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Donors, Prepare to Open Wallets Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

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A split Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits on the total amount of money an individual may spend on political candidates as a violation of free speech rights, a decision sure to increase the role of money in political campaigns. The 5-4 decision sparked a sharp dissent from liberal justices, who said the decision reflects a wrong-headed hostility to campaign finance laws that the court’s conservatives showed in Citizens United v. FEC, which allowed corporate spending on elections. “If Citizens United opened a door,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in reading his dissent from the bench, “today’s decision we fear will open a floodgate.” Also dissenting were Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion striking down the aggregate limits of what an individual may spend on candidates and political committees. He noted that the limit on individual contributions to a specific candidate was not affected by the ruling.

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Before: A single donor could contribute up to $5,200 to every House and Senate candidate up to a limit of $48,600. Now: If a single donor gives $5,200 to every House and Senate candidate of one party in a 468-race election cycle, the total would be $2,433,600.

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Before: Contributions to party committees were limited to $74,600 total. Now: A single donor can give $32,400 to each of the three federal party committees each year and $10,000 to each of the party’s 50 state committees for up to $1,194,400 in a two-year election cycle.

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LOSERS Campaign finance reformers: Obviously. (Sorry, John McCain.) Big donors: Yes, you can now give money to more candidates. But, no, you can’t write unlimited checks to your favorite candidate. And, perhaps most importantly, major donors no longer have a built-in excuse when candidates and party committees come calling. The “I hit my contribution limit” excuse is gone. CHRIS CILLIZZ A (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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WINNERS Joint fundraising committees: They will almost certainly be the preferred vehicle that candidates and party committees set up to collect — and disburse — big checks from wealthy individuals. Party committees: Instead of competing to be the recipient of the $32,400 an individual donor could contribute to a national party committee each year, now the committees are free to collect $32,400 each from a major giver willing to write that sort of check. Big donors: Obviously. State parties: State parties had been starved by the aggregate limits. Now, a donor could, theoretically, give the federal limit of $10,000 to every single one of the 50 state parties.

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Deadly Shooting at Base A shooting took place at Fort Hood on Wednesday, and the Army base confirmed there were multiple injuries. Three government sources told The Washington Post that at least one person was killed. Additional details were not available at Express’ deadline. The Texas base was the scene of a shooting in 2009 where 13 people were killed. (EXPRESS) WASHINGTON

Ex-CIA Official Denies Allegations on Benghazi Mike Morell, the CIA’s former deputy director, said Wednesday that he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency’s gloating at the expense of the State Department. Morell was questioned by the House Intelligence Committee to examine who changed the talking points — and why — in the aftermath of the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. (AP) WASHINGTON

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Lawmakers Accuse GM of Cover-Up Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its faulty ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw. Members of a Senate subcommittee also said GM should tell own-

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ers of the 2.6 million recalled cars to stop driving them until they are repaired. But CEO Mary Barra said the cars, mainly Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, are safe and that she would let her son get behind the wheel if he took certain precautions. GM has said the ignition switch can move from the “run” position to the “accessory” position because of weight on the key chain. That causes the engine to shut off,

disabling power steering, power brakes and the front air bags. The switch has been linked to 13 deaths. Barra said many of the answers Congress is seeking will come out in an internal GM probe. She also said she was unaware of certain details about GM’s handling of the problem — which frustrated some. “You don’t know anything about anything,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., bristled.

Senators questioned Barra about how GM approved a replacement switch in 2006 but never changed the part number. Failing to change the number makes the part harder to track. While Barra said it was “unacceptable,” several panel members implied it was done intentionally. “I don’t see this as anything but criminal,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a former prosecutor. MARCY GORDON AND TOM KRISHER (AP)

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Did It Know? Forbes magazine notes that Hobby Lobby has a fiduciary duty under federal law to know what the companysponsored 401(k) is investing in for the benefit of its employees. (T WP)

Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of Hobby Lobby’s health care policies,” the Mother Jones article says. Investments in these sorts of companies are commonplace for the typical retirement fund. But Hobby Lobby has been arguing that it’s anything but typical. Also, there are “faith based” investment options for companies like Hobby Lobby that are particular about whom they do business with. Funds like the Timothy Plan or Ave Maria Fund screen for companies that make abortion drugs or support stem cell research. GAIL SULLIVAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Yanukovych: Crimea Is a ‘Major Tragedy’ Speaking as if he still wielded authority in Kiev or in Moscow, deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych said Wednesday that he intends to press Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine. Defensive and at times tearyeyed, Yanukovych told The Associated Press and Russia’s state NTV television that he was “wrong” to have invited Russian troops into Crimea and he still hopes to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin to get the annexed region back. “Crimea is a tragedy, a major

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tragedy,” the 63-year-old Yanukovych said, insisting that Russia’s takeover of Crimea wouldn’t have happened if he had stayed in power. He fled Ukraine in February after three months of protests focused on corruption and on his decision to seek closer ties to Russia instead of the European Union. As the world has watched the tumultuous events in Ukraine, Yanukovych has been a bit of a ghost, even as he has insisted he is still the country’s true leader. While Putin has been openly dismissive of Yanukovych, the Russian president has also described him as the legitimate leader and his ouster as illegal. Yanukovych’s statement about Crimea appeared to represent an attempt to shore up at least some support in his homeland, where

Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine on Feb. 22 amid large protests in Kiev.

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Few Casualties in Chilean Quake Iquique, Chile Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death. The country that suffers some of the world’s most powerful quakes has strict building codes, mandatory evacuations and emergency preparedness that set a global example. Authorities on Wednesday discovered six reported deaths from the previous night’s quake. It’s possible that other people were killed in older structures made of adobe in remote communities that weren’t immediately accessible, but it’s still a low toll for such a powerful shift in the undersea fault that runs along South America’s Pacific coast. “How much is it luck? How much is it science? How much is it preparedness? It is a combination of all of the above,” said Costas Synolakis, an engineer who directs the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern Cali-

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An earthquake in Chile caused a small tsunami Tuesday, but few reported deaths.

fornia. “I think what we just saw here is pure luck.” About 2,500 homes were damaged in Alto Hospicio, a poor neighborhood in the hills above Iquique, a city of nearly 200,000 people whose coastal residents joined a mandatory evacuation ahead of a small tsunami Tuesday night. Still, it was clear that the loss of life and property could have been much worse.

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Three bombs exploded Wednesday outside Cairo University’s main campus, hitting riot police deployed against near daily protests by Islamist students, killing a police general and wounding seven others, including several top police officers. The bombings were the latest in a campaign of attacks targeting Egypt’s police and military that began with the ouster last summer of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP)

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Palestinians Not Giving Up on Peace Negotiations The Palestinians are not walking away from U.S.-led efforts to reach a peace deal with Israel, a top Palestinian official said Wednesday, a day after their renewed bid for international recognition of a “state of Palestine” threw Washington’s Mideast mission into further disarray. (AP)

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Brianne Nadeau, 33, won the Ward 1 Council race with 59 percent of the vote.

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What Went Wrong With The D.C. Election Count? D.C. voters had to wait four hours after polls closed Tuesday before receiving meaningful election results after problems with a handful of voting machines led to an unusually lengthy tabulation process. The long wait — unusually long even by the generous standards of the D.C. Board of Elections — led to criticism for those left to stand around for hours waiting to hear the results of a closely watched mayoral race among other contests. Questions started arising about 9:30 p.m., 90 minutes after polls closed. In other recent elections, officials had posted the results of early voting not long after polling ended on Election Day. But on Tuesday, early voting totals were not released until nearly 10 p.m., and even then results were available for only 83 of the city’s 143 precincts. But the real confusion ensued about a half-hour later, when the first Election Day results were released. They indicated that 55 of 143 precincts were reporting, but only about 17,000 votes were

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reported in an election that was expected to attract 100,000 voters or more. Later, results for 116 precincts were reported, still accounting for only about 45,000 votes. Tamara Robinson, a board spokeswoman, said that only paper ballots had been tallied due to issues with tabulating results from the electronic voting machines. This year, for the first time, every precinct had at least two electronic machines, Robinson said, and many precinct workers did not know how to properly shut down multiple machines, leading to the long delays.

sive but did not trump Allen’s knowledge of Ward 6 constituents. In the race for the at-large seat, Bonds faced Bennett-Fleming as well as John Settles and Pedro Rubio. Bonds sponsored the Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2014, but her detractors accused her of not doing enough beyond that measure. Phil Mendelson, who was opposed by Calvin Gurley for chairman, easily won re-election Tuesday. In Ward 5, incumbent Kenyan McDuffie won nearly 80 percent of the vote in his race with Kathy Henderson and Carolyn Steptoe. And in Ward 3, Mary Cheh was unopposed. VICTORIA ST. MARTIN

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“YEP, IT’S TOURIST SEASON.” A man chats on the phone amid a group of rented tourist bikes while their riders take in views of the Washington Monument and the Reflecting Pool on Monday.

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Space Station Spotting Season Things, er, people are looking up. That’s because the International Space Station is making several appearances overhead, Potomac Local reports. Currently, ISS gazers will have to get up very early in the morning to spot the bright, nontwinkling speck in the west-southwestern sky. On Monday, however, that time will change. The ISS will be visible for six minutes, starting at 8:38 p.m. (E XPRESS)

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sideration for a loan to buy her Northwest condominium. Council members Wells and David Grosso endorsed Nadeau’s candidacy, a rare move by Council members, who usually stay out of competitive contests. Nadeua came away with 59 percent of the vote to Graham’s 41 percent. With Wells running for mayor, the race for the Ward 6 seat pitted Allen and Thompson, two relative newcomers. Both brought government experience: Allen is Wells’ former chief of staff and Thompson is a former deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Allen’s supporters said Thompson’s national exposure is impres-

A committee in Maryland’s House of Delegates on Wednesday effectively killed legislation to decriminalize use of marijuana in the state, choosing instead to form a task force to study the issue over the next year. The Maryland Senate approved a decriminalization bill in mid-March, for the second year in a row. But the House Judiciary committee chairman and members of his panel expressed concerns about the proposed law, and did not let the bill move forward. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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NoMa Neighborhood to Offer Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Those searching for a Wi-Fi signal in D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood should be having an easier time today. On Wednesday, the NoMa Business Improvement District announced it launched a free outdoor Wi-Fi network along select streets and public spaces, UrbanTurf reports. The hotspots include parts of North Capital Street, a long stretch of First Street NE and several blocks along smaller streets. (EXPRESS)


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The new device, called a “bikeometer,” is the only one of its kind on the East Coast. It will tabulate and display the number of cyclists who pass by the intersection of Lee Highway and North Lynn Street,

just south of the Key Bridge. A readout will show the daily, monthly and year-to-date totals for the estimated 500,000 cyclists who use this portion of the Custis Trail each year. “That which doesn’t get counted doesn’t count, and this counts,” Fisette said. “We are in the midst of a transformation that gives … a full range of options for getting around.” Arlington has 30 other counters, but they don’t display the information in real time. The county will use the data for research into how, where and when to address the needs of bikers and walkers, and to improve safety and access. PATRICIA SULLIVAN (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Bowser Aims for Unity The Democrat may face a serious challenger in the general election

A Still-Divided District

Democrats across D.C. turned away from incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday, picking Muriel Bowser as their November candidate. With a lackluster turnout, Bowser won with fewer votes than the losing candidate Adrian Fenty got four years ago. But Gray’s supporters abandoned him on an even larger scale. In his east-side strongholds alone, his totals dropped by almost 28,000.

Washington A day after she won the Democratic nomination for D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser sought to unify her party and look forward to the November general election — even as she said she had not yet heard from Mayor Vincent Gray. “People came out for us, and they spoke with a loud voice,” Bowser said at a room atop the National Press Club that her campaign had reserved a day before she separated from the pack of seven challengers to the mayor, beating Gray by 12 percentage points. “I’m very proud to be here after one year and now eight days on the campaign trail,” Bowser said. “We’re asking for every Democrat and everybody out there, independents and Republicans, to take a good hard look at our campaign, including Mayor Gray’s supporters.” Asked if Gray had yet reached out to her, however, Bowser said the mayor had not. Amid historically low turnout in which roughly one in five registered Democrats cast ballots, Bowser won Tuesday with 44.3 percent of the vote to Gray’s 32.4. In part, the lower turnout reflected a new, earlier schedule for the city primaries. Bowser is expected to face Council member David Catania, I-At large, in the Nov. 4 general election, perhaps setting up the first competitive general election fight since the city began electing mayors in 1974. A recent Washington Post poll, however, showed Bowser would begin with a 30-point advantage in the

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In Ward 4’s precinct 55, Gray and Bowser tied with 253 votes apiece.

Gray’s Base In the past two weeks, Gray focused on his base in Wards 7 and 8, where he won four-fifths of the vote in 2010. Gray still won there, but with far less support. In Ward 7’s precinct 110, for example, he won with 831 fewer votes than in 2010.

Bowser’s Home Win Bowser captured Ward 4, which she has represented on the D.C. Council for seven years, with 50 percent of the vote. It was the only ward that Gray won in 2010 over Adrian Fenty but lost in 2014.

