Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Short Films, Free Burritos, and Familiar Faces

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The Hirshhorn Museum’s current exhibition, "Damage Control," is fixated on destruction. Tonight, the Goethe-Institut—in partnership with the Hirshhorn and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen—pushes that theme a step further with a collection of European short films that examines damage up close. But damage manifests itself in many ways: The films cover everything from antlike creatures that destroy a society to a man who removes himself from the world and chainsmokes all day. Read more >>> The films screen at 7 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Gallery of Art, 700 Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 289-1200. hirshhorn.si.eduPart Two takes place on Jan. 27. (Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

California Tortilla has renovated its Rockville location and is giving out free burritos from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first 20 people in line get free burritos for a year.California Tortilla, 199 E. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. (301) 610-6500. californiatortilla.com/locations/rockville/. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Go-go favorites Familiar Faces play two shows tonight at Georgetown's Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.

Author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her latest novel, The Invention of Wings, with readers at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $15–$35.

The Bombay Royale hails from Australia, not India, but the Melbourne-based ensemble plays a variety of surf and funk tunes influenced by Bollywood music at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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