 ‘The Bank Job’ A major London bank takes a hit in this 2008 action film, but there’s a twist. No, it’s not that the criminals literally dig into the vault. Or that they end up finding a ton of secrets belonging to high-powered Brits. It’s that it’s based on a true story. 3 ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Jimmy Stewart is the banker with a heart in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic that you’ll see at least once in the next week. So much of a heart, in fact, that he kind of sucks at being a banker. MARVIN JOSEPH (TWP) 4 ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t need a gun to rob a bank in this 2002 film; he just sweet-talked the information he needed out of the teller (who was played by … Elizabeth Banks!). he realizes that success might mean having to sell out a bit. “If there’s any heroic deed [for Llewyn], at least he stays true to himself,” Isaac adds. “Even after getting punched in the face.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS) 5 ‘Inside Job’ This Oscar-winning 2010 documentary both examines big banks’ role in the financial meltdown and convinces you that you should just bury all your money in the backyard. 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It could be a lot worse.” — W ILL BLUM, WHO PLAYS BUDDY IN “ELF THE MUSICAL” AT THE KENNEDY CENTER recreate moments [from the movie], but go beyond them,” says Blum, whose favorite gag adapted from the film involves running through a revolving door. A fan of the original “Elf,” Blum pays tribute to Ferrell’s now-iconic creation throughout the musical. “There’s something so wonderful about the way he created this character, so to deny that material would have been foolish,” Blum says. “There’s no point in throwing away the gold in the choices he made in creating this character.” So Blum will keep smiling, which comes naturally to him. “I’m very optimistic, and I’m the most gullible person in the world,” Blum says. “So that’s my niche now, being happy. “It could be a lot worse.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS) Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; through Jan. 5, $35-$150; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. (Foggy Bottom) T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E7 entertainment | Weekend Pass Always in the Moment ‘Ground Floor’ star Rory Scovel relishes onstage spontaneity Comedy It’s hard to pin comedian Rory Scovel down. He’s weird. He’s silly. He’s reliably unpredictable. Take any of his numerous appearances on “Conan.” In 2011, he told jokes simultaneously with friend and comic Jon Dore, each talking over the other. Last year, he did an entire set in a thick Southern drawl. In September, he donned formalwear and riffed on grocery store restrooms while a pianist played behind him. Most of the time, the Los Angeles-based comedian isn’t even sure what he’s going to say when he walks onstage. “I would love it if it was 100 percent [improvised],” Scovel says of his act, which he brings to the Improv this weekend. “That’s the goal.” (These days, his stand-up sets are about 40 percent unscripted.) “I think there’s an element of 1: Me getting really bored with myself,” Scovel says, “and 2: I’m pretty ADD and lazy, so I forget how the joke goes. … People will say, ‘Oh, that joke was so different.’ It’s not really a choice. I couldn’t remember.” The South Carolina native, who began his comedy career in D.C. in 2004, has had to stick to the script more than usual of late, thanks to his role in the new TBS sitcom “Ground Floor.” The comedy, from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence, is about the divide between an investment bank’s top floor (the bankers) and its bottom floor (building support). Scovel plays oddball IT guy Harvard, a name he earned because, unlike his Rory Scovel plays weirdo IT guy Harvard on the new TBS sitcom “Ground Floor.” THE THEATRE FOR THE PEOPLE ....................................... VALET PARKING ON SITE ....................................... THEHOWARDTHEATRE.COM ....................................... Jokes on Record This week, Rory Scovel dropped his second comedy album, a vinyl-only, loosely improvised live set recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records. The album (available at thirdmanstore.com) is unique because the track listings on the record’s sleeves and labels are in Braille. Why? You’ll have to listen to find out. R.G. MUSIQ SOULCHILD AFTERPARTY WITH dj SLIINK TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST ....................................... NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014 DONNA THE BUFFALO MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD ground floor colleagues, he went to college (albeit community college). “Ground Floor” is an old-school, multi-camera sitcom filmed in front of a live studio audience, a style that Scovel admits “seems so cheesy” on the surface. “If you asked me at t he beginning of the year if I could have ‘The Rory Scovel Show,’ what would I want it to look like, I would have never ever thought: a multi-camera show,” he says. “But having done it now, I really see why people like it and I also can understand why audiences are so drawn to them. “It’s the simplicity,” he explains. “I like that the jokes carry so much weight.” It helps that Harvard, who recent ly made his office crush a photo mosaic of her face using hundreds of images of himself, skews strange. “I’m lucky to have this character not be too far off,” Scovel says. “When they were like, ‘Oh, he’s a weirdo.’ I was like, ‘Oh great, I can totally do that.’ ” RUDI GREENBERG (E XPRESS) RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS SHOW FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH ....................................... ....................................... KEITH SWEAT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH LATE SHOW MYKKI BLANCO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH ....................................... ....................................... EDDIE BRYANT AND LAMONT KING’S #FunnyTeam Holiday Comedy Fest featuring Joe Clair SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29TH RARE ESSENCE EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED & JUNKYARD BAND ....................................... MONDAY, DECEMBER 30TH formerly of En Vogue and Lucy Pearl ....................................... DAWN ROBINSON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ....................................... DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., Fri & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., $17; 202-296-7008, dcimprov.com. (Farragut North) E8 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Weekend Pass | entertainment PHOTOS FROM FREER GALLERY OF ART ARCHIVE AND ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY From the Nile Files The Freer showcases ancient Egyptians’ reverence for the river Exhibits The new “The Nile and Ancient Egypt” show at the Freer Gallery poses an obvious question: What’s an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts doing at one of the two Smithsonian museums of Asian art? “Most of these objects were collected by Charles Lang Freer himself,” says curator Alexander Nagel, so it makes sense to display them in his eponymous museum. And Freer felt his mission — to help scholars draw connections between great civilizations throughout human history — would be unfulfilled without specimens from Egypt. A self-made millionaire, Freer retired at age 46 and spent the rest of his life gathering art. Most of it originated in Asia, but he also made three trips to Egypt between 1906 and 1909. He died in 1919, and his collection became the Freer Gallery, which opened in 1923. While traveling through Egypt by train, sailboat and donkey, Freer brought back about 1,500 objects, most of which are no bigger than a nickel. Nagel plucked around ‘TWO-HANDLED JAR’ circa 1539-1295 B.C. The desert sand perfectly preserved this 3,000-year-old glass jar, which was probably used to store cosmetics or scented oil. The pattern may represent the all-important Nile. ‘FROG BEAD’ circa 1539-1187 B.C. This dime-sized glass frog represents the fertility goddess known as Heket. Ancient Egyptian midwives and other women may have worn such trinkets for good luck during childbirth. ‘CANE FOR MOSAIC PLAQUES’ circa 100 B.C.-100 A.D. Egyptian craftsmen fused glass rods together into thick canes, above, and sliced tiles off the ends, below. The tiles were likely used as theater tickets or furniture inlays. ‘TAWERET AMULET’ circa 305-30 B.C. This clay amulet depicts the fertility goddess Taweret, a hippopotamus with lion paws and a crocodile tail. She provided protection during pregnancy and childbirth. 20 pieces (plus some larger items) from these multitudes, including jewel-like glass vessels, mosaic tiles and animal-shaped amulets. Ancient Egyptians believed that the amulets, which came in the shape of crocodiles, hippos and other river creatures, provided the wearer protection and blessings, perhaps because of their close relationship to the Nile’s life-giving waters, Nagel says. Small cosmetics bottles decorated with wave-like patterns also reflect ancient Egyptians’ deep reverence for the Nile, Nagel says. The curator and his colleagues recently X-rayed these vessels to find clues about ancient glassmaking methods. The shape of the bottles’ interior walls suggests that Egyptian “This is what ancient Egypt was all about. It’s all about the cult of animals.” — A LE X A NDER N AGEL , FREER GALLERY CURATOR, ON THE AMULETS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM’S “THE NILE AND ANCIENT EGYPT” EXHIBIT craftsmen used a sandy-clay core to mold the glass, and then dug out the clay once the glass was cool. Freer also bought tiny glass tiles featuring detailed images of faces or masks. Artisans mass-produced the objects by fusing together long glass rods and then cutting tiles off the end like slice-and-bake cookies, Nagel says. Though beautiful, these tiles are fairly common. “Every museum has a few,” he says. That’s perhaps because Freer — a discerning collector of Asian art — was not very schooled in Egyp- tian antiquities. His purchases include hundreds of underwhelming artifacts (shards of pottery, seed-sized glass beads) and even a few which are clearly fakes. His occasional credulity can be chalked up to his sheer awe of Egypt. In 1907, Freer told a friend that his hoard would be incomplete without examples of “the greatest art in the world.” SADIE DINGFELDER (E XPRESS) Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW; free; 202-6334880, asia.si.edu. (Smithsonian) NextStop Theatre Company 269 Sunset Park Drive Herndon, VA 20170 RORY SCOVEL CHRISTINA PAZSITZKY & TOM SEGURA Comedy Club & Restaurant 1140 Connecticut Ave. Washington, DC 20036 ALL SHOWS 18 & OVER NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION SHOWS DEC 31 HAPPY Christina Pazsitzky NEW YEAR! & Tom Segura host an 8pm & 10:15pm Countdown Show! For party details & prices check Special Event out dcimprov.com SHERYL UNDERWOOD Special Event DEC 19-21 DEC 27-29 JAN 3 & 4 Comic View, Comedy Central & The Talk Conan, Comedy Central, Comedy Central, Conan, & The Late Late Show Showtime & Chelsea Lately ROB SCHNEIDER TODD GLASS HUGGY LOWDOWN JIM NORTON CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN Buy Tickets online at www.NextStopTheatre.org or call 866-811-4111 (* - additional fees may apply) Tickets start at $20* Special Event Special Event Special Event JAN 9-12 JAN 16-19 JAN 23-26 The Tom Joyner Morning Show & HBO FEB 6-8 Comedy Central, HBO and Opie & Anthony FEB 13-16 Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show, Conan SNL, Comedy Central, Comedy Central, Tosh.O Grown Ups & Hot Chicks Jimmy Kimmel & Louie Buy tickets @ dcimprov.com or 202.296.7008 T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E9 I.M.P. PRESENTS Echostage • Washington D.C. JUST ANNOUNCED! 