Wells Comes in 3rd Tommy Wells won in four out of the city’s 143 precincts — all in his home base of Ward 6. TED MELLNIK AND EMILY CHOW (THE WASHINGTON POST )

heavily Democratic District. Bowser expressed deep confidence in a November win but said she was not discounting Catania. A major theme of her campaign in the closing weeks was that she would be a more formidable opponent to Catania than Gray, who was tied with him in the Post poll. And the challenge is serious enough that the city’s top Democratic party official said Wednesday that she plans to ask the Democratic National Committee to put serious resources into the local

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35,899 26,209 10,181 4,039 2,657 1,537

44.3% 32.4% 12.6% 5.0% 3.3% 1.9%

Why Gray Lost His Job Mayor Vincent Gray never escaped the shadow of the illegal scheme that helped him win his office in 2010. He never convinced the half of the city that voted against him four years ago that there was meat to his “One City” slogan. And in the final, decisive three weeks of the campaign, Gray failed, even on his home turf, to answer many voters’ doubts about his honesty. In his home base, it wasn’t just the scandal that damaged him. “He claims he’s doing so much for us, but look at the unemployment,” said Rusty Mason, a retired postal worker. “The city’s getting rich, but over here, it’s all the same.” To voters with doubts, any cracks that appeared in the city’s veneer of economic success made the mayor seem less suited for a second term. (T WP)

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Muriel Bowser’s margin of victory over Mayor Vincent Gray.

party to fend off Catania. “We’re asking them to put resources in here,” said Anita Bonds, chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee and herself an At-large Council member. “This is the first time we’ve ever had a challenge, you know, from a non-Democrat. … We’re going to be talking about thousands, whatever it takes.” Bonds said she has already had informal discussions with party leaders about the potential need for national party help ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. A DNC spokesman did not immediately respond Wednesday to questions on whether a D.C. mayoral race would represent an appropriate use of national funds in a congressional mid-term election year. Catania’s campaign manager, Ben Young, said Wednesday that an appeal for national assistance “sounds like a campaign that is worried.” “The local political establishment’s hold on the city government is about dislodged,” Young said. “Yesterday’s turnout was all you needed to know.” Statehood Green and Libertarian candidates will also appear on the November ballot, as well as other potential independents. M I K E D e B O N I S A N D A A R O N C . DAV I S (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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Michael Lewis “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis comes to town to discuss his new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” with The Dish’s Andrew Sullivan. Ticket price includes a copy of the book. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St.

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Turkuaz Big band Turkuaz takes the funkiest elements of Parliament, Bohannon and “Remain in Light”-era Talking Heads and funks things up a couple more notches. The Brooklyn band just released its new album, “Future 86,” featuring the wah-wah-enhanced single “Pickin’ Up (Where You Left Off).” Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Thu., 9 p.m., $15; 202-333-7700, gypsysallys.com.

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Cher On last year’s “Closer to the Truth,” Cher, below, built on the dance-pop sound that revitalized her career. Her D2K tour, with openers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, builds things up even more with lavish sets, piles of glitter and more costume changes than a Broadway musical. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $28.50-$159; 202-628-3200, verizoncenter.com. (Gallery Place)

NW; Fri., 7 p.m., $30; 202-994-6800, lisner.org. (Foggy Bottom)

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Another season of “Game of Thrones” brings another Brewery Ommegang beer inspired by the HBO series. Penn Social hosts a happy hour in honor of Fire and Blood — a red rye ale named after House Targaryen — with giveaways, games and (of course) a costume contest.

Uncalled 4 Band may have called it quits in 2011, but the D.C. go-go group didn’t exactly split up. UCB, which started as a group of talented teenage musicians in 1996, stuck together as the touring band for Washington rapper Wale. Friday, the band is reuniting for one night only (for now, at least). Howard

Penn Social, 801 E St. NW; Thu., 6 p.m., free; 202-697-4900, pennsocialdc.com. (Gallery Place)

Theatre, 620 T St. NW; Fri., 11:59 p.m., $30-$100; 202-803-2899, thehoward theatre.com. (Shaw-Howard U)

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‘Mark Twain Tonight!’

Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., $48-$153; 202-628-6161, nationaltheatre.org. (Metro Center)

Grandmaster Flash Grandmaster Flash, left, and The Furious Five are credited with inventing socially conscious hip-hop with “The Message.” But no one would have paid attention to the song’s lyrics were it not for Grandmaster Flash’s distinctive beats. The DJ’s set Saturday is free before 11 p.m. for those 21 and up. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW;

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Character actor Hal Holbrook, below, has been performing his one-man show about author Mark Twain for 60 years, adding new tidbits each year about the American satirist born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. National Theatre, 1321

Sat., 10 p.m., free-$15; 202-588-1880, ustreetmusichall.com. (U Street)

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The monthly Logan Circle street fair DC MEETMarket kicks off its 2014 season Saturday with more than 48 local vendors, live art from Kelly Towles and music from D.C.-based indie bands America Hearts and Light Arms. St. Luke’s Episcopal

The former Ladies Man has filled his post“Saturday Night Live” years with bit parts in Adam Sandler films and numerous cartoons — all while performing stand-up across the country. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903

British DJ Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) brings Shpongle, his visually mind-blowing collaboration with Raja Ram, to the 9:30 Club on Sunday. Expect a mellower mood (and fewer big bass drops) than the typical EDM show as Shpongle melds world music with psychedelic trance and ambient noise. 9:30

Columbia Pike, Arlington; Fri. & Sat., 7:30 & 10 p.m., $26; 703-486-2345, arlingtondrafthouse.com.

Church’s parking lot, 1514 15th St. NW , Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free; dcmeetmarket.com. (Dupont Circle)

New York CityBallet Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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“A perfect education in the art of ballet… intelligently focused, lucid, bold.” —The New York Times

Club, 815 V St. NW; Sun., 8 p.m., $25; 202-265-0930, 930.com. (U Street)

Conlon conducts Brahms, Shaham plays Korngold “Rare vitality, sensitivity, and dramatic acumen”

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Judah Friedlander THE WORLD CHAMPION OF EVERYTHING (EXCEPT MATH AND READING)

Though Judah Friedlander is known for his collection of catchphrase-bearing hats, the former “30 Rock” star has been sticking to just one lately. It says “World Champion” and it goes on whenever the 45-year-old Gaithersburg, Md., native transforms into his stand-up persona, The World Champion. So if you watch Friedlander perform at the DC Improv this weekend, know that you’re not seeing the gross, slacker comedy writer you know from “30 Rock,” but a bombastic, assertive karate hero who’s the best at (almost) everything. It’s been a year since “30 Rock” ended. What have you been up to?

Mostly been touring, pretty much nonstop. Been doing a variety of little acting projects here and there. I just did a little thing in [Syfy’s] “Sharknado 2.” What can you say about the film?

It’s pretty awesome. Ian Ziering killing sharks in New York. I won’t ask you to spoil the movie, but I assume your character doesn’t make it out alive.

In my stand-up act, people know me as The World Champion, the greatest karate hero on the planet. In this movie I get to show my acting range. I am not playing the

real-life karate hero and shark killer that I am. I’m playing more of a regular hero in this movie. If you were faced with a real-life sharknado, would you be Ian Ziering in that scenario?

I actually did train him and I did a few of his stunts. You also did a pingpong movie called “Ping Pong Summer.”

I did do a little pingpong movie, just a little cameo. I play pingpong and I’m an advocate for the sport. Soccer is my other game, and I did some videos for MLS called “MLS Insider.” My two big projects this year are a stand-up album and a stand-up documentary movie.

Do you have a timetable for either of your stand-up projects?

Not really. Loose ones. I’m doing them myself, so they’re going to be self-produced. They’ll both be done and out this year. Is there anything you’re not the world champion of?

Mathematics, no. Reading comprehension, no. But you wrote a book, “How to Beat Up Anybody.”

Yeah, I did. Reading and writing are two different things. Dude — they’re complete opposites. If you’re a good writer, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be a good reader.

Let’s not talk about it. You know a lot of people have a question you’re not allowed to ask? You’re not allowed to bring up my SAT scores. Did you watch the Sochi Olympics at all?

Yeah, I did check some of that out. I was not impressed. Why didn’t you compete?

I’m banned. I also boycotted the Olympics because I just think the Olympic policies that they have [are wrong]. Especially the policy of: The country that wins the most medals gets to invade Ukraine. It’s just so wrong and then all these countries agreed to do it anyway. No wonder Russia wanted that medal count. It’s just wrong — why that’s official Olympic policy, I have no idea.

“I’m not running, I’m standing for president. This country needs people to stop running away from problems and stand up for what’s right.”

During your shows, you often share ideas for what you would do if you ran the country. Are you mulling a presidential run in 2016?

I gotta correct you there: I’m not running, I’m standing for president. This country needs people to stop running away from problems and stand up for what’s right. What would be your first act as president?

I already got a place, so there’s no point in moving into the White House. I would just make that a place for anyone to live and hang out. What are you looking forward to doing when you come to D.C.?

Maybe I’ll check out the White House. See what kind of renovations I want to do. Maybe I’ll add a water park. No president’s ever given a free water park to the people. Why would they not do that? It seems obvious when you say it. Maybe no one’s thought of it.

You know, a lot of these presidents, they’re career politicians, they don’t think outside the box. That’s something I can bring to the table. RUDI GREENBERG (E XPRESS)

DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu. & Sun., 8 p.m., $17, Fri & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., $20; 202-296-7008, dcimprov.com. (Farragut North)


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Lost in the Dream Dean Wareham finds his way — even when he forgets the path Music Even after playing music for more than 25 years with three different bands, singer-songwriter Dean Wareham still doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing. “There’s always a fear that you’ll just be completely unable to write a song,” Wareham says. “You just have to start playing. Work out some kind of chord structure. Then you start humming. Then the humming sounds like something. Then you figure out what words go

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there … Maybe I do it backwards.” Wa r e h a m’s r e v e r s e s on g engineering might help explain why, at 50, he’s only just released his first solo album. The frontman for influential and atmospheric rock band Galaxie 500, dream pop group Luna, and husband-and-wife duo Dean & Britta, brings an impromptu spirit to the self-titled set of ethereal guitar-rock songs. Produced by My Morning Jacket singer Jim James, at James’ home studio in Louisville, Ky., the record has an intimate, cosmic folk-rock vibe that complements Wareham’s normally plaintive style. “This record would have been very different had Jim James not

Backstory My Morning Jacket singer Jim James, left, and Dean Wareham first got to know each other around 1999, when the reverb twang of MMJ’s debut, “The Tennessee Fire,” drew comparisons to Wareham’s band Galaxie 500. “[MMJ] kept getting compared to Galaxie 500 [because of] the reverb and the falsetto,” Wareham says. “So Jim was like, ‘Who is this band Galaxie 500? I guess I should check them out.’ I got an email from Jim a little while later just saying hi.” D.L .

been involved,” Wareham says. “He gave it a lot of energy. Some of the songs were quiet acoustic demos, and he just had the band play them so much harder. He would take all the chords out of them and just do weird things.” Wareham’s studio band, which included wife Britta Phillips (of Luna and Dean & Britta) and drummer Anthony LaMarca (now a member of the War on Drugs), made themselves at home at James’ place, where they also slept throughout the recording process. James himself added vocals and guitar to the album. “We had a lot of fun,” Wareham says. “The drums were in the living room, the recording console was in the dining room, my microphone was set up in Jim’s den. [Yet] it sounds like it was recorded in an expensive studio.” Before heading to Louisville, Wareham wrote the record quickly, which mirrors the spontaneous and free-flowing style that marks his best work. “I am kind of naive,” Wareham says. “I’m not trained. I don’t know music theory. The songs tend to have simple structures that I use again and again.” It’s the same unsophisticated approach he took back in the late 1980s with Galaxie 500. “We were just learning to play our instruments,” Wareham says. “Sometimes it’s the weaknesses of the musicians that can make it interesting.” A q u a r t e r c e nt u r y l a t e r, Wareham is a much more skilled guitarist and songwriter than he’d care to admit. To his credit, he continues to make feeling lost sound beautiful. DREW LITOWITZ (FOR EXPRESS) U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Fri., 7 p.m., $15; 202-588-1880, ustreetmusichall.com. (U Street)

Thu. ‘M’: The only thing better than watching a creepy movie about a serial killer is talking about the creepy movie with people who just did a creepy play about a serial killer. Thursday, members of the Molotov Theatre Group host a screening of Fritz Lang’s 1931 masterpiece “M” and a panel discussion. The troupe will have just finished its run of “Normal,” which, like the film, is about the “Dusseldorf Ripper,” but you don’t have to have seen the play to get creeped out by the film. Because it is very creepy. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS) Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., $5; 202-289-1200, goethe.de/ins/us/was/enindex.htm. (Mt Vernon Sq)

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Dean Wareham just released his debut solo album — more than 25 years into his career as a musician.

Cap’n Bunch

In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” out Friday, everyone’s favorite bodysuited officer battles villains and the idea that we now pretty much consider Germany the good guys. Can these other captains lend a hand? KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)

1 Captain Dickson In 2012’s “21 Jump Street,” Ice Cube plays a profane captain who clearly doesn’t expect much from Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Which makes sense, since everyone expected this movie to suck — and it was awesome!

2 Richard Phillips In one of 2013’s best picture nominees, Tom Hanks plays the real-life Phillips, a by-the-book captain who, when his ship is captured by Somali pirates, finds there’s not exactly a chapter in that book for everything.

3 Jack Ross Kevin Bacon played Ross, the prosecuting attorney in 1992’s “A Few Good Men.” This is the best movie to use when playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon because everyone in the world is in it.

4 Precinct Captain Alan Arkin was uncredited for his role in 1993’s “So I Married an Axe Murderer.” Because, you know, he had only been nominated for two Oscars, so why throw his name around?

