How could anyone resist a monkey that cute? If you watch “Project Nim” at next week’s Silverdocs film festival, you might find out that he’s got some surprises in store. In today’s Weekend section, Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanthan pored over all the films in this documentary film festival, which starts Monday, to find the 10 movies you’ve got to see. Check out their picks, and sample some of the trailers of the top films.
Also in today’s Weekend section:
Best events this weekend: Our picks for the best things to do, from the World Children’s Festival to the Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival.
Best ice cream: It’s the perfect season for some cool, creamy goodness. When you’re craving the good stuff, here’s where to go.
Going Out Guide’s Weekend concert series starts tonight, featuring Maimouna Youssef and our own Jess Righthand. The tickets are free, but they go fast. Here’s how to get them.
The Feelies play Saturday at the 9:30 Club, and Mark Jenkins says that decades after their last album, the dynamic rock quintet has released one of the best “reboot” discs of all time.
Zaytinya is still packed for dinner all the time, but if you go at lunch, it’s downright serene. Try the fixed-price mezze or go a la carte; the chef just added new options to the lunch menu. In more dining news, don’t miss Tom Sietsema’s new review of Newton’s Table.
The classic children’s book “The Wind in the Willows” gets an imaginative restaging for 21st-century kids.
Taka a power trip to the past: An exhibition of portraits from China’s Qing Dynasty at the Sackler Gallery provides a warts-and-all view of life at court.
For another kind of day trip, escape to Ricketts Glen State Park, where you’ll find falling water at every turn.
Read reviews and find showtimes for the movies opening this week: “Green Lantern,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “The Trip,” “The Art of Getting By,” “Rejoice and Shout,” “Blank City,” “Farmageddon” and “Beautiful Boy.”