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 w/ & DJ Cassidy ......................... FEBRUARY 27 In association with CD Enterprises Ticketmaster Scythian w/ The New Familiars ....................................................................................... Sa 21 DECEMBER w/ Man Man.................................................................................... F 27 Jessie J JANUARY Lincoln Theatre • Washington, D.C. JUST ANNOUNCED! Crash Boom Bang w/ TheRuinCity • Adam E. • Chloe Angelides (acoustic) • The Speaks ................................................... F 3 RUSS PARR PRESENTS No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party with DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion ..................................... Sa 4 STEEZ PROMO PRESENTS: VIBRATE FEATURING Corey Holcomb & Friends... SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 On Sale Friday, December 20 at 10am 24-7 PRESENTS Crookers w/ RaceCarBed • JD • Beltway Bandits ....................................................................... Tu 7 Speakeasy DC’s Top Shelf This is a seated show. ............................................................. F 10 Cracker w/ Camper Van Beethoven Early Show! 6pm Doors .................................. Sa 11 MIXTAPE: Alternative Dance Party with DJs Matt Bailer and Shea Van Horn Late Show! 11pm Doors ......................................................................................................................... Sa 11 An Evening with Several Species The PINK FLOYD Experience... SAT, JANUARY 18 RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons featuring: Sharon Needles, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Pandora Boxx, Alaska Thunderf*ck, Carmen Carrera, Mimi Imfurst hosted by Michelle Visage ............................................................ Tu 14 Added! First Night Sold Out! Second Night Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings w/ Valerie June .........................................................................................................FEBRUARY 10 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires............................................................ Th 16 AN EVENING WITH Big Head Todd and the Monsters featuring Ronnie Bake Brooks & Hazel Miller Early Show! 7pm Doors........................................ Sa 18 Jennifer Nettles AN EVENING WITH That Girl Tour 2014 .....FEBRUARY 14 BLOWOFF feat. the DJ Sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel 21+ to enter......................................................................................... Sa 18 Bob Weir & RatDog SECOND NIGHT ADDED! ..................................................................FEBRUARY 17 & 18 Phosphorescent ............................................................................................................................ W 22 Los Campesinos! ......................................................................................................................... Th 23 Cowboy Mouth w/ Fifth of the Floor ............................................................................................ F 24 DC MUSIC DOWNLOAD AND RAISE YOUR CITY PRESENT Josh Ritter (acoustic show) w/ Gregory Alan Isakov..........................................FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 & SATURDAY, MARCH 1 Drop Electric • Young Rapids • The Sea Life • The Raised By Wolves • DJ Ryan Ulbrich.............................................................. Sa 25 Reverend Horton Heat w/ Nekromantix & The Creepshow plus special guest appearance by Deke Dickerson ......................................................................... Su 26 Brandon Boyd and Sons of the Sea............................................................................... M 27 Jason Isbell w/ Holly Williams..................................................................................................... Tu 28 BASS NATION DC PRESENTS THE SMOG CITY TOUR FEATURING STEVE HACKETT BAND FUSE PRESENTS Genesis Revisted 2014 World Tour ........... MARCH 26 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX FEATURING Billy Cox • Buddy Guy • Jonny Lang • Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more! ......................................MARCH 30 For a full lineup and more info, visit experiencehendrixtour.com 12th Planet w/ Protohype • Flinch • Two Fresh • Steady ....................................................... Th 30 ALL GOOD PRESENTS Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Tauk ............................................................................... F 31 FEBRUARY ALL GOOD PRESENTS Neil Finn : Dizzy Heights Tour ................................................ SATURDAY, APRIL 12 • thelincolndc.com Greensky Bluegrass w/ Tumbleweed Wanderers............................................................... Sa 1 9:30 CUPCAKES The best thing you could possibly put in your mouth Cupcakes by BUZZ... your neighborhood bakery in Alexandria, VA. | www.buzzonslaters.com MANY MORE SHOWS ON SALE! 930.com 9:30 CLUB PRESENTS AT U STREET MUSIC HALL RDGLDGRN w/ ACME & Nike Nando ..................................................................... Su DEC 29 A Great Big World ................................................................................................. F JAN 17 The Wild Feathers w/ Saints of Valory & Jamestown Revival ............................... Tu FEB 4 Yuna................................................................................................................................. W 5 • Buy advance tickets at the 9:30 Club box office E10 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Weekend Pass | dining 2013 CULINARY COUNTDOWN 4 1 5 2 We selected 13 of our favorite dishes for you to enjoy before year’s end. Can you make time for them all? A quick survey of D.C.’s food scene suggests that 2013 was the year of the doughnut. Or was it the taco? And what was up with all those smoke-themed restaurants? One thing’s for sure: The past 352 days have ushered in some of the most inventive dishes the District has ever tasted from a crop of eager-to-impress newcomers. (More than 30 restaurants opened this year in the 14th Street corridor alone.) On the following pages, we present a day planner filled with the best dishes introduced in 2013, chosen for their creativity, deliciousness and “What IS this?!” factor. Check them off before 2014 hits and we’ll play favorites all over again next year. HOLLEY SIMMONS (E XPRESS) 3 PHOTOS BY: 1, 4, 6) JASON HORNICK (FOR EXPRESS); 2) G; 3) MOCKINGBIRD HILL; 5) ASTRID RIECKEN (FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) ; 7) GREG POWERS; 8) STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG (FOR THE WASHINGTON POST); 9) IRON GATE; 10) ANDREA RODWAY 6 We make sleep happen, visit us at Sleephappens.com TM T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E11 dining | Weekend Pass 1 THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Maple Custard with Hazelnut Crumble at The Red Hen 6 TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Grilled Octopus Causa at Del Campo 777 I St. NW; 202-289-7377, delcampodc.com 1822 First St. NW; 202-525-3021, theredhendc.com Start things off on a sweet note. Chef Mike Friedman modeled his irresistible confection ($8) after a creme brulee, topping it with hazelnuts tossed in walnut liquor, cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar instead of the traditional scorched sugar. “It’s sweet but not overpowering,” Friedman says. “I wanted to have a nice overtone of maple.��� Get it while you can: The dish is only on the menu through March. “Don’t get me wrong. Causas are delicious,” chef Victor Albisu says of the classic Peruvian dish traditionally served with layers of seafood, potatoes and gobs of mayonnaise. “But they’re big and creamy.” For his refined interpretation ($18), Albisu balances charred Spanish octopus, grilled potatoes, grilled avocados, pickled leeks, olives, piquillo peppers and preserved tuna atop a scallion-potato puree and an aji Amarillo puree. 2 FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Spiced Baby Goat Sandwich at G 2201 14th St. NW; 202-234-5015, gbymikeisabella.com Mike Isabella conceived of G as a way to make use of leftover meat from Kapnos, his whole-animal restaurant next door. Today, the sandwich shop is so popular he has to cook extra meat to keep up with demand. The spiced baby goat sandwich ($13) may be the culprit. “It’s a twist on the gyro,” Isabella says. In place of French fries, Isabella adds potatoes roasted in the rotisserie’s drip pan to hunks of tender meat and tucks it all into pillowy bread smeared with harissa. 7 7 LATER THAT EVENING … Black Pearl Taco at Taco Bamba 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church; 703-639-0505, tacobambarestaurant.com To fully appreciate chef Albisu’s range as a chef, grab another one of his seafood dishes at Taco Bamba, the strip-mall taqueria he opened in June. Our pick? The Black Pearl taco with deep-fried tilapia, napa cabbage slaw, grilled avocado, pickled onions and squid ink aioli ($4). “The squid ink adds a dramatic color and adds a seawater flavor to the dish,” Albisu says. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Take a much-needed day off. Call your mother to wish her a merry Christmas or to tell her that nobody cooks better than her. 3 SATURDAY, DEC. 21 Trout Salad at Mockingbird Hill 1843 Seventh St. NW; 202-316-9396, drinkmoresherry.com Though he bills Mockingbird Hill as a ham and sherry joint, Derek Brown thought outside the boar at his new Shaw bar. The smoked trout salad ($9) earns points for the way it stands up to a glass of sherry. Much like the dish, “Sherry is tart, but rich,” Brown says. Made with cured trout, baby new potatoes, mayonnaise, sherry vinegar and radishes, the tangy salad is topped with a pickled quail egg and trout roe. 8 8 THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Roasted Cauliflower Pizza at Etto 1541 14th St. NW; 202-232-0920, ettodc.com 4 SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Spezzatino at Ghibellina 1610 14th St. NW; 202-803-2389, ghibellina.com 2Amys’ pizza has long been touted for its Naples-worthy crust. So it was shocking to learn the dough at Etto — co-owned by Peter Pastan of 2Amys — would be prepared differently. “I didn’t want to be bored,” Pastan says. The results are a bit chewier and, in the case of Etto’s strongest pie, topped with roasted cauliflower, capers, anchovies and breadcrumbs ($17). Short of hopping on a plane to Italia, you’re unlikely to find a more authentic spezzatino than Ghibellina’s ($14). The tender, stewlike dish is made from veal neck braised for three hours in white wine, rosemary, garlic, chili flakes, lemon zest, salt and pepper. “I learned how to make it by watching the chefs at Trattoria Mario,” says executive chef Jonathan Copland, who, prior to joining Ghibellina, spent a week in Florence researching flavors at the city’s most lauded restaurants. (Poor thing.) 9 9 FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Gemelli with Rabbit at Iron Gate 1734 N St. NW; 202-524-5202, irongaterestaurantdc.com “Rabbit is a very mild, sweet meat,” chef/partner Anthony Chittum says. “I knew I wanted to do a pasta dish with it.” When it’s braised in white wine and tossed with tangy mustard, acidic tomatoes, buttery house-made pasta and Parmesan cheese ($21), can you blame him? 5 MONDAY, DEC. 23 Pork Sausage, Habanero and Lychee Salad at Rose’s Luxury 10 SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Brussels Sprouts at DCity Smokehouse 8 Florida Ave. NW; 202-733-1919, dcitysmokehouse.com 717 Eighth St. SE; 202-580-8889, rosesluxury.com The recipe for chef Aaron Silverman’s pork sausage salad ($13) is elaborate enough to make even the most seasoned chef dizzy. Yet the 14 ingredients — which include peanuts, cilantro, coconut milk powder and lychees — combine seamlessly. “Most of our dishes have only three to four ingredients,” Silverman says. “But we connected the dots with this one and everything just worked.” 