5 Jack Sparrow Caribbean pirate Captain Jack brings a boatload (ha!) of sailing knowledge wherever he goes, while adding a boatload of money to Johnny Depp’s bank account.


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Carolina Chocolate Drops w/ David Wax Museum & Birds of Chicago .................. Daley ......................................................................................................................................... F MARTu 28 8 ALL GOOD PRESENTS All That Remains w/ Darkest Hour & Wilson ...................................................................... W 9 Infamous Stringdusters w/ Fruition .......................................................... Sa 29 U The STREET MUSIC HALL PRESENTS FlightEstate Facilities w/XWill Eastman ......................................................................................... F 211 Real w/ Pure ....................................................................................................... W APR The Sounds w/ Blondfire & Ghost Beach Early Show! 5pm Doors........................................ Sa 12 STEEZ PROMO PRESENTS: VIBRATE FEATURING Bro Safari w/ Des McMahon • RaceCarBed • Massacat Late Show! 10pm Doors............. Sa 12 Pat Green w/ Cory Morrow.......................................................................................................... W 16 ALL GOOD PRESENTS

The Revivalists & Moon Taxi w/ B Side Shuffle .................................................. Sa 19 Tycho w/ Gardens and Villa ............................................................................................................ Su 20 Boy George .................................................................................................................................... M 21 Galantis (Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklöw a.k.a. Style of Eye) .... Th 24

Band of Skulls w/ SACCO ........................................................................................................ M 28 MAY The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) w/ Nick Diamonds of Islands ......................... F 2

Wye Oak w/ Braids .......................................................................................................................... Tu 6 Mogwai w/ Majeure ......................................................................................................................... W 7 ALL GOOD PRESENTS

Papadosio ........................................................................... F 9 - w/ ELM • Sa 10 - w/ The Mantras Mastodon w/ Gojira & Kvelertak ............................................................................................... Tu 13 Panda Bear w/ Regal Degal........................................................................................................ F 16 YOU ME AT SIX w/ Deaf Havana • Stars in Stereo • Basic Vacation .............................. Su 18 Augustana w/ Twin Forks (featuring Chris Carrabba) .......................................................... M 19 The Faint ......................................................................................................................................... Tu 20

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Erykah Badu • John Legend • Chaka Khan and more!............................. JUNE 6-8 For more info and full lineup, visit capitaljazz.com

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w/ Randy Houser • Leah Turner • Charlie Worsham ........... JUNE 12

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss and Union Station w/ Kacey Musgraves .................. JUNE 14 FALL OUT BOY & PARAMORE w/ New Politics...........................................JULY 18 QUEEN + Adam Lambert .................................................................JULY 20 Neutral Milk Hotel

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Eisley w/ Merriment ...............................................................................................Th APR 3 Dean Wareham Galaxie 500 by Britta Phillips of Luna) 930.com MANY MORE(ofSHOWS ONaccompanied SALE! w/ The Vacant Lots........................................................................................................... F 4

GoldLink The God Complex Release Show w/ LAKIM ...............................................Sa 12 Black Milk with Nat Turner w/ Ab & DJ Sober....................................................... Tu 15 Fanfarlo w/ Lilies on Mars...........................................................................................Sa 26 Broods ..................................................................................................................... F MAY 2 The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl) w/ Syd Arthur....................................................................................................................M 5

Stu Larsen ..................................................................................................................... W 7 The Haxan Cloak........................................................................................................... F 9 Tobacco w/ Stargazer Lillies........................................................................................Sa 10 Chet Faker ................................................................................................................. Th 15 THE LIVING OUT LOUD TOUR FEATURING

Moosh & Twist w/ Jared Evan .................................................................................... F 23 • Buy advance tickets at the 9:30 Club box office Pimlico Race Course • Baltimore, MD BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY CONCERT FEATURING

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Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack........................................................... MAY 4 On Sale Friday, April 4 at 10am JUST ANNOUNCED!

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Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Tour with Daniel Lanois, Steven Nistor & Jim Wilson * special opening set by Daniel Lanois ..............................................................................APRIL 11

Neil Finn (of Crowded House) w/ Midlake (acoustic) ................................... APRIL 12 Rufus Wainwright w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche...................................................... APRIL 16 DOCTOR DREDD PRESENTS

Stephen “Ragga” Marley w/ Joe Mersa • Wayne Marshall • Zedicus ..........APRIL 17 David Gray .................................................................................................................. APRIL 29 LA PLUS GRANDE LÉGENDE DU ROCK FRANÇAIS

• Annie Bosko and more! .......... MAY 16

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LORDE .................................................................................................................. MAY 17 For more info, visit preakness.com/infield

Johnny Hallyday.......................................................................................................... MAY 8 Morcheeba .................................................................................................................... MAY 14 Ingrid Michaelson w/ Storyman & Sugar + The Hi-Lows ....................................... MAY 24 EELS w/ Chelsea Wolfe .................................................................................................... MAY 31 Patty Griffin w/ Parker Millsap ................................................................................... JUNE 3 Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory w/ Luke Temple.................................. JUNE 9 AEG LIVE PRESENTS

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Emma Donoghue Reading an Emma Donoghue book is like falling into a deep friendship with an unlikely stranger: a lady of the evening, a cross-dressing frogcatcher, an imprisoned child. The author’s empathy for outsiders makes for captivating characters; she illustrates the complex inner lives of her creations with a candor that shows humanity at its best and worst. Here are three books of Donoghue’s — including her eighth novel, the new “Frog Music” — worth getting tangled up in. When you come up for air, hear her speak at Politics & Prose on Saturday. ALLIE GHAMAN (E XPRESS) Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Sat., 6 p.m., free; 202-364-1919, politics-prose.com. (Van Ness)

Room (2010)

Slammerkin (2000)

A shot rings out in 1876 and cross-dressing, gun-toting frogcatcher Jenny Bonnet is dead. (This bit isn’t fiction; the San Francisco murder remains unsolved.) A few feet away, her friend, celebrated French showgirl Blanche Beunon, is bewildered and terrified. Her stumbling search for Jenny’s killer will keep the reader hooked, but Donoghue’s great triumph in “Frog Music” is her depiction of San Francisco. From the bustling back alleys of Chinatown to the city’s desolate outskirts, Donoghue’s San Francisco, seedy and libertine and vital, holds as much power over its citizens as they do over each other. YOU’LL NEED: Google Translate, best used in a private browser window. Pardon the NSFW French.

The reader cannot be emotionally prepared enough for “Room.” Donoghue’s Man Booker Prize finalist is narrated by 5-yearold Jack, raised by an abducted woman in a tiny concrete shack. Bittersweet moments — Ma and Jack play “Phys Ed” games to keep their muscles strong, and do daily chores to keep despair at bay — contrast with the dizzying climax, when the pair risk all to break free from their oppressor. Donoghue’s narrative ingenuity shines in her nuanced imagining of the powerful codependency between a young mother striving for hope and her innocent, courageous son. YOU’LL NEED: Tissues, most of the time, and a paper bag to breathe into, some of the time.

In the year 1760, 13-year-old Mary Saunders of London finds herself seeking a more exciting life at any cost. And the cost will be steep, as her path leads her to sully her reputation and risk her life as a teen prostitute. Fierce, ambitious and flawed, Mary is enchanting and exasperating all at once. The reader hopes for the best and braces for the worst as she moves from schoolyard to city square to country town, trying to improve her lot in life. Like Jenny in “Frog Music,” Mary is based on a real woman. YOU’LL NEED: A comfortable chair. Even when Mary’s at her most teenage-rebellious, the reader can’t abandon her without knowing if she’s finally grasped the edges of her lofty, irrepressible ambitions.

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Frog Music (2014)

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There are no winners in war, only losers — unless the battlefield is the National Mall and the weapons are pillows. For International Pillow Fight Day, now in its sixth year, everyone (including kids) is encouraged to grab a pillow and take part in the ultimate fluff fight. Just remember to swing lightly — this war is in the name of fun. Washington Monument grounds, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Sat., 2-4 p.m., free; pillowfightday.com. (Federal Triangle) RUDI GREENBERG (E XPRESS)

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7 MON ★ KCACTF Hip-Hop In collaboration with Hi-ARTS One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide, a program of Arts Across America, is made possible through the generosity of the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation.

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3 THU ★ One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents Liner Notes

In the age of digital downloads, hiphop’s past and present collide when dynamic performers present a unique multimedia experience curated by B-FLY Entertainment in partnership with the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

4 FRI ★ Jonzi D The hip-hop dance legend performs his solo work The Letter, which explores the responses to him being offered a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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5 SAT ★ Black Girls Rock! ™

Presents Rock! Like a Girl : MC Lyte, Jean Grae, Miri Ben-Ari, Ana Tijoux, Be’la Dona, Rapsody, DJ Beverly Bond, with a special appearance by Ms. Lauryn Hill These women show what it means to “rock like a girl.” Post-show discussion.

Please note: This concert contains explicit language. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Sat., Apr. 5 at the Hall of Nations, beg. at 4:30 p.m.

6 SUN ★ Nomadic Wax

Presents Nomadic Massive

Montreal’s multi-lingual, multi-cultural group creates open-minded hip-hop inspired by traditions of the past, most notably live instrumentation and a wide range of vocal styles. Please note: This concert contains explicit language.

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, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.

Theater Creator Award Winner: Blood at the Root The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival presents an awardwinning hip-hop theater work by Dominique Morisseau inspired by the “Jena Six,” a group of young black men in Jena, Louisiana, charged with attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High. This performance contains explicit language.

8 TUE ★ Nomadic Wax Presents The Narcicyst The Iraqi Canadian musician, actor, multimedia artist, and activist has shared his work worldwide, blending traditional Arab sounds with hip-hop.

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9 WED ★ Faith, Hip-Hop, &

12 SAT ★ Words Beats &

Life Presents Top Notch – B-boy/B-girl Battle Silver Spring, MD lyricist Trus Real and NY b-boy Kwikstep, host a battle, in which b-boys and b-girls compete for a cash prize. Judges include hip-hop artist Narumi from Japan, DC area b-boy Toyz aRe Us, and pioneering NY b-girl Rokafella, with DJ Fleg on the turntables.

Family Night: One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents A HipHop Fusion Drum Call Showcasing the international roots of hip-hop music, this program features collaborations and solo creations from drummer Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A., Theivery Corporation); all-female percussion group Batala; and noted beatmakers Asma Maroof, Hezekiah, and Arsonal.

This concert features MCs Talib Kweli, Jin, Poetic Pilgrimage, AmKoullel, The Narcicyst, and Mandeep Sethi and DJ Boo in a performance showcasing interreligious diversity and tolerance through the hip-hop lens.

The London-based duo fuses hip-hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of universal peace, equality, social justice, and environmental change.

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Two U.S. regional dance street crews, FootworKINGz from Chicago and NextLevelSquad from Brooklyn, showcase their hip-hop prowess.

11 FRI ★ Da Originalz & Miss Prissy

Da Originalz from Washington, DC and the “Queen of Krump” Miss Prissy, from Los Angeles, present their unique dance styles in an original program. ALL PERFORMERS AND PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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the Common Good, welcome by Russell Simmons and featuring Talib Kweli

Post-show discussion. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Wed., Apr. 9, at the Hall of Nations, beginning at 5 p.m.

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TIEMPO LIBRE with special guest DJ Bruno

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15 TUE ★ Boston Public Quartet

Comprised of teaching artists Betsy Hinkle, Jason Amos, Marjorie Gere, and Michael Dahlberg, the group plays a concert as part of a day of remembrance for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

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16 WED ★ Kennedy Center

American College Theater Festival The Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Showcase features scenes from a range of award-winning plays.

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In the Deep End

 CLAES OLDENBURG, ‘TEA BAG,’ 1966 The only sculpture in the show, this comically large representation of a tea bag nonetheless fits thematically with the exhibit’s 2D works. “What ties all Pop art together is its subject matter,” says curator Joann Moser, “and ordinary objects were often the most important.” “Tea Bag” is also a multiple — part of a set of identical pieces. Oldenburg was thumbing his nose at the art establishment, which was overly enamored of one-of-a-kind works.  ROBERT INDIANA, ‘LOVE,’ 1967 Robert Indiana originally designed “Love” for a Christmas card in 1965; later, he made screen prints (shown below), sculptures and paintings of the image. Consumer culture spawned the work, which led to actual consumer products: Today, “Love” appears on T-shirts and knickknacks worldwide. “There was always a lot of back and forth between Pop art and advertising,” Moser says.

Pop artists weren’t shallow. They used superficiality to touch on the profound

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW; through Aug. 31, free; 202-6337970, americanart.si.edu. (Gallery Place)

 JIM DINE, ‘UNTITLED,’ 1966 Both Jim Dine’s father and grandfather owned hardware stores, so the artist grew up around tools. Part of his “Tool Box” series, this cluttered screen printed collage also features a photo of Dine’s kids in a tub. Elevating such ordinary objects was a reaction against the work of abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock.

