Celebrate International Women’s Day with “Be/Longing,” Bette Davis and bubbly

Today is International Women's Day! And since you live in America, you're probably like:

International Women's Day is a much bigger holiday in other countries, where women are given the day off and gifted with flowers. But you can celebrate it here too, with these female-focused exhibits and events.

"A World Apart" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts: The exhibit focuses on Anna Archer, a Danish artist who "was a wife and mother who painted at a time when most women abandoned work after they married and had children. She also painted during an era when women were prohibited from studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts," writes DeNeen Brown.

"Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" at Busboys and Poets: A film about superheroines real and fictional, from Gloria Steinem to the Bionic Woman. RSVP requested. (The screening is next week, so you can keep your International Women's Day celebration going through March 16.)


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"Perceptive Strokes: Women Artists from Panama" at the IDB Cultural Center: The exhibit reveals the way that Panamanian women have experienced geopolitical events for nearly 100 years.

"A Woman's Work is Never Done: Working in Wartime at the ERCO factory, Riverdale" at the College Park Aviation Museum: This exhibit explores the wartime newsletters, cartoons and photographs created by the factory's female employees in the 1940s.

"Be/Longing - Art from the South Asian Women's Creative Collective" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery: Artists "Grapple with the global fetishization of women's bodies and defy boundaries to explore what it means to belong."


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"Great Women Artists of Color 1948-2000" at Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts and Media: Works by African American, Latino, Caribbean, Chicano and Native American artists are featured.

"Fashioning the New Woman" at the National Headquarters at the Daughters of the American Revolution: Because feminists care about fashion too.

"Jezebel" at the National Museum of American History: The Bette Davis film, screening tonight, is part of the "Classic Film Festival: Women's History Month."

Or, if you go to Mari Vanna tonight, you can get a free glass of champagne. According to a press release: "All Mrs. & Misses will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne at the recently opened resto-lounge. Ladies will be spoiled with a specially-priced bottle of Perrier-Jouët for $55."


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(Which brings me to the question of how "spoiled" became such a gendered word. Do you ever read about men getting spoiled, with, say, cigars? But anyway HEY LADIIIIESSS enjoy your free glass of bubbly.)

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.
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