Where & When: What to Do This Week

Mulebone at Iota, Sailor Moon Day at Barnes and Noble, and an art sale at the Greater Reston Arts Center

By: Samantha Miller

The DC Shorts Film Festival is back with 145 films from 23 nations, and film buffs can watch the shorts during 90-minute showcases. Photographs courtesy of the festival's Web site

Monday, September 12
The DC Shorts Film Festival is well underway, and tonight’s eclectic showcase at E Street Cinema features a Wiccan teen, the sex lives of the elderly, and an alien abductor-in-training. And be sure to read our introduction to the festival. Tickets ($12) can be purchased at the festival’s Web site or at the box office ($15). 9 PM.

Tuesday, September 13
The DC Anime Club is hosting a Sailor Moon book party at the Georgetown Barnes and Noble. After a six-year hiatus, the popular anime series is returning to the US, and to celebrate, the club is pulling out all the stops. Channel your favorite character during a costume photo shoot, play Sailor Moon-themed games, and munch on small snacks. Free; 5 to 8 PM. To RSVP call 202-262-2083.

Tuesday, September 13
Mulebone and Jackson Edwards of The Weathervanes are dropping by the Iota Club & Cafe tonight. The band have won blues artist of the year awards from radio stations across the country. You can listen to some of Mulebone’s tracks here. Tickets ($12) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM. Editor's Note: We originally said this concert was scheduled for Wednesday. We apologize for any confusion.

Wednesday, September 14
The founder of TOMS Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, is stopping by Sixth and I Synagogue to sign copies of his new book, Start Something That Matters. Tickets ($28) include one copy of the book and can be purchased through the synagogue's Web site. 7 PM.

Thursday, September 15
The Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual sale is back with more than 150 pieces. And with prices ranging from $100 to $300, you can finally decorate that empty wall without breaking the bank. Proceeds will benefit the center’s artists, exhibitions, and educational programs. Free; 5 to 8 PM. The sale will continue through Sunday, September 18.

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