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THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. (ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY)

CLAES OLDENBURG JIM DINE (ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY)

A Pop art collage of a giant Donald Duck head, an old family photo and lots of power tools — funny, odd, maybe a wry nod to consumerism, but hardly a Rembrandt, right? “Pop art is much more layered and complex than people think,” says Joann Moser, curator of “Pop Art Prints” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “It serves as the mirror that exaggerates … reflecting the culture we live in back to us in the different way.” Pop art works are indeed deeper and darker than their bold, flat appearances suggest. The artists, who were at their busiest in the 1960s, were inspired not only by advertising and popular culture, but also by the politically charged events of the era and the media that covered them. Many Pop artists worked with texts and images taken straight out of newspapers and magazines. Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist regularly used media clips in their works. Andy Warhol produced a series of monochromatic prints illustrating media coverage of death and disaster. A few of these — screen printed photos of Jackie Kennedy at President Kennedy’s funeral, and police dogs attacking a civil rights protester — are in the exhibition. Not that the artists themselves were any less bewildered by current events than fans and critics of their works: “Pop artists were commenting on consumer society, while attempting to understand it themselves,” Moser says. ELENA GOUK ASSIAN (FOR E XPRESS)

MORGAN ART FOUNDATION (ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY)

Exhibits

 ANDY WARHOL, ‘JACKIE III,’ 1966 Andy Warhol collected numerous images of Jackie Kennedy from international media coverage of John F. Kennedy’s death, using them to create a number of portraits of the first lady in mourning. Both death and celebrity fascinated Warhol.

 ROY LICHTENSTEIN, ‘SWEET DREAMS, BABY!,’ 1965 Although inspired by the mass production of comic books, Lichtenstein always drew his Ben-Day dots — the pixels of the printing process used by comic books of the era — by hand. With one foot in “high art” methods and the other in “low art” imagery, the artist brought the two worlds together while pointing out the absurdity of their segregation. Pow!


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The Bard in Our Backyard Shakespeare seems to be everywhere in Washington. Why do we love him so much?

THE BARD PLAYED ON KOKO LANHAM; SHAKESPEARE THEATRE; CAROL ROSEGG

Want to see some Shakespeare? There’s plenty to choose from:

‘Hamlet … the Rest Is Silence’

Theater

Synetic Theater launched its wordless Shakespeare series with this rendition of Hamlet in 2002. To celebrate giving 10 Shakespeare shows the silent treatment, the company is reviving its original hit. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington; through Sun., 866-8114111, synetictheater .org. (Crystal City)

‘Twelfth Night’ Baltimore crowds can catch Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy at Center Stage —  with a cast featuring Broadway and West End vets.

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Much ado has been made about the various Shakespearean elements in “House of Cards,” the political drama set in D.C. Kevin Spacey’s character breaks the fourth wall, just like the titular king in “Richard III,” his power-hungry wife acts like Lady Macbeth and his grudge against the president is straight out of “Othello.” But that’s nothing compared to the influence that Shakespeare — whose 450th birthday is this month — wields in real-life Washington. It makes sense that Shakespeare’s works, which are populated by royalty and rulers, would resonate in the nation’s capital, arguably the most powerful city in the world. He penned all of his memorable phrases while living in London at the dawn of the British Empire. So the barbs about politics and law that once drew titters from the crowds at the Globe Theatre are met with the same knowing laughter by Washington audiences today. And the questions Shakespeare raised in his plays are still topics for debate in the highest echelons of government. (Sometimes literally: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presides each year over the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Mock Trial, which makes a federal case out of a plot point.) The Bard’s status here has been boosted even higher by the presence of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which sits just a block from the U.S. Capitol. The marble building is as impressive as any presidential monument, especially considering the treasures inside. It’s regarded as the world’s finest collection of works by, about and related to the playwright. Take the First Folio, the book

The Shakespeare Theatre Company recruits politicians (that’s Rep. Jim McDermott and Sen. Susan Collins, top) and judges (that’s justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito, above) for its events.

“People are still concerned about what power means, and how to hold on to it.” — TOM PRE W IT T, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR WSC AVANT BARD, ON WHY D.C. AUDIENCES CONNECT WITH SHAKESPEARE’S CENTURIES-OLD PLAYS

published in 1623 that collected 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. “It’s the one with the familiar picture of the bald guy,” says Garland Scott, the Folger’s head of external relations. Of the 750 copies printed, there are only about 230 copies still in existence, and the Folger has 82 of them. (A Japanese university comes in a distant second with a dozen.) The library attracts researchers from around the globe, so Shakespeare is on a lot of minds in D.C. He’s also all over our stages. According to the Theatre Communications Group, which keeps tabs on performances nationwide, D.C. has an impressive appetite for the Bard. Reports from the organi-

Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore; through Sun.; 410-3320033, centerstage.org.

‘Shakespeare in The Burg’ “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Henry IV, Part I” are part of this 450th birthday bash planned in Middleburg, Va. Events also include a playwright competition, acting workshops and Shakespeare-themed restaurant menus. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg, Va.; Fri.-Sun.; 540-687-3448, shakespeareintheburg .com.

‘Hamlet’ Founded in 2010, the Annapolis Shakespeare

Company mounts several productions a year. Later this season, audiences can enjoy “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “The Tempest.” Annapolis Shakespeare Company, 111 Chinquapin Round Road, No. 114, Annapolis; through April 13; 410415-3513, annapolis shakespeare.org.

‘Henry IV’ Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn is directing both parts of “Henry IV” in repertory. Learn more about the productions at free events throughout their runs, including “Page and Stage” (Sunday, 5-6 p.m.), which will feature the artistic team and local scholars, and “Bookends” (April 9 for Part I, April 16 for Part II), pre- and postshow discussions. Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW; Part I: through June 7; Part II: through June 8; 202-547-1122, shakespearetheatre .org. (Gallery Place)

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ New York’s Fiasco Theater takes to the Folger’s Elizabethan stage for this take on a work thought to be Shakespeare’s first play. There’s a pay-what-you-can performance on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available one hour before, cash only. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE; April 17-May 25, 202-5447077, folger.edu/theatre. (Capitol South)

Local options to see Shakespeare include, from top: “Hamlet … the Rest Is Silence” at Synetic Theater; “Henry IV” at Shakespeare Theatre and “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at Folger Theatre.

zation’s members show that Shakespeare plays have accounted for 12.9 percent of their productions in town since 1998. That’s more than double the national percentage, says executive director Teresa Eyring, adding that D.C. productions are done by “the best of the best.” On any given weekend, Washington theatergoers have several Shakespearean options, many of them innovative interpretations, says Tom Prewitt, artistic director for WSC Avant Bard. His company has performed all-female Shakespeare, all-nude Shakespeare and Shakespeare in Klingon. Another unusual approach? Wordless Shakespeare.


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The Folger Library, shown far left under construction in 1930, nods to the significance of its location. A Puck statue seems to laugh at the Capitol, while the U.S. coat of arms in the Great Hall, far right, celebrates it.

The Folger boasts 82 copies of the First Folio, the 1623 book that collected 36 Shakespeare plays. Visitors can flip through a digitized copy in the Founder’s Room.

Zeigler says. For decades, the Folgers went on a shopping spree, and stashed their acquisitions in warehouses. They were secretive about their dealings because they were worried about skewing prices in the rare-book market. Even selecting

an address for their library was a hushhush affair. “There were 10 possible places written on a small piece of paper in alphabetical order. Amherst [Mass.] was first, and Washington was last,” Grant says. Brooklyn, N.Y., and Princeton, N.J.,

Happy Birthday, Will! The Folger Shakespeare Library (201 E. Capitol St. SE, folger.edu) was dedicated on April 23, 1932 — Shakespeare’s 368th birthday. The library has been marking the occasion every year since. For the big 4-5-0, there are impressive (and free!) plans afoot. These activities kick off a multiyear celebration leading up to 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Several mega projects are in the works, including a plan to bring a First Folio to all 50 states. Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture

Shakespeare’s the Thing: Celebrating 450 Years of Shakespeare

THU., 7:30 P.M.

University of York professor Brian Cummings tackles the problems associated with writing a biography of Shakespeare.

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“It was risky. But I knew Washingtonians knew the Shakespeare stories,” says Synetic Theater’s Paata Tsikurishvili, who first attempted this physical style of storytelling with “Hamlet … The Rest is Silence” in 2002, and has turned the concept into an ongoing series. The Shakespearean saturation is particularly gratifying to Michael Kahn, who came to Washington in 1986 to helm the theater at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Because of rising deficits, the library’s trustees were considering dissolving the performance wing of the organization. Under Kahn’s guidance, however, Shakespeare became a hot ticket. In 1992, Kahn’s Shakespeare

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Cloudy skies were spitting rain that day in 1918, so Henry and Emily Folger popped up their umbrellas as they set off on a walk from Union Station. The New Yorkers were hunting down a suitable home for their “boys,” which is what Mr. Folger called the books in their beloved — and unrivaled — Shakespeare collection. Visitors taking a stroll around Capitol Hill today can find it inside the GrecoDeco building at 201 E. Capitol St. But few people know the story of how the Folger Shakespeare Library wound up in Washington, or even who the Folgers were. (No coffee fortunes were involved.) Author Stephen H. Grant hopes to change that with the release last month of “Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger” ($30, Johns Hopkins University Press). Grant chronicles how Henry Folger’s smarts landed him a job at Standard Oil, where he earned big bucks. But he and his wife didn’t live like other Industrial Revolution tycoons. The childless couple rented a house, never entertained and socked away nearly every penny to put toward their Shakespeare collection. Their purchasing power overseas was magnified thanks to lucky timing. Think of “Downton Abbey,” says Georgianna Ziegler, the Folger’s head of reference. In the early 20th century, Brits on the verge of losing large estates were willing to cut deals for cash. And it may have been a good thing that the Folgers swooped in when they did. “Because of the wars, many precious British manuscripts were destroyed,”

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This exhibit curated by Georgianna Ziegler showcases items from the collection that represent four centuries of “Bardolatry.” See Salvador Dali’s costume designs for a 1948 production of “As You Like It,” a bookcase that’s a miniaturized version of the Shakespeare “temple” located at an 18th-century actor’s house and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Barbie.

were also on the list, as was Stratfordupon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. After weighing the costs, accessibility to scholars and cultural clout of each location, the Folgers settled on the nation’s capital. As Grant quotes Henry Folger in his book, “I finally concluded I would give it to Washington; for I am an American.” But he didn’t tell anybody. After the couple settled on a location, they spent nine years covertly acquiring deeds for all 14 houses on the block, Grant says. Eventually, the Folgers revealed their secret. Architects were hired, plans drawn and the cornerstone laid. And then Mr. Folger dropped dead. There are parallels between the collector and his idol, Grant notes: “Shakespeare died and never saw a compilation of his works, and Folger never saw his library.” But the legacies of both men live on in the same building. V.H.

Theatre Company broke off from the Folger and relocated to a larger space downtown. (So you can also credit Shakespeare with some of the city’s urban renewal, Kahn notes.) The Shakespeare Theatre Company now operates two downtown theaters, the Folger is back in show business, and STC’s annual Free For All continues to mint new Shakespeare fans. “It’s difficult to read [Shakespeare] at home by yourself. He wrote it to be acted,” Kahn says. “Seeing it live, you get caught up in it. That’s the best way to encounter Shakespeare.” And the best place? Well, that’s obvious. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)


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These successful local chefs said ‘no thank you’ to the culinary-school path If Jennifer Nguyen has 10 free minutes at work, you won’t catch her texting with pals. Instead, the executive chef of Zentan, a modern Asian restaurant in Thomas Circle, is likely leading an impromptu lesson on slicing sashimi as inquisitive sous chefs look on. Nguyen f inds every teachable moment because, as a chef who never attended culinary school, she knows the importance of curiosity in the kitchen. Like Nguyen, other notable D.C. chefs

— including Bradley Curtis of Flight Wine Bar, Aaron McCloud of Cedar and Matt Kuhn of Ardeo + Bardeo — have found success without a formal degree. “It sets us apart because we’re a little more driven,” Nguyen says. “We don’t have the advantage of a piece of paper. We have will.” Michael Babin, founder of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group (which oversees 17 local restaurants including Iron Gate, Red Apron Butcher

and ChurchKey) estimates that he’s inter viewed more than 500 chef candidates in his 17 years of experience. He says a culinary degree is not a prerequisite, though it doesn’t hurt. “With a culinary degree you’re learning principles, ideas and technique, but learning those things in a busy kitchen is a different thing,” Babin says. “You’re getting a real-time reaction of your peers, your boss and the guests. That experience molds you much more

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quickly than culinary school.” In her teens, Nguyen took orders at a Chinese restaurant in Lancaster, Pa., but spent more time stealing peeks of cooks working the woks. She began honing her skills at a small Thai restaurant in Philadelphia under chef Kamol Phutlek. Her big break came when she was promoted to executive sous chef at Morimoto, an Asian fusion restaurant in Philadelphia. “I worked three times as hard because I didn’t have the advantage of going to school.” Nguyen says. “It gives you a special humbleness.” She also credits nurturing chefs like Phutlek for her strong foundation of skills. “If you can take something from each chef you work with, you’re already ahead of the curve.” Nguyen had the benefit of working for big-name chefs in major cities, but that’s not the only recipe for success.


