“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” screens on Friday at AFI Silver as part of the Environmental Film Festival. (Lucy Walker)

Starting Tuesday

Go green on screen

This year’s Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital celebrates 20 years of bringing environmental issues to the fore through film. With dozens of screenings throughout the city — most of them free — this is one film festival not to be missed.


Pi(e) Day

On Pi day, celebrate everyone’s favorite transcendental number with everyone’s favorite transcendental dessert as St. Stephen’s Church hosts an all-you-can-eat pie party.


True St. Paddy spirit

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day shouldn't be limited to green beer and Kegs & Eggs. When it comes to traditional Irish folk music, Eileen Ivers is the real deal. The former Cherish the Ladies member performs with the Culkin School of Irish Dance at Strathmore.

Starting Friday

Game on

The American Art Museum kicks off its new exhibit “The Art of Video Games,” which looks at the aesthetics of Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers and many other entertaining diversions. In honor of the show, the museum will also host a weekend-long GameFest with a screening of the original “Tron,” lectures, panel discussions and musical performances.


U-Hall turns 2

On its second anniversary, U Street Music Hall shows off its many sides. An early show with indie-rock up-and-comer EMA is followed by a nightcap featuring a live performance by local electronic supergroup Volta Bureau.