ToDo ToDay: Woody Allen Double Feature! Fort Reno Starts!
While the DMV is teeming with free outdoor movie screenings—providing its residents perhaps too many opportunities to indulge in Whole Foods cheese wheels—this year’s schedule has one glaring exclusion: Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Luckily, the mensches over at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center have rectified this injustice with “Double Take: Woody Allen,” a two-week series of air-conditioned double features featuring some of Allen’s most revered films. Read more >>> The films show at 6:45 p.m. and run July 8 to July 21 at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $11. (202) 518-9400. washingtondcjcc.org. (Matt Siblo)
Chef Spike Mendelsohn is no longer just the burger and pizza dude. Last week, the owner of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza debuted his new steak frites joint Bearnaise in Capitol Hill. He's teamed up with his sister Micheline and executive chef Brad Race, an alum of Minibar and Michel Richard's now-shuttered Michel, on the restaurant. The prix-fixe menu includes a soup or salad with a choice of three cuts of meat and unlimited fries. Other French treats include frog legs, escargots, and maple-glazed foie gras. Chase it down with one of 25 bottles of wine, all $40. Bearnaise, 315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. (202) 450-4800. bearnaiserestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
The day has finally come: The Fort Reno summer concert series begins tonight with a performance by The Evens. Shows will continue throughout July and August. 7:15 p.m. at Fort Reno Park. Free.
Central American musicians the Garifuna Collective perform at Tropicalia with quirky Calypso performer Kobo Town. 7 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $15.
Mexican-American indie rocker Carla Morrison takes the stage at the Howard Theatre with Company Calls and the Maracuyeah DJs. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20.
Shakespeare Theatre Company stages a free reading of Christopher Marlowe's devil-dealing play, Doctor Faustus, at the National Academy of Sciences. 6:30 p.m. at 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Free.
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