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Lost amid the week’s other Wilson Building scandals Was aLan suderman’s revelation that
members of Mayor Vince Gray’s transition team had pestered former D.C. transportation boss Gabe Klein on behalf of private-sector clients—before preparing a transition report sharply critical of the Fenty appointee. The “troubling” scoop got a shout-out in a Washington Post editorial and also came up in a D.C. Council hearing. “I’m very concerned about published press reports about possible conflicts of interest relating to who gets the Circulator contract,” said Ward 1’s Jim Graham. “We need to err on the side of clear removal from any decision-making process where you could stand to benefit yourself,” added Ward 6’s Tommy Wells. On our website, reaction is less unanimous, as commenters wage a battle that echoes last year’s election. “It’s stunning-amazing- that these folks who both had/have business before the city and served on Gray’s transition team would not have recused themselves and been walled off,” writes Drez. “This is just so basic.” “This feels a whole lot like a return to the Barry era,” adds Hillman. But poster DCRez endorses the accusations of mismanagement, and accuses Suderman of ignoring the veterans of the oft-lauded Anthony Williams administration who also served on the transition. “DDOT needs to get its financial house in order and follow the contracting laws of the District of Columbia Failure to do so makes them ripe for waste, fraud and abuse.” With the flame war pretty much on schedule—a mayoral critic lampooning “One Citidiots;” a couple Gray supporters suggesting those who liken him to Barry are racist—something surprising happens: Gabe Klein himself jumps into the fray. “Feel free to look at the financials online,” Klein says, of-

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fering links. “Oh, and letting previous Directors that ran the agency when it was last in the nation in just about every the transition? When it was spending 50% more than San Francisco for instance for horrible services for our constituents? No, that’s obviously not the best way to do it.” Charter Dismemberers. Last week’s cover story by Jonetta Rose barras questioning D.C. charter school funding riles many charter-school parents posting to our website. The schools “should most certainly be held accountable for what they achieve or fail to achieve with the public money,” writes a poster named alice. “However, charter school

children should not be penalized (by receiving lower per capita funding), just because their parents cannot bear sending them to places that destroy any chance for acquiring life-long love for learning.” “Funding should be the same for every child no matter which public school they attend,” agrees ward 1 Guy. Not so, says poster Kathy, who disagrees with the very idea of calling the facilities “public,” since they’re typically run by independent nonprofits. “Arguing that private, government contractors should get tax funding—without proper government oversight strings— that is equal to that given a public entity that provides the same public service is absolutely LUDICROUS!,” she says. But some of Barras’ other defenders undercut her arguments that too much bureaucratic oversight is lousy for charters. “I think increasing oversight over charters may be a good thing,” writes DCster, who goes on to add that “Public schools need to enroll all of the applying students in the neighborhood, as Jonetta pointed out, and thus have a legitimate claim to greater funding.” Barras’ piece also sparked some debate over at the DC urban Moms message board. “My kids are in some very good charters in DC, but I also agree with her point that the whole point of charters is to be innovative and live or die on their merits,” writes one anonymous poster. “It seems like the [Public Charter School Board] has not done a good job of shutting down the poorly performing ones or raising the bar—mediocre charters have hurt the whole movement.” But another anonymous poster defends the panel—and dings Barras. “The Board is extremely scrupulous and has shut down schools. And of course it is pro-charter. Wouldn’t you be pro whatever board you sit on? That doesn’t mean they lack all integrity.” Department of Corrections. Due to a reporting error, our story on armored-car robberies (“Brinks of Disaster,” 2/25/11) misstated a statistic. The figures for the number of bank robberies between 2008 and 2010 covered the District and Northern Virginia, not just the District.

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Welcome to the New City Paper
In the winter of 1996, Washington City Paper hit the streets with a new look, starring the logo we used until last week. At the time, we had just switched from old-fashioned cold type to desktop publishing. The wholesale redesign was an effort to take advantage of opportunities provided with that change. It’s with a bit of wistfulness that I now say goodbye to that logo, which I designed. But a change was necessary. Fifteen years later, we’re adapting not to a new technology—technology nowadays tends to bypass print altogether—but to a new page size. Our old design was made for a paper roughly a third bigger than the current version. It all seemed a bit unwieldy on the smaller sheet we currently use. The paper you’re holding offers a more compact logo and a modular layout that will let us tell readers more—on the cover, and inside. The new design permits us to once again feature uncropped images by our brilliant staff photographer, Darrow Montgomery. And inside, smaller margins and signage gives us the room to provide more content and bigger pictures. In this redesign, we’ve also done some visual untangling and reorganizing—for example, separating our comments section from the news spread. Overall, we hope it’s a bit less fussy, more urban, and able to do a better job showcasing City Paper’s provocative content. For all the obvious visual differences you’ll note, what’s most important about the new design is not merely cosmetic. While we’ve kept our most popular features, we’ve also added new items to make the paper a more valuable and enjoyable read: • Chatter. With this issue, the paper brings back a dedicated reader’s page, where our editors will curate the most interesting responses to City Paper reportage from snail mail, email, Twitter, and around the Web. • District Line. We’ve replaced the generically named “News” section with a handle that’s familiar to anyone who has read the paper for more than a few years. In addition
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to traditional City Paper offerings like Loose Lips, Housing Complex, and Cheap Seats, District Line will also be where you’ll find City Desk, a page housing short news and informational items and the Slice-of-D.C. photos we used to run on page three. The section also has room for occasional first-person narratives or analytical pieces that have been longstanding City Paper traditions, but never seemed quite at home under the “News” banner. • Arts Desk. Like City Desk, this irregular page in the arts section, debuting later this month, will serve as a home for short reviews and features. You’ll find One Track Mind here—or one of a variety of new short pieces we’ll unveil over the next few months. • City List. You’ll now find our Critic’s Picks and City Lights picks mixed into the listings sections. We’ll break music down by day of the week, which will enable readers to quickly find out who’s playing tonight. • Comics P a g e . Like many of our re a d e r s , we were sorry to see the paper’s comics go a few years ago. Starting next week, they’ll be back, on a single dedicated page that will feature Derf’s excellent The City, Shawn Belschwender’s Clown Time, David Malki’s Wondermark, and Michael Kupperman’s Up All Night. You’ll still find Dirt Farm in its usual place. • Website. We will be revisiting the website design and functionality later this year, but we couldn’t wait to implement the new look here as well. We’re also launching a new and improved online listings search this month—a major upgrade. Finally, while the big type is transformed, you’ll find the small words are still 100 percent City Paper—and they are still set in Monotype’s News Plantin, the paper’s body font since long before I first arrived in 1995. The body copy is the same size and leading as before the redesign. A newspaper design is a bit like a set for a play—it might be attractive or interesting on its own, but its primary job is to support storytelling. I’m looking forward to helping to tell a lot of new City Paper stories.


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Softcore Conservaporn?
A D.C. tradition moves beyond gawking at right-wing loons.
volves flooding the zone to make sure you have that valued scoop. And liberal media organizations have already perfected the art of turning your opponents’ craziest supporter into tomorrow’s news. At its best, it’s a delightful skewering. Some speaker gets caught up in an exuberant rant about how the White House is taking the country on the path to socialism, or Newt Gingrich says something that might make less bombastic Republicans squirm, and a funny post or story results, one that plays up both the absurdity and the real political sentiments involved in such an event. The press room fills up early, and reporters stay late interviewing luminaries as they walk off the stage, and gauging the mood of the Republican faithful by chatting with eager attendees. (This has been going on for a while, and writers don’t always limit themselves to reporting what actually happens: CPAC was where, in 1997, The New Republic’s fabulist, Stephen Glass, hatched up a tale of wild debauchery that was only later exposed as phony.) The conference offers a parade of conservatives behaving badly—attacking each other for being insufficiently zealous, and wooing the base. That spectacle is soothing to the left, and fertile territory for political reporters who have a beat to fill, day in and day out. But there’s also a dark side. At an Andrew Breitbart-sponsored GOProud party one night during CPAC, a fellow reporter points out Suhail Khan as one of their “gets” for the day. “I interviewed some real freaks today,” the reporter tells me. “It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. It’s almost too easy. It is too easy.” Khan is on the board of the American Conservative Movement, the main organizer of CPAC. He’d been under attack by conservative activists who claimed that he represented a Muslim infiltration of the right. But viewing political actors as gets—rather than as complex, motivated individuals—limits the story they can tell. With a convenient D.C. location and a ready-for-Twitter presidential straw poll, the

By Phoebe Connelly Over the last few years, Washington journalists, particularly those whose audience tilts to the left, have enjoyed a not-so-secret addiction: conservaporn. When the big annual gatherings of the right rolled around, from CPAC to the Values Voters Summit, packs of liberal bloggers would descend, armed with Flip cameras and Twitter feeds. The moment some activist cracked a joke about Barack Obama’s birth certificate from the podium, it would go live on the Internet. Outrage—and Web traffic—ensued. But this year, something different was going on. Republicans and their fervent base

are no longer the sour group who lost the last election. Now, they’re driving the debate in national politics. The Koch brothers, who fund some of the groups that keep events like CPAC going, are practically a household name. It wasn’t just liberals who flocked to watch CPAC last month. Conservaporn, in 2011, has gone mainstream. CPAC is an annual gathering of the Republican Party faithful, the largest of its kind, held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Woodley Park. This year’s conference, a few weeks ago, attracted over 11,000 registrants—and 750 registered members of the press. That works out to about one re-

porter for every 15 attendees. It’s practically embed-level coverage. (Though, as Slate’s David Weigel was quick to point out to me, at the 2010 Tea Party Convention in Nashville, the ratio was more like one to three.) Ours is a political media environment where the scoop is everything (even if the money is still made off slideshows of celebrity cleavage). Politico is staking its 2012 election coverage on a tripled staff and reporters assigned to cover politicians’ every move. “There probably is in theory a point where there’s too much,” executive editor Jim VandeHei told The New York Times in late January. “But we certainly haven’t discovered it.” Political journalism these days mostly in- March 4, 2011 7

conference is one of the more visible of the odd-year political events that generate piles of blog posts and updates—all without producing actual political news, despite a saturation of reporters. “The last few years I haven’t gone because it’s struck me as totally overcovered,” one D.C. writer e-mails me. “My entire Twitter feed is CPAC dispatches.” After the Tea Party’s rise in 2009 and electoral triumph in 2010, by the time CPAC rolls around this year, the vibe is somehow different. The same old liberal blogs and magazines send writers (including The American Prospect, where I used to be an editor). But the correspondents wind up asking serious questions about policy, not just transcribing the freak show. The activists who come to this sort of thing have demonstrated the power they wield over Republican leaders, and it’s not just the liberal publications that have people on the conservative beat. The news business has changed. Despite the recession, political coverage has done quite well over the past few years, especially bite-

sized scooplets like the ones CPAC makes so easy to dig up. Politico has made a star of itself despite launching at the start of the 2007 recession. The past year has seen a re-launch of National Journal, as well as an over-100 staffer expansion of Bloomberg’s D.C. office. The Huffington Post, for all its unpaid bloggers, has a thriving D.C. bureau; Talking Points Memo is adding staff to its own D.C. operations. For all their churn, these are outlets providing stories that audiences, particularly online audiences, have proved they will click on. “Saying there’s a little too much horse-race coverage is like saying there’s a little too much coverage of Dan Snyder,” Weigel says. So perhaps it’s inevitable that the mainstream media has taken a cue from liberal media when it comes to conservaporn. At one point during the Breitbart party, I’m standing next to Brian Montopoli, senior political reporter for CBS (and a Washington City Paper alum). He pauses our conversation about Sophie B. Hawkins— who, disconcertingly, is the entertainment— because he wants to try for an interview with

James O’Keefe, the conservative activist best known for dressing as a pimp for an attempted undercover sting of the liberal organizing group ACORN. O’Keefe’s handler (or friend, it’s unclear), is perturbed by the attention O’Keefe is receiving from Montopoli and others. “It’s not like he’s a celebrity. This is just downtime. Why won’t people leave him alone?” I raise my phone to type in O’Keefe’s name, and she stops me, “Are you taking a picture? I think it’s weird that people want his picture.” Among the liberal press, meanwhile, some of the gawking seems to have been replaced by serious work. Amanda Terkel, senior politics reporter for The Huffington Post, was at CPAC for the first time this year. She says the lure is the level of access. “It’s is the big conservative event in Washington, D.C. And you get this incredible access; people just walking around, they feel comfortable, they are with their base, and they are willing to chat with journalists. You don’t have to go to Iowa.” Activists-behaving-badly coverage, she says, is always a risk when covering movement politics, on either side. “This happened at the first Netroots Nation conference,” a liberal gathering that launched in 2005, Terkel says. “The blogosphere was new, people were excited. Journalists descended on it!” Terkel was there as a blogger. “The number of media from major newspapers, at times felt like they outnum-

bered attendees.” And like bloggers, conservatives have proven, if no less fascinating, certainly less exotic upon longer examination. “What reporters don’t understand is that most of the attendees at the conference do not care at all about the potential 2012 field,” says Ana Marie Cox, formerly of Wonkette and Time, now with GQ. “They are there to network. To build their résumés. To learn how to put together a resume.” Cox told me she’d run into a reporter she knew who had apologetically dashed off after Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. “What is he going to get from Santorum? I mean seriously, what groundbreaking thing is Santorum going to say at CPAC?” The bright side of everyone getting on the conservaporn bandwagon is that it’s no longer enough to just post a video, or capture the gaffe. The Tea Party is old news. You can fill a blog with gaffes, but the pieces that get traffic over time, and get you remembered, are the ones that offer something more substantive. “There’s always going to be a rush to be the first person to post what Michele Bachmann said,” Weigel notes. “Last year there was still a lot of coverage of the Tea Party stuff that was, you know, ‘I venture into the jungle’ which is something I’m often accused of. And that was less so this year; there was more context. I think it was pretty good.” CP

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DEPT. OF POSITIVE SPIN: D.C. used to fear mayoral arrests and municipal insolvency. Now we freak about bad SUV leases. Which means things are much better. Right?

Millions and Millions
A month ago, Mayor Vince Gray’s team released a terrifying estimate of D.C.’s 2012 budget gap: $600 million. This week, Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi declared the actual shortfall will be $322 million. The difference, Gandhi said, is due to higher than expected commercial property tax revenue. If the budget is really getting healthier at a rate of $70 million a week, maybe the city can lease a Lincoln Navigator for everyone by the fall!

A Tax By Any Other Name
Congress forbids D.C. from levying a “commuter tax” on suburbanites, mostly because Maryland and Virginia have votes in Congress and we don’t. But At-Large Councilmember Sekou Biddle has a scheme to dun at least some nonresidents who work here: city employees. (The city payroll provides 37,600 of D.C.’s 726,000 jobs.) Biddle introduced legislation this week to require new D.C. employees who reside elsewhere to make “voluntary” contributions to the District treasury of 4 percent of their salaries. How many workers that would cover, and how much money it would raise, remains to be seen—as does Congress’ reaction. For more, see APPrOAchING DcA, FEBruAry 28. By DArrOw MONTGOMEry.


D.C. politics is rough for people named Brown—and confusing for ordinary citizens trying to sort out last month’s Navigatorgate scandal from last year’s ballot-identification imbroglio. Our guide, complete with nicknames to help you tell them apart:

D.C. Council Chairman

Why You Know His Name
This Brown was briefly the lucky recipient of two Lincoln Navigators—”fully loaded,” at his insistence, and paid for, at nearly $2,000 a month per vehicle, by taxpayers. After the story turned into a scandal, he gave the cars up. This Brown ran for mayor last year, winning only 209 votes but serving as a foil to incumbent Adrian Fenty. Winner Vince Gray then helped him get a $110,000-a-year government perch. Following reports on past law-enforcement troubles, he was let go. He blamed “political bullshit” and plans to sue the Gray administration over his dismissal.

Handy Nickname
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Michael A.

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The son of a former Democratic party chief, this Brown is a generally popular councilmember. But he had a rough spell in these pages last fall after a reporter accused him of inventing an All-Met basketball career in high school. As evidence, the councilmember had staff show off a box score featuring a different player named Brown.


Michael D.

D.C. Shadow Senator

When this Brown ran for incumbent Phil Mendelson’s at-large D.C. Council seat last year, insiders worried that African American voters would confuse him with Michael A. Brown, who wasn’t on the ballot. Mendelson fans circulated photos to remind voters that Michael D. was white.

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By Joe Eaton The first time I heard of Terrell Hunter, he was a success story—a 15-year-old from Southwest who had dropped more than 200 pounds and was learning to box at the YMCA. It was 2007, and I was a new writer at Washington City Paper, reporting at a conference on childhood obesity. After the talk, I cornered the woman who told Hunter’s story. I was short on ideas and here was an easy one to pitch my editors, an inspirational tale where things work out, the way they are supposed to. But as anyone who spends much time reporting on children in trouble in Washington will tell you, things rarely work out the way they’re supposed to. They didn’t for Terrell Hunter. On Feb. 20, four years after I met him, Hunter died in his sleep at his grandmother’s house from complications of obesity. He was 19. He weighed 436 pounds. He had been in intensive care units of local hospitals three times in the previous year. The news of Hunter’s passing wasn’t a surprise to me, and probably isn’t to anyone who read “The Battle Over HeavyT,” the story that came out of the many months photographer Darrow Montgomery and I spent following him. It was not an inspirational tale. Soon after the obesity conference, I met Hunter and he told me his story. Born and raised in the District, he rarely saw his father, who had been just 15 when Hunter was born. If Hunter was ever thin, he didn’t remember. By age 10, he weighed more than 200 pounds. Classmates at Bowen Elementary School ferried his food to the second floor because he couldn’t brave the stairs. By 13, he weighed more than 340 pounds, struggling with asthma and a heart like a senior citizen.
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Yes, he had recently dropped 200 pounds; the weight had come off during his second stint at an inpatient weight-loss program in rural Virginia, where he’d been sent after having been declared a ward of the city following his near-death from heart failure. Since returning home, however, Hunter had gained most of it back. Worse yet, his mother had once again lost custody of him after social-services officials concluded she was unable or unwilling to hold the line on his weight. But this time, Hunter Hunter got good at fooling the government workers paid to chase him. A smart-aleck kid too fat to run fast, he nonetheless regularly put them all “in a trick box,” as he put it. I thank him for letting City Paper tag along and tell his story. I wish it could have changed something. There are a few things I won’t forget about Heavy-T. Like how the teen asked 30-year-old women for their phone numbers, but slept with his stuffed dog. Or the time he got caught, conned a social worker into taking him to McDonalds, and then slipped out the side door with a Big Mac and an Oreo McFlurry. I mainly remember the way the kid barely half my age never showed fear, even when the adults around him had caved in to it. One afternoon, Montgomery, Hunter, and I were hanging out at Hunter’s mother’s house in Southwest when the police started hammering on the door. Montgomery and I panicked, jumped into a pantry closet and hid, two journalists on the wrong side of an episode of Cops. I remember Hunter looking at us, stone calm, as he rounded the corner and headed upstairs to find his shoes. Back downstairs, he put on his black Nike Air Max high tops, opened the back door, and slid out, running as hard as he could. As the cops kept banging, we stood in the closet shaking with fear, wondering what to do now, and how that kid kept it together. Terrell Hunter is survived by his mother, Leslie Abbott; his father, Terrell Hunter Sr.; his stepfather, Bruce Wooten; sisters Sieda McCray and Jamika DeVaughn; a grandmother, Deborah Brown; and a grandfather, Charles Hunter. A wake will be held on March 5 at 10 am at Community of Hope at 905 Alabama Ave. SE, with a funeral immediately following. CP
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By Alan Suderman Another week, another campaign supporter of Mayor Vince Gray’s who landed a cushy job with the District’s Medicaid agency and turns out to have legal problems. Talib Karim, a Gray backer who recently began a $133,000-a-year job as chief of staff in the Department of Health Care Finance, appears to have used physical force on his exwife, according to D.C. Court of Appeals rulings that upheld a protective order against him issued by a Superior Court judge. Just last week, another Gray supporter, Sulaimon Brown, was fired from his newly landed job as a special assistant for the very same department after concerns arose about his past legal trouble, including a protective order issued against him. Karim’s hiring raises even more uncomfortable questions about the Gray administration’s vetting and hiring process, and about Gray’s judgment in placing supporters in upper-level positions in a department that handles close to a quarter of the District’s overall budget. (The department deals with Medicaid and administers other public health insurance programs, serving approximately a third of the District’s residents.) Karim’s most notable legal problems began in January 2008, when his wife called the police to report a domestic disturbance, according to a Court of Appeals ruling issued July 1, 2010. His wife, Delicia Gunn, filed a petition to get a protective order against Karim. In the petition, Gunn says she and Karim had a heated argument on Jan. 5, 2008, and she called the police twice. When she went to court to get a judge to approve the protective order, Gunn said Karim had on various occasions “pushed me while I’m holding [the couple’s five-month-old] baby,” and had “grabbed my arm and tried to force me from not leaving my house” and “would pin me down and not let me move and I would constantly tell him to let go of me, to get off

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of me, but he just wouldn’t.” Gunn told Judge Lee Satterfield, who is now the chief judge of D.C. Superior Court, that Karim hadn’t struck her, but “could see it in his eyes that it was a matter of time.” Gunn also told the court that police had removed a rifle from their home; Karim said the rifle was his father’s firearm from the Korean War. In court, Karim denied any physical abuse and said his wife had been the one doing the hitting. “Despite that, I never returned any type of strike or blow to her when she struck “finding it hard to believe that a member of the bar could have been so ill-informed, and made so little inquiry, about the nature of the proceedings.” After the hearing, Satterfield granted Gunn a protective order, basing his decision “on his assessment of the credibility and demeanor” of both her and Karim. The judge found that “since the [couple’s] child was born, and during the course of the marriage...[Karim] has pushed [Gunn], has aggressively held her down and grabbed her against her will.” Karim ap-

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decision to represent himself.” (Which LL believes is the legalistic way to phrase the old saw about a lawyer who represents himself having a fool for a client.) In an interview, Karim tells LL his wife had prevailed in her “allegations” because she’d been represented by a lawyer, which he says he couldn’t afford at the time of the hearing. He says a “subtle” reading of the appeal court’s decision shows that his lack of an attorney was the real reason why he lost, not because of the facts of the case. He then disparages Washington City Paper, saying the paper only reports the most “salacious” details about city politics so other media will follow along. Then he says it would be improper for LL to write about Karim’s personal past and do damage to his department and its important work. “I would imagine that we’ve all had prob-

filed against him in 2003. He’s also been sued multiple times by a landlord and alleged to have defaulted on student loans and not paid child support. Karim says he’s had financial problems in his past and is working to resolve them. Karim is the brother of Omar Karim, a developer and fraternity brother to former Mayor Adrian Fenty who is at the heart of an ongoing council investigation into allegedly improper park construction contracts. Omar Karim’s company, Banneker Ventures, hired Gunn’s engineering firm for $70,000 to do work related to the park contracts, according to The Washington Post. Talib Karim briefly made news during last year’s mayoral campaign when his organization, the Muslim Democratic Caucus, endorsed Gray. The Post reported that Gray was shocked by the endorsement and Karim’s political split from his brother, an ar-

It would be one thing if I had committed some kind of heinous crime.”
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lems with our families,” Karim says. “It would be one thing if I had committed some kind of heinous crime.” Gunn filed a second protective order against Karim in January 2010, saying he was harassing her on a continuous basis and she was “fearful of her life and safety.” A judge signed a temporary order, before Gunn asked in March 2010 that the case be dismissed because she said Karim had stopped harassing her. Gunn did not return a phone call seeking comment. Besides the protective orders, court records show that Karim had a $5,522 federal tax lien

dent Fenty supporter. “I literally fell on the floor,” Gray told the Post after Karim’s group voted to endorse him in August. The endorsement lead to Karim working on Gray’s transition team. On the Muslim Democratic Caucus’s Yahoo! Group message board, Karim posted notices about meetings for caucus members to learn more about efforts to “help Muslims in DC secure jobs in the incoming Gray administration and DC Council.” Karim told caucus members that if they were interested in a District government job, they

should submit their résumés directly to him. In a later message, Karim wrote that “businesses and entrepreneurs interested in forming key relationships with the new Administration can email [Karim] to purchase tickets for the Muslim Dems VIP seating” at the Gray inauguration. And in a message marked “DC Muslim Dems Make History,” Karim wrote that on Dec. 31, 2010, Gray “[lived] up to his promise to include the Muslim community in his Administration, [and appointed] Talib I. Karim, Chairman of the Muslim Democratic Caucus of DC, as a top official in the Department of Health Finance.” (The Post first reported last week that Karim had been hired.) The department is actually called the Department of Health Care Finance. Karim says the transition team recommended him for the job. City records show he started working for DHCF on Jan. 3, 2011, the first full day of Gray’s administration and two weeks before DHCF Director Wayne Turnage took the reins of the department. Last week, when questioned about the hiring and firing of Sulaimon Brown—who has accused the mayor of lying and has strongly suggested Gray promised him a job prior to taking office— Turnage said emphatically that “all decisions about personnel begin and end with me.” Gray’s spokeswoman, Linda WhartonBoyd, tells LL the administration is looking into Karim’s background. “The initial vetting process only revealed financial challenges and an intra-family/child custody dispute with a former wife,” she e-mails. “Given the mayor’s Monday directive of an extensive top down review of all excepted service appointees, additional details have come to light. The matter is under review by the agency director.” The parts of Karim’s résumé that are available online show he’s had a varied career. His previous jobs include working as a counsel on Capitol Hill, first for Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and more recently for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Karim says much of the work he did on the Hill was related to health care–related issues. Karim tells LL he was a “natural fit” to be paired with Turnage, who recently worked for the state of Virginia. Why? Because Karim is familiar with how to navigate the world of District politics and government. LL can’t argue with him there. CP


