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

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
ART: 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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