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Weekend Pass Don’t Rule Out School All this is not to say that you should drop out of culinary school and start tossing pizza. Patrice Olivon, the director of culinary arts at the top-ranked L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., sees culinary school as a fast track into an increasingly competitive industry. (Notable grads include Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya, Shannon Overmiller of The Majestic, and Carla Hall.) “Of course anything is possible, but outside of culinary school, you only learn a new thing every so often because busy chefs don’t have time to teach, making progress slower,” he says. “Culinary school shoots you to the top.” Olivon described a recent graduate’s promotion to sous chef at Vidalia with great pride. It took only nine months after he handed her a diploma, and she didn’t have to start out on dishwashing duty. Another perk of that diploma is the unmatched peer network you gain, as well as the recognition. It’s not uncommon for fellow graduates to put in a good word for one another, or look to hire alumni of the same program. L.H. Flight executive chef Bradley Curtis “mom-and-popped” at a Maine pizza place when he was 14, and later at a small Moroccan restaurant in New York. It was there that he met his mentor, Russ Catalano. “He was rough on me,” Curtis says. “But he saw something and pushed me. I learned how to handle stress. That’s not taught in culinary school.” Catalano’s influence can be seen in the touches of Moroccan flavors that come through on Flight’s menu, like the bronzino dusted with sumac and za’atar pesto. Other chefs inched into the kitchen after front-of-the-house gigs. Take Aaron McCloud. Before he began serving garden-rich dishes at Cedar in Penn Quarter, McCloud serenaded diners with his violin in his early teens at a fine dining restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich. “The idea was to make millions as a concert violinist and buy a restaurant,” McCloud says. Instead, he traded his bow for a dishrag and never looked back. “I didn’t have anybody telling me, ‘You’re going to go to school and when you get your diploma you’ll be a chef.’ I had people kicking my ass.” McCloud earned an undergraduate dual degree in marketing and hotel, restaurant and travel administration. At 23, he became the chef de cuisine at a Florida hotel. The move that catapulted his career, however, was serving as saucier at the AAA Five Diamond Award-win-

ning Victoria and Albert’s restaurant in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. District residents can thank that stint for the bacon vinaigrette sauce atop the Texas wild boar dish at Cedar. Like McCloud, Matt Kuhn, the executive chef of Ardeo + Bardeo, was lured by the call of the kitchen and changed his plans. “When I got to college I was going to major in marine biology, but then found out they had a restaurant management program,” Kuhn says. In an era when chefs are expected to manage people, inventory, the kitchen facility and more, the degree gives Kuhn a leg up. Throughout school, Kuhn worked at The Gourmet Shop in Columbia, S.C., where he’d open the cafe at 5 a.m., escape to class in the afternoon and return to the helm as kitchen manager. “Real-world experience is faster than going to culinary school,” Kuhn says. “Every day you work you learn over 20 new things.” L AUR A HAYES (FOR E XPRESS)

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How do you do that through food?

The idea was starting in the South and having a chicken with milk gravy. If you take the milk out, and you add sour cream and paprika you could be in Hungary. If you take the milk out, and you add tomatoes and bananas and habanero, you can be in West Africa. The technique is the same, basically, but you’re changing the spices. And that’s sort of how we are as people. We’re very similar, and the differences are very small.

CHEF, CO-HOST, COOKBOOK AUTHOR

Carla Hall is a former “Top Chef” contestant, a D.C. resident, owner of an artisanal cookie company and a co-host of ABC’s “The Chew.” But her true calling is expanding America’s definition of “comfort food.” In her new cookbook, “Carla’s Comfort Foods” ($30, Atria Books), the native of Nashville, Tenn., begins with the Southern recipes she grew up eating and branches out to explore classic dishes from around the world. She’ll talk about it at Sixth and I on Monday. This book is about comfort food, but a very international version of comfort food.

As soon as I say “comfort food,” you go to macaroni and cheese, collard greens, smothered chicken, barbecue. But the fact of the matter is I love all kinds of foods from all over the world, and they’re just as comforting as food from my region. Did you get to travel all over the world to find recipes?

No. I wish. Some of the dishes come from the places I’ve traveled. Some of it is just traveling around D.C. because, as you know, we have so many different cuisines represented here. It’s really nice to kind of travel through food here in D.C. What local places do you like?

A lot of the places we go to are joints. We just want a little joint. I

You cook very healthfully. How do you do that with comfort food?

FRANCES JANISCH

Mission, a taqueria from the same ownership duo behind Mason Inn and George, opened March 25 in Dupont (1606 20th St. NW; 202525-2010, missiondupont.com). Leading the kitchen is Rodrigo Albarran, who also owns R&R Tacos, the acclaimed taqueria in an Elkridge, Md., gas station. At both spots, Albarran serves Mexico City-inspired tacos and sopes, though Mission boasts a fuller menu that includes hamburgers and ceviches. You know they’ll be delicious, but here are three things you probably didn’t know. 1. Chef Albarran used to work full time as a commercial pilot and is a certified flight instructor. He got furloughed while working at a cargo company and took it as a sign to pursue the opportunity to open R&R with his dad. 2. On the second floor, you’ll find a retro-looking pay phone tucked in a photo booth. It’s not connected to a land line, but there is an electrical outlet in the booth. Co-owner Fritz Brogan calls the space the “cellphone charging station.” 3. Mission claims to be the only restaurant in D.C. with Corona ontap. Technically, it has Corona Light on draft, which is not unique: Agua 301 near Nats Park offers the same cerveza on tap.

Carla Hall

think that’s why you have to go to Wheaton, Md., and Fairfax and Falls Church. They’re still there. I’m really happy about our restaurant scene, but unfortunately the more expensive the real estate is, you kind of push those places out. I don’t know what the solution is. You want that authentic food, but they can’t really afford to be downtown.

What I really try to do is to come back to having those fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch. When you’re controlling what you make and what you’re putting into your food, it can be very healthy. At the Sixth and I event, you’ll be speaking with Pati Jinich of Pati’s Mexican Table.

What was the inspiration for this cookbook?

The f irst t hought t hat I had actually had nothing to do with food and had more to do with people. It was around 2012, and people were just focusing on their differences. I said, “You know, I wish I could show through food how we’re very similar.”

I love her! She’s been on “The Chew” at least three times. [Cohost] Mario [Batali] has a huge crush on Pati. BETH MARLOWE (EXPRESS) Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW; Mon., 7 p.m., $20; 202-4083100, sixthandi.org. (Gallery Place)

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CARLA HALL’S TANGY HOT CABBAGE SLAW “There’s a pupusas joint near my home that gets packed as dinnertime approaches. Their hot griddled cornmeal cakes come with a little plastic container of this slaw, which balances the hearty meat-and-cheese fillings. This super simple slaw is just as good on any other cornmeal creation.”

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“I love all kinds of foods from all over the world, and they’re just as comforting as food from my region.”

ON THE SPOT

IN OTHER CHEWS

Ingredients 1 ⁄2 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sugar 1 ⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 cups thinly sliced cabbage

Makes Eight Servings In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper until the sugar dissolves. Add the cabbage, onion, carrot, jalapeno and oregano and toss well. You can cover the slaw and refrigerate it overnight, but it’s best fresh. You can adjust the amount of onion to your taste. To make it spicier, keep the seeds in the chile and add another if you’d like. Recipe adapted from “Carla’s Comfort Foods” with permission.


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American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center: “Sightlines: Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina and Dean Smith,” a group exhibition curated by Tim Doud features work by the artists, through April 16. 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-8851300, american.edu/cas/katzen. Anacostia Community Museum: “Black Baseball in the District of Columbia,” 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. Arlington Arts Center: “CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art,” features veteran artists Ken Ashton, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Soledad Salame, Erik Thor Sandberg and Foon Sham, alongside the more recent arrivals Tariq Tucker, J.J. McCracken, Nikki Painter, Alex Podesta and Dane Winkler, through April 18. “Here and Now,” features the work of the art center’s 12 resident artists, through April 13. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-248-6800, findyourartist.org. Art Museum of the Americas: “Territories and Subjectivities: Contemporary Art from Argentina,” an exhibition featuring 33 artists explores trends from regions of the country, through July 6. 201 18th St. NW; 202-370-0147, museum.oas.org. Arthur M. Sackler Galle 0ry: “Chigusa and the Art of Tea,” exploring the tea culture of Japan, Korea and China, this exhibition features Chinese calligraphy, Chinese and Korean tea bowls, Japanese stoneware containers and more, through July 27. “Eyes of the World: Ara Guler’s Anatolia,” the photographer’s iconic snapshots of medieval Seljuk and Armenian buildings from 1965, through Aug. 3. “Perspectives: Rina Banerjee,” the contemporary artist draws inspiration from her native of India, creating a sculptural


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‘BEYOND BOLLYWOOD’ at the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Cen-

ter focuses on the history of Indian Americans. Above, from left, Sen. John F. Kennedy, Congressman Dalip Singh Saund and Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson meet in 1958.

river of glass bottles on the floor of the

the Arts: “ALOG: Shades of Spring,”

museum pavilion, through June 8. 1050

the gallery’s annual arts and crafts

Independence Ave. SW; 202-633-1000,

show, Thu.-Sun. 12901 Town Commons

asia.si.edu.

Drive, Germantown, Md.; 301-528-2260,

Artisphere: “Industrial Paradise,” artist Jessica van Brakle’s work examines the complex relationship between man and nature through conflicting, contrasting and yet coexisting notions of harmony, permanence, strength and ecology, through June 7. “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 Sun. 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-875-1100, artisphere.com. Athenaeum: “Loloudi: Flower/to Flower,” in conjunction with the Washington Sculptor’s Group, a display of sculptural media will address the theme of “Flower/to Flower,” with loose or literal interpretation using symbolism, signs, metaphor, narrative or conceptually based, through May 4. 201 Prince St., Alexandria; 703-548-0035, nvfaa.org. LAST CHANCE BlackRock Center for

blackrockcenter.org. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop: “Shape of Things,” work by 20 artists in a variety of media that were selected during a region-wide competition, through April 17. 545 Seventh St. SE; 202-5476839, chaw.org. Corcoran Gallery of Art: “American Journeys — Visions of Place,” a new installation of the museum’s pre1945 American paintings and sculpture collection organized around the theme of the changing notion of place in the history of American art. “Jennifer Steinkamp and Jimmy Johnson: Loop,” a visual art and sound installation by new-media artist Steinkamp and electronic composer Jimmy Johnson, through April 20. “Rineke Dijkstra: The Krazyhouse,” a four-channel video installation by Dijkstra presents a sequence of a group of five young people, singing along to songs they selected and dancing, through June 15. “Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #65,” LeWitt’s piece, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, through March 15, 2015. 500 17th St. NW; 202-639-1700, corcoran.org.

Fairfax Art League: “Art-A-Tax,” a collection of art by Larry Oskin and Oscar Vigano includes photographs, paintings and drawings, through April 18. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax; 703-273-2377, fairfaxartleague.net. Flashpoint: “Touch Me: Emily Biondo + Bradford Barr,” the two artists collaborate on an interactive light environment, through May 10, noon-6 p.m. 916 G St. NW; 202-315-1305, culturaldc.org. Folger Shakespeare Library: “Shakespeare’s the Thing,” in honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday anniversary, members of the Folger staff selected pieces from the venue’s collection that demonstrate Shakespeare’s influence on visual art, performance and scholarship, through June 15. 201 E. Capitol St. SE; 202-544-4600, folger.edu. Foundry Gallery: “Double Takes,” reimagined still-lifes and landscapes by Judy Gilbert Levey, through April 27. 1314 18th St. NW; 202-463-0203, foundrygallery.org. Freer Gallery of Art: “Chinese Ceramics for Tea in Japan,” a display of Chinese bowls, jars and ceramics acquired by Charles Lang Freer, through Sept. 14. “Japanese Screens: Landscapes and Waterscapes,” a collection of Japanese screens from the 15th to 19th century, through Aug. 24. “Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler,” drawings, etchings and watercolors from the artist that were created while he was traversing the French countryside in the summer of 1858, through Sept. 28. “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 lifesize 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 shows the connection, exhibiting works by American artist Thomas Dewing alongside Japanese pieces that Freer collected in the late 1890s, through May 18. “The Nile and Ancient Egypt,” high quality artifacts from the Continued on page E18


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collections of Freer Gallery are showcased to illuminate the role and importance of water animals for ancient Egyptian religion and afterlife. “Women in Chinese Painting,” an exhibit featuring 30 works introducing goddesses, court ladies, empresses and more examines the role of women in the art world, through April 27. Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW; 202-633-1000, asia. si.edu.

“The timbre and style of a soul singer and the repertoire of a pop flamenco star.” - The New Yorker

Gallery at Convergence: “Syria: Sacred Spaces. Ancient Prayers: A photographic and musical exhibition of pre-war Syria,” an exhibit of music and photography that examines musician and photographer Jason Hamacher’s cultural preservation efforts during his time in Syria, through April 28. 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria; 703998-6260.

Goethe-Institut: “Gute Aussichten: New German Photography 20132014,” this exhibit presents a range of diverse ideas, reflections and photographic strategies, forms and media that not only depict the status quo, but also inspires, through April 25. 812 Seventh St. NW; 202-289-1200, goethe.de/ ins/us/was. Hillyer Art Space: “Everitt Clark,” the photographer displays his work, opening Fri., through April 26. “Kimberley Parr-Roenigk,” the local artist displays her hyper-realistic paintings and landscapes, opening Fri., through April 26. “Michael Havneraas,” the artist’s graphic, comic-book like drawings are displayed, opening Fri., through April 26. 9 Hillyer Court NW; 202-338-0680, hillyerartspace.org. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: “Barbara Kruger: Belief

+ Doubt,” the entire museum space

1959 and 1978 explores the force of

— walls, floor, escalator sides — is

gravity in artistic production, through

wrapped in text on vinyl by the artist,

June 15. Seventh Street and Indepen-

immersing visitors in halls of voices

dence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000,

tion featuring sculptures, paintings and

hirshhorn.si.edu. Honfleur: “Primary Urges,” an exhibit featuring the work of artists Brad Fesmire, Vanessa Irzyk and Sarah Boyts Yoder, through April 25. 1241 Good Hope Road SE; 202-365-8392, honfleurgallery.com. Koshland Science Museum: Ongoing exhibits: “Earth Lab” provides the latest data models and decision tools to create strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change. “Life Lab” contains information about the science of healthy living, how the brain works, and how to plan healthy meals. 525 E St. NW; 202-334-1201, koshland-science -museum.org.