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By Dave McKenna George Mason also has a football team. Actually, Mason has had a football team for nearly two decades, though the Washington Redskins’ recent courting of the school as a potential training camp host got more fan attention than Mason’s team ever did. “Not many people know about us,” says Jack Langley, the starting quarterback this season. Joe Pascale is the father of Mason football. Until 2008, he was the only football coach Mason ever had. The program’s anonymity stings. “All the work, all the years, for what?” Pascale says. Pascale, 67, founded the football club in 1993, when friends on the school’s Board of Visitors asked him to come over from Georgetown University, where he was an assistant coach. He says administrators pledged to help elevate the program to NCAA status. (NCAA programs grant scholarships, club sports usually don’t.) It never happened. Pascale had already restored football as an NCAA sport at Catholic University in the mid1970s. He left in 1984 as the winningest head coach in Catholic history. Pascale says Mason’s rebuilding job should have been easier than Catholic’s, given the enthusiasm local businesses and students showed when he arrived. But his honeymoon at Mason ended after just a year, with the 1994 hiring of athletic director Tom O’Connor. O’Connor is most definitely a basketball guy. His GMU bio shows that before taking over Mason athletics, O’Connor had been head basketball coach at Dartmouth and Loyola. He’s served on the NCAA’s Basketball Championship Committee, the body that oversees men’s March Madness, and was named its chairman in 2008. O’Connor is a folk hero to most Masonites. In 2006, on his watch, Mason basketball had a “Hoosiers”-esque run to the Final Four. The Patriots head into this week’s Colonial Athletic Association tournament with the nation’s longest active winning streak. So there’s no yardage in quibbling with O’Connor’s bona fides as a hoops administrator. But O’Connor hasn’t ever tried out his administrative mojo on Mason’s gridiron. Pascale says that shortly after becoming AD, O’Connor told him to give up the NCAA dream. “We had a meeting and he said that the only two varsity sports are men’s basketball and women’s basketball,” Pascale says. Pascale stuck around for more than a decade after that meeting, and admits he never hid his disdain for the brass. He wasn’t canned until June 2008. “That was after I’d done all the recruiting for the [next] season, after I’d done all the scheduling, and too late for me to find any other coaching job,” says Pascale, who now works for Fairfax County schools. “Nice guys.” John Moorhead, a punter, was the only Pascale-era holdover on this year’s squad. “When I first talked to Coach Pascale at freshman orientation,” Moorhead says, “he told me within two years we’d go from a club team to an NCAA Division I-AA program.” Pascale did all a coach could do to make that happen. His teams won several league titles, even though Mason’s schedule was silly strong for a club squad, teeming with teams that were either already NCAA sanctioned or on the verge, including Tuskegee Institute, South Alabama, and Georgia State. “We beat the hell out of South Alabama,” Pascale says. “And we beat Georgia State bad, too, scored up in the 60s. And now they’re both pretty big time, and Mason’s nothing.” O’Connor denies pro-basketball equals anti-football, and points out that his résumé shows he’s played and coached high school football, and oversaw a football program at Santa Clara University when he was AD there. Every decision he’s made has been in the best interest of Mason’s bottom line. “It’s not where we’re in a mode where we said we don’t want football,” he says. “It’s a cost issue.” O’Connor says economic feasibility studies he’d commissioned showed it would take $90 million—$4 million for operating the football team and $86 million for a stadium—to start


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Patriot Gamer: Pascale started GMU’s football club with NCAA dreams. an NCAA program. “There are schools around here that compete with a first-class program—Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech—plus the Redskins,” says O’Connor, “so we’d have to do it the right way.” John McGeehan, a Fairfax business leader, got involved with Mason football early in Pascale’s tenure. He says the roadblocks administrators threw in the coach’s way inspired him to help raise money for stadium improvements and a endowed football scholarships, a rarity in club football. McGeehan says he “doesn’t believe any” of the budgetary excuses, and claims sports officials crunch numbers as creatively the Nobel Laureates in GMU’s economics department. “O’Connor came in with a football budget that counted 85 players, all on full, outof-state scholarships,” McGeehan says. “In D1-AA football, you can have up to 60 scholarships, not 85, and the players are definitely not going to be all out of state. Then he budgeted a 40,000-seat stadium, when the average attendance for football in the CAA [Mason’s NCAA conference] was 11,000. He ran up the numbers to say football’s too expensive. Meanwhile, Mason makes a licensing deal with [a soft drink company], and every dime from that goes in the basketball budget. That sure makes basketball look good! “The bottom line,” McGeehan continues, “is you can make it look like a program makes money or loses money. It’s all up to who keeps the books. Basketball people kept the books.” Mason spokesperson Adam Brick confirms that the school would use stadium and scholarship figures cited by McGeehan, but says they’re based on CAA rivals: “If we aspire to NCAA 1-A, yeah, we would use those numbers.” In the first game after firing Pascale, against Lincoln University in September 2008, Mason was held to minus-7 yards rushing during a 34-7 loss. The Philly school was playing its first football game in 48 years. Where 90 players routinely came out for Pascale’s team, Mason’s student newspaper reported only 22 players dressed for 2010. “They told me they wanted to go in a new direction,” Pascale says. “What direction is that?” Moorhead said when he first joined the Mason team, he enjoyed getting the free sweatsuits emblazoned with “George Mason Football.” “But I’d put them on and walk around, people would say, ‘Mason has a football team?’” he says, chuckling. “That sucked.” Moorhead, who’ll leave Mason in May having never played an NCAA football game, no longer wears the sweatsuits. CP

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I’m a 41-year-old attractive, happily married woman. My husband and I have been together for 15 years. When we first met, the sex was absolutely incredible. After we got married, the sex was good, not great. This was because we were busy raising our children. (My husband had custody of 4-year-old twins, children from his first marriage, when we married.) The reason I know our sex life suffered while we were busy raising the kids is that after the girls went off to college, things went right back to absolutely incredible. One night, we were talking about our sexual fantasies, and I confessed that since my mid-30s I’ve fantasized about being with a younger man. He told me that he’d be fine with me living out that fantasy if I would have a MFF threesome with him. I agreed, and we had the MFF threesome with a friend of mine. Here’s my question: How do I go about finding a gorgeous, college-age man? I thought about posting an ad on Craigslist, but you’ve said that most of the people on Craigslist are flakes and picture collectors. Do you have better suggestions for finding a straight college-age guy for a nostrings-attached encounter? I’m in the Pacific Northwest, if that makes a difference. Also, I’m a complete newbie to this, so I’d appreciate a rundown of all of the usual safety advice when meeting a stranger for sex. —Mrs. Robinson Seeks Benjamin P Here is my e-mail address in case any of .S. your gorgeous, male, college-age readers in the Pacific Northwest are interested: [e-mail deleted]. I don’t print the e-mail addresses of readers looking for hookups, MRSB, as I am a professional advice columnist, thankyouverymuch, not a yentapimp for wannabe Mrs. Robinsons. (It also gives my lawyer fits. “What if you print this woman’s e-mail address and this woman meets a nice young man who turns out to be Ted Bundy?” says my lawyer, who is old enough to remember who Ted Bundy was—and Mrs. Robinson—but somehow not too old to lawyer.) But save for asking me to print your email address in the column, MRSB, I approve of everything you and your husband are doing. Married olds everywhere should follow your example: You got through the lean years with decent-if-uninspired sex, you didn’t become bitter about all that decent-if-uninspired sex, you got back to indecent-and-inspired sex once the kids headed to college (which you were able to do because

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you didn’t let yourselves get bitter), and— most importantly—instead of freaking out and shooting down each other’s sexual fantasies, you’re helping each other realize those fantasies. Brafuckingvo. So how do you find the right young man? Trawl the ‘Net, like all the other horndogs, and get your husband to help. (You asked your friend to have that three-way, right? Your husband can place a few “hotwife” ads.) Yes, there are fakers and flakes on Craigslist— lots and lots—but there are some real boys to be had; there’s also and and a million other hookup sites. Cast a wide net. Once you’ve found a potential Benjamin: Make sure you know his real name, meet in public, discuss safety (condoms) and sexual health (tested recently?), and be sure to let him know that someone else—someone heavily armed—knows where you are and who you’re with and when you’re supposed to be back. Here’s the tricky part: If you don’t get a good feeling when you meet in person—if he seems dodgy, if his pics lied, if he gives off a rape-y/serial-killer-y/lawyer-y-fit-vindicating vibe—don’t go through with it. P Oh, what the hell: MRSB’s e-mail ad.S. dress is —Dan I’m a 24-year-old straight male. For the past six months, I’ve been dating an amazing GGG girl. We have amazing sex. The other night, after a week of no sex, I came on to her in bed on Saturday night. She turned me down and said that she was OK with me masturbating on the other side of the bed so she could sleep. After a very unsatisfying orgasm, I told her I understood her need to sleep, since we had an early engagement the next morning, but that this was difficult for me. She said we’d have great sex the next day, which we did. Which one of us needs to be GGG in this scenario, should it happen again? —Fucking Early Engagement Botches Lovely Evening A week is a long time to go without at your age and at six months and prekids, I realize, but it sounds like the girlfriend more than made it up to you the next day. As for who needs to be GGG in this scenario, should it happen again (and it will)… GGG demands a little something of both of you. GGG requires you to stop whining about having to wait 24 whole hours for awesome sex, FEEBLE, and GGG requires her—

if she isn’t completely exhausted (and it appears she wasn’t, as she was still awake when your “very unsatisfying orgasm” was over)— to come through with a loving assist when you’re desperate and she’s not feeling it, i.e., lie with you, talk dirty to you, stick a finger up your butt—whatever—for the 5 or 10 minutes it takes you to drain your sack. —Dan I’m writing to ask you to help me spread the word about an issue close to my heart. I am a 23-year-old woman without medical insurance who relies on Planned Parenthood. They have done SO MUCH for me. They have provided me with birth control, annual pap smears that I can actually afford, and emotional support that helped me get over an abusive relationship and sexual assault. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood. This isn’t just an attack on American women. Planned Parenthood educates the entire community about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. I know I don’t need to preach to you. I plan to write to my senators about this, and I am encouraging everyone I know to do so. What I ask is that you mention this in your column as soon as possible. —My Body, My Choice Done and done, MBMC. We used to have a regular feature called “Straight Rights Watch.” It lapsed when the Democrats took the House in 2006 and political attacks on the sexual freedoms of straight people decreased. But the GOP is back in charge of the House and many statehouses, and attacks on the sexual freedoms of heterosexuals—attempts to ban abortion, restrict access to birth control, destroy Planned Parenthood (which doesn’t just serve straight people), even make it legal to kill abortion providers (!!!)—are back, and so, sadly, is Straight Rights Watch. Hello? Heterosexuals? Your legislators need to hear from you, and they need to hear from you now. And there’s an easy way to make your voice heard: Go to and add your name to an open letter to Congress, then swing over to, click Donate, and give what you can. —Dan Savage Send your Savage Love questions to mail@ March 4, 2011 19

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If enough wind turbines were constructed to supply a significant proportion of the Earth’s electrical needs (let’s say 50 percent), would this noticeably alter the weather? —Marc The unimaginative are now thinking: What a ridiculous question. Tell that to the editors of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, who published a paper on the subject last year— a paper, moreover, that was in the finest Straight Dope tradition of pushing the experimental envelope. The conclusions are a bit more technical than I’d care to present in a newspaper of general circulation, but, in layperson’s language, here’s the takeaway: holy $#!+. The paper, “Weather Response to a Large Wind Turbine Array,” has many fascinating aspects, which I discussed at some length with its authors, Daniel Barrie and Daniel KirkDavidoff. The highlights: • They simulated the effects of a hypothetical wind farm covering 23 percent of the land area of North America, some 5.7 million square kilometers. That’s close to 9 million turbines. • The simulated turbines collectively generated almost 2.5 terawatts of imaginary electricity. Total world electric power capacity right now is estimated to be around 5 terawatts. In other words, the two Dans were calculating the weather impact of extracting 50 percent of the world’s electricity from the wind, assuming we did it all in one place. • Using a computational climate model, the two calculated that with the turbines operating normally, wind speeds within the array would drop and winds nearby might shift direction—nothing too dramatic. But if you suddenly stopped all the turbines at once, well, you might be able to change the course of storms in the North Atlantic. In short, under the right circumstances, you could use wind turbines to mess with the weather. That’s interesting all by itself; other studies have also found significant local and global weather effects. But potential climate change is only part of the impact of large-scale wind power. Consider: • Barrie and Kirk-Davidoff agreed their hypothetical wind farm is far larger than anything likely to be built. That’s true in the sense that no one is proposing one giant turbine array. (For one thing, the decreased wind inside the array would make the whole thing less efficient.) But the fantasy farm gives you an idea of the resources required to generate a substantial amount of electricity using the wind. It’s estimated that meeting world energy demand (not just electricity) is going to take something like 44 terawatts of capacity in 2100. There’s talk of generating 10 percent of that with wind power—4.4 terawatts. • That’s a lot of windmills. In another widely noted paper published in 2010, Chien Wang and Ron Prinn of MIT write: “Presuming these turbines are effectively generating at full capacity only 1/3 of the time, about 13 million of them are needed to meet an energy output of [4.4 terawatts], and they would occupy a continental-scale area.” If they were spaced 800 meters apart, 13 million turbines would occupy more than 8 million square kilometers— roughly 5 percent of the world’s total land area, equal to more than a third of North America. (I ignore offshore installations.) Cost: $45 trillion. • Only a fraction of those turbines would be installed in the U.S.; nonetheless, we’re looking at a good-sized project. The Department of Energy estimates that meeting 20 percent of the country’s electricity demand with wind power in 2030 will require 300 gigawatts of generating capacity. That translates to 150,000 turbines in 46 states. The biggest U.S. wind farm at the moment, the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center in Texas, has 421 turbines. The Cape Wind Project in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts, which received federal approval in 2010, calls for 130 turbines. Now scale that up to 150,000. Generating an equivalent amount of electricity with fossil fuels would cause much worse environmental damage. But large-scale wind power will, at minimum, transform the landscape to an extent not seen arguably since the clearing of the virgin forest. Sure, that worked out OK, and if in the end it just means the countryside is dotted with windmills. But you have to wonder: what else might change? —Cecil Adams Is there something you need to get straight? Take it up with Cecil at
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The first thing you notice on the menu is what isn’t there: beef. It’s the essential feature of South Korean restaurants, particularly in barbecue form: beef ribs and bulgogi. But Pyongyang Soondae—Pyongyang Sausage—isn’t a South Korean restaurant. It’s North Korean, so the menu skews toward seafood, poultry—and pork, pork, pork. The staple meat of the South is nowhere to be seen, except in a single soup dish. That would be naengmyun, the one northern dish every Korean knows, a buckwheat noodle soup with cucumbers and slices of beef, served cold, often with ice cubes in the broth. Most Korean restaurants advertise “Pyongyang naengmyun” as a mark of authenticity, regardless of whether their chefs have ever been to the totalitarian-ruled city that serves as the soup’s namesake. Pyongyang Soondae does them one better, serving its version with

From North Korea to Northern Virginia, a tale of espionage and sausage. By Mike Paarlberg

balls of pheasant meat. The authenticity might explain why the new restaurant stands out in a region already dense with eateries from the peninsula. For that often elderly chunk of the Korean immigrant population that traces their ancestry to the North, the spot is unique. Owner Ma Young-Ae has been advertising heavily in the local Korean press, both print and TV, since opening her restaurant last fall. Among the customers lunching on pork liver and intestines are Lim Sung-Il, 73, and his wife HyeGyung, 71, both of whom left Pyongyang as kids. Both made the trek from Maryland to Pyongyang Soondae’s storefront, lured by childhood culinary memories. Sitting near the border of Alexandria and Fairfax County on Little River Turnpike—the restaurant-saturated main drag of Northern Virginia’s Korean community—the restaurant doesn’t tout its unlikely marchmarch 4, 2011 23 4, 2011 23

origins, at least not in English. Its only English-language sign, in the parking lot, features the name of the previous restaurant to occupy the narrow building. “Pyongyang Soondae” is written above it, in Korean. Which makes it the perfect place to find a restaurant owned by a former spy and operated by North Korean defectors. Clad in a red apron decorated with cats and hearts, Ma Young-Ae, 48, looks like the quintessential ajuma—a Korean woman who has settled comfortably into middle age and the privileges that accompany it: being bowed to, getting seated first on the bus, giving unsolicited advice to strangers. Her day revolves around restaurant work. By 9:30 in the morning, she’s shopping for supplies. She works until at least 10:30 each night. In her spare time, she listens to music and watches movies. She likes action flicks, especially those about the FBI. A little more than a decade ago, Ma was an undercover agent for North Korea’s Ministry of Public Security, conducting drug investigations. Her job was to bust smugglers—farmers, mostly—who were exporting opium to China. It was an odd assignment, considering the North Korean government’s documented involvement in the drug trade itself: along with weapons and counterfeit “superdollars,” opium has been a key source of revenue for the cash-strapped regime. Ma says her job was a bit less righteous: She was tasked with busting smugglers operating without government approval. Besides a slight North Korean accent—pronouncing ni as nei—there is little that would make Ma stand out among Northern Virginia’s large Korean community. Until she gets to talking about politics, that is. A devout Christian with the zeal of a convert—she found Jesus in South Korea, where she lived after abandoning the atheist North—Ma is waging a missionary campaign against the state that once employed her. Her political activities are evident on the walls of her restaurant, decorated with pictures of her with Hillary Clinton and members of the South Korean parliament. She travels to New York frequently to lead protests at the offices of the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations, the only official North Korean delegation in the U.S. Last year, following North Korea’s controversial sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, she was back, waving a picket sign at the ambassador. She says a North Korean official pulled her aside to growl at her: “Where do you think you are, bitch?” she recalls, through an interpreter. “You just watch. We will kill you.” Ma’s family was chosun saram—Koreandescended Chinese citizens who migrated

“Where do you think you are, bitch? You just watch. We will kill you,” Ma recalls a North Korean official telling her.

from North Korea just before the peninsula’s partition. Most chosun saram settled in the Jilin Province of northeastern China. But Ma’s brother joined the northern army during the Korean War; the family followed him back in 1968, when Ma was five years old. Ma says her mother’s southern roots meant they were perpetually under suspicion. “I wanted

to go to college,” she says, “but because of my mother, I didn’t have the opportunity.” Instead, at 17, Ma joined the army, long the country’s dominant institution—and a place that offered opportunities unavailable elsewhere. A music lover who could play the piano and accordion as well as the yanggeum, a stringed instrument played with bamboo

sticks, she wound up in the army’s musical wing, or Yesuldan, performing songs of tribute to the regime. Eight years into her service, at age 25, Ma joined North Korea’s security apparatus as an intelligence officer. She had married well, to a high-ranking army officer named Choi Gwang-Chul. He worked at one point for Kim Jong-Il’s personal architect, designing Kim’s summer home. Choi’s younger brother, who worked in intelligence, pulled some strings to get her the job. Working as an undercover agent afforded Ma the rare license to travel. Her assignments took her to China, where she first got into trouble. “There was a flood,” Ma says, “and we couldn’t cross the river back [into North Korea].” Bored, she wandered into a Korean church. The congregation, she recalls, was friendly. They had heard of the famines across the border and assumed she was a refugee, welcoming her with food. (“I didn’t tell them I was a government agent,” Ma says.) The church members also sang hymns. They asked if Ma could play the piano. She could. They asked if she knew any hymns. She did not. So they told her to play any songs she knew. There was a tune she had often performed in the army, an anthem praising Kim Il-Sung. She proceeded to play it, singing of the Great Leader’s revolutionary glories, until the horrified congregation asked her to stop. After a few days, the river receded and Ma returned to Pyongyang. She wrote a report about her investigation, leaving out the part about visiting the church. “After I turned it in, they said, ‘write it again,’” she says. “So I did. And they said, ‘write it again.’” She admitted to going to the church. At an underground prison, she says, she was interrogated for a month. “They threw things at me, and wanted to know if I was a Christian,” she says. Ma escaped the worst punishment, she believes, thanks to her husband’s connections. She got off relatively easy—suspended from the force, but later reinstated, with a promotion to boot. But it wasn’t long before Ma was in trouble again. She was tailing a Korean-Chinese businessman who had built a textile factory in North Korea. But the North Korean government was broke, and did not want to pay his investment returns. So Ma says she was assigned to investigate trumped-up charges that he was a spy. When the charges were brought, the businessman turned to Ma, whom he believed to be a North Korean commerce official. He pleaded with her to pass along a letter proclaiming his innocence. She did. For that, Ma

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says, a warrant was issued for her arrest. Her brother-in-law in the Ministry of Public Security tipped her off. This time, her husband’s connections wouldn’t save her. “I didn’t mean to flee,” she says. But when the call came in, she was close to the Chinese border anyway. She says she seized the opportunity without even telling her husband. For a police state, North Korea has a surprisingly porous border. Unlike the Yalu River, which forms the longest part of the Chinese-North Korean frontier, the Tumen River is shallow and slow. Parts of it are left unprotected by either country. Those who work with North Korean refugees say it is not uncommon for whole families to sneak across and back multiple times. Ma crossed for good in 2000. Most refugees don’t make it much farther than that. In China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, they can blend in with the ethnic Korean residents. But jobs are scarce, and many established residents see recent migrants as beggars or thieves. Shady operations abound in an area where the dominant activity is human smuggling. North Korean women are in hot demand in China, a product of gender imbalances from the one-child policy. Many are forced into marriages with older bachelors and widowers; some men in rural villages pool their money together to purchase a “shared bride.” In South Korea, several porn sites feature North Korean women stripping over live feeds. Ma, who had developed contacts in China, was luckier. For several months, she hid out with the family of a Korean-Chinese merchant in the city of Tumen. Eventually, she made her way to Beijing. Her ultimate destination was South Korea. But, she says, a South Korean embassy official told her Seoul wasn’t taking any more asylum cases at the time. He gave her some money and told her to lay low among the city’s Korean-Chinese community. Instead, she went back to Tumen, where she was arrested. Ma says she was tortured by Chinese police. “They beat me with an ashtray,” she says. “They hit me in my face and my hands.” Her right hand and collarbone were broken; the injuries are still visible from where the bones were improperly set. Police suspected she was not a poor farmer, as she claimed. “I was too pretty,” she says. It wasn’t that the authorities were especially eager to detain a senior official; it was that they believed a better-connected refugee could afford a bigger bribe. They eventually got her to confess. Ma spent 35 days in lockup, certain she was going to be killed. Instead, she was miraculously sprung. It turned out her host, the Kore-

Dear Eater: North Korean grub in the DMV, not across the DMZ.

an-Chinese merchant, had paid a bribe. Ma wasn’t taking any chances with the legal asylum process after that. The merchant’s family paid a forger 25,000 yuan for a fake passport and airfare for Ma to South Korea. At age 38, she was on a plane bound for Seoul. At the time, Ma believed her husband’s military rank would spare him from the dire consequences that befall other defectors’ families. And, she thinks, it did—for a time. But years later, after Ma had moved to the U.S. and started campaigning against Pyongyang, it caught up with her. In 2004, she got news from her sister in China that he had been executed. “I was upset,” she says, “but more upset thinking how my son [then living in South Korea] would take it.” A disproportionate number of defectors who make it to the South end up running restaurants. Lee Cheong-Guk, one of Pyongyang’s top chefs, as well as Yo Man-Chol, another North Korean intelligence officer, both opened restaurants in Seoul after defecting. It turns out that culinary nostalgia sells. Older North Koreans who migrated South before the war hunger for northern cuisine. And the estimated 20,000 more recent North Korean refugees in the South represent a good source of restaurant labor. Though they’re greeted with a government stipend and jobskills classes, many also face prejudice that makes salaried employment tough. They’re sometimes accused of being spies, especially after periodic flare-ups with the North. In fact, North Korean agents occasionally infiltrate refugee communities in South Korea, in order to assassinate some of the higher-profile defectors: two alleged spies were caught last April trying to kill Hwang JangYeop, former chairman of the North Korean parliament and the highest-ranking defector to date. More often, South Koreans accuse refugees of being leeches on the welfare system. One study found the unemployment rate among North Korean refugees to be 14 percent at the time, compared to 4 percent for the country as a whole. Again, Ma fared better than most. Following resettlement, she formed a North Korean folk music group with nine other defectors and began playing concerts, calling themselves “Pyongyang Yesuldan,” after her old army group of the same name. It was a time of rapprochement with the North, and the novelty of North Korean refugee all-star band attracted an audience. With proceeds from her performances, she opened the first of her Pyongyang Sausage restaurants, in Seoul. “I wasn’t a very good cook,” Ma says. But, she reasoned: “At least when you own a restaurant, you never go hungry.” She also paid to have her teenage son, Choi March 4, 2011 25

