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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Things to do in the District, Maryland and Virginia Jan. 3-9, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 3

“Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias,” Arias, who immigrated to New York from Iquitos, Peru, in 1923 at the age of 22, led an atypical life and is most known for her composition “Huiracocha,” which is revered and still performed around the world. Her possessions and papers tell a story of the first half of the 20th century. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. www.americanhistory.si.edu. Free.

Washington Jewish Film Festival, Fifty-five films from Israel, Germany, the United States, United Kingdom and beyond make up the program of the 23rd Washington Jewish Film Festival, a survey of attitudes, issues and compelling questions facing world Jewry in the 21st century. The opening-night screening is “Paris Manhattan,” at the United States Navy Memorial. Festival runs through Jan. 13. For a complete schedule of films and screening locations, visit www.wjff.org. 800-494-8497. Prices vary.

“Contractions,” A manager and an employee differ over the definition of an office relationship. 8 p.m., show runs through Jan. 27, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $30-$35.

Wizards, vs. the Brooklyn Nets. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $169-$2000.

Late Night Rhythm Method, DJ Lance Reynolds spins a unique mix of jazz, funk, future soul, break-beats, house, and reggae. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, through Jan. 25, Chez Billy, 3815 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-506-2080. www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Lance-Reynolds/33678351650. Free, RSVP required.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Three Kings Day celebration, Observe the Hispanic tradition with music, refreshments and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. 301-864-0756. Free.

Wine Tasting, Tour the facility, sample wines from the fermentation tanks and oak barrels and meet the owners. 1 and 3 p.m., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com. $25; $45 per couple.

“Pausing to Remember the Emancipation Proclamation,” Commemoration will include a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by Rev. Reginald Early, president of the Loudoun branch of the NAACP. Meet at 4 p.m. at the carriage house for the first part of the program. Guests will proceed to the mansion (by lantern) for the second part of the program. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-3174. www.oatlands.org. Free.

The Crystals, The 1960’s all-female vocal group will perform hits such as “He’s a Rebel”, “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” and “Then He Kissed Me.” 8 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $30, seniors $25.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Film screening: “A Bad Day to Go Fishing,” for cinema lovers, a screening of director Alvaro Brechner’s 2009 drama about former strongman and his manager as they make a living, traveling around small South American towns staging wrestling matches. In Spanish with English subtitles. A meeting of the Sunday Morning “Breakfast Club.” Post film discussion with Stan Levin, and coffee and bagels. 10 a.m., Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-365-3679. www.cinemaartbethesda.org. Tickets at the door, $15.

Monday, Jan. 7

Wizards, vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. 7 p.m., Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $199-$2,250.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

“Enlightened Beings: Buddhism in Chinese Painting,” An exhibit of 27 works that focus on the four main categories of the enlightened being in Buddhism. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu. Free.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

“Fabulous! Portraits by Michele Mattei,” This selection of portraits features women who have devoted their lives to the arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibit runs through Jan. 13, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org. $10, seniors and students $8, 18 and younger free.

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