10 You may be wondering why something as quotidian as Brussels sprouts made this list. That’s probably because you’ve never tried Rob Sonderman’s ($3). The pit master at DCity Smokehouse — a hidden BBQ joint that’s only 200 square feet — shaves his greens on a mandolin slicer before flash-frying them and dusting them with brown sugar, chili powder, chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. “They come out nice and fluffy,” Sonderman says. Continued on page E12 We beat all competitors’ advertised prices Beautyrest with BeautyCool, exclusive to Mattress Warehouse. 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One of the spicier offerings at Doi Moi, the Gaeng Par Hed (tofu in wild mushroom curry, $13) is also one of the most time-consuming to make. “We make t he tof u ourselves,” chef Haidar Karoum says. “It takes about two hours, but it’s worth it.” The semi-firm tofu is then mixed with young ginger, lime leaves, green peppercorns, Thai chili, mushroom soy, cherry tomatoes and a seasonal vegetable for a completely vegan dish. 11 12 MONDAY, DEC. 30 Grilled Avocado at Daikaya 705 Sixth St. NW; 202-589-1600, daikaya.com A distinctive seasonal shopping experience in the heart of The chief element in Daikaya’s grilled avocado dish ($6.50) isn’t so much the avocado, but the grill. “We use an infrared grill, so you don’t get that kerosene flavor,” executive chef Katsuya Fukushima says. 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Twins Jazz: Project Natale Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m. Warner Theatre: The Washington Ballet, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Birchmere: Pieces Of A Dream, 7:30 p.m. Black Cat: “The Church Night Holiday Spectacular,” 9 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts: Lloyd Dobler Effect, 5 and 8:30 p.m. George Washington University/Lisner Auditorium: “Sparkle, Jingle, Joy,” 3 and 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java: Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; The Jewbadours with Ariel Hammerstein & Yakob, 7 p.m; Aaron Crawford and the Badcards, Famous For A Century, 10 p.m; Kennedy Center/Terrace Theater: “The Lion, the Unicorn and Me,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center/Concert Hall: The Washington Chorus, 1 p.m.; National Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore: CityDance, 1 and 6 p.m. The Irish Tenors, 4 and 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel: Nappy Riddem, 8 p.m. State Theatre: Winter SOULstice Benefiting Children’s National Hospital, 9 p.m. The Hamilton: Justin Trawick Trio, 10:30 p.m., free. Twins Jazz: Project Natale Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m. Warner Theatre: The Washington Ballet, 2 and 7 p.m. Annual Santa Clauster Christmas Spectacular, 8 p.m. bia,” an examination of the national pastime in the African American community. “Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley,” an exhibition examining the generational, social and economic fabric of an African American quilting community in rural Mississippi, through Sept. 21. “Ubuhle Women, Beadwork and the Art of Independence,” this exhibition features a new form of bead art, the ndwango (which translates as “cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, through Sept. 21. 1901 Fort Place SE; 202-6334820, anacostia.si.edu. creating a sculptural river of glass bottles on the floor of the museum pavilion, through June 8. “Strange and Wondrous: Prints of India From the Robert J. Del Bonta Collection,” 50 works are showcased to demonstrate how certain ascetics and Hindu practices became emblems for all that Europeans and Americans found exotic and remarkable in India, through Jan. 5. “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an exhibition showcasing more than 120 works of sculpture and painting that explore yoga’s goals and its Hindu interpretation, through Jan. 26. 1050 Independence Ave. SW; 202-6331000, asia.si.edu. Artisphere: “Alicia Eggert: Everything You Are Looking For,” kinetic, electronic and interactive sculptures that play on the notion of time, and the tension between the visible and the invisible, through Feb. 2. “Lovesong,” a collection of Westen Muntain’s color reduction prints, through Jan. 4. “May I Have the Piano Delivered to You?,” resident artist Emily Francisco manipulates the deconstructed parts of an antique baby grand piano. It is related to her interactive piece “The Trans-Harmonium: A Listening Device,” which allows guests to play an antique piano keyboard connected to tuned radios, through April 6. 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-875-1100, artisphere.com. LAST CHANCE BlackRock Center for the Arts: “Up Close and Personal: A Modern Perspective Through the Eyes of a Photographer and a Painter,” photos by Richard Weiblinger and paintings by Glen Kessler, Thu. and Fri. 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Md.; 301-5282260, blackrockcenter.org. Carroll Square Gallery: “Artwork By Tracy’s Kids,” a display of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program, which helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment, through Jan. 24. 975 F St. NW; 202-6248643. Connersmith: “The Works: Recent Painting, Sculpture, Video,” an exhibit featuring work by Julie Roberts, Koen Vanmechelen, Leo Villareal and others, through Jan. 18. 1358-60 Florida Ave. NE; 202-588-8750, connersmith.us.com. Corcoran Gallery of Art: “Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd,” Prager displays her elaborate crowd scenes in both photography and video, through Continued on page E18 Kennedy Center/Terrace Theater: “The Lion, the Unicorn and Me,” 2 p.m. Kennedy Center/Concert Hall: National Symphony Orchestra, 1 p.m.; The Washington Chorus, 7 p.m; Music Center at Strathmore: Washington Symphonic Brass, 4 p.m. Rams Head On Stage: Hard Travelers, 7:30 p.m. Twins Jazz: Larri Branch Agenda, 8 and 10 p.m. Warner Theatre: The Washington Ballet, 1 and 5:30 p.m. ►sight POWERED BY WWW.GOINGOUTGUIDE.COM SUNDAY Birchmere: Debi Smith, 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java: Todd Wright’s 11th Anacostia Community Museum: “Black Baseball in the District of Colum- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: “Eyes of the World: Ara Guler’s Anatolia,” the photographer’s iconic snapshots of medieval Seljuk and Armenian buildings from 1965, through May 14. “Perspectives: Rina Banerjee,” the contemporary artist draws inspiration from her birthplace of India, Simple. more snow. more terrain. WINTER ESCAPE PACKAGE STARTING AT 81 $ PINK FLOYD SPECTACULAR: WITH A LIVE ORCHESTRA FRIDAY RECREATING MUSIC FROM THE WALL AMERICAN UPCOMING PERFORMANCES LIVE SYMPHONIC DEC 27 YELLOW DUBMARINE SATURDAY MONDAY, DEC 30 DEC 28 START MAKING SENSE: TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE TUESDAY, DEC 31 DR. JOHN WITH WANDA JACKSON W/ TOY SOLDIERS FRIDAY, JAN 10 NY EVE NICHOLAS DAVID SUNDAY, JAN 12 FRIDAY, JAN 17 BRASS-A-HOLICS Call 888-699-0129 to reserve. RHETT MILLER OF THE OLD 97’s W/ TRAPPER SCHOEPP & THE SHADES THEHAMILTONDC.COM T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E15 HOLIDAY EVENTS Washington Bach Consort Ceremony & Celebration: Christmas with the Consort J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director Sunday, December 22 3:00 pm 20th Century Christmas music by Benjamin Britten and John La Montaine National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW (202)429-2121 www.bachconsort.org Subscriptions $80-$183 Single tickets $23$65 Free pre-concert lecture Free parking THEATRE Aquarium Lyle the Crocodile Nicky Silver Opens this weekend! Best for ages 1-5 Now playing through January 10! Best for ages 4-12. Final Week! Now thru Dec. 22 PWYC preview Thu 12/19 at 7:30. $30 previews Fri 12/20 & Sat 12/21 at 8 Regular Schedule: Tuesday–Friday at 8 Saturday at 6 & 9 Sunday at 3 & 7 With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children to a magical, interactive world under the sea. An all-new snappy musical comedy, Lyle the Crocodile, is the perfect family holiday hit! This scathingly funny Broadway hit brings another of playwright Nicky Silver’ s deliciously dysfunctional families to the stage. World premiere production followed by the Annual Cultural Arts Event reception sponsored by David Bruce Smith. Open to all. Shear Madness is the fresh, funny, and up-to-the-minute record breaking comedy whodunit that lets the audience spot the clues, question the suspects and solve the funniest murder mystery in the annals of crime. Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD imaginationstage.org Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD imaginationstage.org Round House Theatre 240-644-1100 www.roundhousetheatre.org Theater J 1529 16th St. NW 800-494-8497 or www.theaterj.org The Kennedy Center Theater Lab Student Rush Tickets Available Tickets: 202-467-4600 Groups: 202-416-8400 www.shearmadness.com $10+ “A delightful interactive show!” - MD Theatre Guide “Loveable & hugely entertaining!” -DCMTA “Lots of laughs” – Wash. Post Reserve PWYC tix ahead of time for $10 min. Added Shows: Christmas Day at 5; Thu, Dec 26 at 2; Mon, Dec 30 at 8; NYE at 6 & 9; New Year’ s Day at 3 $10+ The Lyons Darrah Cloud’ s $10 to $45 Pay what you can! Our Suburb Directed by Judith Ivey Shear Madness The Kennedy Center Theater Lab $48 $50 MUSIC - CHORAL Washington Master Chorale A Winter's Night: Seasonal Favorites Washington, DC’s Premiere Political Satire Troupe Sunday, December 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Featuring our annual carol sing-along, and the world premiere of a new eight movement Christmas work for harp and chorus by composer and conductor Donald McCullough. National City Christian Church 5 Thomas Circle, NW, DC (202) 596-8934 washingtonmasterchorale.org $25-$50 Student discount avail. Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director New CD On Sale Now! Discounts available for groups of 10+. 202-312-1427 COMEDY Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Shows added Dec. 26 & 31 A musical, political satire. We put the MOCK in Democracy! www.capsteps.com Info: 202.312.1555 Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Tix available at 202.397.SEAT ticketmaster.com $36 Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Friday, February 14 at 8pm GW Lisner Auditorium Chris Botti Kathy Mattea Calling Me Home Saturday, March 1 at 8pm Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Thursday, May 22 at 8pm Kennedy Center Spring Quartet Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, & Leo Genovese Saturday, February 1 at 8pm Warner Theatre WPAS.org • (202) 785-WPAS (9727) Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society it’s not live art without a live audience. 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Gallery at Convergence: “Flowers One Day,” an exhibit featuring work by Christina Young Perry, through Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria; 703-998-6260. Goethe-Institut: “Linger On!,” photos by Max Baumann, Iris Brosch, Reinhard Hentze, Carina Linge, Matthias Ritzmann and Robert Schlotter, through Jan. 31. 812 Seventh St. NW; 202-289-1200, goethe.de/ins/us/was. LAST CHANCE Hillyer Art Space: “Corrections,” paintings by Leesburg, Va., artist Sherry Zvares Sanabria, through Mon. “High Society,” in a continuation of her interest in animals that evoke fear or disgust, Elizabeth Holtry displays embroidered drawings of hyenas on brightly colored fabric and vinyl, through Mon. “Paint As Object,” features work by Annie Farrar, through Mon. 9 Hillyer Court NW; 202-338-0680, artsandartists.org. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: “Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt,” the entire museum space — walls, floor, escalator sides — is wrapped in text on vinyl by the artist, immersing visitors in halls of voices that address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power and belief. “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter,” in his four-minute video “Crops,” the Dutch artist pieces together aerial shots of circular farm fields in quickcutting stop-motion animation to otherworldly sounds by Michel Banabila, through Sun. “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950,” international art that has risen since the end of World War II, through May 26. Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-6331000, hirshhorn.si.edu. Historical Society of Washington: “Window to Washington: The Kiplinger Collection at HSW,” through Dec. 31. 801 K St. NW; 202-383-1420, historydc.org. LAST CHANCE Honfleur: “Winter Recap: Honfleur Gallery Collection,” a showcase of art features work by Cyril Anguelidis, Stephan LaPlanche, John K. Lawson, Arie Mandelbaum and others, Thu. and Fri. noon to 5 p.m. 1241 Good Hope Road SE; 202-365-8392, honfleurgallery.com. International Visions: “Explorations,” a group show featuring work by Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series’ winners, through Jan. 25. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202234-5112, inter-visions.com. LAST CHANCE Jane Haslem: “Then and Now: 40 Years,” an exhibit featuring paintings and prints by Carlton Fletcher, Thu.Sun. 2025 Hillyer Place NW; 202-2324644. National Building Museum: “Green Schools,” Perkins + Will architects present a classroom model that conserves energy and builds on the possibility of a greener, more sustainable school building, through Jan. 5. “House and Home,” an ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home, “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990,” an exhibition divided into five sections details the transformation of Los Angeles, through March 10. 401 F St. NW; 202272-2448, nbm.org. National Gallery of Art, West Building: “Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris,” 100 photographs reflect the photographer’s architectural studies of Europe in the early 1850s and his time in Paris in the late 1870s, through Jan. 5. “Civic Pride: Dutch Group Portraits From Amsterdam,” rare depictions by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam’s three militia companies. “From the Library: The Transformation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses,” an exhibition focused on the popularity of “Metamorphoses” features selections from the National Gallery of Art Library’s rare book collection, prints, drawings, medals and decorative art objects, through Feb. 9. “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections,” an exhibition divided into five thematic sections includes manuscripts, jewelry and ceramics, through March 2. “Northern Mannerist Prints From the Kainen Collection,” this exhibition is the first in a trio devoted to works bequeathed to the National Gallery by collector Ruth Cole Kainen. The show spotlights about 50 pieces that demonstrate the talents of printmakers in Prague and the Netherlands during the NAVY WOOL P-COAT The Real Deal! Double-breasted & timeless 3/4 length coat is still the latest functional fashion for men & women. Nylon quilt lining. Navy Blue, of course! SALE $119.88 SALE $124.88 SALE $139.88 Expires 12/29/13 March 9. “American Journeys — Visions of Place,” a new installation of the museum’s pre-1945 American paintings and sculpture collection organized around the theme of the changing notion of place in the history of American art. “Mia Feuer: An Unkindness,” an installation inspired by the artist’s experiences in lands where oil is produced, through Feb. 23. “Recent Acquisitions: American Art from the Johns Collection,” an exhibit celebrating the museum’s acquisition of 61 prints and drawings and one painting from San Francisco collectors Roy C. Bud Johns and Fran Moreland Johns, through Feb. 9. 500 17th St. NW; 202-639-1700, corcoran.org. LAST CHANCE Flashpoint: “Fake Empire,” Lauren Rice and Brian Barr, two Detroit-based artists, express ideas about the way “context constructs meaning, how images can change over time and how information can be lost or reconstituted” through painting, animation, sculpture and collage, Thu.-Sat. 916 G St. NW; 202-315-1305, culturaldc.org. Folger Shakespeare Library: “Here Is a Play Fitted,” an exhibition examining scripts and promptbooks from Shakespeare’s “Othello,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” through Jan. 12. 201 E. Capitol St. SE; 202-544-4600, folger.edu. Foundry Gallery: “Three Women,” Jay Peterzell’s abstract paintings depict the female form in “states of contemplation, arousal and psychosis,” through Dec. 29. 1314 18th St. NW; 202-463-0203, foundrygallery.org. Freer Gallery of Art: “Charles Freer and the Arts of Japan,” Freer’s Japanese painting collection on display, through Feb. 9. “Korean Style in Japanese Ceramics,” works from the 17th and 19th centuries in the Korean ceramic style are shown, through Feb. 9. “Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture,” a collection of stone and gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures highlight two flourishing ages, the late Six Dynasties and the High Tang (sixth to eighth century). The exhibition’s dramatic focus is the monumental Cosmological Buddha: a life-size stone sculpture covered in intricate representations of the earthly realms. It is the only one of its kind on the world. “Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing and Japan,” American tonalism — shadowy paintings in muted hues — became a gateway to Japanese art for patron Charles Lang Freer. His namesake museum explic- Sizes 32-46 Reg. $149.99 Sizes 48-50 Reg. $159.99 In the D.C. Metro Area? Sizes 52-54 Reg. $179.99 We have you surrounded! 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(301) 581-5199 T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E19 goingoutguide.com | Weekend Pass late 16th century, through Jan. 5. “Tell It With Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial,” for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner, the National Gallery opens an exhibition of work that honors one of the first regiment of black soldiers during the Civil War. The show includes letters, recruitment paraphernalia and portraits of soldiers and those who recruited them, a group that included Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, through Jan. 20. Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202737-4215, nga.gov. focused on the photographer’s work capturing images of African culture, through Aug. 24. “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa,” the exhibit surveys artwork that portrays African land as something revered and exploited, through Feb. 23. 950 Independence Ave. SW; 202-6334600, africa.si.edu. History: “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” a collection of photos and artifacts commemorating two major events in American history, through Sept. 7. “Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950 to 2000,” from food production to who does the cooking to where meals are consumed to what we know about what’s good for us, this exhibit explores how new technologies and social and cultural shifts have influenced major changes in food, wine and eating in America. “Puppetry in America,” artifacts from stage and screen that cover more than 160 years of puppetry, through April 13. “The Birth of Biotech,” a display featuring lab and factory equipment used for recombinant insulin and Continued on page E20 National Museum of African Art: “Africa Re-Viewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon,” in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, an exhibition National Museum of American THIS HOLIDAY SEASON DON’T MISS THE BLOCKBUSTER EVENT OF THE YEAR! “SPECTACULAR IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!” PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE Dec 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA • 703-549-7500 For entire schedule go to Birchmere.com Find us on Facebook/Twitter! 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National Portrait Gallery: “Dancing the Dream,” an exhibit featuring choreographers, impresarios and performers such as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Michael Jackson and Beyonce, through July 13. “Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals,” studio portraits by one of the most famous photographers of the Civil War. “Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography,” a collection of daguerreotypes from the 19thcentury American photographers and brothers, through June 1. “Mr. Lincoln’s Washington: A Civil War Portfolio,” features large-format reproductions of photographs, drawings and maps that document the Civil War and its impact on Washington. “Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin,” features 26 portraits by Time magazine’s most prolific cover artist, through Jan. 5. “One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.,” the one-room exhibition spotlights the icon in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Photos and memorabilia chart King’s societyaltering actions and influence, through June 1. “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013,” a juried exhibit of mixedmedia portraits. The competition winner will receive a commission to create a piece for the museum’s permanent collection, through Feb. 23. Open Studio Fridays, visitors can try out different art materials each week, through Dec. 27, 1 p.m. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-6331000, npg.si.edu. Newseum: “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” an exhibition dedicated to the fictional exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team features costumes, props and footage from the film, through Aug. 31. “Civil Rights at 50,” a three-year changing exhibit follows the civil rights movement from 1963 to 1965 with images and the front pages of newspapers and magazines from the time. “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe,” intimate shots of President John F. Kennedy’s family taken by his personal photographer, through Jan. 5. “G-Men and Journalists,” an exhibit exploring the FBI’s effort to combat crime features photographs, newspapers and interactive displays. “Three Shots Were Fired,” artifacts and headlines that tell the story of JFK’s assassination from the perspective of the historical objects used to treat diabetes, through Feb. 1. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-633-1000, americanhistory.si.edu. DECEMBER 19–JANUARY 1 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 19 THU ★ Listen Local First D.C. presents its Holiday Nine Showcase 26 THU ★ A Celtic Holiday Zan McLeod and Friends play traditional Irish music with stepdancing from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. Enjoy festive songs from nine local songwriters: Jason Ager, Derek Evry, David Glaser, Louisa Hall, Margot MacDonald, Justin Trawick, Tiffany Thompson, Ryan Walker, and Ken Wenzel. 27 FRI & 28 SAT ★ Holiday Vaudeville This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet. Sat., Dec. 28 performance is part of the Night series. Family 20 FRI ★ Kokayi ® This Grammy -nominated singer/ songwriter, emcee, producer, and D.C. native offers a preview of what’s to come during the Center’s One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival. 20 FRI ★ KOKAYI 29 SUN ★ Mariachi Flor de Toloache This all-female mariachi band plays Mexican music and adds its own edgy sound. 21 SAT ★ Sweet Heaven Kings This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program. 