Monday: SilverDocs Kicks Off!
SilverDocs, the annual documentary film festival held at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre, returns this week with a slate of screenings, conferences, discussions, and a concert scheduled over eight days. More than 100 films are shown during the festival, and deciding which to catch (and which to skip) can be quite daunting. So we’ve come up with a trusty guide to help you out.
Wednesday: Summer Power Pop
Each summer, we're constantly on the search for that one perfect album that will encapsulate the feelings of the season—driving with the windows down, cannonballing into the pool, lying in the grass. Telekinesis's album did it for us this year—it's a sugary sweet blast of perfect pop music. The group is at the backstage of the Black Cat tonight. $10, 9 PM.
Thursday: Watch Ghostbusters–Outdoors!
Who can resist ’80s movies? How about free ’80s movies, outside—where you can get free candy? That just set off every happy trigger in our brain. Well, that’s what you get tonight at the Capitol Riverfront’s film series. It’s showing Ghostbusters, and there will be wax lips candy, Pixie Stix, and more. Movies start around 8:45 at Tingey Plaza (100 Tingey St., SE). Get more free film series here.