Chicken Rectum, Hold the Grass
The words “North Korean food” conjure up images of...nothing. Pyongyang Soondae’s location in Northern Virginia, rather than its namesake city, means its kitchen has access to a bounty unavailable to most North Koreans. This alone makes it a novelty. Considering the homogeneity and small size of the Korean peninsula, one might expect food that’s little different from the Korean joints that already dominate Little River Turnpike. I certainly did. As a hapa Korean American from Fairfax, I grew up on Korean food, and thought I’d tried every combination of kimchi, barbecue, and red pepper paste possible. However, I hadn’t tried roasted chicken rectum before. The dish (called ddak ddong jib, or “chicken shit house” in the wonderfully literal Korean language) is not uniquely North Korean—they have it in the South as well, just not at your typical restaurant. The dish is late-night drunk food, a Korean version of jumbo slice: spicy, heavy, and designed to soak up the soju after a hard night out. I had it stone-cold sober and in the middle of the day, and it was pretty tasty. The rectums are chewy, with a texture similar to gluten-based meat substitutes. And you get your money’s worth: eight to ten of them on a bed of onions and peppers is $10. But Pyongyang Soondae’s name references its sausage, the North’s other big contribution to Korean cuisine after naengmyun, a cold noodle dish. Its soondae are made with pork mixed with rice and vermicelli noodles. The sausage is quite good, though not so much a meal in itself—better ordered as a side dish for a soup or larger plate. A nice option is the soondae regular meal, which pairs a sampling of sausage with a fermented fish dish or plate of pheasant dumplings. The pork liver and intestine soup is good for those who, well, like liver and intestines. Otherwise, the seafood pancakes, with more grains in the flour-squid-shellfish batter, are delicious and less greasy than the haemul pajun of the South. Another surprise is how mild the dishes are. Koreans love to add red pepper to everything, whether fresh or in powder or paste form. Combined with generous helpings of kimchi, a good meal is eye-watering and nasal-passage-opening. But at Pyongyang Soondae, chef and owner Ma Young-Ae chooses to leave her dishes mostly unseasoned, letting the customer choose how much pepper and vinegar to add at the table. Servers do not speak English. But nonKorean speakers will be able to make it through the menu, which has English translations, by pointing. Most items are between $6 and $12. Famine jokes are probably not appreciated, so do not ask for grass or bark. —M.P. Pyongyang Soondae, 6499 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. (202) 360-2746. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hyo-Sung, smuggled out of North Korea. “You can get anyone out with enough money,” she says, waving her hand. Suzanne Scholte, chairwoman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, says it can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $30,000 to get someone from the North to the South. Ma says she paid smugglers $500 to get her son out of North Korea, and $3,000 to get him out of China. But Ma ran into other troubles. During the years between 1998 and 2008, successive South Korean presidents embraced the “Sunshine Policy” toward the Pyongyang regime, paving the way for aid and investment, as well as a series of televised reunions of families separated by the demilitarized zone. Critics, including Ma, called it appeasement. South Korean hawks accused the government of trying to silence Pyongyang’s opponents. Scholte, of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, says it amounted to “a gag rule on high-level defectors.” Since the most prominent defectors had jobs at Seoul’s Ministry of Unification, they could be fired for speaking out of line. Ma was neither a high-level defector nor a government employee. Nevertheless, her outspokenness got the attention of Scholte’s organization, which sponsored a 2002 U.S. visit, where she spoke at a congressional hearing in favor of a bill tightening the screws on Pyongyang. Passed in 2004, the measure also opened the doors for the first North Korean refugees to come to the U.S. As of March 2010, the Government Accountability Office reports that 94 North Koreans had resettled here; Ma says the number is now around 120. In 2004, Ma came to the U.S. a second time, touring Korean churches as a speaker and performer. In South Korea, Christians outnumber Buddhists by a small margin, but Korean immigrants to the U.S. are disproportionately Christian, and the church plays a central role in the community. (When two Koreans meet in the U.S., the first question is usually “what church do you go to?” The second: “Why don’t you go to my church?”). This role, along with frequent factional quarrels and splits among congregations, explains the proliferation of Korean churches in California, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and any area with a sizeable Korean community. For decades, the plight of North Koreans has been the cause célèbre for Korean churches in South Korea and abroad. Aid work for North Korean refugees is usually handled by ministers, who make little distinction for humanitarian relief and proselytizing. For many, fighting the communist regime is a holy cause. The so-called Hermit Kingdom represents not merely a dictatorship, economic basket-case and humanitarian disaster, but also the last frontier for soul-saving.

“I wasn’t a very good cook,” Ma says of her first restaurant. “At least when you own a restaurant, you never go hungry.”

Today, Ma traverses easily between the spiritual, temporal, political, and cultural realms. Her performances at churches alternate between the serene, warbled singing of Korean folk tales about farmers, mountains, and frogs and fiery denunciations of Kim Jong-Il. For her 2004 tour, Ma and her new husband, a fellow defector who goes by the fake name Choi Un-Chol, were accompanied by a South Korean government handler. She claims that he confiscated her passport and return ticket, then pressured her to drop the political content from her performances. She ignored him. In Chicago, she says, an argument between her husband and the handler erupted into blows. The handler left midtour, but Ma and her husband (who uses a false identity because he still has family in the North) stayed. Her passport had expired, and she says she was told by the South Korean consulate in New York that she could not renew it. Ma says she and her husband sought political asylum in the U.S., which they were granted. She settled in Los Angeles, running a restaurant there for a few years. She moved to Virginia after Scholte convinced Ma that her political activities would be better advanced being closer to the U.S. capital.

Ma’s latest incarnation of Pyongyang Soondae is as much a refugee aid office as a restaurant. She opened it on Nov. 1, after selling her restaurant in L.A. She devotes a portion of the restaurant proceeds to refugee rescue and relief work, and efforts to oppose the Pyongyang government. Of the approximately 15 North Koreans who have been resettled in the D.C. area under the North Korean Human Rights Act, eight work for Ma; two of them currently live with her. (She says they’ll move once they get on their feet.) Most of the refugees also attend the same church, First Presbyterian Church of the East, in Chantilly. The minister, Rev. Lee Guang-Hyun, says six of his 50 parishioners are North Korean; he says his church’s involvement in North Korean refugee relief work is a big draw. So far, business has been good. “Everyone is surviving,” Ma says, adding that she has been able to pay her employees on time. Most are North Korean. Besides Ma and her son, all go by fake names, worried of reprisals against family members back home. A 26-year-old waitress going by the name Kang I-Sul crossed the Tumen River three years ago and made it out of China through Mongolia.

She and other servers politely answer questions from customers about the political situation, the famine, and other topics of curiosity that attract clientele to the restaurant as much as the food. (There is one non-Korean on staff, Mari Cruz, 26, from Honduras, who works as a kitchen assistant. Having worked in three Korean restaurants before, she says she is comfortable with the work. The only difference is the food. “And they don’t rip me off,” she says.) Ma being Ma, she says that her troubles didn’t end with her move to the Washington area. She claims that she had received threatening phone calls from an intelligence officer working in the South Korean embassy; she says she later heard from ministers who had previously booked her that the man had been pressuring them not to host her performances. She filed a lawsuit against the government, seeking damages for harassment. A spokesperson for the South Korean embassy, Han Bo-Wha, responded that the case had been dismissed by a South Korean court; Ma says she is appealing the decision. Victor Cha, director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council under George W. Bush’s administration, says that claims of South Korean government intimidation of defectors are “not implausible at all.” Cha says that Seoul “was hypersensitive about the North Korean human rights issue being used as a regime-change policy” by the Bush administration. But Ma has stranger claims still. She says she received death threats from a man identifying himself as a North Korean defector in L.A., who threatened to kill her with a hammer. She believes a Korean minister in the U.S. who had offered to pay her to do refugee relief work in China was also secretly working on behalf of the Chinese government, plotting to kidnap her and have her deported back to North Korea. She fears that North Korean agents will infiltrate the U.S., posing as defectors, in order to kill her. Seated at a dining table at Pyongyang Soondae, Ma tells of the dire threats to her life in a matter-of-fact tone, as though they are the normal hazards of a 48-year-old woman running a sausage restaurant. Maybe it’s paranoia. But as a North Korean defector and ex-spy, she has more reasons than most to be paranoid. Still, Ma does not seem the least bit agitated. Rather, she appears wearily resigned to whatever fate God has in store for her. For the moment, at least, it involves serving buckwheat noodle soup and dumplings to a steady stream of customers. CP Translation assistance by Kim Soni and Park Eun-Jung

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He inherited the recipe from a previous chef, who quit one day after the restaurant’s January grand reopening. The hasty exit was just the latest in a series of calamities—including fire, theft, and tax troubles—to befall the beloved boîte. Even my server seemed skittish about the wings, a surprise at this time of mass obsession with all things maltand hops-related. Other local eateries have employed similar stout-based recipes. At Chinatown’s brew-centric Regional Food and Drink, for instance, there are no fewer than three menu items infused with chocolate stout, all of them desserts: a decadent brownie, a cleverly titled “bieramisu,” even an ice cream float. The Argonaut’s unique approach (what is this, chicken mole in a pint glass?) flips this convention on its clucking head. Is this supposed to be an appetizer? Or a dessert? Either way, it makes sense mainly as a gimmick to impress the beer geeks. In fact, the Argo, now fully recovered from last summer’s devastating kitchen fire, is poised to woo brew enthusiasts like never before. Re-launched with 24 shiny new taps (up from just four), the joint has a beer list that’s harder to navigate than the Symplegades. Call it the Quest for the Golden Yeast: The overhauled menu includes micro-brews from California, Colorado, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, and even Florida. Adventurers beware: As the multiple asterisks on the menu suggest, the venue’s actual stockpile of beers changes a lot faster than its printing capabilities. Also note the disclaimer that certain varieties are “limited in their yearly availability or production, so we’ll rotate our selection often.” In fact, weeks after reopening, the Argo was already out of several stellar drafts, notably Gonzo Imperial Porter, Flying Dog Brewery’s potent (9.2 percent) tribute to the late Hunter S. Thompson. There are still plenty of high-octane options, of course. And the folks in the kitchen tend to incorporate ingredients from the bar into other food items, too. In addition to the dubious stout wings, both the Argo’s honey-drizzled onion rings and its crispy fried cod, served with fries and a tasty lemon curry sauce, are brewski-infused. The batter is made from the light-colored medium-bodied house IPA, which, in keeping with the eatery’s nautical theme, the staff calls “booty beer.” “We’re very beer-heavy here,” says Recachinas. “Adding March 4, 2011 29

By Chris Shott All sorts of foods go well with beer, and all sorts of brews pair well with food. Spicy hot wings and lukewarm lager? A classic combo. But, chocolate stout-flavored chicken wings? The District’s craft beer craze has officially hopped the suds shark. The dark chocolaty poultry stands out like a greasy black thumb from even the heavily beer-focused menu at the recently reopened Argonaut, the pioneering dive bar turned brunch spot at the rapidly gentrifying intersection where H Street NE meets Maryland Avenue and Benning and Bladensburg roads. You’ve probably heard of beer-can chicken. This is something else entirely. A little sweet, a little bitter and more than a little dry, the bits of bony bird are bathed in hot sauce, butter, and Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout, then served with

the standard sides of celery and blue cheese dressing. On visual inspection, the blackish wings look like they were marinated in used motor oil, or perhaps just left on the curb to collect grime overnight. Maybe this is what the locals mean when they say that H Street hasn’t completely lost its grit. Luckily, they taste a lot better than they look. “We’re still trying to perfect the recipe,” says Demetrios Recachinas, the Argo’s interim chef, kitchen manager, and parttime bartender. “Stout is a great flavor, but when you’re working with it, if you try to reduce it or anything like that, it gets super, super bitter.... We thought if we could control the flavor of the chocolate, then it would be a good combination.” It’s an ongoing experiment that Recachinas, the former food manager at the D.C. Central Kitchen and one-time sous chef for American cooking dominatrix Carole Greenwood at Buck’s Fishing and Camping, isn’t quick to claim as his own.

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Sailing Into New Waters: Roasted portabella stacks aren’t normal dive bar fare. it to the batter basically infuses another layer of flavor.” Back in 2005, the Argonaut was one of eight properties snatched up as part of prolific D.C. restaurateur Joe Englert’s effort to “clean up” H Street, as Englert described it: “to recruit just not restaurants, but bakers, chocolate shops, museums, flower shops and more to the strip.” The local trade journal Foodservice Monthly dubbed it the “Joe Englert Entertainment District.” In a part of town previously known for carry-out dispensed from behind bulletproof glass, the ensuing culinary gentrification involved places that served Moroccan tapas, German wursts, and Japanese sushi served with an ironic side of tater tots. Today’s H Street corridor offers duck confit at Smith Commons, Philadelphia-style hoagies at Taylor Gourmet and the uncomfortably named “white trash crème brulee” from Dangerously Delicious Pies. If you buy the notion that today’s young professionals regard food and drink the way their parents approached sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, then consider H Street a burgeoning Haight-Ashbury—albeit one promising a better kind of crabs. By those standards, the old Argonaut might today seem pedestrian. The reinvented one, though, keeps pace with the neighborhood’s increasingly baroque tastes. Proprietors Scott Magnuson and Shaaren Pine bought into Englert’s vision early on. The affable couple serves as the public face of the Argonaut. (Englert remains the principal
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owner; Magnuson the managing partner.) “We opened in ’05 as a dive bar with very little food and that worked really well...until it didn’t,” Pines notes. Much like the couple (now doting parents) and the surrounding residential areas (now settling into comfortable yuppiedom), the Argo has since opted for a more family-friendly vibe. “We needed to become more of a restaurant and less of a bar, so we hired a chef and managed to change our entire direction—and double our business!— in two months.” For Act III, it seems, the restored Argonaut has managed to step it up on both fronts. Its renewed focus on domestic crafts, in particular, seems a direct challenge to H Street neighbor Granville Moore’s status as the neighborhood beer mecca. The culinary recalibration, meanwhile, includes a concerted effort to hop aboard the locavore bandwagon. That’s where Recachinas, with his nonprofit background and his penchant for sourcing fresh local ingredients, comes in. Argonaut’s pasta du jour, for instance, is handmade at Floriana in Dupont Circle. Over the past several weeks, the restaurant has advertised artisanal raviolis stuffed with short rib, lobster, and curry chicken, among the featured proteins. But for all three of my recent visits, it was the same entrée every night: green pillows of spinach pasta, stuffed with ricotta, swimming in a creamy soup alongside floating chunks of garlic, mushroom, and cherry tomato, sprinkled with parmesan shavings. Recachinas wasn’t immediately sure how well the localized ethics would sit with fans


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of the Argonaut’s original fish tacos, still the venue’s signature dish. Lightly breaded in cornmeal and flour, the flaky fish comes served on warm flour tortillas, topped with cheddar, diced tomatoes, and a crunchy slaw of cabbage, red onion, and carrot. The new morality threatened to upend this tradition, calling for the elimination of the house’s standard tilapia, with its origins in far-flung East Asia, in favor of Atlantic mahi-mahi. “We were expecting a little push-back from our customers,” the chef says, “but no one said a word.” Perhaps the pièce de résistance, menu-wise, comes courtesy of an upgrade in kitchen equipment, namely a newly installed triple-decker steamer machine, producing piping hot pots of seafood and vegetables. There is nothing little about the Virginia littleneck clams, hauled in from the Chesapeake and steamed in white wine, butter and herbs, which came out quite large, in fact, meaty and delicious, alongside Pacific Dungeness crab legs and whole Gulf shrimp with heads and antennae intact. Maybe the tastiest part of the entire steamer pot combo, though, was the corn on the cob, which seemed to capture the flavor vapors of the various shellfish while everything was stuck in the sauna together. Between the porters and the steamer, there’s a lot to like about the resuscitated Argonaut. Maybe more if Recachinas can figure out a winning formula for stout wings. “It’s a fun project to perfect,” he says. CP


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OuR veGGIe-FRIeNDLy BLOGGeR SAyS: “Say it one more time so I can write it down,” I asked my friend, who helped me figure out why I’ve always denounced the existence of the ubiquitous veggie burger. My friend repeated the epiphany while we were at Everlasting Life restaurant on Georgia Avenue in Pleasant Plains: “When you take the first bite of this veggie burger, the flavor, and certainly the texture, imitates a regular burger. It’s flavorful, for sure. But after you swallow, you’re missing that savory, fulfilling feeling. There’s just not that, you know, that extra feeling,” as he pantomimed that zenith gulp. And then we started talking about fleshy cow burgers while dining on a Garvey burger, Asian noodles, marinated kale, macaroni TVP and car, rot supreme (imagine tuna salad, but with minced carrots instead of fish). But back to the burger. Formed into a patty and then fried, Everlasting Life’s textured vegetable protein, better known by its three-initialed TVP in this burger mimics the look, texture, , and flavor of a beef burger. The homemade sauce, a combination of soy cheese (also made in-house), barbecue sauce (ditto), and mustard, adds a welcome depth and helps imitate that real burger flavor. —Stefanie Gans

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A yOuNG & HuNGRy CONTRIBuTOR SAyS: Who says fine dining is dead? These days, even your neighborhood sports bar is serving tuna tartare. Albeit deep-fried to a crisp. Behold, the daring tuna tartare spring roll, which sounds a lot like ceviche suicide to me. Here you have raw fish, wrapped in rice paper and dunked into a vat of scalding oil, the very application of heat threatening to ruin the whole point of preparing the uncooked seafood part in the first place. Yet, somehow, it works: warm and crispy on the outside, chunky and remarkably still chilly on the inside. This kinky hotand-cold combo, served with a creamy green edamame puree and a side of the chef’s special sweet-and-spicy dark soy ginger dipping sauce, commands top billing among the various foodstuffs at Redline, a sports-themed gastropub—er, “gastrolounge”—within view of the Verizon Center. More than any other dish on Redline’s current roster, the tuna tartare spring roll perfectly embodies the plight of sports-bar fare in an age when even dumb jocks have learned about molecular gastronomy thanks to Top Chef: How to package haute cuisine as comfort food— without coming across as too fancy for the post-hockey crowd that populates a spot opposite a sports arena? You can’t fault executive chef Fabrice Reymond, who hails from the more intricate world of fine wines and white tablecloths, for desperately trying to elevate the concept. But the sports bar, as a genre, lately seems a bit, um, played out. Not every Francophone delicacy works so marvelously in a sports setting. It’s hard to imagine the average American spectator finding the same comfort in tuna tartare no matter how crunchy it is. —Chris Shott

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toothbrush centerpieces, and snowflake-like ceiling hangings. For Laibstain, doing the show was a sudden immersion in a reality TV world where “reality” often seems only tangentially related to the product that hits the screen. Laibstain— whose Unpoppables creations include, in addition to the wedding dress, French-inspired cocktail dresses and a “crazy plant lady” costume—is billed as the show’s fashion expert, although she hadn’t considered balloon fashion as being a particular specialty of hers beforehand. Prior to the show, in fact, she was unaccustomed to making clothes for anyone other than herself— though you wouldn’t know it. On an adjustable dress form, Laibstain weaves small balloons, called 160s, to create her fashions. The balloons follow the contours of her clients’ bodies and are surprisingly flattering. Laibstain’s wedding dress has detailing at the bodice; a dress she created for a fashion show has capsleeves and a flirty “ruffle” at the hem of the skirt. The creations look more hyper-futuristic than bulbous. That sort of reinvention is fairly common in shows like this. “It is absolutely impossible for reality shows to convey a realistic depiction of life,” says media critic Jennifer L. Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. “It’s storytelling—it’s not about journalism. Producers are using real people as props to achieve a particular master narrative.” But that’s precisely what Somekh, already well known in the world of balloon art, was hoping for. Somekh, who lives in Los Angeles, where most of the filming took place, was the subject of the 2005 documentary Balloonhat, and has long had dreams of translating his work into television. Somekh developed the show’s concept with a television producer, who took it to the production company Authentic Entertainment. Authentic then brought the show to TLC, home to another one of their shows, Toddlers & Tiaras. Somekh sought out Laibstain and the San Francisco-based Asman to form a made-for-TV balloon team. “I looked for people I could work with on TV that would be great to work with in real life,” he says. “Beyond working well together, Katie and Brian and I get along really well.” Photos of Laibstain’s balloon fashions on the website Balloon HQ first caught Somekh’s attention. “I saw a picture of Katie online in a dress she had made; it was tight, and so funky,” he says. “I’d never seen anything like it before. I thought, if this woman is making stuff like that this young, she has unlimited potential.” March 4, 2011 37

Pop Couture: D.C. resident Katie Balloons creates a wedding dress in an episode of The Unpoppables. By Erin Petty Three days before a fancy wedding, Addi Somekh, Brian Asman, and Katie Laibstain are suddenly handed a mission: Make the bride’s dress, complete with five-foot train. Make it look spectacular. Make it fit perfectly. And make it out of balloons. There is, of course, only one world in which such a challenge could possibly take place: Yes, this all happened on reality television. Somekh, Asman, and Laibstain, better known in the District as Katie Balloons, are the stars of TLC’s new series The Unpoppables. The show, which finished airing its first six-episode season last week, documents the trio—who together comprise the balloon collective New Balloon Art—as they create large-scale balloon installations at events that range from the aforementioned wedding, to a celebration at a fire museum, to the BURST! party at Arlington’s Artisphere complex. In each of these cases, the artists are shown to be given only three days to prepare. However, producers make arrangements at least several weeks in advance. Laibstain’s appearance at the Artisphere was reported four days before the party. Laibstain, 26, who lives in Bloomingdale, first began working with balloons four years ago, as a supplement to her fledgling acting career in Richmond. She started off making simple balloon animals, but her future changed after she attended her first balloon convention. “And then I saw these amazing balloon sculptures, and I knew I would be able to do them even better,” she says. “I knew it was a business that I would be able to conquer within a few years.” The Newport News native relocated to D.C. in 2008 and started her one-woman balloon business. Laibstain’s creations have appeared at events that range from baby showers to corporate parties, and include a giant hockey player,



Laibstain didn’t hesitate. “When Addi called, it was like getting a call from Elvis,” she says. “He’s legend in the balloon world.” But what followed was brutal. Laibstain flew out to Los Angeles last September for two months to make The Unpoppables. She estimates that while shooting, her workdays averaged 19 hours; about 60 percent of that time was spent filming and 40 percent sculpting. The “idle” time spent filming caught her off guard. “There’s a lot of standing around, and often times that’s when we need to be building,” she says. “I’d be thinking to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to be working, I have balloons to make.’ But then I had to remember, ‘No, we have a show to make.’” Between the long days and being 3,000 miles away from her life in D.C., Laibstain says shooting was “emotionally and physically exhausting.” She also has Love in This Shrub: Katie Balloons’ “plant lady” creation fears about the show’s implications on her personal at the Artisphere. life; she broke up with her long-term boyfriend shortly after filming wrapped, although she says the split was a to California at a moment’s notice.” She says she took only long time coming. “I feel like in the long run it’s going to be three jobs in December, usually her busiest month, and she’s worth it, but I want to stay close to my friends,” she says. “I cleared her schedule entirely this month.

don’t want to just get wrapped up in this industry. Some of the horror stories I was told by the crew—some of the marriages split up. It’s just really hard to have a personal life.” Despite all the attention she’s gotten from the show, she finds herself with extra time on her hands now. She’s cut her workload in half since returning from L.A. in early December to accommodate potential demands of the network. In the past three months she’s made trips to L.A. and New York for reshoots and promotional events. “I feel like I’m in purgatory since I’ve gotten home,” she says. “They’ll call me

