What to Do Tonight: January 24
The 20th annual Film Neu festival at E Street Cinema, the release of Flying Dog’s Imperial Hefeweizen at Pizzeria Paradiso, and the return of the “9 Songwriters Series” at the Iota Club.
Fritz Karl and Clare-Hope Ashitey star in Black Brown White. Photograph courtesy of Allegro Film.
Tuesday, January 24
FILM: The 20th annual Film Neu festival, a showcase of German, Swiss, and Austrian films, returns to E Street Cinema. In today’s screening of Black Brown White, a truck driver aids a young Nigerian woman on the run. Complimentary Austrian treats will be served between screenings. With English subtitles. Tickets ($11) can be purchased at the box office. 7 and 9:15 PM.
THEATER: If you haven’t already, head to the Kennedy Center for a showing of La Cage aux Folles. The Tony Award–winning musical is about Georges, the gay manager of a glitzy nightclub, and his drag queen partner. “It’s utterly cheering to see in La Cage aux Folles what might be the most endearing non-nuclear family in popular culture,” says arts editor Sophie Gilbert. Read the full review here. Tickets ($65 to $130) can be purchased through the KenCen’s website. 7:30 PM. The show runs through February 12.
DRINKS: Beer connoisseurs won’t want to miss the DC release of Flying Dog’s Imperial Hefeweizen at the Georgetown Pizzeria Paradiso. During the Frederick brewery’s tap takeover, guests can enjoy half-price drafts, discounted pizzas, and $5 appetizers. Cheers! 5 to 7 PM.
MUSIC: The Iota Club’s “9 Songwriters Series” brings nine up-and-coming artists to Arlington—including Justin Trawick, Scott Tiernan, Phil Rossi, and Emily Henry. See the full lineup on the club’s website. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8 PM.
STATE OF THE UNION: If you’re a politico who wouldn’t miss tonight’s State of the Union speech, we have a full lineup of parties and bars that are hosting viewings. We’ll leave the drinking games up to you.