Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Week’

ToDo ToDay: The Past, Saintseneca, and Restaurant Week

“We have to forget,” a man tells his lover in The Past, Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his 2012 Oscar winner, A Separation. The woman responds, “Is that possible?” Probably not with this modern family. Marie (Berenice Bejo) is a Frenchwoman who asks her ex, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), to travel from his native Iran to sign [...]

ToDo ToDay: NY2Dance! Restaurant Week! Burlesque!

One expected consequence of Dance Place closing for a seven-month renovation project: The District is short one venue for smaller troupes. One unexpected result: the Kennedy Center stepping up to host them. Or stepping up to host at least one much-loved formerly local company, when Nejla Yatkin’s NY2Dance performs Oasis at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater. Oasis is [...]

ToDo ToDay: Oscar-Nominated Shorts! Restaurant Week!

This year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts, which show through next week at E Street Cinema, fall into two basic categories: the weepy, inspiring tales the Academy loves to reward, like Buzkashi Boys (shown above), and the new, inventive shorts that might engage different audiences.  The screening’s centerpiece, Curfew, concerns young people seeking purpose in Manhattan and [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hairspray! Restaurant Week!

There’s no denying it: The 2007 movie-musical remake of Hairspray did not live up to the campy perfection of John Waters’ original film. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, game to reinterpret the source material once more, is putting on a concert of the Tony Award-winning musical version of Hairspray. Narrating the proceedings throughout is Mr. Baltimore himself, Waters, [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Outward Reach,” The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Opens

To mark the golden jubilee of Jamaica’s independence, the Art Museum of the Americas is presenting "Outward Reach," an eclectic mix of photographers and visual artists who have one foot in Jamaica and another in the United States. The standout is Andrea Chung, whose video work tweaks a late-1970s Jamaican tourism commercial that will be [...]