MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
FILM: Fall officially started last week, but thanks to Capital Pride, there’s still time to enjoy an outdoor film. Bring a cardigan and some snacks to Stead Park for a screening of the Disney flick Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. Free, 7:30 PM.
DRINK: Stop by Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen for Port City Mixology Night, an evening co-hosted by Port City Brewing Company. It’s the first in a month-long series of beer and food pairings; expect seven Port City brews on tap, plus beer mixes and cocktails. Free, 6 PM.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
TALK: Here’s a cool way to spend your lunch break: Jason Hanson, a former CIA officer and Shark Tank contestant, talks spy tricks and his new book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, at the Spy Museum. Who better than a guy who used to work in counterintelligence to teach you how to “become a human lie detector”? Free, noon.
MUSIC: Fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut brings her modern take on world music to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The Estonia-native will show off her country’s traditional and dance songs. Free, 6 PM.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
BOOKS: Author Erika Ettin discusses the cultural phenomenon of online dating in her book, Love at First Site, as part of the Arlington Public Library‘s “How to Adult” series. As the creator of a dating website, Ettin probably has some good tips to share. Free, 7 PM.
MUSIC: DC feminist punk band Hemlines celebrates their album release at the Black Cat, with Homosuperior as their opening act. Hemlines’ album All Your Homes is streaming online and now available on cassette. $10, 7:30 PM.
FILM: Los Abandonados celebrates its world-premiere on Wednesday at the Newseum. The documentary–told through first-person accounts–delves into the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who investigated the 1994 terror attack on Buenos Aires’ AMIA Jewish community center. Days after accusing Argentina’s government of covering up Iran’s role in the bombing, Nisman was found dead from a gunshot wound. A Q&A with director Matthew Taylor will follow the screening. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, 6:30 PM.