Our Picks

By Akeya Dickson and Justin Rude
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, May 13, 2007

Can't Miss

1. Fay Grim

[movie] Critics call Hal Hartley's 10-years-later sequel to "Henry Fool" a funnier, more expansive version of the first film. CIA agent Fulbright (Jeff Goldblum) persuades Fay Grim (Parker Posey), a single mom from Queens, to track down notebooks that her missing ex-husband filled with information that could jeopardize U.S. security. The catch? The notes are in Paris. Grim juggles all this in addition to dealing with her porn-crazed son and her poet brother, who's in jail for helping her ex flee the country. If you're the type who prefers to wait to see flicks at home, it won't be long: The comedic thriller is released on DVD May 22.

Opens Friday. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75-$9.50. 202-452-7672.

2. Henri Edmonds

[literature] Edmonds, a Howard University theater professor, has said that Georgia Avenue is the heart of Washington. The author expands on this idea with a reading of "The Georgia Avenue Bus," her collection of short stories about people along one of the longest of Metro's bus lines. Swee, Abraham Rabinowitz and other passengers regale Retch the driver with stories and chatter that will sound familiar whether you ride the S2, the X2, the 90 or any other bus line.

Friday at 6:30 p.m. Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

3. Black Moth Super Rainbow

[concert] Lazy music journalists always seem ready to slap the "psychedelic" label on this Pittsburgh quintet, but it's not really a good fit. That is, unless to you the word conjures up images of stacks of vintage synths, Mellotrons, vocoders and fuzzy drum kits churning out lush, bubbly, summery electro-pop that feels vaguely nostalgic while always pushing forward. If so, then we suppose "psychedelic" works. With Gena Rowlands Band and Laura Burhenn.

Saturday, doors at 7 p.m. DC 9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. $8. 202-483-5000.

4. Nats Host the O's

[sports] The last-in- the-league Nationals begin one of their most important series of the season Friday. No, it's not the key to reversing their fortunes or increasing their standing in the National League East -- it's for something far more important: regional bragging rights. The rebuilding team might not be going anywhere this year, but the Nats can do a lot to appease their supporters if they can send Peter Angelos's birds back up I-95 after a series victory.

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