Monday, Nov. 6
D.C. Film Society Coming Attractions Trailer Program at E Street Cinema: Tired of watching movie trailers on your smartphone screen? Join the D.C. Film Society at Landmark's downtown theater to watch and discuss more than 30 trailers for this winter's most anticipated films, including “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Pitch Perfect 3" and the Tonya Harding bio “I, Tanya.” Film posters, movie tickets and DVDs will be given away. 7 to 9 p.m. $5.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
'Can He Do That?' podcast taping at the Warner Theatre: Each week, The Washington Post's “Can He Do That?” podcast looks at a different aspect of Donald Trump's presidency, with host Allison Michaels and Post journalists tackling questions like, “Did Trump advisers break the law by using personal email for White House business?” and “Is it unusual for a president to publicly berate members of his own cabinet?” The podcast moves into the real world on the eve of the anniversary of Trump's election, as Michaels will be joined by political reporters Bob Woodward, David Fahrenthold and Karen Tumulty for a live taping. 7 p.m. $23-$33.
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile at the Anthem: Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is rock’s wittiest wordsmith. She's met her match in Kurt Vile, the prolific Philadelphia rocker with the power to invoke Bob Dylan, Lou Reed or Bruce Springsteen. The pair teamed up on October’s “Lotta Sea Lice,” trading licks and lyrics like two old friends sharing a bottle of tequila. As these shaggy strummers hit the road together, take this opportunity to catch two songwriters who wield their guitars like defibrillators, doing all they can to keep rock alive. 8 p.m. $46-$76.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
'Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge' at the Hirshhorn: Mark Bradford takes as his starting place for “Pickett’s Charge” the 19th-century cyclorama painting by Paul Philippoteaux, on view for decades at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Using the entire third ring of the Hirshhorn’s inner galleries, Bradford uses collage and other techniques to rework the original into eight 45-foot-long paintings. The subject matter, a turning point in the Civil War, is meant to raise ongoing questions about this country’s history, its civil strife and its use of race as a political and social tool. Through Nov. 12, 2018. Free.
Wine Wednesday for California Wine Country Fire Relief at Beuchert's Saloon: Since mid-October, Beuchert's Saloon has used its weekly Wine Wednesday to raise money for relief efforts for Sonoma and Napa County fire victims. Half of all sales of California wines by the glass or bottle are donated to charity, and the rotating list at Beuchert's has included wines from the Scholium Project, Lo-Fi and Field Recordings. The biggest attention-getter is Alloy Wine Works' Everyday Rosé, a very drinkable rosé served in a 16-ounce tallboy can for $26. 4 to 10 p.m. Free. Wines priced individually.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Museum Shop Holiday Market at the Mansion at Strathmore: If you’re looking for the coolest, quirkiest, artiest holiday gifts, there’s a good chance you’ll find them at one of the many small museum gift shops around the area. You could put miles on your car driving between the Hillwood Estate, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Brookside Gardens and the Jewish Museum of Maryland, or you could just head to Strathmore, where 17 regional museums and galleries will be selling wares from their shops. Through Sunday, opens at 10 a.m. daily. Free. $10 suggested donation.
Evenings at the Edge: After Hours at the National Gallery of Art: The National Gallery of Art's after-hours series returns for a second year, exploring artistic exchanges. Hear D.C. artists Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj combine hip-hop with classical Indian music; watch experimental short films; and explore works in the museum galleries with 10-minute pop-up talks. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 6 to 9 p.m. Free, registration required.
The Blend Show at Echostage: The D.C. area is known for the boisterous musical genre go-go. Along with the late Chuck Brown, Rare Essence, the Backyard Band and the Junkyard Band have helped hone that signature sound. These three classic D.C. ensembles are joined by the Uncalled 4 Band. 10 p.m. $36.80-$48.40.
Friday, Nov. 10
The Emporiyum at Union Market: If small-batch bitters and bone broth are routinely on your shopping list, don’t miss the Emporiyum, an indie food marketplace. The event brings together more than 100 vendors and chefs, including local favorites and out-of-towners. The District’s own Toli Moli will be there with falooda (Burmese layered dessert drinks), as will reps from Avocaderia, which calls itself the world’s first avocado bar. Try samples, eat lunch and pick up fancy food to take home. Gourmet Ring Dings or paleo-friendly ketchup, anyone? Through Sunday. $15-$80.
FotoWeekDC Opening Party at FotoWeekCentral: FotoWeekDC is a nine-day, citywide celebration of photography, with dozens of exhibitions covering everything from the White House News Photographers Association to images from underground dance clubs. It officially kicks off Friday with opening parties at the festival's two major exhibition spaces: the Mexican Cultural Institute and the SPAIN Arts & Culture center. Tour galleries in both buildings while listening to DJ Ayes Cold, and musicians Yahuali and OG Lullibies, or watch a dance performance by Rogue Collective and Orange Grove Dance. Open bars and small bites are included. 7:30 to 11 p.m. $55 in advance, $60 day of event.
'Nina Simone: Four Women' at Arena Stage: “Nina Simone: Four Women” is a music drama featuring the civil rights singer’s famous songs and a dramatic angle that situates Simone in the Birmingham, Ala., church where four African American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing. Christina Ham’s show arrives at Arena Stage after its recent premiere in St. Paul, Minn.; Harriett D. Foy plays Simone. Through Dec. 24. $76-$111.
— Fritz Hahn, Adele Chapin, Macy Freeman, Chris Kelly, Philip Kennicott, Nelson Pressley
Correction: A previous version of this article listed an incorrect price range for the 'Can He Do That?' podcast taping. This version has been updated.