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that address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power and belief. “Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo,” an exhibit featuring works by the Spanish artists, through May 18. “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950,” international art that has risen since the end of World War II, through May 26. “Directions: Jeremy Deller: English Magic,” footage by Deller from the film “English Magic” provides a portrait of Britain and explores how “consumerism, technology and the new monotony of work” have altered experiences with nature, culture and history, through Aug. 31. “Gravity’s Edge,” an installa-

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DESTRUCTION IS THE HEART of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture

Garden’s exhibit “Damage Control.” Christian Marclay’s “Guitar Drag,” for example, is a video installation depicting a guitar being dragged behind a vehicle.

on exhibitions and historic aircraft and

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Louis to the Apollo 11 command mod-

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niture From the Kaufman Collection,

and outer space. Sixth Street and Inde-

1700-1830,” one of the largest collec-

pendence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000,

tions of Early American furniture in pri-

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vate hands, acquired over the course of

National Building Museum: “House and Home,” an ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home, Ongoing exhibits: Learn about the history of buildings and their environmental impact. 401 F St. NW; 202-272-2448, nbm.org. National Gallery of Art, West Building: “Civic Pride: Dutch Group Portraits From Amsterdam,” rare depictions by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst of meetings

five decades by George M. and Linda H. Kaufman. “Modern German Prints and Drawings From the Kainen Collection,” the museum celebrates Ruth Kainen’s love for German expressionism with a display of 123 donated works, including drawings, lithographs, etchings and more, through June 29. “The Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art: Behind the History,” a display of photographs from the World War II era, Continued on page E22

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on Washington, 1963,” a collection of

documents and memorabilia, through

photos and artifacts commemorat-

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ing two major events in American his-

Avenue NW; 202-737-4215, nga.gov.

tory, through Sept. 7. “Food: Transform-

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 focused on the photographer’s work capturing images of African culture, through Aug. 24. 950 Independence Ave. SW; 202-633-4600, africa.si.edu. National Museum of American History: “American Stories,” a crosssection of the museum’s collection of artifacts shows how stories and history have shaped our national identity. For a limited time, visitors can view John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” manuscript and the Miss Piggy puppet on display in the exhibit through June 17. “Camilla’s Purse,” a display of Holocaust survivor Camilla Gottlieb’s purse and its contents, which include her 1884 birth certificate, through May 4. “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March

ing 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. Michelle Obama’s second inaugural gown loan, first lady Michelle Obama’s second inaugural gown temporarily replaces her first in the First Ladies Room, through Jan. 19. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-633-1000, americanhistory.si.edu. National Museum of Natural History: “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” through images, music, visual art and first-person narratives, this exhibit explores the influence and experience of Indian

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AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K Street N.W.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 8:00-9:30-11:00 Noah (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 2:00-5:00-8:20 Sabotage (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 2:25-5:05-7:45-10:30 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: 4:00-6:35-9:05 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 4:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:20-5:05-9:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: 2:40-7:25 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:35-1:35-2:45-3:45-4:45-6:00-8:00-9:15 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:00 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: 8:00-11:00 Bad Words (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 12:15-2:30-4:45-7:00-10:15 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:00-2:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:50 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 5:20 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 1:00-3:30-6:00-8:30 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 2:45 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: 7:20 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: 1:00-4:15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) IMAX;RealD 3D: 8:00-11:05 Captain America Double Feature 3D (NR) Real D 3D: (!) 5:30

AMC Loews Uptown 1

3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W. www.AMCTheatres.com Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:15-4:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00

AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW

www.AMCTheatres.com

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00-9:00 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:30-4:30-8:10 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:45-5:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:50-5:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:50-4:00-8:10 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 2:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:41-5:25 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:15 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:05-2:355:00-7:55 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 3:10

Avalon

5612 Connecticut Avenue

www.theavalon.org

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (NR) Academy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film: 7:40 Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (NR) 100% Rotten Tomatoes!: 1:00-3:10-5:20 Particle Fever (NR) 12:15-2:45-5:40-8:00

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW

www.landmarktheatres.com

Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Celestine) (PG) Dubbed in English: 3:20-5:30 Nymphomaniac: Volume I (NR) 1:15-3:45-9:20 Big Men (NR) 2:10-4:40-9:40 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 4:30-7:00-9:30 Particle Fever (NR) 12:50-3:00-5:10-7:20 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 12:45-1:45-2:30-3:15-4:15-5:00-5:45-6:45-7:30-8:15-9:15-9:45-10:00 Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Celestine) (PG) French with Subtitles: 1:10-7:40-9:50

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 707 Seventh Street NW

www.regalcinemas.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS: 1:50-7:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:30-10:10 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:20-1:10-3:50-4:30-7:00-7:45-10:10-10:45 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-2:40-5:20-7:55 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 5:00-10:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 12:00-2:25-5:05-7:35 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:15-1:00-1:40-3:50-4:30-7:10-10:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:20-4:20-7:15-10:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-10:30 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 12:10-2:35-7:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:05-2:45-5:25-8:00-10:35 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:50-3:40-6:50-9:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 11:55-2:20-4:45 Captain America Marathon 3D (NR) RealD 3D: (!) 5:30 Need for Speed (PG-13) 4:40-10:40 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 12:00-2:30-5:10-7:40-10:20

West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW

http://westendcinema.com/

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) Washington Post Critic's Pick!: 7:00-9:20 Honey (Miele) (NR) English Subtitles;New York Times Critic's Pick!: 3:00-7:20 Omar (NR) English Subtitles;Oscar nominee- Best Foreign Language Film!: 2:30-4:40 Enemy (R) "Divertingly clever and effectively creepy!" NY Times: 5:20-9:30

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

Native American artists including Rick

202-633-1000, nmai.si.edu. National Museum of Women in the Arts: “Circa ’75: Judy Chicago,” features selected works by Chicago in honor of her 75th birthday. Chicago’s work explores female identity and women’s cultural achievements, through April 13. “Equal

Bartow, Phillip John Charette and Joe

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tral America’s Past Revealed,” Central American ceramics from 1000 B.C. to the present, through Feb. 1, 2015. “Making Marks: Prints From Crow’s Shadow Press,” features 18 works by seven

(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket Bad Words (R) Rolling Stone Critic's Pick!: 3:40-9:40

MARYLAND

AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road

www.afi.com/silver

Trapeze (1956) (NR) 5:15 Unit 7 (Grupo 7) (NR) with Filmmaker Alberto Rodriguez: (!) 7:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) (!) 11:45-12:30-1:50-2:45-4:00-6:30-7:15-8:45-9:30

AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 5:00 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00 Noah (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:30-4:00-7:30 Sabotage (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 2:00-4:40-7:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: 2:30-6:30 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 4:05 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: 3:45 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:25-4:30-7:45 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 2:50-5:25-8:05 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:35 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Digital Presentation: (!) 2:30-5:15-8:15

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way

www.AMCTheatres.com

Frankie and Alice (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:45 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:30-2:30-5:30-8:30-10:45 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:15-2:00-4:45-7:15-10:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:15 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 2:30-5:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 11:50-7:45 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-11:30-1:45-2:45-4:50-6:00-7:50-9:15-10:25 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:40-1:15-3:456:30-9:30 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:30-3:00-5:25-8:00-10:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 9:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:00-1:30-4:00-7:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:30-3:30-6:15-9:30 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:30-4:15-7:15 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 10:30-1:30-4:30 Captain America: The Winter Soldier An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-11:00 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) RealD 3D: (!) 3:15-5:45

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue

www.landmarktheatres.com

The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) SUBTITLED: 3:55 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 1:45-4:40-7:40-10:00 The Face of Love (PG-13) 1:30-4:20-7:20-9:45 Le Week-end (R) 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:30 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 1:15 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 1:00-1:20-1:40-3:50-4:10-4:30-6:50-7:10-7:30-7:50-9:20-9:35-9:55-10:05 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 1:50-4:50-7:25-9:50

Regal Bethesda 10 7272 Wisconsin Avenue

www.regalcinemas.com

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:15 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:00-1:50-4:00-5:00-7:00 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 1:40-4:30-7:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 2:10-5:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 2:00-4:40 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:45-1:30-4:10-4:50-7:20-7:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:20-3:55-6:50 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:00-5:20-8:10 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:50-3:50-7:10

Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS: 1:35-4:30-7:30-10:15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:00-9:00-10:30 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:20-2:00-3:55-4:25-5:15-7:35-10:05-10:35 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 1:00-3:40-7:20-9:55 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 1:05-3:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:55-1:55-4:00-5:00-7:10-9:00-10:20 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:15-7:25-10:00 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-10:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 7:15 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 1:25-4:10 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 2:10-4:40 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:20 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 4:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) 12:50-3:50-6:45-9:40 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 1:45-7:50-10:25

Noah (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 12:50-7:00

Regal Majestic 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS: 5:40 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:00-11:00 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:00-1:50-4:10-5:00-7:20-10:25 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-2:30-5:15-8:00-10:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:20-3:00-8:15-10:55 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 1:55-4:30-7:05-9:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS: (!) 5:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:30-1:30-2:20-3:50-4:40-5:30-7:20-7:50-10:30-10:55 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:30-6:30-9:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:30-9:15-10:15 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:10-2:55-8:00-10:45 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:35-1:45-3:15-4:35-6:00-8:50 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:25-9:35 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:30-3:35-6:40-9:55 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 5:30 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 4:45 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS S;IMAX: (!) 12:00-3:10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS Se;IMAX: (!) 8:00-11:10 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:30 Captain America Marathon 3D (NR) RealD 3D: (!) 5:30 God's Not Dead (PG) 12:30-3:25-6:10-9:10 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 12:15-2:50-8:15-11:00 Noah (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 1:20-4:30-7:45-10:45

Xscape 14 Theatres 7710 Matapeake Business Drive

www.xscapetheatres.com

Frankie and Alice (R) Stadium Seating: 10:00 300: Rise of an Empire (R) Stadium Seating: 11:15-2:10-4:40-7:25-10:10 Noah (PG-13) ..XTREME AUDITORIUM..;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:15-1:00-4:15-7:00 Sabotage (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 11:45-2:20-4:50-7:30-10:00 Need for Speed (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:50-4:00-7:20-10:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) Stadium Seating: 10:00-12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:30-2:00-4:30 Divergent (PG-13) ..XTREME AUDITORIUM..;Stadium Seating: (!) 11:50-3:15-6:45-9:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:45-1:45-4:35-7:15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 8:00-10:45 Non-Stop (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 1:40-4:20-7:15-10:15 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:30-12:00-1:15-3:00-4:10-5:45-8:30 The Lego Movie (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:00AM Son of God (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:00AM God's Not Dead (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:15-2:40-5:10-7:35-9:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 9:45 Noah (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:30-3:30-7:00-10:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 8:40-11:25

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:30-9:30-11:30 Bad Words (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-12:50-3:05-5:25-7:4010:05 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:00-12:45-3:30-6:10-8:50-11:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:10-11:40-1:00-2:30-3:50-5:206:40-9:30 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:10-1:50-4:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:35-3:45 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-12:303:10-5:45-8:20-10:55 God's Not Dead (PG) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: 11:20-2:05-4:55-7:45-10:25 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 7:05 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:15-4:15-10:25 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:15 Boys of Abu Ghraib (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-11:00 Captain America Double Feature 3D (NR) Real D 3D: (!) 5:30 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: 12:00-2:30-5:05-7:35

Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave

Noah (PG-13) 10:00-11:00-12:55-1:55-3:50-4:50-6:45-7:45-9:40-10:40 Divergent (PG-13) 10:10-1:05-4:10-7:20-10:20 Bad Words (R) 11:25-1:55-4:05-10:35 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 10:05-11:05-11:45-12:30-1:30-2:15-3:00-4:00-4:45-5:15-6:307:30-9:15-10:15 Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (NR) 7:00 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 11:30-2:10-4:35-7:00-9:25

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike

http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/

Her (R) 7:20 12 Years a Slave (R) 9:50

Regal Ballston Common 12 671 N. Glebe Road

www.regalcinemas.com

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:00-2:30-3:10-4:10-5:50-6:20-7:20 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 2:40-5:00-7:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:05-3:55-6:50 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:50-1:20-3:40-4:20-6:30-7:10 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 1:40-4:30-7:15 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS: 7:05 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:50-7:00 Need for Speed (PG-13) 12:55-4:05-7:35 Stalingrad (R) 1:25-4:25-7:25

Regal Kingstowne 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:40-2:15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 8:00-9:00-10:00-11:30 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:00-11:45-2:00-3:05-6:15-9:30 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:15-1:50-4:30-7:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 4:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:15-1:45-6:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 4:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 3:15 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 12:20-6:00 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 8:009:00-11:10-11:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:00-12:15-1:45-2:45-4:15-5:15-7:45-10:15 Captain America Double Feature 3D (NR) Real D 3D;Reserved Seating: (!) 5:30