30 MON ★ Roosevelt Dime This ﬁve-piece band blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul, and neo-folk to create their original sound: “Kings County Steamboat Soul.” 22 SUN ★ Last Train Home This favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene performs original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics. 23 MON ★ ENCORE CHORALE 31 TUE ★ A Holiday Hand Dance National Hand Dance Association instructors take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that ﬁrst originated in Washington, D.C. 23 MON ★ Encore Chorale Singers over the age of 55 make up this dynamic ensemble performing crowd-pleasing holiday music. PERFORMANCE AT 12 NOON 24 TUE ★ Beltway Brass Quartet Zack Smith leads this group in a performance of jazzy and cheerful arrangements of holiday favorites. 1 WED ★ The Grandsons The group brings its eclectic whirlpool of New Orleans rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing, and country two steps. 29 SUN ★ MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE ★★★★★★★★★ 25 WED ★ All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam Host Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D.C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams. ★ ★ ★ ★ SCAN TO VIEW SCHEDULE ★ ★ ★ ★ 30 MON ★ ROOSEVELT DIME ALL PERFORMERS AND PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. DAILY FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS. 5–6 P.M. NIGHTLY ★ GRAND FOYER BARS The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulﬁllment of the Kennedy Center’s mission to its community and the nation. Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Suzy and Bob Pence, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund. Live Internet broadcast, video archive, artist information, and more at kennedy-center.org/millennium TAKE METRO to the Foggy Bottom/ GWU station and ride the free Kennedy Center shuttle departing every 15 minutes until midnight. FREE TOURS are given daily by the Friends of the Kennedy Center tour guides. Tour hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. For information, call (202) 416-8340. For more information call: (202) 467-4600 (202) 416-8524 T T Y GET CONNECTED! Become a fan of Millennium Stage on Facebook and check out artist photos, upcoming events, and more! The Kennedy Center welcomes persons with disabilities. PLEASE NOTE: There is no free parking for free performances. National Museum of Natural History: “Dom Pedro,” the 14-inch obelisk is a 10,363-carat aquamarine. “Nature’s Best Photography Awards,” portraits of plants, animals and people by the world’s best amateur and professional photographers, through March 31. “Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry,” an underwater journey through different marine environments by the award-winning photojournalist. “Whales: From Bone to Book,” traces the journey of fossil bones from sea cliff to museum drawer and illustration in a science book, through May 31. 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-633-1000, mnh.si.edu. National Museum of the American Indian: “As We Grow: Traditions, Toys and Games,” a new permanent exhibition at the museum displays more than 100 objects that show how Native American children play. The toys, games and clothing in these cases come from all over North, Central and South America and represent more than 30 tribes. “Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed,” Central American ceramics from 1000 B.C. to the present. “Grand Procession: Dolls From the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection,” intricate figurines made of buffalo hair, porcupine quills and shells from the Plains and Plateau American Indian tribes, through Jan. 5. Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000, nmai.si.edu. National Museum of Women in the Arts: “Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship,” artwork, papers and photographs detail the life of Steckel, who created the Fight Censorship Group. Hours for this exhibition are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through May 9. “New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Chakaia Booker,” Booker exhibits her rubber-tirebased pieces outside the museum along New York Avenue as part of a series of changing installations of contemporary works by women artists, through March 9. “Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale,” a collection of Hale’s etchings of cities, landscapes and people she encountered on her journeys, through Jan. 5. “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts,” a showcase of 35 18th T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E21 goingoutguide.com | Weekend Pass news media, through Jan. 5. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 888-639-7386, newseum.org. ral world incorporates drawing, software and computer-generated fabrication, through Feb. 9. “Laib Wax Room,” German artist Wolfgang Laib originally created this fragrant, illuminated beeswax chamber for the Phillips family home. It will be the museum’s first permanent installation since the Rothko Room in 1960. “Pakistani Voices: A Conversation With The Migration Series,” an exhibition with 29 works by Pakistani artists and 20 works by students and orphans, through Dec. 31. “Shaping a Modern Identity,” an exhibit featuring 16 photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg collection, through Jan. 12. “Van Gogh Repetitions,” an exhibition organized by the Phillips Collection and the Cleveland Museum of Art features more than 30 portraits and landscapes by the artist, through Jan. 26. 1600 21st St. NW; 202387-2151, phillipscollection.org. are exhibited, through Jan. 5. “Landscapes in Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes,” three photographers’ works, all focusing on the passing American landscape, are exhibited, through Feb. 23. “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” more than 90 works across all media by significant Latino artists who have been Continued on page E22 Phillips Collection: “Art and Wellness: Creative Aging,” an exhibit featuring artwork by older adults from Iona Wellness and Arts Center, through Jan. 5. “John F. Simon, Jr.: Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession,” an exhibition inspired by the progression of movement in the natu- Smithsonian American Art Museum: “A Democracy of Images: Photographs From the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” an exhibit featuring photographs from the museum’s permanent collection amassed during the past 30 years. Works by Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz and more HOLIDAY TANGO CONCERT W/ ROBERTO POMILI ORCHESTRA December 20 7 best picture I N C L U D I N G GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS ® C O M E D Y DARYL JR. CLINE W/ JULIA NIXON & THE December 21 RECLINERS ORI NAFTALY (Best Israeli Blues Band of 2013) December 22 EXPLOSIVELY ENTERTAINING. PETER TRA VERS “‘AMERICAN HUSTLE’ IS ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES FR OM A TOP-TIER CAST.” WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE: A SIMPLER CHRISTMAS December 23 “ THE SHARPEST, MOST EXHILARATING COMEDY IN YEARS.” RICHARD CORLISS FREDDY COLE December 29 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 www.bethesdabluesjazz.com Facebook.com/Bethesda.Blues.Jazz Follow us on Twitter: @BethesdaBlues (240) 330-4500 COLUMBIA PICTURES AND ANNAPURNA PICTURES PRESENT AN ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION A DAVID O. RUSSELL FILM CHRISTIAN BALE BRADLEY COOPER AMYADAMS JEREMYRENNER AND JENNIFERMUSIC LAWRENCE “AMERICANHUSTLE” LOUIS C.K. MICOSTUME CHAELPEÑA ALESSANDRONIVOLA CASTING MUSIC BY MARY VERNI EU, CSA LINDSAY GRAHAM, CSA SUPERVISOR SUSAN JACOBS BY DANNY ELFMAN DESIGNER MICHAEL WILKINSON EDITED PRODUCTION DIRECTOR OF BY JAY CASSIDY, A.C.E. CRISPIN STRUTHERS ALAN BAUMGARTEN, A.C.E. DESIGNER JUDY BECKER PHOTOGRAPHY LINUS SANDGREN, F.S.F. EXECUTIVE WRITTEN PRODUCERS MATTHEW BUDMAN BRADLEY COOPER ERIC WARREN SINGER GEORGE PARRA BY ERIC WARREN SINGER AND DAVID O. RUSSELL PRODUCED DIRECTED BY CHARLES ROVEN RICHARD SUCKLE MEGAN ELLISON JONATHAN GORDON BY DAVID O. RUSSELL NOW PLAYING AT THEATERS EVERYWHERE STARTS TOMORROW CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR THEATERS AND SHOWTIMES E22 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Weekend Pass | goingoutguide.com Continued from page E21 active since the mid-20th century to give voice to their American experience are shown, through March 2. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-633-1000, americanart.si.edu. LAST CHANCE Susan Calloway Fine Arts: “Mirage,” paintings by David Ivan Clark, Thu.-Sat. 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-965-4601, callowayart.com. The Old Print Gallery: “2013 Winter Contemporary Show,” features 11 artists who primarily use printmaking for artistic expression, through Feb. 15, 10 a.m.5:20 p.m. 1220 31st St. NW; 202-965-1818, oldprintgallery.com. Torpedo Factory Art Center/Art League Gallery: “The Street Sense Project,” Thien-Kim Pham’s large-scale charcoal drawings of the homeless are displayed. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local shelter, through Jan. 6. “All-media exhibit,” works by Art League artists, through Jan. 6. “Impart Ceramics Exhibit,” in collaboration with the Wounder Warriors foundation, a showcase of work by eight ceramic artists, who are injured military personnel, through Jan. 5. Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; 703-683- 1780, theartleague.org. Touchstones:“Deck the Walls,” a holiday all-media exhibit featuring affordable art, through Dec. 29. “Interplay,” new paintings by Georgia Nassikas, through Dec. 29. “The 28th Century: The Work of Charles E. Meissner,” presented by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, through Dec. 29. 901 New York Ave. NW; 202-347-2787, touchstonegallery.com. ►stage POWERED BY WWW.GOINGOUTGUIDE.COM LAST CHANCE A (Comic) Christmas Carol: The Renaissance Man gives a comedic twist to Scrooge’s story, through Sun., $17, $14 students and seniors, $12 children. Greenbelt Arts Local movie times AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K Street N.W. DISTRICT The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descripti;HFR;in RealD 3D: (!) 11:00-3:00-7:00-10:45 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 7:00 Regal Bethesda 10 7272 Wisconsin Avenue www.regalcinemas.com (!) 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DEADLINE: 5:20 Narco Cultura (R) English Subtitles;Washington Post Critic's Pick!: 4:40-9:50 Go for Sisters (NR) Indie Spirit Award nominee!: 2:10-7:20 The Punk Singer (NR) "For those raised on Bikini Kill- Fugazi and zines- this is essential viewing." - Film School Reject: 3:20-7:40-9:30 12 Years a Slave (R) 4 Stars! -- Washington Post: 2:30-7:00 20 Feet from Stardom (PG-13) Back By Popular Demand!: 5:00-9:40 AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (PG) 7:15 A Christmas Carol (1951) (NR) 5:15 Baby Blues (2008) (R) No Passes: (!) 5:15 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 10:00 Salvo (NR) No Passes: (!) 9:45 Philomena (PG-13) 11:00-1:00-3:05-5:05-7:10 The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps) (NR) 9:35 MARYLAND www.aﬁ.com/silver Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:50-4:30-7:10-10:20 Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Vide;RealD 3D: (!) 1:30-4:40-10:10 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions: 6:50 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 1:00-2:00-4:00-5:10-7:00-8:10-10:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 12:00-1:20-3:30-8:30 Delivery Man (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 5:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive V;in RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-4:00-8:00-9:40 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:15-3:50-7:20-9:50 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 7:30-10:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descripti;HFR;in RealD 3D: (!) 