Thursday, October 1
The artistic intersection of East and West is at the center of the American Art Museum’s two-day symposium “A Long and Tumultuous Relationship.” In a series of free guided tours and academic discussions, you’ll learn about the complicated relationship between Asian and American art from the 18th century to today. 1 to 6 PM. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while tours require an RSVP. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.
Friday, October 2
Faction of Fools Theater Company takes the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage with The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, the story of an Italian town during the Renaissance dealing with young love, squabbling fathers, and dimwitted house help, all told through a single actor’s characterizations. 6 PM.
Saturday, October 3
Everyone’s favorite knickknack extravaganza is back! Head to Adams Morgan between 10 and 5 today for Crafty Bastards, one of Washington’s most popular venues for handmade arts and crafts from independent artists. Marie Reed Learning Center (18th St. and Wyoming Ave., NW). Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 4
The documentary Operation Babylift tells the story of a $2-million dollar US initiative that helped more than 2,500 Vietnamese orphans escape the impending threat of the Communist regime by transplanting them into American homes. Thirty-five years later, the Freer Gallery presents Tammy Lee Nguyen’s film about the volunteers, parents, organizations, and children involved in one of the least publicized but most important humanitarian efforts in contemporary history. Noon.
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