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS: 2:20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:30-10:00 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:20-2:35-5:40-7:35-8:45 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 2:10-4:50-7:45-10:30 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 5:05 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 1:35-4:45-7:40-10:35 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:00-1:00-3:10-4:10-6:20-7:25-10:15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS & Descripti;Dolby Atmos;RPX;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-11:05 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:00-6:30-9:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 8:10-10:40 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:05-12:50-2:45-6:10-7:15-10:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 12:20-2:50 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-1:10-2:25-3:40-6:50-9:20 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 4:20 Need for Speed (PG-13) 5:15 God's Not Dead (PG) 12:10-4:15-7:10-9:50 Captain America Marathon 3D (NR) RealD 3D: (!) 5:30 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 1:45-7:00-9:35 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Dolby Atmos;RPX: (!) 12:30-3:35; 4:30 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 9:15

206 Swamp Fox Rd.

3575 Jefferson Davis Highway

VIRGINIA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

AMC Hoffman Center 22

www.AMCTheatres.com

Frankie and Alice (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-12:01 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 2:35-7:50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00-9:00-10:0011:10-12:01 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-12:00-2:00-3:15-4:45-5:15-8:30-11:45 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:40-1:30-4:10-7:00-9:50 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:10-5:10-10:30 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 1:10-7:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 2:25-7:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:05-5:00 Jinn (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00-10:30-12:01 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:10-10:50-11:40-12:40-1:20-2:00-3:00-4:00-5:206:20-8:40-9:40-11:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:00-1:40-4:207:10-10:00 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 6:50-9:25-11:55

Regal Potomac Yard 16

www.regalcinemas.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:10-5:40-8:00-10:25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 8:30-9:30-10:30 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:30-3:30-4:10-6:40-9:50-10:30 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS: 1:40-4:30-7:10-10:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS: 1:20-4:00-6:20-9:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:30-1:10-2:50-3:40-4:20-6:10-6:50-7:20-9:30-10:00-10:30 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:05-6:45-9:25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 8:00-9:00-10:00 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS: 12:35-2:50-5:05-7:20-9:35 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:20-6:00-9:10 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS: 12:50-2:30-3:50-5:10-6:30-7:40-9:40-10:20 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 12:45-3:05-5:30-7:50-10:10 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 5:20 Need for Speed (PG-13) 12:35-3:25-6:15-9:05 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 12:30-2:50-7:50-10:20 Noah (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 1:00-7:20


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effort to combat crime features photo-

tury, through Aug. 31. “The Journals of

actions,” Rodgers Naylor explores the

ing the civil rights icon in honor of the

graphs, newspapers and interactive dis-

Duncan Phillips,” a display of selections

capacity of painting to express or imply

50th anniversary of the March on Wash-

plays, through Jan. 4. 555 Pennsylvania

from the museum founder’s journals,

a human story while keeping his strong

ington. Features photos and memora-

Ave. NW; 888-639-7386, newseum.org.

which span 30 years, through Feb. 27,

focus on the abstract arrangement of

Phillips Collection: “Jean Meisel: 50-65 Horizon Line,” more than 50 small watercolors of horizon lines by D.C.based artist Meisel, through May 4. “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. “Made in the USA: American Masters From the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970,” after a four-year world tour, the museum’s collection of American masterworks returns. The exhibit, which features more than 200 pieces and more than 120 artists, examines American art from the late 19th century to the mid-20th cen-

2015. 1600 21st St. NW; 202-387-2151,

light and dark shapes in a composition,

phillipscollection.org.

through April 26. 1643 Wisconsin Ave.

artist Lincoln Schatz recombines interviews with famous politicians, scholars and other notables into a single-screen video. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-633-1000, 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. “G-Men and Journalists,” an exhibit exploring the FBI’s

Smithsonian American Art Museum: “Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection,” 71 pieces from the Sara Roby Foundation explore realism. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and others, through Aug. 17. “Pop Art Prints,” 39 rarely displayed prints from the American Art Museum’s permanent collection include work from the 1960s by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauscheberg, Andy Warhol and others, through Aug. 31. Eighth and F streets NW; 202633-1000, americanart.si.edu. Susan Calloway Fine Arts: “Inter-

Come see ceramics created by celebrated

NW; 202-965-4601, callowayart.com. LAST CHANCE The Art League Gal-

lery: “ColorField,” this exhibit honors the Washington Color School movement and its founders, many who taught at the Art League in the 1970s and have influenced members past and present, through Mon. “The Cocoon Series,” photographer Eric McCollum showcases his photographs of translucent nylon over models to sculpt rich, curved surfaces from the human figure, through Wed. Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; 703-683-1780, theartleague.org. LAST CHANCE The Old Print Gallery: Continued on page E26

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ring in 2009’s “King Lear,” to play Fal-

his father’s corpse go on a vacation in

“Etched,” celebrates the long legacy

staff in the Bard’s history. Part I opens

Arthur Kopit’s comedy. Presented by

of printmakers who specialize in and

Tuesday; Part II will be performed in rep-

American Century Theater, through

focus on etching as a way of imagemak-

ertory, beginning April 1, through June 8,

April 12, $35-$40, $32-$37 seniors and

ing, Thu.-Sat. 1220 31st St. NW; 202-965-

$20-$110. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St.

students. Gunston Arts Center Theater

1818, oldprintgallery.com.

NW; 202-547-1122, shakespearetheatre

II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington;

Touchstone: “Earth Blankets and Remnants by Rosemary Luckett,” a solo show by the artist that is part photo collage and cloth, opening Fri., through April 27. “Quotidian: Everyday Poses in DC and Other Destinations by Shelley Lowenstein,” the figure painter displays her work, opening Fri., through April 27. 901 New York Ave. NW; 202-347-2787, touchstonegallery.com. U.S. Botanic Garden: “American Botanicals: Mid-Atlantic Native Plants,” illustrations of the region’s flora, through June 15. “Orchid Symphony,” displays in the conservatory feature orchids from across the world, through April 27. 100 Maryland Ave. SW; 202-2258333, usbg.gov. Woodrow Wilson House: “Images of the Great War,” paintings, drawings and watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University Library depict the first two years of World War I, through Aug. 10. 2340 S St. NW; 202-387-4062, woodrowwilsonhouse.org.

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Arguendo: The 1991 Supreme Court case in which a public nudity ban was challenged by go-go dancers is the inspiration for Elevator Repair Service’s show, through April 27, $40-$77.50. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; 202-393-3939, woollymammoth.net. Brief Encounter: Three romances occurring at a train station are the subject of this show that utilizes projections and live acting, through April 13, $30-$75. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW; 202-547-1122, 877-4878849, shakespearetheatre.org. LAST CHANCE Camille Brown: Camille A. Brown & Dancers present “Mr. Tol E. RAncE,” a piece inspired by the Spike Lee film “Bamboozled” that explores the sustained racial archetypes of black performers while celebrating their tenacity and perseverance, opens Fri. through Sun. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE; 202-399-7993,

.org. FRIDAY ONLY Homeless Lives: Unfor-

gettable Personal Stories: Professional actors perform stories by the homeless at Miriam’s Kitchen and Street Sense, opens Fri., free. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW; 800-494-8497, theaterj.org. LAST CHANCE Inside Out: The mundane becomes extraordinary as a brother and sister re-imagine the contents of their bedroom, through Sun., $10. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-280-1660, imaginationstage.org. SUNDAY ONLY International Hip-Hop

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AS AMERICA’S FIRST COMEDY WRITER, Mark Twain knew how

to entertain. Playing the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” writer, Hal Holbrook, above, brings life to Twain’s words in this one-man show.

atlasarts.org. Camp David: Diplomacy wonks will be paying close attention to “Camp David,” a dramatic adaptation of 1978’s 13-day Middle East peace summit between U.S. President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas), Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy). The play, which makes its world premiere at Arena Stage, is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright, currently a staff writer for the New Yorker. The opening night performance is Friday at 8 p.m., through May 4, $55-$110. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; 202-488-3300, arenastage.org. Don’t Dress for Dinner: Center for the Arts’ Rooftop Productions presents the comedy of mistaken identity, through April 12, $18, $15 students and seniors. Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas, Va. Hair: Set in the 1960s, the rock musical follows young hippies as they pur-

sue peace and love, through April 27, $42, $37 seniors and students. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW; 703-892-0202, keegantheatre.com. LAST CHANCE Hal Holbrook in Mark

Twain Tonight: The literary legend is portrayed in this one-man show, opens Fri. through Sat. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-628-6161, thenationaldc.com. LAST CHANCE Hamlet ... the Rest Is

Silence: Shakespeare’s tragedy is staged without words, through Sun., $20-$75. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington; 866-811-4111, synetictheater.org. Henry IV, Part 2: Stacy Keach had a memorable turn as small-town businessman and occasional thief Ed Pegram in the Best Picture-nominated “Nebraska.” When he isn’t stealing air compressors and threatening legal action against Bruce Dern’s character on film, there’s a good chance he’s acting on stage. He returns to Shakespeare Theatre, where he was last seen star-

Dance Showcase: Performances by Project Soul from South Korea, Sebastien Ramirez from France and Companhia Urbana from Brazil, hosted by Jonzi D, hip-hop artist and director of Breakin’ Convention in England, opens Sun. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. Loveland: Ann Randolph stars in the one-woman show about passengers on a plane including one dealing with death, through April 13, $15-$40. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; 202-488-3300, arenastage.org. SATURDAY ONLY Moscow Festival Ballet: Performances of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Chopiniana,” opens Sat. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax; 703-993-8888, cfa.gmu.edu. SUNDAY ONLY Moscow Festival Ballet: The company performs selections from “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Don Quixote,” opens Sun. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax; 703-993-8888, cfa.gmu.edu. LAST CHANCE New York City Ballet: Performances of Balanchine’s fulllength “Jewels” and a mixed repertory program with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, through Sun., $25-$95. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In The Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad: A mother, her son and

703-998-4555. One Destiny: Lincoln’s assassination is retold through the eyes of the theater’s owner and an actor, through July 17, $5-$10. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW; 202-347-4833, fordstheatre.org. Other Desert Cities: A daughter shakes up her dysfunctional family after writing a memoir that will soon be published and expose their secrets, opens Fri. through April 27. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; 301-593-6036, ssstage.org. LAST CHANCE Platero y Yo: Galita’s bilingual show follows the journeys of a poet and his donkey, through Sat., $12, $10 children. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW; 202-234-7174, galatheatre.org. LAST CHANCE Right Hand of Fellowship: The show follows a repairman as he helps a rural church and charms its members, through Sun., $35, $25 seniors and students. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE; 202-3997993, atlasarts.org. Shear Madness: The audience plays armchair detective in the comedy, $50. Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW; 800-444-1324, kennedy-center.org. Tender Napalm: Matthew Gardiner directs Philip Ridley’s play in which a couple struggles with violence and fantasy, through May 11, $40-$87. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771, signature-theatre.org. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Six overachievers compete in this musical, which includes audience participation, through May 17, $25-$67. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW; 202-347-4833, fordstheatre.org. LAST CHANCE The Admission: The effects of war and how they relate to the future are the subject of a love triangle, through Sun., $30-$45, $15-$25 age 35 and younger. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW; 800-494-8497, theaterj.org. LAST CHANCE The Adventures of Robin Hood: Two actors from Scotland’s Visible Fictions retell the story of Robin Hood, the merry thief of Sherwood Forest, as part of the World Stages International Theater Festival, through Sun., $20. Kennedy Center,


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Easy for You to Spell

4600, kennedy-center.org.

Grail: A woman helps her grandfather search through a surrealistic world for his coveted globe. Presented by the Welders, through Sat., $20, $15 seniors and age 30 and younger. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE; 202-3997993, atlasarts.org. LAST CHANCE The Creation of the World and Other Business: Off the Quill presents Arthur Miller’s take on the first book of the Bible, through Sat., $17, $14 students and seniors, $12 age 12 and younger. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.; 301-4418770, greenbeltartscenter.org . The Cripple of Inishmaan: An Irish community is turned upside down when a Hollywood crew films a movie nearby, through April 20, $27, $22 seniors,

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LAST CHANCE The Carolina Layaway

CAROLYN AGAN, above, stars as

Olive in the Ford’s Theatre production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a grown-up comedy about a children’s spelling contest.

$15 students. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring

bian Nights,” performed by Metrostage,

House Theatre, 4545 East West High-

Hill Road, McLean, Va.; 703-854-1856,

through May 18, $50. MetroStage, 1201

way, Bethesda; 240-644-1100,

1ststagetysons.org.

N. Royal St., Alexandria; 800-494-8497,

The Jungle Book: A young human named Mowgli grows up in the jungle where he is friends with bears and panthers and must avoid the killer tiger Shere Khan, opens Fri. through May 25. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md.; 301-634-2270, adventuretheatre -mtc.org. LAST CHANCE The Legend of Blarnia and The Vegas Way: Actors with autism or intellectual or learning disabilities perform two shows, through Sat., $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington; 703-548-3092. The Thousandth Night: Set in France in 1943, an actor entertains his captors with a one-man rendition of “The Ara-

metrostage.org. LAST CHANCE The Wedding Singer: A jilted wedding singer falls for a woman planning her own wedding, through Sun., $17, $14 seniors and youth. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata, Md.; 301-932-6819, ptplayers.com. LAST CHANCE Tongue: Sin Pelos en

La Lengua (Telling It Like It Is): Quique Aviles stars in a rant about language, through Sat., $15. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW; 202-2347174, galatheatre.org. Two Trains Running: In August Wilson’s play, a diner owner struggles with racism in a Pittsburgh neighborhood, through April 27, $35-$50, $25-$40 seniors and age 30 and younger. Round

INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM UPCOMING PROGRAMS

roundhousetheatre.org. Water by the Spoonful: The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows a veteran struggling to get back into civilian life who crosses paths with four recovering addicts, through April 13, $39-$75. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW; 202-3323300, studiotheatre.org. LAST CHANCE Zero Cost House: Pig Iron Theatre Company presents an autobiography centered around a Japanese man’s interpretation of Thoreau’s “Walden” before and after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, opens Fri. through Sat., $35, $30 seniors, $10 students. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park, Md.; 301-405-2787, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

OPERATION

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DINNER WITH A SPY: AN EVENING WITH SANDY GRIMES As a CIA officer, Sandy Grimes and her co-worker Jeanne Vertefeuille used determination and hard work to identify Aldrich Ames as a KGB mole inside CIA. At this three-course dinner, SPY executive director Peter Earnest and guests will discuss with Grimes how she and Vertefeuille pursued Ames until his capture.