The show’s other challenge for Laibstain was the glimpse it gave her of her perfectionist ways. “Even though she hates the b-word, I’m her boss,” Somekh says. In the Artisphere episode, Laibstain becomes dissatisfied with the flower pot portion of her plant lady costume and wants to start over. Somekh doesn’t think she has time and tells her no one’s focus will be on the pot anyway, but Laibstain protests. “Katie’s kind of like a wild horse,” he tells the camera. “She wants to do what she wants to do, but we have to keep each other in check.” But he says he sees that drive as part of her artistic vision: “She’d really rather die than make a bad balloon sculpture.” Laibstain seems at peace with the show’s portrayal of her as an uncompromising perfectionist. “It’s interesting to see myself the way other people see me,” she says. “We all have growth to do. I just get to do mine in front of millions of people.” Nevertheless, she hopes the show is renewed. “I worked so hard on that first season, and there’s a part of me that has such deep faith that we’re going to get a second season,” Laibstain says. “It was one of the most amazing and rewarding things I’ve done.” There’s no word yet as to when TLC will determine whether The Unpoppables will be renewed or not. “It varies from series to series,” says a TLC representative. “We all have our fingers crossed.” Laibstain hopes it’s sooner rather than later. If all goes well, she could be back to work filming the second season later this month. “I’m kind of at my wit’s end with the suspense,” she says. “I keep on smiling, but deep down, I’m scared. Also excited, anxious, thrilled.” CP
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Juno and the Paycock By Sean O’Casey Directed by Shirley Serotsky Washington Shakespeare Company at Artisphere to March 20 Sean O’Casey’s 1924 Juno and the Paycock feels like a shrugging comedy about poverty, familial neglect, and alcoholism before it gradually hardens into a head-shaking tragedy about poverty, familial neglect, and alcoholism. Then add gang violence and unplanned pregnancy to the litany of plagues—and never mind that the gang in question claims a self-governed Irish Republic as the end that justifies its thuggish means. You can say at least this much for Washington Shakespeare Company’s inventively staged production of this middle chapter in O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy: It gives each of the piece’s tonal poles its due, boasts a handful of sterling performances, and looks a peach. Indeed, Jessica Moretti’s set, which takes away two walls of the Boyle family’s circa-1922 tenement apartment and positions the audience on either side to peer at one another across it, is almost too inviting for the claustrophobia this story needs. The view of the time and place director Shirley Serotsky affords us never comes into focus as sharply as our fellow patrons’ mugs, but she seems more interested in rendering O’Casey’s text faithfully than in underlining its contemporary resonance. She’s hardly the first to handle this material with white gloves: The influential critic Andrew Sarris called its 1930 film

adaptation “the only Hitchcock movie that one can say that there is absolutely nothing of Hitchcock in it.” WSC company player Joe Palka deserves his promotion here to the leading role of “Captain” Jack Boyle, a retired merchant seaman who, to paraphrase the family’s breadwinner— that’d be his saintly wife, Juno (Cam Magee)— does more work with a knife and fork than he ever did with a shovel. To be fair, he was a sailor in his prime years, which seems a salient point regardless of whether you believe his claims of “pains in me legs” that rule him out as a laborer. To what degree Serotsky wants us to condemn him as a layabout is opaque—perhaps intentionally so, perhaps not. When the family receives word of an unexpected windfall, Jack goes on a tear of conspicuous consumption (as opposed to the bloodycough kind usually featured in plays like this), running up bar tabs and bringing home indulgences like a gramophone. All this unfolds as the ink is barely dry on the treaty establishing the Irish Free State, a prize for which Jack’s son Johnny (a palpably frayed Jay Hardee) has given one of his arms and half of his wits—we call it Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder now. But as a stone-faced comrade reminds him, “No man can ever do enough for Ireland.” It might all be too relentlessly dour to bear if not for lively supporting turns from a pair of performers better known for their directing work of late: WSC artistic director Christopher Henley stirs our sympathy and our loathing as Jack’s two-faced drinking buddy, Joxer, and as Mrs. Madigan, Kathleen Akerley is as warm and decent a neighbor to the audience as she is to the pitiful, splintering Boyle clan. —Chris Klimek


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Deep Politics Grails Temporary Residence By now, the term “post-rock” can safely be consigned to the junk heap of history, along with “alternative” and “Islamofascism.” So how to describe the music of Grails, a Portland, Ore., act that trades in moody, longform instrumentals? Chamber-doom? Neocinematic? At its formation, the band was lumped into the avant-metal category, somewhere between the fussy prog of Isis and the nihilistic squall of Neurosis. Several releases later, Grails have settled on a style more informed by Ennio Morricone than Mastodon. With immersive compositions and muscular, if restrained, musicianship, their latest, Deep Politics, further refines the expansive sound hinted at on efforts like the Black Tar Prophecies series. Like fellow travelers Kayo Dot, Grails are redefining “heavy” through a smart synthesis of beauty and ballast, and the result is as gripping as it is evocative. Opener “Future Primitive” establishes the album’s template, with ominous strings and a shuddering, cyclical bass riff soon joined by spaghetti-twang guitar and impish violin. Whereas musical forebears Godspeed! You Black Emperor would have pushed toward a cacophonous crescendo, Grails stick to a modular approach, introducing subtle elements to sustain the ominous mood. The East-meets-Western soundscapes continue with “All the Colors of the Dark,” which is reminiscent of John Zorn’s sunstroke classic The Big Gundown, a twisted Morricone tribute. Both compositions evoke a big sky, but Grails’ is pregnant with storm clouds. “Corridors of Power” offers a brief respite from the sour tidings, but it’s also the weakest track on Deep Politics. Here, Grails stumble into a mystical rainforest, replete with Gheorghe Zamfir-esque pan pipes and ambient synths jacked from late-period Tangerine Dream. They regain their footing with the title track, however, which features the kind of gauzy piano Thom Yorke is so fond of warbling over. Maybe someone can do a mash-up. There are a couple of indirect nods to Black Sabbath on “Almost Grew My Hair,” which boasts a stinging guitar figure reminiscent of Tony Iommi’s solo in “Fairies Wear Boots.” Likewise, “I Led Three Lives” owes something to Animals-era Pink Floyd, particularly the throbbing bass line and paint-peeling axework.

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It’s derivative, perhaps, but not offensively so. Besides, it’s called classic rock for a reason. It’s challenging to maintain attention over a full-length album’s worth of downtempo instrumentals, and it is to Grails’ enormous credit that the majority of Deep Politics sticks. The band may not have fully transcended its influences, but it’s keen at incorporating them in a way that draws focus to their chief strength, ensemble performance. If there is a through line on Grails’ latest, it is a certain kind of film music. Someone should introduce Grails to David Fincher—this stuff would fit well with the director’s upcoming adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Trent Reznor can’t have all the cake. Until there’s a proper movie pairing, you’ll have to settle for a blacklight and your imagination. —Casey Rae-Hunter

All We Destroy Grayceon Profound Lore Anyone who thinks cello is for wimps needs to hear Eric Dolphy. The skronky saxophonist is perhaps best remembered for his 1964 album Out to Lunch! But according to drummer and blogger Aesop Dekker, who plays in the black metal bands Agalloch and Ludicra, Dolphy’s highest achievement is 1960’s Out There, a modernist set distinguished by its thick sound and unorthodox instrumentation. Asked by NPR to name his five favorite jazz recordings, Dekker included Out There, he writes, “because of Ron Carter’s burly cello.” Another musician who knows a thing or two about the muscularity, not to mention versatility, of the second largest member of the

violin family is Dekker’s labelmate Jackie Perez Gratz, who sings and plays electric cello in the chamber-metal trio Grayceon. In addition to Gratz, the San Francisco-based outfit features a guitarist, Max Doyle, and a drummer, Zack Farwell, but no bassist. Few bands try to forge metal without electric bass. But any doubts about the ampleness of Grayceon’s low end are quashed on “Shellmounds,” the galloping highlight of the Grayceon’s third fulllength All We Destroy. Even when Doyle plays spare, undistorted guitar, as he does on the Albion-leaning intro, Gratz’s churning accompaniment gives the song undeniable heft. It doesn’t hurt that, when he does stomp on the distortion, Doyle has one of the meatiest guitar tones in metal. According to several metal blogs, Doyle plays without a pick. If true, this unusual approach might explain not only the otherworldliness of his tone—the roundness of the notes as they move through the air—but also the abundance of notes themselves. Even when chugging through brutal chord changes on the opening of the Zeppelin-esque “A Road Less Traveled,” Doyle always seems to be peeling off in new directions, weaving in and out of Gratz’s barbed-wire melodies in a way that makes Grayceon sound like something other—and something more— than a metal act with a cello instead of a bass. Were Grayceon simply an instrumental band, it would be enough. But Gratz also happens to be a singer with an unusual approach. Though she can growl with the best of them— and while sitting down, to boot—she most often sings in a clear, sometimes pretty voice. As heard on the chug-free album-closer “War’s End,” Gratz often evokes Brit-folk chanteuses of yore, like Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee and Trees’ Celia Humphris. It is a style well-suited

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to the lyrics on All We Destroy, which are strifeweary if not anti-war. The bloody knife in the chorus of opener “Dreamer Deceived” may very well be a metaphor. But, by time Gratz implores someone to “sheath your blade” on the last song, it’s obvious that at least one of these weapons is real. For those who need further proof, consider “Shellmounds,” where Gratz sings, “Oh, it breaks my heart in two/to imagine all the bones/all the bones and shards and shattered shells.” She seems to be lamenting the damage of war—not a very metal sentiment. But it is a very powerful moment on a record that, like a certain black metal musician’s favorite Dolphy album, derives strength from difference. —Brent Burton

Play, lists the career accomplishments overshadowed by a single error, and finally considers the upside of being a scapegoat. Not that there isn’t room for exuberance. “Chin Music” is a happy, loping salute to the most aggressive assholes in pitcherdom. (Calling for a guitar solo, Wynn slyly murmurs, “Hit me.”) Competing team loyalties are addressed in “Fair Weather Fans,” which captures the feeling of how, say, a kid whose beloved Orioles took the 1983 World Series can swell with adult hometown pride when

the Red Sox take two titles 20 years later. While a couple of songs that are purely about baseball with no larger point—such as “Pete Rose Way,” which only hints at what made Rose such a unique character— are foul tips (sorry), others are home runs (really sorry). The garage-y, Beach Boysesque number “Ichiro Goes to the Moon” is obsessed with specs (“a curve with a 12 to 6 dive”), but you don’t have to be a baseball fan to dig it any more than it was necessary to salivate over “She’s ported and

relieved and she’s stroked and bored” to enjoy “Little Deuce Coupe.” And though the frenzied “Panda and the Freak” is nominally about nicknames, it’s so wildly celebratory that its real subject is thrilled giddiness. If you can’t relate to that, you may be missing something crucial in your own life. Even if it’s not baseball. —Marc Hirsh

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Volume 2: High and Inside The Baseball Project Yep Roc You’d figure The Baseball Project would have exhausted its concept by now. It’s a side-project supergroup joining two inseparable dyads—Steve Wynn and his wife Linda Pitmon; Scott McCaughey and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck from the Minus 5—that plays exclusively baseball-themed material. Consider: America’s pastime, surely, can only yield so many songs; the idea probably felt pretty old pretty quickly; and isn’t there a new R.E.M. album due in a week? Why does The Baseball Project, which began in 1992 but didn’t produce an album until 2007, still exist? The answer lies in the game itself, which has enough outsized characters and legendary (and legendarily bizarre) incidents to fuel The Baseball Project forever—well, maybe. Volume 2: High and Inside shows no discernible drop in commitment or quality from either the band’s previous output or the members’ day jobs, drawing variously on the jangle, folk rock, and power-pop they’re known for. As before, the best songs on High and Inside make baseball irrelevant except as the setting for ruminations on human nature and the vagaries of circumstance. Baseball-as-metaphor is treacherous ground in sportswriting, let alone rock ‘n’ roll, but McCaughey and Wynn pull it off. “1976” does it simply, using the death of a long-ago-idolized player to ponder aging, nostalgia, and the past. “Buckner’s Bolero” packs more complex issues into a song that’s sure to fall on deaf ears in Boston: It catalogs the litany of failures (not his) that culminated in Bill Buckner bobbling The

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The Adjustment Bureau Directed by George Nolfi A Somewhat Gentle Man Directed by Hans Petter Moland By Tricia Olszewski At 7:05 a.m. one New York workday, former Senate hopeful David Norris was supposed to spill his coffee. That meant he’d dash home to change clothes. That meant he’d miss his bus. And that meant he wouldn’t run into Elise, whom he once encountered in a hotel bathroom when he thought he was alone, working on his concession speech the night he lost the election. They were to go their separate ways, and all would be right with the world. At least that’s how things are run in The Adjustment Bureau, writer-director George Nolfi’s adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story. Nolfi’s directorial debut is like Sliding Doors crossed with The Matrix, an entertaining scifi romance that’s exciting in more than the usual will-they-or-won’t-they ways. Because the force keeping our central couple apart isn’t wacky friends or crazy exes or ridiculous self-doubt. It’s men in hats. Yes, it sounds moronic, but trust me. David (Matt Damon, as always a low-key charmer) is a reformed fratboy and political wunderkind. When he meets Elise (Emily Blunt) in the bathroom, they have a fine conversation but never swap info because she’s kinda on the run, having crashed a wedding at the hotel. So David is thrilled to see her on a bus shortly afterward—he never did spill coffee on himself, because one of the men who pulls the strings, Harry (Anthony Mackie), was dozing. Oopsy. But David + Elise is not part of The Plan, so the men in hats (led by John Slattery) resort to intimidation to keep the two apart. Because he is now ahead of his intended time line, David catches a glimpse of the Adjustment Bureau at work: When he walks into his office, high from running into Elise, he barely notices his co-workers are frozen as he runs to tell his confidante Charlie (Michael Kelly) the news. But Charlie is also inanimate; he’s having his brain recalibrated by the bureau, a group whose work one normally never sees. But David does, which means a stern talking-to and the threat that should he ever reveal what he’s seen, his

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memory and life will be wiped. He’s told he and Elise are to stay apart, but not why. What makes The Adjustment Bureau so intriguing is its butterfly-effect premise, applied to potential lovers who seem so natural together. Nolfi, who penned The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean’s Twelve, may have David and Elise meet cute, but once they do their conversations are easy and realistic, not the too-clever (or, worse, thinks-it’s-clever) crap you find in most romances. Damon and Blunt’s characters are likable and decently rounded, with ambitions beyond getting laid. They’re worth rooting for against the shadowy types keeping them apart. Until you find out—as David inevitably does—the reason why. Even before that, though, the ideas of fate and freedom keep The Adjustment Bureau compelling. (One of the senior adjusters, played by Terence Stamp, explains that humans only appear to have agency, because during one of the periods in which they were granted it, “We had the Dark Ages for five centuries.”) The film is a curious little hybrid of actioner and love story, with a sense of danger that keeps things moving at a quick clip. There are even some cool effects: Those hats allow the adjusters to teleport through doorways, which means a character can jump from, say, a courthouse to Yankee Stadium to Ellis Island. At its heart, the film is a sweet romance, but with its heady ideas and exciting action, there’s no room for treacle. Hans Petter Moland’s A Somewhat Gentle Man is like a Norwegian version of The Wrestler. Stellan Skarsgård plays Ulrik, a ponytailed gangster just out of jail after serving 12 years for murder. But you get the feeling he doesn’t want to leave, and it’s hard to blame him: Waiting for him outside the prison gates is an expanse of gray sky and snow, a crappy room that’s probably dingier than his cell, and pressure from his hotheaded and spiteful boss, Jensen (Bjørn Floberg), to kill the guy who ratted Ulrik out. He has a grown son, Geir, who tells people his father’s dead. And after a dozen years alone, Ulrik’s haggard landlady, Karen (Jorunn Kjellsby), doesn’t seem like such a bad prospect when one day she brings him his usual dinner, and then drops trou and spreads her legs. Ulrik doesn’t really want to kill any-

Illuminati-Gotten Gains: Damon and Blunt fight the guys controlling reality. one anymore and would love a relationship with his kid, who’s now about to have his own child. So when Jensen lends him a car to stalk the rat, Ulrik instead uses it to spy on Geir (Jan Gunnar Røise), eventually making a cautious visit that’s generally well-received. Otherwise, Ulrik’s day-to-day consists of working as a mechanic, wondering why the secretary at his shop (Jannike Kruse) seems so damaged, listening to Jensen blather about settling scores, and watching Polish TV with Karen, at least until she decides it’s time to get it on. With its casually handled subplots, A Somewhat Gentle Man is ultimately a character study of a rather quiet character. Skarsgård underplays his man of few words, but he’s captivating and charming nonetheless, particularly when he watches Geir and smiles ear to ear. (It’s in such moments that he most strongly resembles Mickey Rourke’s Randy the Ram.) There’s humor throughout, which is typically very gentle but sometimes laugh-out-loud: Ulrik is told he isn’t allowed to smoke whenever he lights up. When he gets into Jensen’s car to finally tail his snitch, it won’t start. Then there’s his trysts with Karen, lightning-quick encounters in which she yells her bloody head off as he thrusts dutifully. The concern of the film, like The Wrestler, is redemption, finding a new purpose in life, making a fresh start. As Ulrik tentatively, and then confidently, moves toward these goals, you’ll find yourself engrossed—not just somewhat but completely. CP

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MOdERN 3287 M St. NW. (202) 338-7027. DJ Black Ceaza. MUSE 717 6th St. NW. (202) 842-9800. Rodrigo Ottoni. SCIENCE CLUB 1136 19th St. NW. (202) 775-0747. Chronic with DJ “Chunky Beats” Hooper. U STREET MUSIC HALL 1115 U St. NW. (202) 5881880. Tittsworth, Torro Torro, Denman.

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9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. Corey Smith, Matt Stillwell (early show). BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Alex Winston, Typefighter. IOTA CLUB & CAFE 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 522-8340. Chris Collat Band, Emily Wells, Zelos. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. Native, Caspian, Chiaroscuro. JAXX 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. (703) 569-5940. Na Palm, OCD: Moosh and Twist. MCGINTY’S PUB 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. (301) 587-1270. Westpole. REd PALACE 1212 H St. NE. (202) 399-3201. The Parlotones, Xylos. ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 1353 H St. NE. (202) 388-7625. Tennis, La Sera, Holiday Shores. ST. ELMO’S COFFEE PUB 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 739-9268. Michelle Swan. VELVET LOUNGE 915 U St. NW. (202) 462-7625. Seamonster, Drawbridges, Luncheon.


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TickeTs available through RenTals Planning a private party? The Rock and Roll FooD Try our veggie burger & Philly Fire Cracker spicy beef
sausage Every Wednesday, 1/2 off burgers and $3 mixies!

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS 2001 11th St. NW. (202) 2990800. Charles McPherson, Larry Willis Trio. COLUMBIA STATION 2325 18th St. NW. (202) 4626040. Jam session with Peter Edelman Quintet. JOHNNY’S HALF SHELL 400 N. Capitol St. NW. (202) 737-0400. Charles Woods Quartet. MANdARIN ORIENTAL 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. (202) 554-8588. Cheryl Jones Quartet. RITZ CARLTON HOTEL PENTAGON CITY 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. (703) 506-4300. The Christopher Linman Jazz Ensemble. U-TOPIA 1418 U St. NW. (202) 483-7669. Ed Hahn Quintet.


Saturday 3/5

THU 3/3 Trivia NighT at Rock & Roll Hotel / Free / 730pm FRI 3/4 SMiTh WeSTerNS w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tennis System villaiNS w/ DJ Xiao Yang @ Hotel bar Free 21+ rock & roll SpelliNg Buzzz SAT 3/5 TeNNiS w/ La Sera / Holiday Shores MaSS appeal w/ AutorRock @ Hotel bar Free 21+ SUN 3/6 rival SchoolS w/ Police & Thieves, Radar Fiction MON 3/7 YelaWolF, CyHi The Prynce, Low Budget’s Kaimbr Wed 3/9 Nicole aTkiNS & The Black Sea w/ Cotton Jones, Lightfoot THU 3/10 eli paperBoY reed & The True loveS w/ The Electrocutions FRI 3/11 The Silver liNerS, The Honeyguns, The Blue Line, Redline Addiction clockWork w/ Ratt Moze, Chris Nitti, Phillip Goyette FREE @ Hotel bar 21+ SAT 3/12 eMpreSarioS (live band) - Fort Knox Recordings, DC w/ Funk Ark (live band),Thunderball (dj set) gkYk w/ DJ Keenan + Metaphysical @ Hotel bar Free 21+ SUN 3/13 The rural alBerTa advaNTage w/ Pepper Rabbit


Saturday 3/5



BANGKOK BLUES 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. (703) 534-0095. Choptank Murphy, Bluestone. FLANAGAN’S HARP & FIddLE 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. (301) 951-0115. Alan Scott. MAdAM’S ORGAN 2461 18th St. NW. (202) 6675370. Johnny Artis Band. ZOO BAR 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 2324225. Big Boy Little.

TWELVE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 1123 H St. NE. (202) 398-2655. Live R&B.

dJ Nights

18TH STREET LOUNGE 1212 18th St. NW. (202) 4663922. DJ Chicus, DJ Jahsonic. CAFE SAINT-EX/GATE 54 LOUNGE 1847 14th St. NW. (202) 265-7839. DJ DK. CHIEF IKE’S COSMO LOUNGE 1725 Columbia Rd. NW. (202) 332-2211. DJ East 137 & DJ Redstar. FUR NIGHTCLUB 33 Patterson St. NE. (202) 842-3401. Gabriel and Dresden. LUX LOUNGE 649 New York Ave. NW. (202) 3478100. Lux Saturdays. MAdAM’S ORGAN 2461 18th St. NW. (202) 6675370. DJ India. MARX CAFÉ 3203 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. (202) 5187600. DJ Luis.

Rival SchoolS
Sunday 3/6


BIRCHMERE 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 549-7500. Arlo Guthrie, Abe Guthrie, The Burns Sisters. WOLF TRAP 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. (703) 255-1868. John Eaton.

YElawolf Monday 3/7
nicolE aTkinS & ThE black SEa

Wed 3/16 BoYce aveNue w/ Alex Goot THU 3/17 Black dog proWl w/ Chute, Force Major FRI 3/18 SWiFT TechNique w/ A Cool Stick, Soul Cannon, Ponderosis epicdaNceparTYw/DJ DocRok@Hotelbar Free21+ SAT 3/19 MiXTape SUN 3/20 SaleM TUe 3/22 ellie gouldiNg w/ The Knocks THU 3/24 FujiYa & MiYagi w/ Brahms, Warm Ghost FRI 3/25 aSoBi SekSu w/ Cults / Sun Airway BeckY w/ Djs Stereo Faith + Trevor Martin @Hotelbar Free21+ SAT 3/26 STaNk w/ Dj Metaphysical @Hotelbar Free21+ SUN 3/27 FaMilY porTraiT w/ The Twerps Wed 3/30 STarFucker w/ Casiokids THU 3/31 The Felice BroTherS w/ Diamond Doves FRI 4/1 civil TWilighT w/ A Silent Film, The Rassle SAT 4/2 luckY duB CD Release Party THU 4/7 SeNSeS Fail w/ The Ghost Inside, Man Overboard, Transit, Voyage In Coma

KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. Kailash Kher.


Wednesday 3/9

to suBmit listiNgs to citylist:
ONLINE: EMAIL: FAX: (202) 332-8500 MAIL: City List, Washington City Paper 2390 Champlain St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 PLEASE INCLUDE • your name • e-mail • contact name • event name • event description • price • venue & address • public contact number • event date(s) & time(s)

MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE 5301 Tuckerman Ln., N. Bethesda. (301) 581-5100. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.


9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. STS9. BLACK CAT 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Dum Dum Girls. IOTA CLUB & CAFE 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 522-8340. Tami D’mar, Matthew McGinn, Dayna Kurtz. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. That 1 Guy. JAXX 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. (703) 569-5940. Borderline, Home Brewed, shangoband, The Understudies, All in Karma, Rick Franklin, World of Light, LEDs and Smoke Machines, Melissa Carroll, Rogue Mind. REd PALACE 1212 H St. NE. (202) 399-3201. Mother Mother, Velvet, Dance for the Dying. ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 1353 H St. NE. (202) 388-7625. Rival Schools, Polica and Theives, Radar Fiction. VELVET LOUNGE 915 U St. NW. (202) 462-7625. Paul Michel, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer.

Eli REEd
& ThE TRuE lovES

Thursday 3/10


FRI 4/8 violeT SaYS 5 w/ The Fif, Phila Da Future, Dj Beezy, Host Jae Mills TUe 4/12 The greeNhorNeS w/ Hacienda THU 4/14 Toro Y Moi w/ Adventure Wed 4/20 j-roddY WalTSoN aNd The BuSiNeSS (4 WEEK RESIDENCY! )

Saturday 3/12

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Merriweather Post Pavilion • Columbia, MD

Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Washington, D.C.

with the Miles High Big Band and featuring The Embassy Brats
On Sale Friday, March 4 at 10am

The Solo Show
On Sale Friday, March 4 at 10am


Corey Smith w/ Matt Stillwell Early Show! 7pm Doors ..........Sa 5

BLOWOFF featuring the DJ SOUNDS of



........................Sa 5
JUNE 3-5

On Sale Saturday, March 5 at Noon For a full lineup, visit

Transcendent Man

Ray Kurzweil
A Screening of the film followed by a Q&A with Ray Kurzweil and Barry Ptolemy MARCH 10 1-877-4Fly-Tix /

The Life and Ideas of

OMD w/ Oh Land ....................................................................................Th 10 Lady Gaga vs. Madonna vs. Kylie - a dance party with DJ lil'e
w/ DJ Lemz & Visuals by Kylos..............................................................F 11

FRIDAY, MAY 13 The Official M3 Kix-Off Party

Kix •Warrant and more!
SATURDAY, MAY 14 Whitesnake •Tesla

Streetlight Manifesto w/ A Loss For Words & Larry and His Flask Apocalyptica w/ Caverns

Early Show! 4:30pm Doors ..................................................................Su 13 Late Show! 10pm Doors. All 12/7 tickets will be honored. ............Su 13

Sebastian Bach and more!

