ToDo ToDay: Crisis, Hessismore, and ShowPony
More than half a century after it premiered on television, the National Archives invites contemporary audiences to view Robert Drew’s 1963 documentary, Crisis, in conjunction with the March on Washington Film Festival. The film chronicles President Kennedy’s battle with Alabama Gov. George Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama, and because equal access continues to be an issue on college campuses—the University of Alabama made national headlines this year when its student senate killed a resolution that would support integration of its fraternities and sororities—the documentary remains rife with talking points. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at the National Archives McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. (202) 357-5000. archives.gov. (Caroline Jones)
DGS Delicatessen is partnering with former Art & Soul chef Wes Morton for a special “Schmutz and Schmaltz” menu tonight. The southern-meets-deli menu will include dishes like okra and watermelon rind pickles; corn bread with sorghum butter and gribenes; grouper stuffed with smoked whitefish; and jambalaya spiked with smoked chicken and braised tongue. Three courses are available for $35 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 293-4400. dgsdelicatessen.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Danish musician Mikkel Hess performs with his seven-piece orchestra, Hessismore, at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Instrumental rock trio ShowPony performs at DC9 with Baltimore experimental group Deaf Scene and local electronic act Mariner Project. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
British rock band Bear's Den plays a stateside show at the Black Cat Backstage with East Ghost. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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