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Culture Agenda: Free Arts Events This Week

Italian movies, live talk shows, and Big Band swing

Monday, March 7
The talk show “You, Me, Them, Everybody Live!” returns to Looking Glass Lounge from 8:30 to 10. Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, the show’s guests include standup comedian Patrick Palafox, musician Ian Walters, and other local luminaries.

Tuesday, March 8
The University of Maryland’s Spring Big Band Showcase is today, where the UM Jazz Band and University Jazz Band will play standards, as well as pieces by UM students and alumni. It’s at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at 7:30.

Wednesday, March 9

New York Times columnist and Bethesda resident David Brooks has released a new book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, which examines the human need for connection. He’ll read from the book and sign copies at Politics and Prose. 7 PM.

Thursday, March 10

There’s an opening reception for Artomatic Takes Flight, an unjuried exhibit at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal A Historic Lobby showcasing work by 81 local artists. Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, who hails from Southeast DC, is performing at the event. Reserve a free ticket through Eventbite. 6 to 8.

Friday, March 11

“Image/Fame/Memory,” a new exhibit featuring photography by Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, and Kate Simon, opens this week at the Irvine Contemporary gallery (1412 14th St., NW). The exhibit is the first showing of Name and Simon’s collaboration with Shepard Fairey, known for his iconic image of Barack Obama. There’s a reception to celebrate the opening from 6 to 8.

Saturday, March 12

The Capitol Hill Art League has a new all-media show, juried by Gallery Plan B owner Paula Amt. The exhibition is open until April 1, and there’s an opening reception from 5 to 7.

Sunday, March 13

The Leopard, a 1963 classic Italian film directed by Luchino Visconti, has been restored to its original state and will screen at the National Gallery of Art at 4:30. The revived version of the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and has received acclaim for its revitalization of the Visconti’s vision.

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