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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Can't Miss


[MOVIE] Sean Penn plays Harvey Milk, the San Francisco city supervisor who was the first openly gay man elected to any substantial public office and a fierce leader who fought anti-gay initiatives in the 1970s. Josh Brolin, who's having a heckuva year, plays his political nemesis and eventual assassin. If "Milk," directed by Gus Van Sant, is as captivating as its trailer, we should have a sensation here.

Opens Wednesday.


[CONCERT] You'll spend all of Thursday filling your stomach with turkey, so why not spend the evening filling your ears with beats and rhymes? This show features local MC Bo Jankans and hip-hop collective Sleepy Hollow. When it's over, you may return to your previous vegetative state.

Thursday at 9 p.m. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. $10.


[MOVIE] Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman smooch and sigh their way through this World War II-era epic romance, set in the Australian Outback and directed by Baz Luhrmann, whose last movie was the decadent spectacle "Moulin Rouge!" His latest took 10 months and $120 million to make, and it might be the best thing or the biggest stinker ever. Either way, how could you miss it?

Opens Wednesday.


[SPORTS] The Montreal Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cup titles, and with this being their 100th season, they seem to be good for one about every four years. (Their last was in 1993, so they're overdue.) Is this their year? Not if the Caps can stop them. Watch two of hockey's most entertaining teams go head-to-head in what prognosticators say could be a preview of a high-scoring Eastern Conference final. The Caps are also at home Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the Atlanta Thrashers.

Friday at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-7328. $25-$250.

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