G.W. Lisner Auditorium • Washington, D.C.

Single-Day tickets On Sale Friday, March 4 at 10am

Lucinda Williams w/ Dylan LeBlanc

..............................................Tu 15

w/ Little Big Town & Matt Nathanson

MAY 22




w/ The Secret Sisters ..............................Th 17

In association with Metropolitan Talent Presents
TICKETMASTER: 202-397-SEAT • 410-547-SEAT • 703-573-SEAT • 800-551-SEAT

SOJA w/ Mambo Sauce & Chris Boomer ..............................................F 18 DeVotchKa w/ Mariachi El Bronx ......................................................Tu 22 The Mountain Goats ..........................................................................F 25 Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group w/ Zechs Marquise ..................Su 27

w/ Robyn JUNE 15 1-877-4Fly-Tix /

G.M.U. Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA

Several Species: The PINK FLOYD Experience ....................F 1 The Black Angels w/ Suuns ..............................................................Su 3 House of Pain w/ Big B • Dirtball • Sozay ........................................Tu 5 Toad the Wet Sprocket ....................................................................Sa 9 Old 97's w/ Teddy Thompson ..............................................................Su 10 The Dirty Heads w/ New Politics & Ballyhoo ..................................M 11 The Go! Team w/ Dom ........................................................................W 13

Aphrodite Live 2011 Tour
Presented by Bill Silva Presents
TICKETMASTER: 202-397-SEAT • 410-547-SEAT • 703-573-SEAT • 800-551-SEAT


D.A.R. Constitution Hall • Washington, D.C.

Black Veil Brides • Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows • I See Stars • VersaEmerge • Conditions ............................Su 17 Mogwai w/ Errors ................................................................................Tu 19

TICKETMASTER: 202-397-SEAT • 410-547-SEAT • 703-573-SEAT • 800-551-SEAT

Coheed and Cambria Performing "The Second Stage Turbine Blade" 1-877-4FLY-TIX •

in its entirety. With acoustic/electric sets ............................................W 20

The best thing you could possibly put in your mouth.
Cupcakes by BUZZ... your neighborhood bakery in Alexandria, VA.

Tickets for 9:30 Club shows are available through, by phone at 1-877-4FLY-TIX, and at the 9:30 Club box office. 9:30 CLUB BOX OFFICE HOURS are 12-7PM Weekdays & Until 11PM on show nights. 6-11PM on Sat & 6-10:30PM on Sun on show nights.

PARKING: THE OFFICIAL 9:30 parking lot entrance is on 9th Street, directly behind the 9:30 club. Buy your advance parking tickets at the same time as your concert tickets!

ROCHE’S 4-1-1
TUNE IN TO DC101 every Tuesday at 4:11pm.
Be the first to hear new concerts coming from 9:30 Club and I.M.P.





TWELVE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 1123 H St. NE. (202) 398-2655. Live R&B.

MAdAM’S ORGAN 2461 18th St. NW. (202) 6675370. One Nite Stand.


1811 14TH ST NW

dJ Nights

18TH STREET LOUNGE 1212 18th St. NW. (202) 4663922. DJ Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Thomas Blondet. AMERICAN ICE COMPANY 917 V St. NW. (202) 7583562. Country Night with Bobby Sugar. STEVE’S BAR ROOM 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 293-3150. Sunday Fundays with DJ ChildsPlay.


BLUES ALLEY 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Rear. (202) 337-4141. Amij. MAdAM’S ORGAN 2461 18th St. NW. (202) 6675370. One Nite Stand. TRYST 2459 18th St. NW. (202) 232-5500. Will Rast Trio.





SAT 5 SAT 5 SUN 6 MON 7 TUE 8 WED 9 THU 10



COLUMBIA STATION 2325 18th St. NW. (202) 4626040. Jam session with Peter Edelman Quintet. dAHLAK 1771 U St. NW. (202) 527-9522. DC Jazz Jam. GEORGIA BROWN’S 950 15th St. NW. (202) 3934499. Jazz brunch. TWINS JAZZ 1344 U St. NW. (202) 234-0072. Rodney Richardson, Joe Herrera. U-TOPIA 1418 U St. NW. (202) 483-7669. Wayne Wilentz and Jim West. ZOO BAR 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 2324225. Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct Jazz Band.

KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. Natyalakshana.



9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. The Pogues. BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Des Ark, Pygmy Lush, Hey Girl. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. Along Those Lines, Static Cinema, Kurtis Parks Band, Big Paper Airplanes, Playground Etiqutte. REd PALACE 1212 H St. NE. (202) 399-3201. The Coronas, The Kin, Via Audio.








FLANAGAN’S HARP & FIddLE 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. (301) 951-0115. Mary Ann Redmond.

FRI 11 FRI 11 SAT 12 SAT 12 SAT 12 MON 14 TUE 15 WED 16 THU 17 FRI 18 SAT 19 SAT 19 MON 21




MAR 24





KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. L. Subramaniam.


dJ Nights

18TH STREET LOUNGE 1212 18th St. NW. (202) 4663922. DJ Brooksie. CHIEF IKE’S MAMBO ROOM 1725 Columbia Rd. NW. (202) 332-2211. Reggae night with DJ Jahnny Aleus. SCIENCE CLUB 1136 19th St. NW. (202) 775-0747. Brown Rice Collective. U STREET MUSIC HALL 1115 U St. NW. (202) 5881880. Prince Paul, Stereo Faith, Jerome Baker III.

MAR 25 MAR 26 MAR 29 APR 1





9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. Scissor Sisters. BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Heavy Cream, Xray Eyeballs, Thee Lolitas. IOTA CLUB & CAFE 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 522-8340. Dinosaur Feathers, Motel Motel. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. Chase Coy, Jimmy Robbins, School Boy Humor. REd PALACE 1212 H St. NE. (202) 399-3201. Astronautalis, Sims, Ardamus. ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 1353 H St. NE. (202) 388-7625. Yelawolf, CyHi The Prynce, Low Budget’s Kaimbr. STATE THEATRE 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. (703) 237-0300. Rebelution, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Green.







DJ DREDD $7 $10














$13/$15 VIVIAN GIRLS $15

BLUES ALLEY 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Rear. (202) 337-4141. Cheikh Ndoye, Fredric Yonnet, Leni Stern, Tosin Aribisala. TRYST 2459 18th St. NW. (202) 232-5500. Peter Edelman Quartet. TWINS JAZZ 1344 U St. NW. (202) 234-0072. The Capital Focus Band. U-TOPIA 1418 U St. NW. (202) 483-7669. Bill Heid.

APR 9 APR 16 APR 17






MAdAM’S ORGAN 2461 18th St. NW. (202) 6675370. Johnny Artis Band.




CritiC’s PiCk: saturday
You know the name Bob mould from Hüsker Dü and Sugar, from his solo work, from his old Washington City Paper column (ok, maybe not that last one). He’s also been an active member of the lGBT scene for decades. Since going solo in the ’90s, he’s contributed tracks to benefit AiDS research and marriage equality, and he’s been known to run with the fursuit scene and other gay niches. Blowoff, mould’s DJ night with local eDm producer Richard morel, is a party for hairy, muscled, shirtless dudes of all ages. it’s a singular demographic, to be sure, but if you can get behind the premise, there’s absolutely nothing like it. Blowoff has to be the only leather-friendly, bear-centric queer dance party hosted by a punk legend-cum-DJ you’ll ever attend. That is, until it returns to the 9:30 Club next month. BloWoff TAkeS plACe AT 11:30 p.m. AT THe 9:30 ClUB, 815 V ST. nW. $12. (202) 265-0930. —Ryan Little




Vegan & Vegetarian Menu Items, Organic Coffee


Open late!



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Open Mic Blues JaM Big Boy little every Thursday

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hot rodS & old gaS Big Boy little Band
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where people and art collide

Fri. Mar. 11

mike flaherty’S dixieland direct Jazz Band Sookey Jump BlueS Band

4 performance venues + 3 visual art galleries + 4,000 sq. foot ballroom + Free Wi-Fi

thu March 3 / 6-9pm / Free Public opening reception for Hamtdaa: Together, a visual art exhibition celebrating the art and culture of the Mongolian-American community in Arlington

3000 Connecticut Avenue NW 202-232-4225
(across from the National Zoo)

IOTA ]\\

2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature

yes 6:30-11:00am m-f-- lunch/dinr iotaday yes brkfst
great music & yummy food



sat March 5 / 11am & 2pm / $6 An animated masterpiece from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Triplets of Belleville.


saturday-sunday brunch 9:00-3:00pm
cafe/lounge/wi-fi/easy eats yours all day long th fr

sat March 5 / 2pm / Free Learn about Mongolian arts, history and unique cultural traditions in round-robin activity sessions for the whole family.

03 w/blackberry 04 w/molly w/brave

cERtAin signAls snowminE
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9:00 9:00 9:00


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chRis collAt BAnd
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tAmi d’mAR cd release7:30 dinosAUR FEAthERs mARdi gRAs pARAdE opEn mic wE wERE kings
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8:30 8:00 8:00 8:30


$10 $12 $10


sat March 5 / 8pm / $22 Experience the boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre of traditional Quebec music with fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, & bouzouki.

mo tu

07 w/motel



front porch party and iota gumbo special!!!

Mardi Gras Party!
Celebrate New Orleans style with beads and King Cake and a seven-piece band with full horn section.

th fr

09 w/ hosts todd & james two sign ups: 7:30pm & 10:00pm

free tue March 8 / 7:30pm dance lesson; 8:30pm live music and dance / $15 $10

10 w/delta 11 w/gist

sa Emmit swimming 9:00 12 =m-F opEn 6:30Am & s-s 8:00 Am= coFFEE*EspREsso*pAstRiEs
cover charge for shows first - come - first - served check website for updates




$10 $15


tue March 8 / 6:30pm reception; 7:30pm talk / pay-what-you-can The history, current trends and urban design considerations for public art in Arlington and across the U.S.
ARLINGTON VA 703/522-8340 2 1/2 BLOCKS EAST OF


Two blocks from Rosslyn Metro (blue/orange) Free parking evening and weekends with validation; use N. Kent Street entrance Entrance into Artisphere and our art galleries is free; select events ticketed


Purchase online: | 703-875-1100 | 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA march 4, 2011 51

BIRCHMERE 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 549-7500. Atlan, Lilt. KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. Gulabi Sapera.


WOLF TRAP 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. (703) 255-1868. California Guitar Trio.


9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. The Pogues. BIRCHMERE 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 549-7500. Robyn Hitchcock, Joe Boyd. BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Say Hi, Blair, Yellow Ostrich. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. Tony Lucca, Jerad Finck, Brad Rhodes. JAXX 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. (703) 569-5940. Rotting Christ, Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocture. ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 1353 H St. NE. (202) 388-7625. Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea, Cotton Jones, Lightfoot. ST. ELMO’S COFFEE PUB 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 739-9268. Innocent Flannel. VELVET LOUNGE 915 U St. NW. (202) 462-7625. Fan Tan, Painted Face, Sensual Harassment.

KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. Tanusree Shankar.

World go-go

TRAdEWINdS 5859 Allentown Way, Camp Springs. (301) 449-1234. Big G and the Band.

9:30 CLUB 815 V St. NW. (202) 265-0930. OMD, Oh Land. BLACK CAT 1811 14th St. NW. (202) 667-7960. Wild Flag, Yellowfever, The Aquarium. IOTA CLUB & CAFE 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 522-8340. We Were Kings, Delta Rae, Colourslide. JAMMIN’ JAVA 225 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. (703) 2551566. Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social, Josh Abt, The Regulars, American Babies. MCGINTY’S PUB 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. (301) 587-1270. Chris Murphy ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 1353 H St. NE. (202) 388-7625. Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves, The Electricutions. STATE THEATRE 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. (703) 237-0300. Dark Star Orchestra. VELVET LOUNGE 915 U St. NW. (202) 462-7625. Daddy Lion, Goodman Brown.

dJ Nights

18TH STREET LOUNGE 1212 18th St. NW. (202) 4663922. DJ Kalani, DJ Version Sounds, DJ John Bowen CAFE SAINT-EX/GATE 54 LOUNGE 1847 14th St. NW. (202) 265-7839. Soul Call Paul. SCIENCE CLUB 1136 19th St. NW. (202) 775-0747. Formula with Vishal Kanwar. U STREET MUSIC HALL 1115 U St. NW. (202) 5881880. Le Castle Vania, Smash Gordon, DJ Lisa Frank.


TWELVE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 1123 H St. NE. (202) 398-2655. Live R&B.


dJ Nights

BLUES ALLEY 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Rear. (202) 337-4141. Aziza Miller. GEORGIA BROWN’S 950 15th St. NW. (202) 3934499. Jazz evenings. JO JO’S 1518 U St. NW. (202) 319-9350. Colie Williams featuring Ol Soul for a New Day. TRYST 2459 18th St. NW. (202) 232-5500. Lovesome Thing Jazz Trio. U-TOPIA 1418 U St. NW. (202) 483-7669. Paul Piper.

18TH STREET LOUNGE 1212 18th St. NW. (202) 4663922. DJ Sean Haney. CAFE SAINT-EX/GATE 54 LOUNGE 1847 14th St. NW. (202) 265-7839. DJ Wondermike. CHIEF IKE’S MAMBO ROOM 1725 Columbia Rd. NW. (202) 332-2211. Deja Vu ‘80s dance party. HEAVEN & HELL 2327 18th St. NW. (202) 667-4355. ‘80s Rewind. MOdERN 3287 M St. NW. (202) 338-7027. DJ Soundtraxx and DJ Face.

City Lights PiCk: sunday
Jamaican singer Gyptian’s “Hold You” (or “Hold Yuh”) struck a chord with more than just reggae fans in 2010. Thanks to 10-plus remixes with the likes of nicki minaj and major lazer, the song became a crossover hit among R&B, rap, soca, and reggaeton followers. The updates feature a variety of additional rapped and sung verses, but it’s Gyptian’s falsetto melody and the minimalist, fingerplunking keyboard beat that still hypnotize. He’s been setting his patois-tinged vocals to music since his 2005 roots-reggae single “Serious Times,” and in 2008 he began incorporating sleek urban accents into his material. When the performer known as the Sexy Rasta was last in the area five months ago, he rushed through a 25-minute set. Hopefully this time, the ladies’ man will deliver a performance that lasts. GYpTiAn AnD eTAnA peRfoRm AT 11 p.m. AT DC STAR, 2135 QUeenS CHApel RD. ne. $25. (202) 635-0089. —Steve Kiviat


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SCIENCE CLUB 1136 19th St. NW. (202) 775-0747. DJ Q and Crew.

settlers. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Wed., 3/9, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. LINdA FAIRSTEIN Discusses and signs Silent Mercy, a thriller that follows New York assistant D.A. Alex Cooper through a case involving the city’s powerful religious community. Barnes & Noble Downtown, 555 12th St. NW. Thu., 3/10, at 6:30 p.m. Free. (202) 347-0176. STEVEN GOLdMAN ANd CONTRIBUTORS Discuss and sign Baseball Prospectus 2011, the annual statistical guide to baseball. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Mon., 3/7, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. CHARLES KING Discusses and signs Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams, a book that chronicles the rise and fall of the largely Jewish Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sat., 3/5, at 6 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. WALTER MOSLEY Discusses and signs When the Thrill is Gone the third book in the Leonid McGill mystery series. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tue., 3/8, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. CARLA L. PETERSON Discusses and signs Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Fri., 3/4, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. TOM SHROdER ANd JOHN KONRAd The Washington Post journalist and oil rig captain discuss and sign Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sun., 3/6, at 5 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. SARA WHEELER Discusses and signs The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, an account of a trip to the North Pole, which includes experiences with a crew of Russian icebreakers and a group of reindeer herders. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Thu., 3/10, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919. BENJAMIN WITTES Discusses and signs Detention and Denial: The Case for Candor After Guantanamo, an argument for a better approach to detention centers. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sat., 3/5, at 1 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919.

Audio and Video at


BLUES ALLEY 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Rear. (202) 337-4141. Stanley Jordan. JO JO’S 1518 U St. NW. (202) 319-9350. Jazz Trio with Thad Wilson or Brian Settles. 1905 RESTAURANT 1905 9th St. NW. (202) 332-1905. Hot Club of DC, Nicki Gonzalez & Matvei Sigalov Duo, and Laissez Foure play on a rotating schedule of nights. ST. ELMO’S COFFEE PUB 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 739-9268. Not So Modern Jazz Quartet. TWINS JAZZ 1344 U St. NW. (202) 234-0072. Major 6th. U-TOPIA 1418 U St. NW. (202) 483-7669. Wayne Wilentz Trio.

The Music of Lou Harrison
Post-Classical Ensemble
Harrison seamlessly wove the spirituality of Indonesian gamelan into his own western tradition. This unique event includes gamelan music, film clips and the most commanding piano concerto composed by an American.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Legendary South African Choir
Ladysmith Black Mambazo create a joy-infused environment everywhere they sing, marrying the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South Africa to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. “Their voices ... will soar in

melodic tenor, alto and bass harmonies.” – Washington Examiner SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 8PM

COLUMBIA STATION 2325 18th St. NW. (202) 4626040. Atomic Swing Club.

Flamenco Weekend:

Blues Folk

Marcel Khalife in

Concierto Andalouse & Gala Flamenca Pan American Symphony Orchestra

WOLF TRAP 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. (703) 255-1868. Tom Paxton.

Joining PASO for a riveting performance of Spanish and Arabic music isthe Middle East’s most famous oud player, folk singer, and composer Marcel Khalifé, with flamenco dancers from Spain.

KENNEdY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE 2700 F St. NW. (202) 467-4600. Asima.



Paco Peña: Flamenco Vivo
Flamenco Music and Dance
Bringing life to intoxicating rhythms, colors and sounds of Andalucía, Spanish flamenco guitar master Peña and his company of young talented dancers, singers and musicians set the stage alight in bursts of glorious improvisation and virtuoso flamenco technique. “Peña and his troupe of singers,

ARLINGTON CINEMA ‘N’ dRAFTHOUSE 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. (703) 486-2345. Fri., 3/4 & Sat., 3/5, Gallagher. Thursdays, Live stand-up comedy. Saturdays, Open mic stand-up comedy. dC IMPROV 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 296-7008. Fri., 3/4–Sun., 3/6, Jeffrey Ross. Thu., 3/10, Joe Recca.

dancers, and musicians exude apowerful magnetism that gleams with vitality.” - The Age FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 8PM

ROBBIE CONAL The guerrilla poster artist and political activist discusses and signs Not Your Typical Political Animal, a collection of 20 years’ worth of drawings and paintings. Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. Fri., 3/4, at 8:30 p.m. Free. (202) 387-7638. STEVE EARLY Discusses and signs The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers’ Movement or Death Throes of the Old?. Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. Tue., 3/8, at 6:30 p.m. Free. (202) 789-2227. JONATHAN EVISON Discusses and signs West of Here, a novel about the people of the Olympic Peninsula’s journey to restore the area after a dam marred its landscape, and the attitudes of some of the first European

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER 3350 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tue.–Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (703) 248-6800. OngOing: “On the Road.” Mixed media works by various artists. “New Blood.” Work by new gallery artists. To April 3. CARROLL SQUARE GALLERY 975 F St. NW. Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (202) 638-3000. OngOing: “Open Source.” Work by George Mason University art students. To March 25. CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS 406 7th St. NW. Wednesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays, 1–6 p.m.; Fridays, 4–8 p.m; and by appointment. (202) 347-0022. OngOing: “Bordering on Painting.” Mixed media by Seth Adelsberger. “Laying Tracks.” Photos by Jason Falchook. To April 9.

Gal Costa

Brazilian Vocal Legend
One of the visionaries of modern Brazilian music, vocalist Gal Costa’s recordings helped launch Brazil’s Tropicália movement in the late 1960s. Costa performs songs by composers Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others.

Jil Aigrot · Songs of Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and Charles Aznavour
French vocalist Jil Aigrot masterfully breathes new life into the cherished classics of her native country in a new program. Her interpretations of Piaf, as the singing voice in the acclaimed movie La Vie En Rose and on the concert stage, have resulted in worldwide acclaim.



Ira Glass

City Lights PiCk: monday

The Wizard of Oz captured the American imagination at its best and most Technicolor, but as “1939” demonstrates, life for many Americans the year of its release was hardly a trek down the yellow brick road. The national museum of American History’s small exhibition captures a nation on the brink of major change—in politics, pop culture, technology, and civil rights—and on the cusp of war. Thanks to fDR’s federal Art project, photographers like Carl mydans captured life during the still-going Great Depression, while marian Anderson and Billie Holiday used their vocal talents to protest inferior treatment of African Americans. A more prosperous, and more trying, era was inevitable, but it remained just over the rainbow. THe exHiBiTion iS on VieW DAilY 10 A.m. To 5:30 p.m. AT THe nATionAl mUSeUm of AmeRiCAn HiSToRY, 14TH STReeT nW AnD ConSTiTUTion AVenUe. fRee. (202) 633-1000. —Karisse Carmack

Radio on the TV: Stories about This American Life, the Television Show

Acoustic Africa

Featuring Habib Koité (Mali), Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), and Afel Bocoum (Mali)

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
Cuban rumba legends
Tickets available at the Lisner Box Office (Tues-Fri, 11am to 5pm), Ticketmaster Outlets, 202-397-SEAT, and

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The Discovery Series

ImanI WInds
Fri., March 4

Jesse Cook 6 7pm WATCH Awards Ceremony Irish Trad. 8 Superstars! ALTAN w/LILT
Mar 3 9
Live and Direct from 1967!

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CONNER CONTEMPORARY 1358 Florida Ave. NE. Tue.– Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (202) 588-8750. ClOsing: “Windowboxing I.” Work by Cordy Ryman. “High Pressure System.” Work by Brandon Morse. To March 5. CROSS MACKENZIE GALLERY 1054 31st St. NW. Tuesdays–Fridays, noon–6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon–5 p.m. (202) 333-7970. Opening: “Covers.” Magazine cover paintings by Cindy Kane. CURATOR’S OFFICE 1515 14th St. NW. Wednesdays– Saturdays, noon–6 p.m. and by appointment. (202) 387-1008. OngOing: “Amend.” Photos by Nicholas and Sheila Pye. To March 19. FLASHPOINT 916 G St. NW. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon–6 p.m. (202) 315-1310. OngOing: “Standing Atop the Ladder.” Mixed media work by Juan Tejedor. To March 26. FOUNdRY GALLERY 1314 18th St. NW. Wednesdays– Sundays, noon–6 p.m. (202) 463-0203. Opening: “Touch Points.” Water colors by Katherine Blakeslee. To March 27. GALLERY AT VIVId SOLUTIONS 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Tuesdays–Fridays, noon–5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (202) 365-8392. Opening: “Cartograph.” Works by Gerard Lange. To April 8. GOVINdA GALLERY 1227 34th St. NW. Tuesdays– Saturdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (202) 333-1180. OngOing: Photos of Washington-area R&B musicians by Fernando Sandoval. To April 2. GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER (GRACE) 12001 Market St., Ste. 103, Reston. Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (703) 471-9242. Opening: “Emerging Visions: A Sense of Place.” Collaborative projects between art and English students from Herndon and South Lakes High Schools. To April 14.

HEMPHILL FINE ARTS 1515 14th St. NW. Tuesdays– Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment. (202) 234-5601. OngOing: “Viewing Rm.” Work by various artists. To March 26. HONFLEUR GALLERY 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. Tuesdays–Fridays, noon–5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (202) 536-8994. Opening: “Try a little tenderness as painful as it seems.” Works by Ben Skinner. To April 8. IRVINE CONTEMPORARY 1412 14th St. NW. Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (202) 332-8767. ClOsing: “Saturnalia.” Work by various gallery artists. To March 5. LONG VIEW GALLERY 1234 9th St. NW. Wednesdays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sundays noon–5 p.m. (202) 232-4788. OngOing: New gallery artists group show. To March 13. MEZZ GALLERY AT ARTISPHERE 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (703) 875-1100. OngOing: “Sweet-Meat Cherry-Whip Flip.” Photos by Victoria F. Gaitán. To March 12. MOCA dC 1054 31st St. NW. Wed.–Fri., 1 p.m.–6 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. (202) 342-6230. Opening: “Erotica 2011.” To April 2. STUdIO GALLERY 2108 R St. NW. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1–7 p.m.; Fridays 1–8 p.m.; Saturdays, 1–6 p.m. (202) 232-8734. Opening: Photography by Iwan Bagus. “La Serenissima–Views of Venice.” Works by Elizabeth Grusin-Howe. “Mostly Grey.” Works by Peter Karp. To March 26. TOUCHSTONE GALLERY 901 New York Ave. NW. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, noon–5 p.m. and by appointment. (202) 347-2787. Opening: “Sur-

GRAMMY-nominated ensemble’s only D.C.-area appearance


Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd “Chinese White Bicycles”

The Fabulous ’40s

John Eaton

CD release party for a new all-music album!

