Free this week: Watch the Super Bowl at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse, attend a free film screening at AFI Silver and more.
Best of INPUT 2011: “Village Without Women”
Each year, public broadcasters submit more than 1,000 programs to INPUT, the International Public Television Screening Conference. On Monday, AFI Silver screens one of the top selections, “Village Without Women,” which chronicles the trials and tribulations of Serbian brothers trying to keep their tiny village from dying.
Not only is Paul Dresher a reknowned composer and musician, but he also makes some of his instruments by hand. He performs at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and discusses how he creates his instruments.
Nexgen Music brings together musicians, DJs and producers for a night of music and dancing at U Street Music Hall. Featured artists include TiNiN, DJ sPm, Jahny Aleus and Affectionate Grooves.
Free for age 21 and older, $5 for ages 18-20.
Author Naomi Benaron, a teacher at Pima Community College and with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, reads from her new novel, “Running the Rift,” about a young Rwandan runner caught in the Hutu-Tutsi conflict. The novel recently was awarded the Bellwether Prize for Fiction.
Last chance: “Dan Tulk, Lines and Shadows”
Artist Dan Tulk’s work uses everyday objects and inexpensive materials to create sculptural installations that emphasize simplicity and the fragility of nature. An exhibit in memory of the artist — who was killed in an accident last year — closes Friday.
The National Portrait Gallery hosts an all-out, family-friendly Black History Month bash, complete with performances by the Taratibu Youth Association and local bluesman Warner Williams, as well as tours of the “Black List” exhibit.
Don’t let the thought of another Super Bowl without any local teams get you down. Head to Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse, where the game will be shown for free on the big screen. Table service makes it easy to toast to victory (or drown your sorrows).