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Tim Hetherington And The Changing Face of Photojournalism At Corcoran: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 7, 2012


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


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.

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.