12 13


w/Sierra Hull & Highway 111 JAY HAYDEN

Tony Rice Unit

Sat., March 5

From Beethoven and Bach to “Bohemian Rhapsody”

CalIfornIa GuItar trIo

14 In the Bandstand • All Standing, Doors 6pm The Further Adventures of

Wed., March 9


al dI mEola World sInfonIa

18&19 20

Rachelle Ferrell

w/AM Taxi

pursuiT oF radical rhapsody Tour 2011

tueS. & Wed., March 15 & 16
The Discovery Series

‘Chinaberry Rodney Crowell Sidewalks Tour’ 21&22 Gaelic Storm


CuartEto latInoamErICano
Fri., March 18
special guesT:

24 In the Bandstand 26 25 27

Madstone Productions Presents



All Standing, Doors 6pm
Kenny White

Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Ponce, and Ginastera

luCy KaplansKy

mark erelli

Perceptive folk singer

thurS., March 24
25Th anniversary celebraTion
special guesT:

Wainwright Over The Rhine Lucy Roche OLIVIA 28 Bob Schneider (solo) MANCINI Kaki King R J 29

CravIn’ doGs

The Wailin’ Jennys April 1 The Jazz Crusaders
4 3

30 & 31

An Evening with


feat. Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson

The michael clem Trio
Local folk favorites

Sat., april 2

Sensational Irish singer/ harpist with a new release
The Discovery Series

Órla fallon, formErly of CEltIC Woman

6 BET 7&8

w/Matt Maher, Derek Webb, Audrey Assad Matt


Wed. & thurS., april 6 & 7

KatE lIndsEy,

KIm pEnsInGEr WItman, pianisT
Fri., april 8
John musTo

COLIN HAY Ruthie & 9 Junior Brown The Wranglers Quinn 10 BUDDY GUY Sullivan 11 Tower of Power

Anthony David Chris Trapper

City Lights PiCk: tuesday

Wolf Trap Opera alumna sings Bizet, Liszt, Ives & Argento

thE InspECtor

Livingston Taylor Buskin & Batteau 15 Girlyman & Susan Werner 16 Carrie Newcomer & Debi Smith
The Nanci Griffith Kennedys 21 New Riders of the Purple Sage & Commander Cody 23 Cleve Francis 29 HOT TUNA (Electric) K 30 Stephanie Mills W


Aimee Mann

“standing atop the ladder”
for visual artist Juan Tejedor, real-world topography is a starting point, not a destination. in the small but wide-ranging exhibition “Standing Atop the Ladder,” the Washingtonbased artist offers intricate paintings and mixed-media works with inspirations that range from satellite images to transportation maps to the stars. in “pangea as it exists Today,” Tejedor pieces Africa and South America back together, flips them so they’re unrecognizable, and shades the areas based on how much human development has occurred. in “Bus Drawing— pacific migrations,” Tejedor draws dendritic forms on a wall in graphite, based on the flight patterns of birds; in “Bus Drawing,” he abstracts the grids, diagonals, and organic shapes of bus routes in D.C. and Alexandria. But two works from the “night Sky” series, in which Tejedor attaches little balls of putty irregularly to rows of filaments, are the most compelling. The works’ inspiration is evident from their titles, but the pieces equally suggest birds perched on utility wires at sunset. THe exHiBiTion iS on VieW TUeSDAYS To SATURDAYS fRom noon To 6 p.m. AT flASHpoinT, 916 G ST. nW. fRee. (202) 315-1306. —Louis Jacobson

libreTTo by mark campbell

World prEmIErE

‘Soul Survivors’ feat. ERIC ROBERSON & VIVIAN GREEN

commissioned by WolF Trap

Wed. & Fri., april 27 & 29 Sun., May 1

TickeTs: 1(877)WOLFTRAP WWW.Wolftrap.orG
Groups Save! Call (703) 255-1851


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DMV’s Hottest New International Venue!

3501 S Jefferson St Falls Church, VA 22041 703-820-3900 •

• Open for lunch and dinner 11am to 2am

Watch a Video Tour of Babylon at:
• Full menu til 1:30am! Ample Free Parking • Show times and cover charges vary • Call for more information, to book birthday party sections, or for VIP spaces


Joy of Jazz hosts the Mix, Mingle, & Groove after work networking event. Line dancing w/ instructor, free appetizers, DJ“Simply DJ”6-10pm || LATE NIGHT starts at 10pm. Birthday Spectacular, hosted by G.I.P. Events… DJ Capo spins.




BABYLON’s favorite songstress in her long-anticipated solo debut. Fresh from her sold out Vegas lounge tour, Elle will dazzle with contemporary R&B and smoky jazz standards. DJ“Simply DJ”fills the dance floor. 6:30-10pm || AFTER PARTY with DJ Trini from 93.9FM WKYS.*



Performing habesha cultural favorites with full band, LIVE on stage 7-10pm. Traditional dancers, coffee ceremony and dinner specials. Shisha and VIP sofas. || INTERNATIONAL FUSION CLUB PARTY with DJ DNA || Hosted by Shelly / Meklit / Mame.


Friday, March 4th: ELLE MARCHELLE ….Dazzles the Babylon faithful!

Marine ChaMber enseMbles


Fitsum & Abdu lead our All Star reggae jam session, ZEMA BAND live on stage. Mimi adds her Aster Aweke tribute set! DJ Piojo from 99.1FM El Zol spins Amharic, dancehall, club classics between sets and late. Party starts at 7pm… Best Sunday event in the DMV!


Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. John Philip Sousa Band Hall 7th & L Streets, SE Washington, D.C. Concert Information: 202-433-4011


Bach Hindemith



NETWORKING EVENT with the inimitable DJ Rabi… Check out his famous Deep International Mix. NO COVER. Club & Restaurant professionals social night.



The Hicham Anmari Band performs a classic Arabic stage show. Special guest Leila Atef. Stageside and VIP sofa seating available by reservation. 10pm-CLOSE.



DJ Mamush triumphant return from Africa Tour… COLLEGE NIGHT and BEST REGGAE MIX || Half off door with student ID – daytime prices on shisha etc. til 11pm. Music starts 9pm || By Zion Prod. / Mame



Mix, Mingle, & Groove party by Joy of Jazz. Line dancing w/ instructor, appetizers, DJ“Simply DJ”6-10pm || LATE NIGHT CLUB hosted by G.I.P. Events… DJ Capo.



This high-energy dance band will have the house rockin’. They never fail to fill the floor and thrill the bar. LIVE Jazz / R&B dinner show and DJ Dance Party with DJ“Simply DJ”between sets, 6:3010pm || AFTER PARTY with DJ Trini from 93.9FM WKYS.*


FRIDAYS… CLUB AFTER PARTY with 93.9FM. DJ Trini on the Mix!
First Time Guests: Bring this ad for $5 off any cover charge. Tickets or Table Reservations available through the Club or promoters. march 4, 2011 55

faces.” Paintings by Michele Cormier. “Inspiration.” Landscape paintings by Betsy Forster. To March 27. WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. 8230 Georgia Ave., 2nd Fl. Tuesdays–Thursdays, noon–6 p.m.; Fridays, noon–7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m. (301) 273-3660. Opening: “Reflections Past and Present.” Works by Lila Oliver Asher. To March 27. WAVERLY STREET GALLERY 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Tuesdays–Saturdays, noon–6 p.m. (301) 951-9441. ClOsing: “21+21.” Third annual invitational show. To March 5. WIP GALLERY AT ARTISPHERE 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (703) 875-1100. OngOing: “Rosslyn: A Work in Process.” To March 13. WOHLFARTH GALLERIES 3419 19th St. NE. Wednesdays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and by appointment. (202) 526-8022. OngOing: “Sea to Mountain.” Sculpture and works on paper by Carmela Knepler. To March 12.

AT HOME AT THE ZOO Edward Albee expands on his career-making one-act The Zoo Story with a new drama that presents a meticulous look at the lives of three New Yorkers. A husband and wife engage in an everyday conversation that veers into dangerously personal territory; the revelations and confrontations catapult them from their delicately balanced world onto life-changing paths. Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SE. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40–$85. Closes April 24. (202) 488-3300. BASRA BOY Rosemary Jenkinson’s world premiere one-man show an account of the young folk getting high and getting into fights and trying to get laid, trying to escape boredom. Josh Sticklin vibrates like a hopped-up hummingbird as Speedy, a kid who decides to make the army his ticket out of Belfast. His pal Stig (also Sticklin, of course) can’t believe he’s falling for the government’s line, enticed by the promise of adventure and a cash bonus. And Sticklin is a charmer, charismatic and tireless. It isn’t energy he wants for; just clarity and precision. When he’s Stig and when he’s Speedy isn’t always readily apparent. His physical and verbal stamina are impressive–he’s basically running and yapping full-tilt for 70 minutes–but Basra Boy could use a moment or two of quietude for the audience to locate itself in the continuity of the story. (CK) Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church St. NW. Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $20–$25. Closes March 12. (703) 892-0202. THE CHOSEN The story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Two passionate, intelligent boys compete for opposing teams in a baseball game. When Reuven is injured by Danny, a unique friendship is born. Based on the novel by Chaim Potok. Theater J at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SE. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30–$60. Closes March 27. (202) 488-3300. THE COMEdY OF ERRORS Though you’d think a play with a pair of identical twins named Antipholus, another pair named Dromio, and a plot widely regarded as among the most convolutedly farcical in dramatic literature, wouldn’t need a lot of add-ons, director Aaron Posner and his cast manage to get a high percentage of the evening’s laughs with non-textual jests. (BM) Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Tuesdays–Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $30–$60. Closes March 6. (202) 544-7077. CYMBELINE It’s later, lesser, loopier Shakespeare–but it turns out that even when the Bard’s at less than his best, a stylish staging can be something striking indeed. (TG) Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35–$88. Closes March 6. (202) 547-1122.

Amiri Baraka
Succulent Soul Food and Live Music
Friday Feb 25th

Established in 1926 2001 11th ST NW - (202)299-0800

DC’s Legendary Jazz Club

William Parker
Saturday Feb 26th

GULABO SAPERA & PARTY Performs the snake charmer’s traditional dance of celebration, or Kalbelia. Part of the Maximum India festival. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Tue., 3/8, at 6 p.m. Free. (202) 467-4600. NATYALAKSHANA Classical dance forms are given with a modern twist by performers from A performance by members of the Instiute of Choreography and Innovative Dance in Bangalore. Part of the Maximum India festival. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Mon., 3/7, at 6 p.m. Free. (202) 467-4600. NIGHT OF FLIGHT Joy of Music’s youth dance companies, Urban Impact and Groove Elements, will perform with the resident adult company, Dcypher Dance, at the Reston Hospital Center and Washington Wizards’ joint event, Night of Flight. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. Sat., 2/26 at 5 p.m. $25–$99. (202) 628-3200. FIERCE LOVE (REMIX) San Francisco’s Pomo Afro Homos performs remixes of the company’s classic pieces. Performances highlight Black gay life in the early 1990s are updated with pop culture references and new pieces. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. Sat., 3/5, at 8 p.m & Sun., 3/6, at 7 p.m. $22. (202) 269-1600. TANUSREE SHANKAR dANCE COMPANY A performance by the contemporary Indian dance troupe. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Wed., 3/9, at 6 p.m. Free. (202) 467-4600. WORd dANCE THEATER Performs “Preludes: Duncan, Sand & Chopin.” Lang Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Sat., 3/5, at 5 p.m. & Sun., 3/6 at 7 p.m. $30. (202) 399-7993.

$6 Absolut Drinks and $2 Red Bull add on $250 for the best set of B--S! (that’s BEADS you pig!) Featuring the Johnny Artis Mardi Gras Band

Beads, Babes and Booze

Mardi Gras with the Madam

Inside Music of Curtis Mayfiled

Artist in Residence Heidi Martin Charles McPherson
Fri & Sat Mar 4th & 5th Tuesday Mar 1st

Robert Glasper
Fri & Sat Mar 11th & 12th

MONDAYS Funk and R&B TUESDAYS Rock ‘n Roll and Soul WEDNESDAYS Roots and Bluegrass THURSDAYS Ladies Night w/ Latin & World Beats FRI/SAT/SUN Local & National Blues Acts


Soul Jazz Griot
Mar 13th


Tuesday: Live Band @ 9pm Wednesday: Open Mic @ 8pm Thurs & Sun: Karaoke @ 9pm Fri & Sat: House Party w/ DJ India @ 10pm Madam’s Organ Restaurant & Bar 2461 18th Street, NW • (202) 667-5370


Kenneth Whalum lll

Every Second Sunday
Mar 15th

City Lights PiCk: wednesday
in 2009, then-22-year-old director Tomás Rehorek made a bit of a splash on the festival circuit with his debut feature Changes. While there has been no shortage of excellent Czech cinema in recent years, much of it—including Divided We Fall, I Served the King of England, and Protector—still dwells on World War ii or the Cold War. Rehorek’s film is a modern, urban assembly of four interwoven storylines, mixing a young couple unable to conceive, a single mother flailing to make ends meet, a middle-aged track coach emptied of confidence, and an aged spinster wasting away in her farmhouse. The visual style—on-the-run cinematography cutting between street life, domestic anguish, and religious iconography—is colorful and manic, not unlike Danny Boyle at his jumpy best. How the four plots combine isn’t exactly clear, but Rehorek’s early command of color and music is gripping. ChaNgES SCReenS AS pART
of THe CzeCH emBASSY’S “lionS of CzeCH film” SeRieS AT 8 p.m. AT THe AVAlon THeATRe, 5612 —Benjamin R. Freed ConneCTiCUT AVe. nW. $11. (202) 966-6000.


Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
Mondays @ 8pm
"This group is something special." ~ M.West - CityPaper

2001 11th st. nw 202.299.0800

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Register online at ■ Info 202-924-0449 Washington’s largest theatre training organization

All experience levels welcome!

Featured artists this Month at Blues alley!
March 3-6 March 10-13 March 17-20 March 24-27 April 1

Mike Stern

Stanley JorDay
(Solo Guitar)

w/Dave Wecki

earl klugh
(Smooth Jazz Guitar)

kevin eubankS
(Guitarist from The Tonight Show)

tiM reynolDS
(Solo Guitar)

Lee Ritenour Dave Brubeck Phil Woods The Manhattan Transfer

CoMing Soon:

Blues alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. (in the alley) • (202) 337-4141 •

Butterfly Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini

Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM
FREE pre-performance lecture at 6:15 PM

Kennedy Center Opera House

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dR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG A musical tragicomedy based on the Joss Whedon’s internet series, produced during the 2007-08 Writer’s Guild strike, that originally starred Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. Landless Theatre at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Thursdays–Sundays at 7:30 p.m. $25. Closes March 27. (202) 462-7833. HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW A musical about the life of the renowned African American singer and groundbreaking actor Ethel Waters. From humble beginnings, she made her way to Broadway, film, and television; she is considered one of the most influential jazz and blues singers of her time. Starring Bernardine Mitchell. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $45–$50. Closes March 20. (703) 548-9044. AN IdEAL HUSBANd Oscar Wilde’s comedy revolves around blackmail, political corruption, and public and private honor in late 19th-century England, where “an ideal husband” must be above reproach in both spheres. Sir Robert Chiltern is a well-regarded politician happily married to a loving wife. His status as an ideal husband is threatened when evidence of a past indiscretion appears. Sir Robert turns to his friend Lord Goring, who takes matters into his own hands. Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $20–$98. Closes April 10. (202) 547-1122. JOSEPH ANd THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR dREAMCOAT Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical tells the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, and how he rose from slavery in Egypt to becoming the Pharaoh’s right-hand man. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Wednesdays–Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $34–$54. Closes March 20. (301) 924-3400.

NW. Wednesdays–Sundays at 8 p.m. $20. Closes April 2. (202) 265-3055. OEdIPUS EL REY On a bare stage, a brutal Chicano drug lord watches his wife give birth, then shoots her up with heroin so she won’t realize he’s getting rid of the baby. A fortune-teller had said the kid would grow up to kill his dad, and in this L.A. barrio, no kingpin takes chances. He hands the infant off to his lieutenant with orders to make the baby disappear. But this kid’s name being Oedipus, there’ll be no stopping him from killing his father, a fate determined as much by gang culture as by the gods in playwright Luis Alfaro’s visceral update of Greek myth. Director Michael John Garcés’ staging blends candle-lit spirituality and matter-of-fact brutality into a plausibly raw, modern myth. (BM) Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St., NW. Wednesdays–Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.; call for other times. $30–$65. Closes March 6. (202) 393-3939. ON THE RAZZLE Tom Stoppard’s reworking of a Viennese farce about a pair of shop clerks who sneak off to the big city seeking a bit of adventure rattles along reasonably amusingly in Olcott’s ever-in-motion staging for Constellation Theatre Company. The puns are impressive, and if the cast is a little ragged around the edges, and the staging more frenetic than polished, chalk that up to over-reaching by an admirably ambitious troupe. (BM) Constellation Theatre at Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $25–$30. Closes March 6. (202) 204-7741. ONE FLEA SPARE Alexander Strain’s thoughtfully conceived production puts design hard to work, with lighting and sound schemes that comment on Naomi Wallace’s alternately blunt and poetic dialogue. The sets and costumes, caked in the most convincing sort of filth, certainly convey the play’s grimy sense of place. It’s all very effective–up to the point where it begins to feel like Wallace has said what she came to say about class and money and power and passion, and hasn’t quite turned her thoughts yet to how she’ll get her characters off the stage. There are indelible images aplenty here, on the stage and in the actors’ mouths. It’s just there are maybe one or two to spare. (TG) Forum Theatre at Round House, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $25. Closes March 12. (240) 644-1100. REd HERRING Michael Hollinger’s farce of features a spy versus a counter-spy, set in the cold war and involving everything from the H-bomb to the FBI to Joseph McCarthy’s daughter. Washington Stage Guild at the Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $40–$50. Closes March 27. (240) 582-0050. THE WEIR Set in one location in real time, The Weir is the kind of interior, Irish-to-its-chilly-bones piece at which Keegan Theatre excels. This is a story about

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“Roastmaster General” on Comedy Central *special event*

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JUNO ANd THE PAYCOCK Sean O’Casey’s 1924 Juno and the Paycock starts off feeling like a shrugging comedy about poverty, familial contempt, and alcoholism before gradually hardening into a tragic dirge about poverty, familial contempt and alcoholism. Say this for Washington Shakespeare Company’s inventively staged production of this middle chapter in O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy: It gives each of the piece’s tonal poles its due, boasts a handful of sterling performances, and looks a peach. (CK) Washington Shakespeare HUGGY LOWDOWN Company at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturdays & AND Sundays at 2 p.m. $20-$35. Closes March 20. (800) CHRIS PAUL 494-8497. MORGUE STORY A famous comic book artist, frustrated with her personal relationships, meets two weird men with equally weird lives. One is a perverted sociopathic coroner; the other is a chronically cataleptic insurance agent. They could only meet in one place: The morgue. Adapted from the Brazilian underground film. Molotov Theatre at Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th St.

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Composing classical music is a common career move for aging rock stars too ambitious or artistic for post-prime stadium tours. nothing, after all, says “serious musician” like conducting an orchestra at Carnegie Hall. But if Billy Joel and paul mcCartney’s output has underwhelmed, don’t write off Tyondai Braxton. The former frontman of the postrock group Battles, Braxton collaborated in 2009 with new York’s Wordless Music Orchestra to create Central Market. it’s an album of pulsing, dissonant pieces that fit comfortably in the company of Stravinsky and other classical innovators. At least, that’s the premise for this free concert at the library of Congress, where Wmo will perform Braxton’s compositions alongside the work of John Adams, louis Andriessen, and other 20th century classical luminaries. WoRDleSS mUSiC oRCHeSTRA WiTH TYonDAi BRAxTon peRfoRmS AT 8 p.m.
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WED., MAR. 23, 8PM


Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars



Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, “the Quincy Jones of Cuba” and Buena Vista Social Club founder, brings together another triumphant show at Strathmore. “The audience was dancing in the aisles!” (The New York Times). Tickets $25–$52 (Stars Price $22.50–$46.80)

Harmonic textures of guitar and powerful lyrics fuse with sublime Carnatic melodies played on violin, backed rock, funk, and ethnic rhythms. march 3 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. | monsoon club | Tickets $15

When We Dead Awaken

Vatsala mehra: An Evening of Ghazals, Sufi, Thumri, and Geet

This visually powerful work from Chorus Repertory Theatre revolves around the mind’s struggle with reality. Performed in Manipuri with English surtitles. A free discussion follows the performance on March 4. march 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater | Tickets from $18

TUES., MAR. 8, 8PM

Cirque Mechanics Boom Town

FRI., MAR. 25, 8PM

D.C.’s own “Ghazal Queen” sings songs showcasing the remarkable range and emotionality of her voice. march 8 at 8 p.m. | Eisenhower Theater | Tickets from $20

malavika Sarukkai: Sakthi Sakthimaan—Energies Auspicious and Fearsome
A hallmark dancer and choreographer in the traditional bharatanatyam style, Sarukkai preserves key elements while providing a personal interpretation of the dance’s cultural significance. march 10 at 7:30 p.m. | Terrace Theater | Tickets $40

Cirque Mechanics fires up a giddy gold rush of astonishing acrobatics in their hilarious new show—swaying on telegraph poles, balancing on whiskey jugs, and putting a whole new kind of wild into the Wild West!

An Evening with Naturally 7

Tickets: $25–$45 (Stars Price $22.50–$40.50)

Utsav Lal, piano

There is no band behind this seven-piece ensemble—or, to be precise, the singers are the band! With their phenomenally flexible voices, Naturally 7 vocally creates a full range of instrumental sound, including bass, drums, guitars, horns and synthesizers. Their sold-out concerts prove that audiences are getting the distinction and loving it. Tickets $22.50–$45 (Stars Price $20.25–$40.50)

Dubbed “the Raga Pianist,” 18-year-old piano prodigy Utsav Lal seeks to meld the best of Eastern and Western music through his compositions. march 13 at 7:30 p.m. | Terrace Theater | Tickets $25

Broken Images starring Shabana azmi

Award-winning actress Shabana Azmi stars in Girish Karnad’s psychological thriller about a relatively unknown Hindi short story writer who suddenly becomes wealthy and famous by writing a best-seller in English. Directed by Alyque Padamsee. Performed in English. march 16 at 8 p.m. Eisenhower Theater | Tickets from $39

SUN., MAR. 20, 7PM

The Del McCoury Band

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Discover the pure joy of bluegrass and you’ll see why this Grammy winner feels as he does: “Don’t ever let it be said, darling, that what I do don’t bring me joy…I’m a guitarpicking, bluegrass-singing, never grow up boy.” Tickets $25–$48 (Stars Price $22.50–$43.20)
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Friday Night Eclectic

Just like the hip party you would host—if you lived in a mansion with an art gallery, a cool band and a bartender. Doors open at 8PM. Advance tickets $10 (Stars Price $9), $12 at the door.

Educated Consumers, First Name Basis and Bo Jankans (hop hop) MAR. 11 Subcontinental Drift: A South Asian Salon (feat. Fourth Stream and U.S. Dept. of Bhangra) MAR. 18 Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison (Folk rock)
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the importance of stories, about how the ritual of narrative can make sadness and loneliness and disappointment bearable. In a world of mysterious happenings that beggar explanation, this is one inexplicable phenomena that turns out to be as reliable as the tides. Ultimately, it’s the stories that involve otherworldly encounters the least that haunt their tellers the most. (CK) Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church St. NW. Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. $30–$35. Closes March 13. (703) 892-0202. WHO’S AFRAId OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre brings their production of Edward Albee’s acerbic classic to Arena, starring Amy Morton and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts. Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SE. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40–$90. Closes April 10. (202) 488-3300.

