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What to Do This Week: May 14 to 17

This week, head to the GI Film Festival, learn about strong beers, and tell your spooky stories.

Taste some big beers with Garrett Oliver on Tuesday. Photograph by Flickr user lindsey gee.

Monday, May 14

Former perennial third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot will be attending the GI Film Festival, the country’s only military film festival. Watch a screening about Perot and Marines who fought in the Korean War at the Newseum—the screening is free; dinner and an after-film awards ceremony will run you $250. 5:15 PM.

Tuesday, May 15

RFD and National Geographic are bringing Garrett Oliver, author of The Oxford Companion to Beer, to their headquarters for the Power and the Glory—an over-the-top way of saying “discussion and tasting of beers with overpowering flavor.” Tickets ($85) are available online. 7 PM.

Wednesday, May 16

Ever had a run-in with the paranormal? If you’ve got a spooky story, bring it to Psychic Phenomena at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets. If after a short summary, the judges decide yours will creep out the audience, you’ll have seven minutes to tell the audience and compete for $100 cash. Get tickets ($10) online. 9 PM.

Thursday, May 17

Capitol Movement, with a cast of dozens of dancers, presents Here and Now, a dance concert celebrating the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. Expect a thought-provoking piece with elaborate costumes and choreography. Tickets ($59 to $69) are available online. 7:30 PM at Sidney Harman Hall.

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