ToDo ToDay: Red Hook Summer and Body Awareness
There's still time to catch Spike Lee's latest at West End Cinema: The sixth in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series, Red Hook Summer follows the growth of a relationship between troubled Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters, who played Det. Lester Freamon on The Wire) and his young grandson Flik Royale (Jules Brown), who relocates from a middle-class life in Atlanta to the Red Hook projects to spend a few weeks with his granddad. Read more >>> (Marcus J. Moore)
The film opened Aug. 24 at West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. $8-$11.westendcinema.com. (202) 419-3456.
The Republican National Convention is going on now, and what better way to promote the presidential candidate of your choice than with a burrito bowl? California Tortilla is offering two political creations: Romney's Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl and Obama's Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl. Both are topped with toothpicks featuring the candidates' faces. California Tortilla will tally the sales of each bowl up until Nov. 3 to predict the outcome of the election. Vote early, vote often.California Tortilla, 728 7th St. NW; (202) 638-2233; californiatortilla.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Like cheap things? Like cheap new things even more? Catch a pay-what-you-can preview of Annie Baker's comedy Body Awareness tonight at Theater J. 7:30 p.m. at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
The nonprofit Karamah, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, is hosting a free screening of The Light In Her Eyes, a documentary that looks at Houda al-Habash, a Syrian religious leader who founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus. At her institution, she teaches girls Muslim law—so it can't be used against them. 7 p.m. at Karamah, 1420 16th St. NW. Free. RSVP here.
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