New in Town. Helms plays Tim Lippe, a choir-boy insurance salesman from a town so small “if there’s a bad egg around, people find out pretty fast.” Tim is sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a big conference during which he rooms with a vulgar loudmouth (John C. Reilly) and learns to let loose from a flirty woman (Anne Heche). (TO) (See for venue information) dRIVE ANGRY The second Nic Cage movie in as many months–is he really that big of a star, or is his price tag just that low? Here, he plays a father seeking to avenge his daughter’s death. (See for venue information) EVEN THE RAIN Subtlety isn’t exactly the strong suit of Iciar Bollain’s Bolivia-set drama, Even the Rain. But it’s easy enough to overlook. Spain’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film consideration is a movie about a movie; specifically, the parallels that the production crew of a controversial Christopher Columbus film see between the story they’re trying to tell and the political upheaval that’s going on around them. (TO) (See for venue information) GNOMEO ANd JULIET The Shakespeare classic gets an update with garden gnomes. James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voice the title characters, who–between pink flamingos and lawn mower races–have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. (See for venue information) HALL PASS Best friends Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) have each been married for a while, and their eyes are beginning to wander. They initially rejoice when their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) grant them a “hall pass”–one week of freedom, no questions asked. But soon they find that the single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (See for venue information) I AM NUMBER FOUR Producer Michael Bay’s douchebag fingerprints are all over I Am Number Four, a Twilight-meets-Transformers mash-up that will leave you alternately bored and confused. (TO) (See for venue information) THE ILLUSIONIST The Illusionist is practically wordless, but the visual story it tells will warm your heart before it breaks it. This film proves Pixar-worthy in its storytelling, animation, and ability to move a viewer to tears. (TO) (See for venue information) JUST GO WITH IT Another Valentine’s Day, another Jennifer Aniston rom-com. She plays the assistant to Adam Sandler’s surgeon. In order to help him romance a much younger schoolteacher, she travels with him to Hawaii and poses as his soon- to-be ex-wife. No surprise, things don’t work out as the surgeon plans. (See for venue information) KABOOM Copulation practically overcomes the alleged premise of writer-director Gregg Araki’s college-set thriller. The plot centers on Smith (Thomas Dekker), a nearly 19-year-old who lusts after his roommate, the improbably named Thor (Chris Zylka), but spends most of his time with his “vagitarian” best friend, Stella (Haley Bennett). The central mystery involves a murder that Smith may or may not have witnessed. (TO) (See for venue information) THE KING’S SPEECH The Duke of York, son of Britain’s king in 1925, is about to deliver an address at the British Empire Exhibition. He steps up to the microphone and then–silence. Followed by a stutter in which he can barely get a word out. Fast forward to 1934, and the duke known as Bertie still has a stutter, but the perspective has shifted to behind-the-scenes and the mood lightens considerably. Tom Hooper’s film, written by David Seidler, has the appearance of royalty with the personality of a commoner–a stubborn, self-deprecating, and quite witty commoner. (TO) (See for venue information) UNKNOWN After a car accident in Berlin, Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens to find that his wife (January Jones) no longer recognizes him and that another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. While on the run from mysterious assassins, he struggles to uncover the truth with the aid of an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger). (See for venue information) Film clips are written by Tricia Olszewski and Erin Petty.

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THE BUREAU At 7:05 a.m. n NewAdJUSTMENT former Senate hopefulone York workday, David Norris (Matt Damon) was supposed to spill coffee on himself on his way to his desk job. That meant he’d run back home to change clothes. That meant he’d miss his bus. And that meant he wouldn’t run into Elise (Emily Blunt), a dancer he improbably met in a hotel bathroom while he thought he was alone, working on his concession speech the night he lost the election. They’d each go their separate ways, never meeting again, and all would be right with the world. At least that’s how things are run in The Adjustment Bureau, writer-director George Nolfi’s adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. Nolfi’s directorial debut is like Sliding Doors crossed with The Matrix, an entertaining sci-fi love story that’s exciting in more than the usual willthey-or-won’t-they ways. (TO) (See for venue information)


n BEASTLY An update of Beauty and the Beastand starring Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate Olsen,
new Hollywood It Boy Alex Pettyfer. (See for venue information) Fisher, and Abigail n RANGO Johnny Depp, Islathis animated film Breslin lend their voices to about a household pet who goes on an adventure to discover its true self. (See for venue information) GENTLE MAN Somewhat n A SOMEWHATlike a NorwegianAversion of The Gentle Man is Wrestler. Stellan Skarsgard plays Ulrik, a ponytailed gangster who’s just been released from jail after serving 12 years for murder. You get the feeling he doesn’t want to leave, and it’s hard to blame him: Waiting for him outside the prison gates is an expanse of gray skies and snow, a crappy room that’s probably dingier than his cell, and pressure from his hotheaded and spiteful boss, Jensen (Bjorn Floberg), to kill the guy who ratted Ulrik out. He has a grown son, who tells people his father’s dead. Skarsgard underplays man-of-fewwords Ulrik, but he’s captivating and charming nonetheless. The point of the film, again like The Wrestler, seems to be redemption, finding a new purpose in life, making a fresh start. As Ulrik tentatively then confidently moves toward these goals, you’ll find yourself engrossed, not somewhat but completely. (TO) (See for venue information) HOME this n TAKE ME Topher TONIGHT InMatt80s throwback rom com, Grace plays Franklin, a recent MIT graduate. Instead of embracing youppiedum, he moves home and takes a part-time job at a video store. When he runs into his high school crush, Lori Frederking (new Hollywood It Girl Teresa Palmer), and she invites him to a party, he thinks he might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Chris Pratt. (See washingtoncitypaper. com for venue information) BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Martin Lawrence reprises his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner and as Turner’s alter-ego Big Momma. After his stepson Trent (Brendan T. Jackson) witnesses a murder, the two of them go undercover in drag together. (See for venue information) CEdAR RAPIdS Nerd-down Ed Helms from The Hangover and you get Ed Helms from Cedar Rapids, a fish-out-of-water workplace comedy that wishes it were a raunchier Office Space but is more like a backward

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555 11th Street NW. (202) 452-7672 127 Hours (R) 95 mins. Fri. 2:15, 6:45, 11:30; Sat. 10:00, 2:15, 6:45, 11:30; Sun. 10:00, 2:15, 6:45; Mon.-Thu. 2:15, 6:45 Barney’s Version (R) 132 mins. Fri. 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50; Sat. 10:15, 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50; Sun. 11:15, 2:15, 5:15, 8:15; Mon.-Tue. 2:15; Wed. 2:15, 5:15; Thu. 2:15 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri. noon, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. 10:00, noon, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Mon.-Thu. noon, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Blue Valentine (R) 114 mins. Fri. noon, 4:15, 9:00; Sat.-Sun. noon, 4:15, 9:00; Mon.-Thu. noon, 4:15, 9:00 Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri. 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:30; Sat. 10:45, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:30; Sun. 10:45, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:00 Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia) (NR) 103 mins. Fri. 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50, 12:15; Sat. 11:15, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50, 12:15; Sun. 11:15, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50; Mon.-Thu. 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri. 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40, 12:15; Sat. 10:30, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40, 12:15; Sun. 10:30, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; Mon.-Tue. 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; Wed. 11:00, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; Thu. 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG) 89 mins. Fri. midnight; Sat. midnight Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011: Animation (NR) Fri. 3:00, 7:30, 11:45; Sat. 11:00, 3:00, 7:30, 11:45; Sun. 11:00, 3:00, 7:30; Mon.-Thu. 3:00, 7:30 Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011: Live Action (NR) Fri. 12:45, 5:15, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. 12:45, 5:15, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 12:45, 5:15, 9:30 A Somewhat Gentle Man (En ganske snill mann) (NR) 105 mins. Fri. 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15; Sat. 10:05, 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15; Sun. 10:05, 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:00

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring (301) 495-6700 42nd Street (NR) 89 mins. Sun.-Mon Arugba (NR) 97 mins. Thu. 9:45 The Athlete (Atletu) (NR) 89 mins. Thu. 7:00 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (NR) 106 mins. Fri. 7:00, 9:15; Sat. 9:30; Sun. 9:00; Tue.-Wed. 9:00 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Mon. 2:20, 4:40, 7:05; Tue. 2:20, 4:40; Wed. 2:20, 7:05; Thu. 2:20, 4:40, 7:05 Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) (NR) 96 mins. Sun. 1:00; Mon. 7:00 Libeled Lady (1936) (NR) Sat. 7:20; Sun. 4:45 Platinum Blonde (1931) (NR) 89 mins. Sat. 3:00; Tue. 7:00 Secret Agent (1936) (NR) 86 mins. Sat. 1:00; Sun. 7:00 Shall We Dance (NR) 109 mins. Fri. 4:45; Sat. 5:00; Wed. 6:30 The Social Network (PG-13) 120 mins. Fri.-Thu. noon, 9:20

Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia (NR) 40 mins. Fri.-Sat. 2:25, 4:25, 6:25; Sun.-Thu. 2:25, 4:25 Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D (NR) 44 mins. Fri.-Thu. 10:25, 12:25

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Washington Dulles International Airport 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly (202) 357-2700 Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (G) 40 mins. Fri.-Thu. noon, 2:45 Legends of Flight (NR) 40 mins. Fri.-Thu. 11:00, 1:45, 4:30 To Fly (NR) 34 mins. Fri.-Thu. 1:00, 3:45

West End Cinema
2301 M Street NW (202)419-3456 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30; Sun. 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 Inside Job (PG-13) 108 mins. Fri. 4:30, 7:00; Sat. noon, 4:30, 7:00; Sun. noon, 4:30; Mon.-Tue. 4:30; Wed. 4:30, 7:00; Thu. Kaboom (NR) 88 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:00 Putty Hill (NR) 87 mins. Fri.-Thu. 3:30, 5:30, 7:20, 9:00 The Social Network (PG-13) 120 mins. Fri. 2:10, 9:15; Sat. 1:00, 2:10, 9:15; Sun. 1:00, 2:10; Mon.-Tue. 2:10; Wed.-Thu. 2:10, 9:15

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW (202) 537-9553 Carmen in 3D (PG-13) 175 mins. Sat. 1:00; Wed. 6:30 Drive Angry 3D (R) 104 mins. Fri. 2:10, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10; Sat. 5:05, 7:40, 10:10; Sun. 11:30, 2:10, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10; Mon.-Tue. 2:10, 5:05, 7:40; Wed. 2:10; Thu. 2:10, 5:05, 7:40 Gnomeo & Juliet 3D (G) 84 mins. Fri. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. 10:20, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10; Mon.-Thu. 2:40, 4:50, 7:00 Hall Pass (R) 98 mins. Fri. 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05; Sat.-Sun. 11:40, 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05; Mon.-Thu. 2:20, 5:00, 7:30 Just Go With It (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri. 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Sat.-Sun. 11:00, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Mon.-Thu. 1:50, 4:30, 7:10 Justin Bieber Never Say Never: The Director’s Fan Cut 3D (G) 115 mins. Fri. 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; Sat.-Sun. 11:20, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 2:00, 4:40, 7:20 RISE Encore (NR) 120 mins. Mon. 7:30 Rango (PG) 107 mins. Fri.-Sun. noon, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20; Mon.-Thu. 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 Unknown (PG-13) 109 mins. Fri.-Sun. 12:05, 2:45, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40; Mon. 2:45; Tue.-Thu. 2:45, 5:20, 8:00

Washington Psychotronic Film Society
The Passenger, 1021 7th St. NW (202) 736-1732 The Dungeons of Harrow (1962) Tue. 8:00

AMC Loews Cineplex Uptown
3426 Connecticut Ave. NW (202) 333-FILM #799 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30; Sun. 1:30, 4:00, 7:00; Mon.-Thu. 4:00, 7:00

Regal Gallery Place
707 7th St. NW (202) 393-2121 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Sat. noon, 12:40, 2:30, 3:30, 5:00, 6:40, 7:40, 9:20, 10:20, midnight, 12:50; Sun.-Thu. noon, 12:40, 2:30, 3:30, 5:00, 6:40, 7:40, 9:20, 10:20 Beastly (PG-13) 95 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40, 11:50; Sun.Thu. 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40 Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) 107 mins. Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20, 10:50 Drive Angry 3D (R) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15, 12:40; Sun. 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15; Mon. 12:25, 2:50, 10:15; Tue.-Thu. 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30, 12:15; Sun.-Thu. 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Gnomeo & Juliet 3D (G) 84 mins. Fri. 12:15, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40, 11:00; Sat. 11:55, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40, 11:00; Sun. 11:55, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40; Mon. 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40; Tue.-Thu. 11:55, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40 Hall Pass (R) 98 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 8:00, 10:30, 12:50; Sun.Thu. 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 8:00, 10:30 I Am Number Four (PG-13) 104 mins. Fri.-Thu. 12:15, 2:55, 5:30, 8:10, 10:45 Just Go With It (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:00, 3:45, 7:05, 9:55, 12:35; Sun.-Wed. 1:00, 3:45, 7:05, 9:55; Thu. 1:00, 3:45, 9:55

National Air and Space Museum
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theatre 7th St. & Independance Ave. SW (202) 633-4629 Hubble 3D (G) 45 mins. Fri.-Thu. 10:20, 12:25, 3:00, 5:05 Legends of Flight (NR) 40 mins. Fri.-Thu. 11:25, 1:30, 4:05 To Fly (NR) 34 mins. Fri.-Thu. 2:25

AMC Loews Theatres Georgetown
3111 K St. NW (202) 342-6441 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:40, 2:30, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40; Sun. 11:40, 2:30, 5:20, 8:00, 10:25; Mon.-Thu. 2:30, 5:20, 8:00, 10:25 Beastly (PG-13) 95 mins. Fri.-Sun. 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00 Biutiful (R) 147 mins. Fri.-Sun. 11:50, 6:10; Mon.-Thu. 6:10 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri.-Thu. 3:20, 9:40 Carmen in 3D (PG-13) 175 mins. Sat. 1:00; Wed. 6:30 Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri.-Sun. 1:10, 3:50, 6:20, 8:45; Mon.-Thu. 3:50, 6:20, 8:45 Drive Angry 3D (R) 104 mins. Fri.-Thu. 10:30 Hall Pass (R) 98 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:25, 3:15, 5:50, 8:40, 11:15; Sun. 12:25, 3:15, 5:50, 8:40; Mon.-Thu. 3:15, 5:50, 8:40

National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium 4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW (202) 842-6799 A Woman Like That (NR) 93 mins. Sat. 1:00 For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (NR) 80 mins. Sat. 4:00 Women Art Revolution—A Secret History (NR) 83 mins. Sun. 4:30

Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave. NW (202) 966-6000 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Changes (NR) Wed. 8:00 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 2:15, 7:45; Sun. 7:45; Mon. 2:15, 7:45; Tue.Wed. 2:15; Thu. 2:15, 7:45 Inside Job (PG-13) 108 mins. Fri. 11:30, 5:00; Sat.-Sun. 5:00; Mon.-Thu. 11:30, 5:00 Race To Nowhere (PG-13) 83 mins. Tue. 8:00

National Museum of Natural History
Johnson IMAX Theatre 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW (202) 633-4269 Arabia 3D (NR) 40 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:25, 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25; Sun.-Thu. 11:25, 1:25, 3:25, 5:25

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Justin Bieber Never Say Never 3D (G) 105 mins. Fri.-Sun. 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20; Mon. 12:05, 2:35, 10:20; Tue. 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20; Wed. 12:05, 2:35, 5:00, 10:20; Thu. 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 Rango (PG) 107 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10:00, 12:30; Sun.Thu. 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10:00 Take Me Home Tonight (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:20, 4:30, 7:00, 9:35, 12:10; Sun.-Thu. 1:20, 4:30, 7:00, 9:35 Unknown (PG-13) 109 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:50, 3:40, 7:10, 9:50, 12:25; Sun.-Thu. 12:50, 3:40, 7:10, 9:50

Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri. 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50; Sat.-Sun. 10:35, 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50; Mon.-Thu. 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50 The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) (PG) 82 mins. Fri. 12:40, 2:55, 5:05, 7:10, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. 10:40, 12:40, 2:55, 5:05, 7:10, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 2:55, 5:05, 7:10, 9:30 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri. 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. 10:15, 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45; Mon.-Thu. 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 The Last Lions (NR) 88 mins. Fri. 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. 10:25, 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:35; Mon.-Thu. 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:35

Justin Bieber Never Say Never 3D (G) 105 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:05, 3:25, 6:05, 8:30, 11:00; Sun.-Thu. 1:05, 3:25, 6:05, 8:30 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri.-Thu. 1:25, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35 Mars Needs Moms in Disney Digital 3D (PG) 88 mins. Thu. 12:01 Mars Needs Moms: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) 88 mins. Thu. 12:01 Rango (PG) 107 mins. Fri. 1:20, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:20, 7:25, 8:50, 9:55, 11:20, 12:25; Sat. noon, 1:20, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:20, 7:25, 8:50, 9:55, 11:20, 12:25; Sun. noon, 1:20, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:20, 7:25, 8:50, 9:55; Mon.-Thu. 1:20, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:20, 7:25, 8:50, 9:55 Red Riding Hood (PG-13) 120 mins. Thu. 12:01 Take Me Home Tonight (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:00, 3:20, 5:35, 7:55, 10:20, 12:40; Sun.Thu. 1:00, 3:20, 5:35, 7:55, 10:20 True Grit (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:00, 12:25; Sun.-Thu. 10:00 Unknown (PG-13) 109 mins. Fri. 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15, 12:40; Sat. 11:55, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15, 12:40; Sun. 11:55, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15; Mon.-Thu. 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15

Biutiful (R) 147 mins. Fri. 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:05; Sat. 9:35, 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:05; Sun. 9:35, 12:40, 3:50, 7:00; Mon.Thu. 12:40, 3:50, 7:00 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri. noon, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; Sat. 9:30, noon, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; Sun. 9:30, noon, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Mon.-Thu. noon, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 Blue Valentine (R) 114 mins. Fri. 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40; Sat. 9:40, 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40; Sun. 9:40, 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:10; Mon.-Thu. 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:10 Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Sat. 10:20, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Sun. 10:20, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10; Mon.-Thu. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10 The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) (PG) 82 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:50, 5:10, 9:40; Sun.-Thu. 12:50, 5:10 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri. 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05, 10:40; Sat. 9:30, 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05, 10:40; Sun. 9:30, 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05; Mon.-Thu. 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05 The Last Lions (NR) 88 mins. Fri. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50; Sat. 10:50, 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50; Sun. 10:50, 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40; Mon.-Thu. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center
800 Shoppers Way, Largo (301) 324-4220 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:50, 2:35, 5:15, 8:00, 10:40, 12:45; Sun.Thu. 11:50, 2:35, 5:15, 8:00, 10:30 Beastly (PG-13) 95 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:00, 12:10, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40, 11:30; Sun. 10:00, 12:10, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40; Mon.Thu. 11:55, 2:25, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40 Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) 107 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:05, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10, 11:55; Sun. 10:05, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10; Mon.-Thu. 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 Drive Angry 3D (R) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. noon, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10, 11:00, 12:20; Sun.Thu. noon, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) 84 mins. Fri.-Thu. 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:40, 9:00 Hall Pass (R) 98 mins. Fri.-Sun. 10:50, 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; Mon.-Thu. 11:00, 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 I Am Number Four (PG-13) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:20, 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20, 12:10; Sun. 10:20, 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20; Mon.-Thu. 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 Justin Bieber Never Say Never 3D (G) 105 mins. Fri.-Thu. 1:20, 6:50 Justin Bieber Never Say Never: The Director’s Fan Cut 3D (G) 115 mins. Fri.-Sun. 10:30, 4:00, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 4:00, 9:30 Rango (PG) 107 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:25, 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50, 12:15; Sun. 10:25, 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50; Mon.-Thu. 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:50 The Roommate (PG-13) 93 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:10, 12:40, 3:20, 5:50, 8:20, 10:50; Sun. 10:10, 12:40, 3:20, 5:50, 8:05, 10:25; Mon.-Thu. 12:40, 3:20, 5:50, 8:05, 10:25 Take Me Home Tonight (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:10, 12:40; Sun.Thu. 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:10 Unknown (PG-13) 109 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:10, 2:00, 4:55, 7:50, 10:45; Sun.-Thu. 11:10, 2:00, 4:55, 7:50, 10:35

P&G Montgomery Mall Cinemas
7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda (301) 767-9555 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) 84 mins. Fri.-Sat. 10:00, noon, 2:30, 4:30, 6:45, 8:55; Sun. 10:00, noon, 2:30, 4:30, 6:45; Mon.-Thu. noon, 2:30, 4:30, 6:45 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:30, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; Mon.-Tue. 11:30, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Wed. 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Thu. 11:30, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 Rango (PG) 107 mins. Fri.-Sat. 11:00, 1:35, 4:20, 7:00, 9:35; Sun.-Thu. 11:00, 1:35, 4:20, 7:00

Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse
2903 Columbus Pike, Arlington (703) 486-2345 127 Hours (R) 95 mins. Sat.-Mon. 9:50; Wed. 9:50; Thu. 7:30 The Green Hornet (PG-13) 108 mins. Fri. 9:50; Mon. 7:30; Tue. 9:50; Wed. 7:30; Thu. 9:50 Tangled (PG) 100 mins. Sat. 11:30; Sun. 12:30 Tron: Legacy (PG) 127 mins. Sat. 4:15; Tue. 7:15

Majestic 20
900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring (301) 565-8884 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri. 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:55, 7:40, 9:20, 10:10, 11:50, 12:35; Sat. 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:55, 7:40, 9:20, 10:10, 11:50, 12:35; Sun. 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:55, 7:40, 9:20, 10:10; Mon.-Thu. 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:55, 7:40, 9:20, 10:10 Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) 116 mins. Thu. 12:01 Beastly (PG-13) 95 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:30, 12:30; Sun.Thu. 1:30, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:30 Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) 107 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10, 11:40; Sun.-Thu. 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri. 2:55, 5:50, 8:15, 10:25; Sat.-Sun. 12:30, 2:55, 5:50, 8:15, 10:25; Mon.-Thu. 2:55, 5:50, 8:15, 10:25 Drive Angry 3D (R) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. 2:00, 4:20, 6:45, 9:25, midnight; Sun.-Thu. 2:00, 4:20, 6:45, 9:25 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) 84 mins. Fri.-Thu. 1:10, 3:15, 5:30, 7:35 Gnomeo & Juliet 3D (G) 84 mins. Fri. 2:15, 4:25, 6:25, 8:35, 10:40; Sat.-Sun. 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:25, 8:35, 10:40; Mon.-Thu. 2:15, 4:25, 6:25, 8:35, 10:40 The Grace Card (PG-13) 101 mins. Fri. 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30, 12:10; Sat. 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30, 12:10; Sun. 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Hall Pass (R) 98 mins. Fri. 1:15, 3:05, 4:00, 5:40, 6:35, 8:05, 9:05, 10:35, 11:35; Sat. 12:25, 1:15, 3:05, 4:00, 5:40, 6:35, 8:05, 9:05, 10:35, 11:35; Sun. 12:25, 1:15, 3:05, 4:00, 5:40, 6:35, 8:05, 9:05, 10:35; Mon.-Thu. 1:15, 3:05, 4:00, 5:40, 6:35, 8:05, 9:05, 10:35 I Am Number Four (PG-13) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. 12:45, 3:30, 6:10, 8:45, 11:15; Sun.-Thu. 12:45, 3:30, 6:10, 8:45 I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) 104 mins. Fri.-Sat. 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40, 12:15; Sun.-Wed. 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40; Thu. 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:25 Just Go With It (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri.-Sat. 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05, 12:35; Sun.-Thu. 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05

Alexandria Old Town Theater
815 1/2 King St., Alexandria (703) 683-8888 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri. 5:45, 8:10; Sat. 1:00, 2:15, 5:45, 8:10; Sun. 1:00, 2:15, 5:45, 8:00; Mon.-Thu. 5:45, 8:00 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri. 5:15, 7:45, 10:00; Sat. 12:30, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:00; Sun. 2:30, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45; Mon.-Thu. 5:15, 7:45

Cinema Arts Theatre
Fair City Mall, 9550 Main St., Fairfax (703) 978-6991 2011 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animated Shorts (NR) Fri.-Thu. 10:05, 2:35, 7:10 2011 Oscar Shorts (NR) Fri.-Thu. 12:15, 4:30, 9:00 2011 Oscar Shorts: Animated (NR) Fri.-Thu. 10:05, 2:35, 7:10

AMC Courthouse
2150 Claredon Blvd., Arlington (703) 998-4262 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri. 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10; Sat.-Sun. 11:15, 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10; Mon.-Thu. 4:45, 7:15, 9:55 Barney’s Version (R) 132 mins. Fri.-Sun. 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Mon. 3:45, 6:40, 9:30; Tue. 3:45; Wed.-Thu. 3:45, 6:40, 9:30 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri. 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. 10:40, 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40; Mon.-Thu. 4:10, 7:00, 9:40 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri. 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00; Sat.-Sun. 11:00, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 3:50, 6:50, 9:25 Just Go With It (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri. 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; Sat.-Sun. 10:20, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; Mon. 4:05, 6:45, 9:20; Tue. 4:05, 9:20; Wed.-Thu. 4:05, 6:45, 9:20 No Strings Attached (R) 110 mins. Fri. 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; Sat.-Sun. 10:30, 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; Mon.-Thu. 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 The Rite (PG-13) 112 mins. Fri. 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. 10:10, 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:30; Mon.-Thu. 4:00, 6:30, 9:10 Take Me Home Tonight (R) 114 mins. Fri. 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; Sat.-Sun. 10:00, 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; Mon.-Thu. 4:50, 7:10, 9:45

2011 Oscar Shorts: Live Action (NR) Fri.-Thu. 12:15, 4:30, 9:00

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 99 mins. Fri.-Thu. 9:50, 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40 Cedar Rapids (R) 86 mins. Fri.-Thu. 10:10, 12:10, 2:25, 4:35, 7:40, 9:50 The Fighter (R) 114 mins. Fri.-Thu. 9:45, 4:40, 9:35 The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) (PG) 82 mins. Fri.-Thu. 10:00, noon, 2:00, 4:05, 6:05, 8:00, 9:45 The King’s Speech (R) 111 mins. Fri.-Thu. 9:55, 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:05 True Grit (PG-13) 110 mins. Fri.-Thu. 12:05, 2:20, 7:20

Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda (301) 652-7273 Another Year (PG-13) 129 mins. Fri. 1:10, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. 10:30, 1:10, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40; Mon.-Thu. 1:10, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40 Barney’s Version (R) 132 mins. Fri. 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; Sat. 10:20, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; Sun. 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; Mon.-Thu. 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55 Biutiful (R) 147 mins. Fri. 1:45, 4:50, 8:15; Sat.-Sun. 10:45, 1:45, 4:50, 8:15; Mon.-Thu. 1:45, 4:50, 8:15 Black Swan (R) 110 mins. Fri. 4:35, 7:25, 10:00; Sat.-Sun. 11:30, 4:35, 7:25, 10:00; Mon.-Thu. 4:35, 7:25, 10:00

AMC Loews Cineplex Shirlington
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E-mail contact information at or call 571-432-9998. all vendors accepted will have option of applying for Liberty Market SW at the water front harbor due to open in Spring. Visit to submit your application. InvItaIonS, cardS, and Jewelry: all hand-made hoshika’s pretty and playful crochet jewelry & whimsical cards! Please visit: beSt of baltImore 2008! Sweet Pepita is handmade one-of-a-kind apparel. Sewn in Baltimore from recycled t-shirts and 100% organic cotton. Shop unexpected collage art, cards, and colorful Jewelry by heidi Leech. Thoughtfully composed, sometimes zany, stitched collage art for a wall or journal cover, styro print and illustration cards, and colorful, geometryinspired jewelry at nanjodogz polymer clay dog sculpture, pendants, artwork, beads with the main focus on the dog in various breeds. We also create other adorable critter beads. custom orders welcome. Visit my shop at: beyond form: expreSSIng art exhibit at Del ray artisans runs 3/4-3/27/11. reception, Friday 3/4, 7-10 pm. all-media show exploring the color, energy and simplicity inherent in abstract artwork. Details at or come to tHe gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. Drop-in, no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies. Dates, directions and fees at www.theDelrayartisans. org or Dra.LifeDrawing@gmail. com. jeWelry WorkSHopS! learn to make designer jewelry in a weekend. Workshops, Supplies, Jewelry Marketplace! Beads and Baubles Festival Marriott@Metrocenter WashingtonDc april 9-10th 2011! class Description/Schedule/ registration available Online. register Today! Vendors welcome! Email:beadstudio@live. com Spank you otk Even Good Girls Need Spanking Fine art Print signed by artist Measures 12” tall x 18” wide Depicts Spanking OTK in a Loving Domestic Discipline relationship jImI HendrIx prIntS & Shirts $20 Limited Numbered Signed Edition of 93 Screen Printed (silkscreen) prints http:// htm bondage SpankIng art Models wanted tHe ra SerIeS Paintings - 13 paintings http://designermite. net/ra/ artIStS and crafterS Wanted for popular summer First Sunday arts Festivals in historic annapolis Maryland. Limited to about 100 artists and crafters per festival. reserve your space today. application is on our website at country Store of yesteryear original design products that are safe non-toxic child & baby friendly made with love and of first quality materials. handmade crafts with bygone era prices are kept intentionally low. tHe tHree-Hour SHort/ long pose sessions start with some short warm-up poses and move into longer poses lasting 10-45 minutes. Drop-in, no need for advance registration. Details, directions and fees at www. or Dra. StunnIng orIgInal artWork. To purchase beautiful oil paintings, abstract style, from a local artist and teacher, please go to Note


Http:// unIQue bed Unique Bed & Biscuit Inn offering the comforts, love and care that is not available in crates & kennels. Expert advice given to your dog questions and concerns. http:// pIenSe doS veceS antes de regalar una mascota! Esta persona desea realmente una mascota? Va a vivir por muchos anos! Pienselo Dos Veces antes de tomar la decision! Un animal es una vida preciosa! cHIncHIllaS, gerbIlS, guInea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats for adoption. Small angels rescue 301-668-0404 info@ Save a lIfe! Open up your heart & home to a rescued cat awaiting adoption. all you need is a little extra room & a lot of love. We provide starter supplies; vet care. jacob, a 2-3 year old, black and white am Staff for adoption: friendly, housetrained, neutered, microchipped, knows commands. catS & kIttenS for adoption. cute and cuddly rescued felines ISO forever homes. Visit our website at to view photos/bios. tHe paWkeeperS IS a unique Bed & Biscuit Inn for your family pets We are a home away from home, offering a comfortable alternative to a kennel with loving and caring personal home care. tHInk tWIce! gIvIng someone a Pet as a Gift? are they committed to caring for it for its lifetime? Many unwanted “Gift” Pets end up euthanized at animal shelters, or abandoned to a worse fate. fabulouS felIne adoptIon Event. rescued cats & Kittens ISO forever homes; Sunday 12n-3p; chateau animau, 733 8th St. SE; capitol hill; near Eastern Market Meto http://www. pet SupplIeS delIvered to your door put a smile on your best friends face. t H e pa W k e e p e r S . c o m bed&bIScuIt for Bed&Biscuit for Dogs The Pawkeepers have a mission to provide an alternative to crating and caging your family pet. The Pawkeepers provide loving families for customer’s pets in private homes.

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troy montana jeWelry Specializing in handmade Statement Oriented Jewelry. Voted “Best Place to Buy Jewelry” in the 2010 “Best of Dc”. Please vote for me now for 2011. Link is on my website. vendorS Wanted! announcIng the opening of new open-air markets in heart of Dc. Liberty North community Market right by the new Safeway and Bus-boys and Poets by New York and Mass ave. opening soon. Looking for the following: arts/crafts, photographyceramics and classes fashion, jewelery, food, collectibles, furniture/antiques, bakery, coffee/tea, produce, lighting/home decor, perfumes/cologne, other interesting products/services.

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one Sports Lounge Landmark Mall e-100 5801 Duke Street, ground level alexandria, Va 22304 $5 class from 6-7 brooklyn band z02 headlines at the rams head Live in Baltimore on March 11th. Opening bands are King Belvedere, Kill Betty, Sweet cyanide, and One Way Bullet. Doors Open at 8pm. all ages show. $12.00 jImmy’S old toWn Tavern Presents: children of the Grave a Black Sabbath Tribute Experience LIVE 24 March 2011 Show starts at 9:30 PM Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern 697 Spring Street herndon, Va 20170 Same-Sex marrIageS! congratulatIonS D.c. council, Mayor Fenty & other advocates who made it possible for passing the bill on same-sex marriages! Let Signature Live! be the entertainment band for your reception. tHe loneSome ryder Band “Kickin’ country rock” for all events! rickSibbett@comcast. net 571/354-3352 IndIe band needS bass player. Think psych soul meets psych rock. We only want music as a career. Looking for a like minded bass player. contact lrossjedi@ if interested.

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Open house Saturday Feb 26, from 2-4pm. 2nd bedroom in a 2 bedroom unit looking for a neat and clean renter. rent is $600 please contact Whitney at 202629-1510H Walk to SIlver Spring Metro, Whole Foods-750$/moto-mo furnished room, with utilities, WIFI, no smoking no pets shorterm ok;private bath call 301-526-8809 for appt tHe curry eState has the following amenities:Internet, furnished rooms, kitchen use, ac, and W/D on premise. $850/ month all inclusive-No-pets-Nosmoking. call Eddie at 202-3994754- great for long/shorterm living. vze26xr5/rooms/ 4br for rent in first floor and basement of a shared house in Wheaton, MD, near bus stop. Share Ba, kitchen, & living room. 240/417-6410. beSt Home rIgHt in front of University of Maryland college Park Metro. Upscale/Modern newer home. has everything. Walk right to Metro subway station. Very conveneint to Downtown Washington, D.c. $450/ Month. 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For more information call, 240-606-7931. $650 nS nW Furnished room includes utilities, cable, internet, W/D, five minute walk to Petworth Subway and Shops. Month to month lease. Nice Location. 301-423-2922 $600.00 per montH-nSfurnISHed room, includes utilities, cable, internet, w/d, five minute walk to Petworth Subway. Month to month lease. 301 899 2383 room for rent on harvard Street in columbia heights, Dc. $500 plus utilities which are divided by other tenants. room available asap. call Maria for info and for a view of the house! cell:(240)441-3310 SS-dc-kenS 1 furnISHed room, cable incl, share bathroom, 1/2 kitchen, close to (rideon,buses,Forest Glen Metro,495) $480 includes most util. Pets in home. av: april 2011 e-mail: large maSter bedroom with private full bathroom. Safe neighborhood, walk to Vienna Metro station $800 utility included Elec/Water./wireless Internet cable TV. Move in immediately. call Jen (703)225-8715

nW $450 per month NS cozy furnished room, includes utilities, cable, internet, W/D, walk to subway/shops. 301-899-2383 avaIlable july 2011. connecticut near VanNess Metro. Large, furnished MBr. Private bath no tub, shower only, for quiet, considerate NSF grad student, intern, research fellow, scholar. references, $400 deposit. $910/mo. Leave voice message 202/297-7560. $400.00 per montH-nSmfurnISHed room includes utilities,w/d, five minute walk to Suitland Subway. 301 899 2383 avaIlable ImmedIately today. Move in now or later. Nice private furnished sunny room in NW Dc, $380/mo. has everything. Downtown Dc Bus & Metro. Will not respond without phone numbers & weblinks Email: lookIng for a room in the greater dc area? Or maybe You have an extra room and need to rent it fast? call us at 202470-6018 upper nW dc house to share. 2 rooms together for $140 a week & 2 room suite $185 w/ private bathroom. Share kitchen, washer/dryer, bathroom. access to transportation. 1/3 utilities/ Security deposit 202-723-2223 brookland/catHolIcu. HaWaII avene. F for renovated 2Bdrm apt w/ F international development professional (52). New kitchen, bathroom, carpeting. Furnished common areas. Off-street parking. Walk &bus to metro. $600/mo inclWater &heat. 240-565-7403 SIlver SprIng. 3br SFh. Shared bath, W/D, d/w, FiOS TV/Internet, gay-friendly, Nudist. 4.5 miles Glenmont/Silver Spring Metro. $600/mo. utils. included, deposit required. No pets/couples. Jay 301/806-8076, maSter SuIte W/batHroom in Gallery Place, $1250 p/month. Utilities incl. Share kitchen/dining/livingroom. near public transportation. Prefer female.No pets/perfume/smoking/loud music/tv. furnished.1 quiet respectful person only. $385 uSd per month or less, rooms on bus & Metro Downtown. Free local and long distant phone calls, highSpeed WiFi internet. Satellite/cable TV, Etc. Immediate move in. Free temp place available, email: gwu@ $450-SuItland-nS malenIce furnISHed room in private home, includes utilities, washer/dryer. Five minute walk to Suitland Subway and Shops. Plenty of parking. Month to month leaase. Nice Location. 301 423 2922 clean SpacIouS roomS in house Males Only Near rhode Island ave. Metro, Giant, cVS, Foreman Mills Includes cable, internet, w/d, 2full baths, phone No Drugs $140/wk $280.00 security deposit 202-367-7003 capItol HeIgHtS/addISon road Metro 1 extra large room in house in nice neigboorhood. cable, large closet. LBGT friendly. 500 a month call junie at 301-336-4066 or rah7jah@ SS glenmont metro. Beautiful, safe bucolic country club neighborhood. Private bath, kitchenette, Separate Entrance. Free easy parking. Large treed yard, hiking/biking trail. Furnished/unfurnished. Flexible lease terms. $695-$795 includes all utilities. 301-871-5080 301807-0025 H o Wa r d u n I v e r S I t y / columbIa HeIgHtS. Furnished room for rent $475.00 month plus utilities,cable/Internet fee,application fee and security deposit required. Dishwasher, washer/dryer,shared kitchen and bath. Prefer non smoker. Ph 443 570 1971. roomS avaIlable ImmedIately, $375 per month. has everything. Bus & Metro. cable/ Satellite, Large-screen plasma TVs. Free highspeed internet. Several laptops & desktop com-

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Two blocks to Metro. $1850 + electric. habitat real Estate, Inc. 202-232-3973 apartmentS, StudIoS, HouSeS all sizes in all cities worldwide! Furnished or Unfurnished, Short or Long Term. rentals, Sublets & rooms wanted! Browse & post free! call 1-877367-7368, or visit www.sublet. com/city_rentals/dcmetro_rentals.asp $1950 1br cleveland Park/ Van Ness metros. hardwood Floors, Eat-in Kitchen, high ceilings, W/D, Dishwasher, Gym. 1-yr lease. cats OK. (415) 513-6136. alexandrIa condo mInuteS from Dc and Pentagon $1650. 1000 square feet, Granite countertops, hardwood floors, Large sunroom, Soaking Tub, Two walk in closets, Washer Dryer, free shuttle to Metro. Garage Parking. available Immediately. call 571-215-8898 WaSHIngton, dc Se Naylor Gardens. Minutes from Downtown Dc and Metro. Beautifully landscaped community. Best kept secret in Dc! Super special! Medium size 1 Brs from $795* all utilities included! hurry! call today! 202-582-6100 *Prices subject to change without notice. address: 2725 30th Street SE, Washington, Dc 20020 www. 1530 rHode ISland, NE - 1 bedroom - On special $800 plus utils. beautiful basement level apt available aSaP! Upgraded Eat-in kitchen w/ maple cabinets & refinished hardwood floors, On-site laundry, parking available $50/mo. 15 mins to rhode Island Metro and Shopping center. 202-315-1103 www. brookland/ cua metro. One bedroom apt. washer/dryer, $800/mo. plus gas and elec. available January. 301/598-6231. Quiet building. mInuteS from georgetoWn 4550 Macarthur Blvd. NW. redecorated 1Br apartment in very clean building in a great neighborhood $1145/mo. al utilities included. No pets. call charlie 202-338-1054. EhO Phillips realty Management LLc. petWortH. 614 longfelloW St. NW. 1Br apt. available. $875/mo. Newer W/D in laundry room, newer W-W carpeting, newer ceramic tile in kitchen and Ba, gas heat/cooking utility included. close to Takoma Park, Ft. Totten Metro, and Georgia ave. corridor. For more info contact Byron Perkins, 202/2765594. In tHe Heart of adams Morgan nice 1 bedroom apartment with, hardwood floors, skylight, walk-in closet, Balcony, great view of adams Morgan. $1795.00 per month call Sperry Van Ness 703-734-2822 ta k o m a d c 1 b r / d e n apartment top floor of house, separate entrance, a/c, ceiling fans, W/D access, small pets OK. close to stores, old town Takoma Park, bus lines, 15min walk to Metro. $950/mo. +1/2 utilities. 202-291-6480 college park, green Line Metro, 1 Br, living, dining area, kitchen, 1Ba. 1.5 blocks from college Park Metro station. Quiet building, parking, $875/ mo. includes heat and water. Direct TV available. FiOS. Laundry in building. 1 year lease, 1 month security deposit. Mgr. 301/277-1755. 1bedroom apartment WItH 1bath In capitol hill for sublet. apartment is few mins to white house. contact me on dupont cIrcle 2-level loft furnished for 3,000/month. amazing location at 18th & r St NW and apartment is fabulous. Email to get photos and schedule an appointment.r mt. raInIer: cozy, sunny, affordable 1 bedroom apt in quiet, eco-friendly, progressive community near GLUT, Joe’s Movement, transportation, bike trails, hyattsville Busboys and Poets. 15 min to down-

town, W/D. $725 - 775+ utils: 301.442.4232; nW dc SpecIal nice 1 bedroom apartment with breakfast bar, hardwood floors, skylights, walk-in closet, ceiling fans. Quiet building, near train and bus lines. Partially furnished optional. $950/ mo. call 301/262-9123.

ave. Beltway exit, 20 minutes; downtown. $1250/mo. available immediately. 202/265-0368. Walk to metro in alexandria! 3 Br, 2 Ba luxury condo in carlyle Towers, enclosed balcony, parking & storage. Walk to 2 Metros, movies, restaurants and shops. Enjoy 2 gyms, pool, tennis, 24-hr security and more. Offered for $3450/mo. www. or Brenda Stone, Keller Williams, 703-739-4663. brookland/ne 3 br, 1 1/2 bath semi detached townhouse in quiet neighborhood. hardwood floors, full washer/dryer, 1/2 finished basement, back yard, screened in front porch. a few blocks from Providence hospital, near Brookland Metro. $1850 + utils. habitat real Estate, Inc. 202/232-3973.

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SectIon8 ok. QuIet, clean family of three seeks a 3/4 bedroom house in upper NW Michigan Park, or the Brookland area. Please forward all responses to: a famIly of 2 professors and 5-year-old and 9-month-old going to Dc for a conference, hoping to stay approximately May 21 – June 1. Safe location. Near Dupont circle preferred. Please write donald_dragon@ cHeap StudIo Space or work/living space needed by mature, NS professional painter / graphic artist. Water, electricity, some natural light, easy access required. Non-developed commercial OK. amenities unnecessary. No speculators, no “studio” apartments please. 410/9522621 lookIng for HomeS in, Va, Dc, and MD for rent to own. For more info visit please vist: http:// SeekIng 2 br apt or house for rent starting late april. Minimum 1.5 baths, and within 1 mile of Metro. capitol hill or NE south of Florida ave. call Sarah 248890-4825.

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randle HIgHlandS/Se 2 Br 1 bath in small apartment building. hardwood floors, large kitchen, cac. Walk to the new Yes! Organic supermarket and steps away from Pennsylvania ave. bus routes. $850 +. habitat real Estate, Inc. 202-232-3973 neWly renovated 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom Townhouse available. Within one block of Friendship heights Metro. New kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout. Washer and dryer. Lovely quiet back yard /patio. anathai@waldemgmt. com 16tH Street, nW Dc, 2Br and 2Ba, washer/dryer, wood floor, cac. New kitchen and appliances, parking available. Quiet residential neighborhood. Minutes walk to rock creek Park and Walter reed hospital. convenient for transportation, available immediately. $1295/ mo. 301/602-6096 avaIlable for leaSe is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Well equipped with dishwasher and a large closet space in a luxury building, the amenities include an fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi, laundry room, basketball court, court yard, elevators, dry-cleaning service and a garage located in the building. adamS morgan. mt.pleaSant beautiful large entrance and hallway, Lr and Dr, high ceilings, hWF, intercom system. Move-in immediately. Efficiency $900, 2Br from $1950 +utils. call 202/299-0108, 202/362-9441, ext. 16. 2br apartment 1ba Florida ave., U St. $1200/mo. + utils. 2nd floor townhouse. Immediately available. red, Green Line Metro, nice neighborhood, off street parking, hWF. 302 Florida ave. NW. 202/723-7547, percHed on tHe edge of two of Dc’s hottest neighborhoods, Dupont circle and adams Morgan, Buses stop right outside and the Dupont circle Metro station is a brief ten minute walk. Enjoy panoramic views of the entire city from your upper floor apartment. Now is your chance-why just visit on the weekends when you can reside here year ‘round?

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Brightwood Park 1365 Kennedy St.NW #2—Efficiency, Hrdwd Flrs, Galley Kitchen,Walk-in Closet, Bldg + Priv. Outdoor Entrance, Laundry in Bldg. , $800/mo + Elec. & Gas 1365 Kennedy St.NW #103—Efficiency, Hrdwd Flrs, Updtd Kitch., New Appliances, Lg Walk-Through Closet. Laundry in Bldg. $800/mo + Elec. & Gas Cathedral Heights 3715 Woodley Rd. NW #9—JR 1BR/1BA, Bsmt Unit, HWFs, WD in Bldg., $1,250/mo + Elec. & Gas Dupont 1723 Q St.NW #303—2BR/1BA + Loft, Balcony, Den, HWFs,Wood FP. Avail 4/1. $2,900/mo, All Utils. Incl! Friendship Heights 5500 Friendship Blvd.#N1702—Studio,W2W Carpet, Pool,WD in Bldg, 24/7 Desk, $1,200/mo., Utils. Incl! Logan Circle 1101 L St.NW #103—1BR/1BA, Hrdwd Flrs, DW, WD in BLDG, 600 Sqft., $1,500/mo + Elec. & Gas. Petworth 700 Jefferson St.NW#104—1BR/1BA,HWFs,New Kitch. & BA, DW/WD, Patio. Avail 3/25. $1,200/mo + E & G SW/Waterfront 301 G St.SW—Capitol Park Towers: Effs $975;1BRs $1075-$1250; 2BRs $1450-$1650; Pool, Balconies, Great Location. On-site Rental Office: 202.479.3900

nW dc SHaW 1500 Block 9th Street. Near Metro, new O Street market, and downtown. Off street parking, room to expand. More info, call 202/483-2453. $475,000 have additional properties. reduced - $379,999 – 158 chesapeake St., SW Brick home4bedrooms/2 baths, wood-burning fireplace, located in quiet Bellevue/Dc, washer/dryer, large back yard. 10-20 minute drive to Washington harbor, Downtown Dc and 95 Beltway. located in the city with a suburban feel. No investors. arIzona bIg beautIful lots. $99/mo., $0 down, $0 interest. Golf course, national Parks. 1 hour from Tucson International airport. Guaranteed financing. No credit check! 800-631-8164 code 4054 $77,000 0% aSSIStance 8 completely renovated condos; $95,000$100,000 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath; $160,000-$165,000 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. close to NY ave Metro. 6 months free condo fees. hPaP-E 0% buyer assistance. cheryl@ micasa-inc.orgH

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petWortH. 614 longfelloW St. NW. 1 efficiency apt. available. $650/mo. New ceramic tile and kitchen, newer washer/ dryer in laundry room, newer W/W carpeting, gas heat/cooking utility included. close to Takoma Park, Ft. Totten Metro subway, and Georgia ave. corridor. For more info contact Byron Perkins, 202/276-5594. glover park. 2626-2634 Tunlaw rd. NW. Freshly redecorated studio from $985/mo. utilities included. Excellent location, walk to shopping & restaurants. No pets. 1 year lease. call charlie, 202/338-1054. EhO. Phillips realty Management, LLc. bedroom WItH lIvIng room for rent, $500/mo. electricity, parking, laundry, cable included. 1 block from Metro station. 202-702-3956. 2501 crest ave, cheverly, MD 20785. dupont cIrcle - 1425 17th St. NW. Freshly redecorated studio. From $1285/mo. all util. incl. No pets. call Joe 202/232-4641, EhO Phillips realty Mgmt, LLc. tHe cromWell- Sunny and Spacious Studio apartments from $950 available immediately, located in the vibrant Northwest Washington. all Utilities included. carpet and hardwood floors, spacious floor plans and central air. call 202-688-3349 for more information. Borger Management, Inc.

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mIcHIgan park commonS- 1/2 Off 1st Month rent. Immediate move in on 3Br apts from $1600. Upgraded kitchens, spacious floor plans, onsite laundry, huge closets, free parking, all utilities included & minutes to Ft. Totten Metro. call 202-559-1776 Borger Management, Inc. m a r y l a n d - S I lv e r SprIng- hillandale area- 5-6 bedroom 4.5 bath home great for entertaining. Master bdrm suite and 2nd master bedroom each w/private bath. Living/dining/family room w/fireplace and outside patio area. Great family home in quiet neighborhood. close to FDa & Fed & Naval Surface Weapons research Facilities; close to U-MD, beltway & downtown Silver Spring. available Now. $3100/month +utils. for entire home or $2750/month +utils. for upper levels. 202-7233808 foreStvIlle: 3br/2ba HouSe w/ hWF, Lr/Dr, W/D, cac, covered front porch, back-deck, huge fenced yard w/oak trees, cul-de-sac, nice neighborhood. 2 minutes; Penn

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Petworth 5232 North Capitol St. NW—2nd Fl Renov. 1BR, HWF, Stainless Appliances, Granite Counters, Parking Incl. Robert 202.669.8493 (Photos at SW Waterfront 430 M St. SW #N500—Efficiency, HWFs, Balcony w/ Spectacular View of the Potomac! $109,000. Two Garage Parking Spots Avail, $25,000 Each. Patrick 202.596.1169

mt. pleaSant/nW offIce space - 525 sq. ft. storefront on Mount Pleasant St. NW. $1850 + per month. available now. habitat real Estate, Inc. 202232-3973 dupont cIrcle offIce Sublet. Dc-based nonprofit Neighborhood Funders Group has four offices available to sublet in Dupont circle. $44 per square foot and the 1st month’s rent is free. Immediate occupancy. read more: Email for more information or to schedule a tour.

16tH Street nW 1Br, 2Ba. Washer/dryer, cac. Parking available. Minutes walk to rock creek Park and Walter reed hospital. convenient for transportation. Separate entrance. available immediately. $885/ mo. 301/602-6096 one room for rent $650 a month Pennsylvania ave.& Branch, S.E. Quiet neighborhood. close to bus/subway. Furnished bedroom with use of Kitchen. 301-529-0003 upper conn ave/nW - 1Br, 1 1/2 bath in small condo building. hardwood floors, washer/ dryer, balcony, indoor parking.

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