4/9/14, 7:00 – 10:00 PM — $450

OPERATION NINJA Discover the secret art of Ninjitsu in a day of top-secret KidSpy training! From Ninja star target practice to listening drills, young recruits will learn if they have the physical and mental skills to join the ranks of Ninja spies. Visit spymuseum.org for details. Ages 10-14. No grownups allowed!

4/6/14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM — $25

Includes hors d’oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines at Poste.

PRISONERS, LOVERS & SPIES: T THE STORY OF INVISIBLE INK FROM HERODOTUS TO AL-QAEDA F From the piazzas of ancient Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Kristie Macrakis reveals tthe global history of hidden communications.

4/15/14, 12:00 PM — FREE

SURVEILLANCE 101 WITH ERIC O’NEILL Get ready for Surveillance 101, a three-hour crash course at the International Spy Museum, taught by one of the FBI’s most famous former operatives!This small group surveillance exercise in the streets of DC with Eric O’Neill includes the fine art of shadowing and other clandestine operation acts.

4/23/14, 6:30 - 9:30PM — $94


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Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone April 9–August 17, 2014

First Look

AFRICAN ART CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH A YEAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

April 13, 2 p.m. Tour the exhibition with deputy director and chief curator Christine Mullen Kreamer. I To learn more about African Art’s 50th anniversary activities, visit http://africa.si.edu/50years

Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears April 11 and April 12, 8 p.m. Howard University, Cramton Auditorium 2455 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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Why It Will Work

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ranked 17th in the NFL in yards per pass attempt (7.02) in 2013 after leading the league at 8.14 yards per throw in 2012.

RGIII Cautiously Optimistic QB is encouraged by offensive options with Jackson addition Nationals Robert Griffin III ranked among those with the highest levels of excitement over the addition of three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson late Tuesday night. But the quarterback tempered his emotions Wednesday morning by pointing out that much work lies ahead for the Redskins, who are trying to rebound from a 3-13 season. The third-year quarterback expressed encouragement over the impressive collection of weapons that he now has to work with. But he cautioned that he and his teammates must do more than just show up. “It’s an exciting time to be a Redskins fan and a part of this team because of the firepower that we have,” Griffin said. “Everyone needs

Top Receiving Tandems of 2013 Here’s a look at how the 2013 stats of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson would rank among other top receiving duos in the league last year.

Wide Receivers Demaryius Thomas/Eric Decker Alshon Jeffery/Brandon Marshall Pierre Garcon/DeSean Jackson Andre Johnson/DeAndre Hopkins Jordy Nelson/James Jones Michael Floyd/Larry Fitzgerald Victor Cruz/Hakeem Nicks

Team Broncos Bears Redskins/Eagles Texans Packers Cardinals Giants

to understand that we haven’t won anything yet, and these next few months will be about building those bonds and chemistry so that we can.” Griffin spent last week laying the groundwork for those bonds and chemistry. He and many of his passcatchers trained together in Arizona to get a head start on the offseason program, which starts next week. He already figured to have an improved collection of weapons with Andre Roberts joining Pierre Garcon, who last season led the NFL

Rec. 179 189 195 161 144 147 129

Yards 2,718 2,716 2,678 2,209 2,131 1,995 1,894

TDs 25 19 14 7 11 15 4

in catches, and with second-year pros Jordan Reed, a tight end, and Chris Thompson, a running back, healthy after injury-shortened seasons. Now the Redskins have further bolstered the receiving unit by adding Jackson. The Redskins signed Jackson despite the fact that he had a high level of controversy swirling overhead after the Eagles released him last week, following a career year and with significant money owed to him. Washington officials did their

The Redskins lacked a deep threat on offense last season, recording just six passing plays of 40 yards or more — second-fewest in the NFL. So adding one of the best big-play receivers in the league should certainly make Washington’s offense more dynamic. DeSean Jackson had eight 40-yard catches by himself in 2013, and he’s averaged at least 14.7 yards per catch each season in his six-year career. In 2013, the Redskins had seven players with at least 20 catches and the highest yards per reception average out of that group was 12.5 by Leonard Hankerson.

$24M

Amount of DeSean Jackson’s threeyear deal with the Redskins, with $16 million guaranteed. The receiver is owed $8 million a year in each of the three seasons.

homework on Jackson and began their pursuit of him over the weekend, while Griffin and teammates lobbied for the team to sign Jackson. Griffin, who has a relationship with Jackson, said Wednesday that he believes Jackson will receive a warm reception both from the locker room and the fan base. “We are excited to have him join our team. Our team and this city will be there for him,” Griffin said. “I understand his drive and his competitiveness to win. Always doing it for his dad [an influential figure in Jackson’s life, and one who lost a battle with cancer in 2009], and now doing it for this city.” MIKE JONES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Why It Might Not Focusing on on-field concerns, Jackson’s addition won’t help the Redskins’ mediocre red-zone offense. Just three of Jackson’s nine touchdowns in 2013 were less than 20 yards. And while Pierre Garcon led the NFL in receptions and targets last year, he had just five touchdown grabs. Jackson, Garcon, Santana Moss and offseason acquisition Andre Roberts are each 6-feet tall or shorter, so quarterback Robert Griffin III won’t have a big receiver on the outside to target in the red zone, which might put a lot of pressure on 6-foot-2, 243-pound tight end Jordan Reed. JEFFREY TOMIK (EXPRESS)


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A Guide to the Final Four DAVID GOLDMAN (AP)

The Teams Florida: The top overall seed in the tournament has played like it, extending its winning streak to 30 games. Kentucky: John Calipari’s latest group of one-and-dones needed a little time to get going. Once the roll started, no one has been able to stop it.

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is expected to miss four to five weeks.

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Patric Young, Florida: The Gators’ big man is like a linebacker in basketball shorts.

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin: When he’s hitting his 3-pointers, this 7-footer is all but unguardable.

Aaron Harrison, Kentucky: The guard hit the winning jumper against Michigan despite struggling with his shot most of the game. He has a twin brother who’s not bad, either.

Ryan Boatright, UConn: Napier’s backcourt sidekick can shoot and has become a point-guard stopper on defense.

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Calipari, Kentucky: The slick coach with the designer suits might irritate some, but he sure can recruit players — and win games.

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United Adds Rolfe D.C. United acquired forward Chris Rolfe from the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money. The 31-year-old has played all of his seven-plus MLS seasons with the Fire, scoring 48 career goals with 22 assists. The move brings another scoring option for United, which has two goals in three MLS games. (AP)

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to unionize, and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Association, had meetings scheduled with lawmakers over a twoday period. “The goal is to make athletes

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have a seat at the table. Health and safety of athletes is the concern, especially to reduce the risk of brain trauma,” Huma said outside the Capitol before heading to a meeting with Sen. Sherrod

Brown, D-Ohio. Among the others they expected to meet with were Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and Labor Committee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., whose district includes Northwestern; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; and Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif. They intended to make clear one of their chief concerns, providing for athletes’ medical needs. Huma said the group also was concerned the NCAA would lobby Congress to prohibit unionizing by college athletes. “We want to make sure they have an opportunit y to hear from us directly,” Huma said. KIMBERLY HEFLING AND TOM R AUM (AP)

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Nats’ Ramos Has Surgery On His Hand Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his hand, manager Matt Williams said Wednesday morning on his weekly paid appearance on 106.7 The Fan. Williams expects Ramos will miss four to five weeks. Ramos exited Monday’s season opener with a left hand injury. He also recently complained of wrist discomfort. Before one of the Nationals’ final spring training games, Ramos wore a large ice wrap around his left hand. At that time, he dismissed soreness as nothing to worry about. Ramos is believed to have suffered the injury on a foul tip during Monday’s game, Williams said after the game. He was replaced in the bottom of the inning by backup Jose Lobaton, who the Nationals acquired in a mid-February trade to upgrade its catching depth behind Ramos. On Wednesday, the Nationals recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

TV Lineup NATIONALS (1:05 P.M., MASN) Jordan Zimmermann will get his first start of the season when the Nats take on Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets at Citi Field.


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Palin’s Reality Sarah Palin has found her calling. Again. She is the host of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” premiering tonight (8 p.m., Sportsman Channel). There she is, wearing a pink T-shirt with flowery lettering that spells out “Girls with Guns.” Does she mean shootin’ guns or “big arm” guns? Both, I betcha. If your TV had Smell-O-Vision, this show would emit massive amounts of “eau By Marc de machismo.” Sarah Silver and three correspondents (all men) profile “risk takers,” “legacy makers” and people who “live life unapologetically and on [their] own terms.” But I wonder if the show will live up to Palin’s proclamation: “This isn’t going to be a fake, scripted reality show.” Because she sounds a teeny bit scripted herself when she goes on a dogsled run and squeals “I love my life.” And one “risk taker” is professional wrestler James Storm. Correct me if I am wrong, but is not “Storm” a fake name and is not professional wrestling, um, fake? Then again, the unapologetically long, lustrous locks under the wrestler’s trademark cowboy hat definitely seem real. Read Marc’s previous columns at: www.washingtonpost.com/muse

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rampant speculation that a release date announcement for the saga’s forthcoming sixth volume, “The Winds of Winter,” was imminent. Martin collaborator Elio Garcia would later quell these rumors, confirming that “the book is not yet done, and no firm release date can be given until that time.” A sample chapter was released last week,

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Weiss have confirmed a recent visit to Martin’s home in New Mexico to lay the groundwork for future seasons, including the final season of the show. So basically, they know how it ends. This has all been an elaborate scheme by two book readers hell-bent on spoiling everything for themselves even if it means spoiling it for everyone. One thing is clear: When “A Song of Ice and Fire” becomes the novelization of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the realm will bleed. Perhaps it’s time we sign a pact between readers and watchers. We haven’t spoiled anything for you; don’t let them spoil anything for us. Or winter is coming for us all. BARRY SCHWARTZ (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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For the Pixies, the Best Is Yet to Come Music They inspired generations of musicians worldwide, served as the blueprint for countless rock bands, including Nirvana, and got a second life as reunited alternative rock idols. Now, the Pixies say they’re looking for a new sound. Since the debut of its first EP in 1987, the Boston quartet has released a slew of college radio hits, including “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Here Comes Your Man” and “Where Is My Mind.” They disbanded in the early 1990s and reunited in 2004. After nearly a decade of silence, the band surprised fans in June with “EP-1,” an online collection of four new songs, and the announcement of a global tour. Have they found the Pixies sound they want? “Not yet. That’s still to come,” said lead singer Charles Thompson, who goes by the stage name Black Francis. “Rome was not built in a day. I think we need a little more time to really create something that’s abso-

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History in the Recording The Library of Congress on Wednesday added 25 pieces to its National Recording Registry, a collection of 400 audio recordings preserved for their historical importance. This year’s additions include Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” U2’s “The Joshua Tree,” the 1979 original cast recording of “Sweeney Todd” and the “Shaft” theme song by Isaac Hayes, left. (AP)

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The day before he’s assassinated, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “mountaintop” speech to a rally of sanitation workers.

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The Marshals Won’t Let Him Stop at Hudson News! Chris Brown’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to block an order that would have federal marshals transfer the jailed singer to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial. Brown is being held without bail and is due to go on trial on April 17. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, wants to escort Brown himself. (AP)

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First Love, Then Marriage, Then No Baby Carriage, So Why Are You Still Reading? NBC says 80-year-old Willard Scott has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend. The veteran “Today” show personality and Paris Keena were wed Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. They have been together for about 11 years. The jovial Scott, billed as the program’s weather reporter, has been a part of “Today” since 1980. (AP)

The original Pied Piper story was about child abduction. Does he know that?

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Marrying as a senior citizen deprives the world of pregnancy speculation.

Miley Cyrus’ dog Floyd died this week. “Today is the 2nd worst day of my life,” she tweeted Tuesday. On Wednesday she tweeted, “This is the 3rd worst day of my life. I am beyond miserable,” after writing, “I don’t wanna say it because I don’t want it to be real. … But my precious baby Floyd has passed away.” “I am broken,” she added. (E XPRESS)

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‘And So the Pied Piper Got Sober. The End.’ Russell Brand has a deal with Atria Books for a children’s book series called “Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales,” retellings of classic fairy tales. Atria announced Wednesday that the first of three planned books, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” will be out Nov. 11. The next two will arrive in 2015 and 2016. Brand will be collaborating with awardwinning illustrator Chris Riddell. Brand’s previous books include “My Booky Wook” and “Articles of Faith.” (AP)

Alec Baldwin will appear in a video PETA is making to support New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to get horse-drawn carriages off Manhattan streets, The New York Post reported. “Those carriages are rolling torture wagons for nature’s most dignified creature,” says Baldwin in the video, according to the Post. (EXPRESS)

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