Free and Easy: ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,’ Father’s Day, Puerto Rico in 176 Keys

June 8

Hollywood insider Shep Gordon is the subject of the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon." (RADiUS-TWC)

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

MONDAY

‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’

Presented as part of the 15th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, the DCJCC screens “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” actor and first-time director Mike Myers’s documentary about the career of Hollywood insider Shep Gordon. After meeting Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the late 1960s, Gordon went on to manage the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass and Anne Murray, not to mention several celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. Oh, and he also produced indie films and once cooked for the Dalai Lama. No big deal.

7:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400. www.washingtondcjcc.org.

TUESDAY

Octavio Paz: De la palabra a la mirada

Curators Miguel Cervantes and Marie Jo Paz paired poems by Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz with art by several international artists, including Rufino Tamayo, Robert Motherwell and Juan Soriano, in this show celebrating the late poet’s life and work. Presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute, the exhibition is open through July 31.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. 202-728-1628. www.instituteofmexicodc.org.

WEDNESDAY 

Bomani Armah and IMMALETCHUFINISH

Musician Bomani Armah and his band will perform a blend of rock, soul, go-go, funk, hip-hop and Afrobeat in this concert, which is being presented as part of the Anacostia Arts Center’s Live Wednesdays series.

8 to 10 p.m. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-631-6291. www.anacostiaartscenter.com. RSVP required.

THURSDAY

Read the Book First!

The MLK Library is hosting a summer book and film series called “Read the Book First,” in which participants compare an assigned text with its movie version. Next up is Anne Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain” and the Academy Award-winning 2005 film adaptation starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 207, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. dclibrary.org/mlk.

FRIDAY 

Spooky book launch

D.C.-area author Christopher Mannino launches his new YA novel, “School of Deaths,” with a spooky Friday the 13th event at Monster Mini-Golf in Gaithersburg. “School of Deaths” tells the story of Suzie Sarnio, a shy 13-year-old from Maryland who is forced to enroll in the all-male College of Deaths, where students are taught to become Grim Reapers.

6 to 8 p.m. Monster Mini-Golf, 9116 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-330-6464. www.christophermannino.com.

SATURDAY

‘Father to the First Family’

Head to Mount Vernon to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with the Father of Our Country. Well, a George Washington impersonator! Take photos with Gen. Washington and hear him discuss balancing his home life with his duties as the first president of the United States.

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org.

SUNDAY

Puerto Rico in 176 Keys

Jose Ramos Santana and Jose Caceres present an evening of two-piano music by several Puerto Rican composers. The concert was originally presented at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month in October 2013.

6:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue. NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov.

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