3:00-7:00 Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd. AMC Loews Uptown 1 AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW 3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W. www.AMCTheatres.com The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 3:30 American Hustle (R) Digital Presentation: 7:00 AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd. www.AMCTheatres.com www.AMCTheatres.com Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: 8:10 Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS RealD 3D: 3:30-5:50-7:50 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: 12:40-4:00-7:10 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 9:40-10:20 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:505:40-8:30 Frozen 3D (PG) CC/DVS RealD 3D: 12:05-4:15 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-7:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS RealD 3D: (!) 12:00-3:30-10:30 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00-9:50 The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff ENCORE (NR) AMC INDEPENDENT: (!) 1:00 Philomena (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: 12:20-2:40-5:00-7:20 Frozen (PG) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 12:30-5:45 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 3:45 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 1:30-4:45-8:15 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:15-4:15-7:15 Frozen 3D (PG) CC-Closed Captions;RealD 3D: 3:15-8:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 3:00-6:30 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;RealD 3D: (!) 12:45-4:30-8:00 Thor: The Dark World 3D (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;RealD 3D: 12:40 The Best Man Holiday (R) Digital Presentation: 1:05-4:00-7:00 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:00-3:30-6:00-8:30 American Hustle (R) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00 Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:05-3:55-6:55-9:35 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:254:10-6:50-9:30 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions: 1:50 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 12:45-1:45-3:40-4:40-6:30-7:30-9:25-10:25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 1:15-5:00-9:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive V;in RealD 3D: (!) 2:00-6:00-10:00 The Best Man Holiday (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:20-4:207:25-10:20 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 7:00-10:05 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:00-1:30-2:00-2:55-3:30-4:00-4:35-5:30-6:45-7:15-8:15-9:45-10:15 Homefront (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:30 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 7:00-10:20 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:35-3:50-7:00-10:10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descripti;HFR;in RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-4:15-8:00 Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: 9:55-12:40-3:25-6:10-8:55 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: 7:30 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) CC/DVS RealD 3D: (!) 10:00 Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS RealD 3D: 9:40-12:05-2:25-4:50-7:15-9:40 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: 9:40-11:10-1:002:30-4:30-6:00-8:00-9:30 Out of the Furnace (R) Digital Presentation: 10:55-1:50-4:40-7:35-10:30 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 9:30-10:3011:30-12:30-1:30-2:30-3:30-4:30-5:30-6:30-7:30-8:30-9:30-10:30-11:30 Frozen 3D (PG) CC/DVS RealD 3D: 1:55 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-10:3011:30-1:40-2:05-3:10-5:15-5:40-8:50-9:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) RealD 3D: (!) 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Admission Only $3.50: 10:30AM; 5:30 Captain Phillips (PG-13) OC-Open Caption;Open Caption Show!: 2:30 Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 10:00 The Book Thief (PG-13) 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:30 Let the Fire Burn (NR) 2:10-4:40-7:10 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 1:30-7:20-9:45 Nebraska (R) 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:40 Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adèle) (NC-17) 1:00-4:45-8:30 The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (NR) 1:45-5:00-8:15 The Last Days on Mars (R) 2:20-4:50-7:20-9:50 Philomena (PG-13) 12:40-3:00-5:20-7:40-9:50 AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way www.landmarktheatres.com www.AMCTheatres.com Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 707 Seventh Street NW www.regalcinemas.com Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:40-7:05-9:40 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 5:00-7:40-10:30 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions: 1:40-4:50-7:50-10:35 Frozen 3D (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & 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Presentation: (!) 7:00-10:15 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) CC/DVS Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) RealD 3D: (!) 6:30 Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:25-2:25-4:15-8:15 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:353:15-5:50-11:10 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions: 12:45-3:40-6:30-9:25 Frozen 3D (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Vide;RealD 3D: (!) 11:40-5:15-10:50 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 11:30-12:55-3:25-7:20-8:50-11:00 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 11:30-12:20-1:15-2:10-3:05-3:55-4:50-5:45-6:45-7:30-8:30-9:30-10:10-11:05 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive V;in RealD 3D: (!) 12:25-4:00-4:55-8:05 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Se;IMAX: (!) 11:15-2:45-6:35-10:25 The Best Man Holiday (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:45-4:407:35-10:30 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 11:20-12:15-1:10-2:05-2:50-3:45-4:35-5:25-6:15-8:00-8:40-10:35-11:05 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 7:00-9:45 Dallas Buyers Club (R) CC-Closed Captions: 11:10-1:50-5:00-7:50-10:40 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descripti;HFR;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:40-5:30-9:40 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:10-3:10-6:109:20 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 11:15-12:30-2:55-4:05-6:25-7:45-9:50-10:55 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 7:15-8:2510:10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 1:30-4:30-7:20-10:10 Regal Kingstowne 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:50-1:40-4:20-6:407:35-10:15 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:20-4:00 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions: 12:40-3:50 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 12:00-1:20-2:10-3:40-4:25-5:00-6:30-7:20-8:00-9:25-10:10-10:50 Frozen 3D (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Vide;RealD 3D: (!) 3:10-9:15 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 12:30-2:35-6:15-7:45 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive V;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:50-4:05-6:45-9:50-10:25 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 7:00-10:00 The Best Man Holiday (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:05-3:306:50-10:20 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:15-2:45-4:35-5:25-7:10-8:00-10:00-10:30 Black Nativity (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 1:25 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: (!) 7:00-10:10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (PG-13) Dolby Atmos;RPX: (!) 1:10-4:45-8:30 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 1:00-2:55-4:15-6:05-7:30-9:35-10:40 Regal Potomac Yard 16 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway www.regalcinemas.com AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd. VIRGINIA www.AMCTheatres.com Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue www.landmarktheatres.com Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 1:45-4:00-4:30-7:00-7:30-9:50-10:15 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 10:10 The Book Thief (PG-13) 1:30-4:35-10:05 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 2:35-4:55-7:35-9:55 Nebraska (R) 1:40-5:00-7:45 The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (NR) 1:10-4:05-7:05-10:00 Philomena (PG-13) 1:50-4:20-6:50-9:40 12 Years a Slave (R) 1:20-4:10-7:10-10:00 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:45-12:45-3:00-4:00-6:15-7:15-9:30-10:30 Out of the Furnace (R) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:15-2:004:45-7:30-10:15 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 10:00-11:30-1:30-3:30-5:00-8:30 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:00-4:30-8:00 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) CC/DVS Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 7:00-9:50 Dallas Buyers Club (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 12:30-4:00-7:30 Frozen (PG) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:25-1:40-3:20-4:25-6:20-9:00 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service: 12:35-3:25 Out of the 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(!) 11:30-3:00-6:35-10:10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 11:35-2:50-6:10-7:00-9:20-10:15 T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | E23 Weekend Pass Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.; 301-441-8770, greenbeltartscenter.org . LAST CHANCE A Broadway Christ- MAURICE HINES IS MUST CLOSE DECEMBER 29 T ! L A SA NC E CH Play!’: Mo Willems is back at the Kennedy Center. The Emmy Award-winning author is following up his first foray at the Kennedy Center (“Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical” 2010) with another bookturned-play, through Dec. 31, $29. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: It’s the late 1960s and a liberal white couple have their beliefs challenged when their daughter introduces them to her AfricanAmerican fiance, through Jan. 5, $40$90. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; 202488-3300, arenastage.org. Gypsy: An overbearing stage mom puts pressure on her daughters to succeed in theater, no matter who is in their way, through Jan. 26, $35-$90. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771, signature-theatre.org. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: The one-man show tells Charles Dickens’ story through the eyes of Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, through Dec. 29, $20-$27. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Va.; 703-481-5930. Just the Two Of Each Of Us: Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez, the Pajama Men, return to Washington with a new improv comedy, through Jan. 5, $20-$77.50. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; 202-393-3939, woollymammoth.net. Lyle the Crocodile: A crocodile named Lyle must win over a neighbor in order to stay with the Primm family in their New York apartment, through Jan. 5, $10-$25. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-2801660, imaginationstage.org. LAST CHANCE Man in a Case: Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar unveil their new adaptation of two anti-love plays by Anton Chekhov, through Sun., $45-$105. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW; 202-547-1122, 877-487-8849, shakespearetheatre.org. LAST CHANCE Seasons of Light: Through Fri. S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW; 202-633-8700, discoverytheater.org. TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE CREATED BY AND STARRING MAURICE HINES DIRECTED BY JEFF CALHOUN mas Carol: Performance of a Charles Dickens tale with parodies of Broadway songs. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through Sun., $50. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 800-494-8497, metrostage.org. A Christmas Carol: Edward Gero returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic tale, through Jan. 1, $32-$91. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW; 202-3474833, fordstheatre.org. LAST CHANCE A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ tale of Scrooge and the Christmas spirit is given a traditional retelling, through Sun., $15. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; 703-683-0496, thelittletheatre.com. LAST CHANCE A Christmas Carol: Scrooge’s night of ghosts is staged, through Sun., $10, $5 children. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; 301-593-6036, ssstage.org. LAST CHANCE A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ story of Scrooge and the Christmas spirit is staged, through Sun., $17, $14 students and seniors. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata, Md.; 301-932-6819, ptplayers.com. A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story Of Christmas: Paul Morella stars in the one-man show that uses only the words from Dickens’s novella, through Dec. 29, $18-$40. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, Md.; 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Alan Paul directs Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, through Jan. 5, $25-$115. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW; 202-547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org. An Irish Carol: Dickens’ classic is set in a pub, through Dec. 31, $35, $30 seniors and students. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW; 703-892-0202, keegantheatre.com. Aquarium: Through Jan. 26, $10-$12. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-280-1660, imagination stage.org. Edgar and Annabel: Holly Twyford directs a futuristic espionage story by Sam Holcroft, through Jan. 5, $30-$35. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW; 202-3323300, studiotheatre.org. Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We Are in a “HHHH... IRRESISTIBLE.” –Washingtonian “THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.” –Washington Post “SO DARN APPEALING ... excellent cast.” –Washington Post MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER IN “HHHH” –Washington Times GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER MUST CLOSE JANUARY 5 BY TODD KREIDLER BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM ROSE DIRECTED BY DAVID ESBJORNSON Photo of Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bethany Anne Lind by Tony Powell. THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST BY DANIEL BEATY DIRECTED BY MOISÉS KAUFMAN BEGINS JANUARY 10 “HHHH... Beaty’s performance is pitch-perfect.” –San Diego Examiner This week’s listings have been truncated due to limited space. Find full lists of local events online at goingoutguide.com. ORDER TODAY! 202-488-3300 WWW.ARENASTAGE.ORG Photo of Daniel Beaty by Don Ipock. E24 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris Paris on the eve of modernity, through January 5 The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Leonard and Elaine Silverstein. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. Image: Charles Marville, Haut de la rue Champlain (vue prise à droit) (Top of the rue Champlain) (View to the Right) (twentieth arrondissement), 1877-1878, albumen print from collodion negative, Musée Carnavalet, Paris © Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet / Roger-Viollet National Gallery of Art ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE West Building, on the National Mall at Sixth and Constitution Ave NW Monday–Saturday 10–5, Sunday 11–6 | Phone 202.737.4215 | TDD 202.842.6176 Closed December 25 and January 1 www.nga.gov http://twitter.com/ngadc www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | 17 Sports Drivers. Bikers. Walkers. • Safely share the road. Do not run in front of an approaching streetcar. • Streetcars cannot go around cars parked on the tracks. Park within the white lines and do not double park. • Streetcars travel at or below the posted speed limit and must obey all traffic signals. JASON DECROW (AP) Billie Jean King will be in the U.S. delegation for the opening ceremony in Sochi. Gay Athletes Picked For U.S. Delegation Billie Jean King will represent country at the Sochi Olympics Olympics President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is — and isn’t — sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, ﬁrst lady or vice president to the Games. Russia has come under ﬁerce criticism for passing national laws banning “gay propaganda.” Though the White House did not speciﬁcally address the Russian laws in making its announcement, spokesman Shin Inouye said the delegation “represents the diversity that is the United States” and that Obama “knows they will showcase to the world the best of America — diversity, determination and teamwork.” The White House said Obama’s schedule will not permit him to attend the Games. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden led the delegation, and in 2012, ﬁrst lady Michelle Obama held the honor. “It’s a positive sign to see openly gay representatives in the delegation,” said Michael Cole-Schwartz, spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, which recently sent a letter urging Obama to include gays and lesbians in the delegation. “Hopefully it sends a message to the Russian people and the rest of the world that the United States values the civil and human rights of LGBT people.” Hockey player Caitlin Cahow is the other openly gay representative to the delegation. She’ll attend the closing ceremony. Earlier this year, Obama rejected the idea of a U.S. boycott of the Olympics despite a number of differences with Russia, including the anti-gay law. EDDIE PELLS (AP) Testing on H Street Begins in December DC Streetcar will be in motion on H Street this December as it’s tested and certified for the opening of the system and regular operations. 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The ﬁrst ﬁlm didn’t enjoy nearly as warm a response from critics or ﬁlmgoers. Farewell and Hail Oh, the losses of 2013 Shows that will ne’er again be seen. “30 Rock” is over … blurg “Breaking Bad’s” dead; so’s Heisenberg. Who will tell you what not to wear? Stacy and Clinton no longer care! Characters have also given up the ghost Spoiler alert: “Homeland’s” Brody is toast. And Edna Krabapple “ha’d” her last “Ha!” Of her sneer we were all in awe. By Marc But don’t despair, Silver TV fans, 2014 has a new game plan. “Killer Women” (10 p.m. Jan. 7, ABC) is an ode to danger With a beauty queen turned Texas Ranger. “Enlisted” (9:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Fox) stars three bros with bad luck On a military base they blow up a truck. “Intelligence” (9 p.m. Jan. 7, CBS, then moves to 10 p.m. Mondays) puts a chip in the brain of Agent Vaughan — that sounds insane! The Bachelor’s back (8 p.m. Jan. 6, ABC) with poor Juan Pablo (above) Who can’t afford shirts to cover his torso. Will the new year’s shows be truly viable? If they flop, “House Hunters” (10 p.m. weeknights, HGTV) is always reliable. Read Marc’s previous columns at: washingtonpost.com/muse JAMES FISHER (WARNER BROS. PICTURES/AP) Peter Jackson’s life is fully entwined with the ﬁlms. He makes them with his wife, and their pugs even make a cameo in ‘Smaug.’ The second film, though, is ﬁnding much better reviews. Earlier this year while shooting pickups from the original shooting of “Desolation of Smaug,” Jackson also wrapped up leftover production for the third ﬁlm, “There and Back Again,” to be released next December. His time with Tolkien is ﬁnally coming to an end. But Jackson’s life is f ully entwined with the f ilms. He makes them with his wife, Fran Walsh. Their pugs make a cameo in “Smaug.” Jackson, too, has regularly made appearances in the ﬁlms. Since the timeline is about 60 years earlier in the “Hobbit” movies, he says his brieﬂy glimpsed character in “Smaug” is the grandfather of his “Rings” cameo. “I care so much about my cameo, I even map all the connections between the films,” he says laughing. “It’s just silly fun.” JAKE COYLE (AP) ABC Peter Jackson, at left, on the set of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” has spent 16 years in the service of J.R.R. Tolkien. Middle-Earthling Peter Jackson has lived among Tolkien’s dragons and Hobbits for nearly two decades Film Has Peter Jackson reﬂected on the massive chunk of his life that he’s devoted to Hobbits? “You’re not going to make me are you?” he says, wincing. “It’s a long time. A long time.” The 52-year-old New Zealand director still has another movie to go, so he can be forgiven for not wanting to ponder too deeply the 16 years he’s already spent in the service of J.R.R. Tolkien. The latest installment, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” is his ﬁfth Tolkien ﬁlm (part two in the three-movie “Hobbit” prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and approximately hour 84 in the Middle-earth saga. That may be a slight overestimate, but in any case, it’s been a lot of Orcs. The journey has largely been a smooth one. Each “Lord of the Rings” ﬁlm was received raptur- Tech Talk Pick 1: 48, 24, 3-D The first “Hobbit” film was derided for its use of 48 frames-persecond, double the industry standard. Critics said the film seemed overamplified and that the increased clarity yielded a discombobulating hyper-realism that contrasted poorly with the set. With “Smaug,” moviegoers can choose whether to see it in 24 or 48, as well as in 3-D. (AP) New ‘Girl’: The Swedish publisher of the best-selling “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy said Tuesday it has hired an author to write a sequel to the series by Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. David Lagercrantz has been signed to write a new novel about journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander, set to be published in 2015. It will be an original work that includes nothing from the fourth novel Larsson hadn’t finished when he died. (AP) 26 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY lookout entertainment MIRAMAX 1994’s “Pulp Fiction” is one of 25 movies just added to the National Film Registry. From Silent Film To Violent Opus An array of movies joins the prestigious National Film Registry Film The Library of Congress has added 25 films to its National Film Registry, an archive of American motion pictures. The registry — which includes everything from home movies to Hollywood blockbusters — is not just a best-of list but a “vehicle for understanding our culture and society more broadly,” said Librarian of Congress James Billington, who hand-picks the ﬁlms. To that end, the 2013 honorees include three early works from the silent era. This is signiﬁcant, as the Library estimates three-quarters of all silent ﬁlms made through the 1920s have been lost or damaged. The most modern f ilm yet accepted into the registry, which is restricted to works at least 10 years old, is “Decasia,” a 2002 experimental piece by New York artist Bill Morrison. It was assembled from deteriorating ﬁlm footage, some even found at the Library of Congress. This year’s inductees also include the 1956 sci-ﬁ adventure “Forbidden Planet,” notable for being the ﬁrst ﬁlm to feature a robot with personality, and “Pulp Fiction,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 puree of genre ﬁlms. Even more recent works are still fragile. Filmmaker Michael Moore, whose documentary “Roger & Me” is on the list of 2013 inductees, recently discovered that all prints of the 1989 ﬁlm had “faded to pink.” Moore applauds the work being done by the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus in Culpeper, Va., where films on the registry are housed. “To me, this honor goes on the same shelf as the Oscar and the Palme d’Or,” Moore says. MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN (THE WASHINGTON POST ) Entertainment Buzz Bebe Neuwirth is returning to ‘Chicago’ on Broadway next month, this time as ‘Mama.’ Simon Cowell says to expect new judges, other changes on ‘The X Factor.’ GETTY IMAGES NBC is planning a miniseries sequel to ‘The Bible’ called ‘A.D.’ for spring 2015. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jay Leno will be added to the TV Hall of Fame in 2014. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens next year. Viking has acquired a planned book by Ohio captives Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus; the book is scheduled to come out in 2015. T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | 27 entertainment lookout Surprised Party Beyonce’s stealthy album-release stunt even shocked one of her producers Music Beyonce’s new album was so secret, one of its producers only learned about its release a little more than an hour before it dropped. Beyonce released her self-titled album in surprise form on iTunes last week. Ryan Tedder, who produced the single “XO,” had only slightly more notice than the general public that the record was coming out. “I knew 90 minutes before it dropped. Ninety minutes. And I said nothing because I love Beyonce and I don’t want her to hate me,” Tedder said. “I heard a rumor and then I didn’t say anything. I told my wife, ‘I think Beyonce’s album is dropping in 90 minutes,’ and then I knew that ‘XO’ was on the album,” he said. “I knew it was a single. I didn’t know if it was ﬁrst or second. I didn’t know anything, and then … I found out that it was the lead.” Tedder, who fronts the band OneRepublic, made the comments at Tuesday’s season ﬁnale of the JOHN CARUCCI, LEFT; MARK HUMPHREY, RIGHT Give the Gift of Writing Nothing beats a great eat gift from fr Cross! The 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Townsend fountain pen is a stand-out in 23K heavy gold-plated lated finish, now specially priced ed. Visit us to see the full line of Cross writing instruments & accessories. BONUS GIFT! Cross leather passport wa wallet is your free gift with any Cross purchase of $100 or more! Offer good only at Fahrney’s r retail store thru Dec. 24th. A $50 value! Beyonce producer Ryan Tedder, left, was as shocked as everyone else by her release. “I knew 90 minutes before it dropped. Ninety minutes. And I said nothing because I love Beyonce and I don’t want her to hate me.” NBC singing competition show “The Voice,” where his band performed. In just three days, “Beyonce” sold more than 617,000 units on the U.S. iTunes Store, where it was released exclusively. The album also features collaborations with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Timbaland, Pharrell and Frank Ocean. Tedder previously produced Beyonce’s Grammy-winning hit “Halo.” The 34-year-old Tedder, who has also done work for Adele and Maroon 5, said he’s not surprised by the R&B star’s success — especially after seeing her live show. “Me and my whole band, who are just complete skeptics and … a bit snobby, we just sat there going …” said Tedder, dropping his jaw. “Like somehow, we have to step our game up and be more like Beyonce.” NICOLE E VAT T (AP) Fahrney’s Pens 1317 F Street NW (one block from Metro Center) 202•628•9525 Hours: M-F 9:30-6:00, Saturday 10-5 www.FahrneysPens.com CHOOSE the Alzheimer’s Association (CFC ID#11234) The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you BEST BETS UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE INC. 8 P.M. 10 P.M. Select the Alzheimer’s Association (CFC ID #11234) on your pledge form to further Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. ‘The X Factor’ (FOX) It may not be as big as “Idol,” but this singing competition remains popular with viewers after three seasons on this side of the pond. The two-night season finale culminates in the crowning of a winner. Mario Lopez hosts. ‘Rodeo Girls’ (A&E) The women are divided about an event that requires them to compete in bikinis, but two of them are dealing with additional distractions, including Marvel, below, whose emotional baggage regarding her ex threatens her performance in the town his family runs. (TRIBUNE MEDIA) 9 P.M. 8 P.M. ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ (ABC) Yes, it was just on a couple of weeks ago, but you can never have too much Charlie Brown this time of year. You know how it goes: A Christmas pageant. A forlorn little fir tree. And Linus’ wake-up call about the real meaning of Christmas. ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ (BRAVO) Crossover alert! Courtney Kerr of the reality show “Courtney Loves Dallas” is one of Patti’s clients. She feels stuck in the past and needs help moving forward. Also requesting Patti’s services is Stefan Dahlqvist, the fashion-forward owner of a Norwegian clothing line. alz.org 800.272.3900 The Alzheimer’s Association thanks you for your support. 28 | E X P R E S S | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | T H U R S D AY lookout online MICHAEL S. WILLIAMSON ( THE WASHINGTON POST) $#!*?! “Simple yet diabolical yet harmless yet effective. The best kind of trolling.” — NEETZAN ZIMMERMAN AT GAWKER.COM “Are you slowly killing your houseplants? Probably! But there might be a reason (other than neglect) why they’re all yellow and wilty: your Wi-Fi router.” — S ARAH WEBER AT DAILYDOT.COM comments on a prank video that went viral this week that shows comedian Greg Benson “cellphone crashing” in an airport. Basically, Benson sits next to someone chatting on the phone and begins engaging in the person’s conversation while pretending to be on the phone himself. When the person inevitably pauses to ask Benson if he’s answering their questions, he says no — he’s on the phone. summarizes the conclusions of a high school science project conducted by students in Denmark that found that microwave radiation, such as that which is emitted from Wi-Fi routers, can impede the growth of plants. Sadly, the waves will not pop popcorn, however. “Happy Birthday and Happy Half Smokes!!” — DENNIS WHITEHURST AT FACEBOOK .COM wishes Virgin- “Indeed, of all the fads of the faddish 1920s — flagpole sitting, mah-jongg, dances like the Charleston — only crossword puzzles lasted.” — GREG DAUGHERTY AT BLOGS .SMITHSONIANMAG.COM celebrates “Because television viewers are delicate flowers whose ears must not be subjected to sharp, pointy words.” — COMMENTER SCOTTALBERTJOHNSON AT DEADSPIN.COM reasons with a heavy dose ia Ali, the matriarch of D.C.’s Ben’s Chili Bowl franchise, a happy birthday Tuesday. Ali turned 80. the 100-year anniversary of the crossword puzzle, which became popular in the United States in the 1920s. Crosswords, which were invented in the previous decade and called “word-crosses,” weren’t always so popular, though. At one point, writes Daugherty, The New York Times even called the puzzles “a primitive sort of mental exercise.” of sarcasm about why a Wichita, Kan., newscaster was ﬁred this week. Justin Kraemer, who was anchoring KSNW-TV’s Saturday night broadcast, said to his fellow newscasters, “Let’s get the f--- out of here,” when he thought the show was off the air. (It wasn’t.) Healthy adult volunteers needed The National Institute of Mental Health is conducting outpatient research studies on fear and anxiety at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Over a period of one to three visits of one to three hours each, participants will be interviewed and complete computer tasks during which heart rate will be recorded. Volunteers must be between 18-50 years of age, medically healthy, and not be taking medica tion. There is no cost for study-related tests. Compensation will be provided. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n, p l e a s e c a l l : 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 11 - 1 2 2 2 ( T T Y: 1 - 8 6 6 - 4 11 - 1 0 1 0 ) Se habla español Or go online, clinicaltrials.gov Refer to study #: 01-M-0185 or 02-M-0321 Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Inst itute of Mental Health The NIH Clinical Center, America’s research hospital, is located on the Metro red line in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health T H U R S D AY | 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 3 | E X P R E S S | 29 puzzles lookout HOROSCOPE SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your personal involvement in a family member’s activities will be greatly appreciated, but you must know when to back away. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Accuracy is the key to success. Do your best to get real-time updates and information that is not misleading. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ll be tempted to carry on as if nothing has happened, but you’ll certainly be influenced by certain recent events. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’re going to have to learn quickly in order to keep up with a rival who has been proceeding at an unusually fast pace. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You can implement certain plans in a way that wins you the advantage over those who would try to get the better of you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Focus on that which gives you a sense of calm. Know that there is a lot going on that may work against this, however. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You may not feel comfortable with what you are asked to do, but you may not have a choice. Concentrate on methods rather than motives. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You know how to capture the attention of those around you. Once you do, you’ll have some important information to provide. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your skill at sizing up people and situations is likely to come in handy when you find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may feel somewhat topsy-turvy, but a friend or loved one helps you recover your sense of equilibrium before it’s too late. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A new sensation has you exploring options you may not have considered before. This is something you want to continue, isn’t it? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your ability to adjust and keep your balance on shifting sands will serve you well. Others around you may not be so lucky. Scrabble Grams PAR SCORE 145-155, BEST SCORE 219 Sudoku DIFFICULT Wednesday’s Solution Need more Sudoku? Find another puzzle in the Comics section of The Post every Sunday and in the Style section Monday through Saturday. Wednesday’s Solution FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada. 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(EXPRESS) BE AUT Y ‘North’s Eyebrows Are Everything Mine Aren’t!’ Kim Kardashian denied allegations by Instagram commenters Monday that she waxes 6-month-old North West’s “thick, natural and amazing” eyebrows, Us Weekly reported. “Come on, I’d wait until she’s at least 2½,” Kardashian joked via Twitter on Tuesday. She added: “I’m kidding!!! It’s pretty sick for people to insinuate that I would wax my daughter’s eyebrows.” (EXPRESS) GENEROSIT Y ‘You Can Have the Oscar for This, Julia. I Have Plenty.’ Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep didn’t use stunt doubles for their fight scene in “August: Osage County,” Roberts told E! News. “It’s not how I saw the dream of my time with Meryl Streep,” she said. “But she was a worthy opponent. She was not going down without some scratches and some heels in thighs.” (EXPRESS) Annoyances DOMINIC O’NEILL (GETTY IMAGES) All We Want for Christmas Is That “I’m actually, uh, retiring, man,” Justin Bieber said in an interview with a Los Angeles radio station Tuesday, TMZ reported. Bieber said he was abandoning the music business after his next (or final?) album drops next week. Unnamed sources from Bieber’s camp told TMZ that the singer was joking. “The kid’s got ambition,” noted one source. (E XPRESS) Nico failed to match his pocket square to Pippa’s gown. You had ONE JOB. SYMME TRY KEVIN WINTER (GETTY IMAGES) You Can Still Ditch Him for Prince Harry Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend, Nico Jackson, are engaged and will marry in 2014, Us Weekly reported. 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