Woody Allen takes a rare turn in front of the camera in writer-director-actor John Turturro's latest film, "Fading Gigolo," which serves as the centerpiece of the 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival. Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis co-star in the movie, which will be shown March 8 at the AFI Silver Theatre. In all, 64 films from 18 countries will be shown during the festival, including the opening night film, "The Wonders," Thursday at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center.
Brazilian drums at mile five, electronic dance at mile 12, funk rock at mile 20. If the thought of running a marathon is daunting, this race might be for you - and particularly great for music fans. Bands play on stages situation roughly every mile along the route, which starts this year on Constitution Ave. Registration is open through Mar. 9 or until the race sells out, but fees increase on Feb. 1.
As D.C.'s development boom continues, environmental and sustainability concerts become ever more visible, as they have throughout the industrialized world. The annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is an effort to raise awareness of issues including extreme weather, climate change, public transportation, agricultural practices and nuclear energy with more than 160 films. Various locations throughout Washington.
In 2012, peak bloom arrived two weeks earlier than normal. In 2013, it came late. No word yet on when the blossoms are predicted to flourish in 2014, but the opening ceremony (March 22), Blossom Kite Festival (March 29), fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront
(April 5) and Japanese street festival and parade (April 12) are all set. One can only hope the pink flowers choose to show up on time, too.
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