TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 7
Monday, May 7
1.) Tim Hetherington And The Changing Face Of Photojournalism At Corcoran
A companion to "Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers," on view at the Corcoran through May 20, this panel discussion featuring photographer Susan Meiselas (Magnum Photos), photographer and journalist Michael Kamber (The New York Times), and scholar Stephen Mayes (VII Photo Agency) discussing the role of photojournalism in war. These three were all friends and colleagues of the late Hetherington. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
2.) We Are Serenades At Black Cat
This Swedish supergroup comes from an indie rock background (Shout Out Louds, Laakso) but sound more electro clash meets a stadium. Good for fans of M83 that don't want to see M83 in a giant space. 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$12
3.) Swami Yomahmi At Kennedy Center
You could stay in on Monday night, recovering from the weekend, or get revived witnessing the "Original Sideshow Geek" perform for free. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover
4.) Lest We Forget, Masters Of Soviet Dissent At Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art
Though difficult circumstances doesn't lead to a more pleasurable life, they tend to produce better art. By appointment
5.) Pygmalion At The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Spending five dollars to see the 1936 film that based on the 1912 play that inspired the 1956 Broadway production that inspired the 1964 musical with Audrey Hepburn isn't the worst way to start your week. 7 p.m., all ages $5
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Tuesday, May 8
Beltway Poetry Grand Slam 2012 at Busboys and Poets
Whether you're a Busboys poetry open mic regular or not a fan of the art form that is incredibly difficult to deliver well, consistently, this Grand Slam should be an excellent starter course for how to do poetry well. We're looking forward to seeing Natalie E Illum, an artist willing to throw heavy topics at the audience without fear. Four of the eight performers will advance to the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte in August.
Wednesday, May 9
Eurochannel Short Films Tour at SAIS
In honor of Europe Day, SAIS is bringing some short films about friendship and love to the District.
Thursday, May 10
Spiritualized at 9:30
Some hardcore Spiritualized fans have been waiting for this shows for years. Others are just discovering Jason Pierce's brilliance on the bands new "Sweet Heart Sweet Light." Wherever you stand, this concert will be for the diehards.
Friday, May 11
The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World at S. Dillon Ripley Center
Now that the last remaining man what knew what he was doing is no longer with us, we might as well look at some of his official government documents.
Saturday, May 12
Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House
The best day to be a D.C. resident, the European Union Embassies' Open Houses can make you feel incredibly lucky to be living in America to incredibly humbled because you don't own gold everything within a block.
Yossi Milo Gallery will present the first major exhibition of Tim Hetherington's work, the war photographer who was killed while photographing and filming in Libya. The exhibit, which opens April 12, will focus on his photos taken in Liberia and Afghanistan, along with two of his films. Go here for more information.
Buzzy, Pitchfork-approved band Alabama Shakes release their debut album Boys & Girls Tuesday. Spin a track by the bluesy rock band above.
John Grisham's latest plot-driven story is set around Major League Baseball, just in time for the 2012 MLB season. According to the plot description: "Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever." Hooked yet? "Calico Joe" is out on Tuesday, April 10.
Directed by Luc Besson, this French-English production tells the tale of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politican, Nobel laureate and former political prisoner. The film opens Friday in limited release.
The band with a curiously strong viral following made its way onto "Glee" last week, and will take an even bigger stage on SNL this Saturday. Tune in to see what all the fuss is about, and check out their hit single, "Somebody That I Used To Know," above.