Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week December 28-30: Watch The Hateful Eight, Jam to Start Making Sense, and See How DC’s Changed Since the ’60s

Samuel L. Jackson stars in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, playing at AFI Silver Theatre. Photograph by Andrew Cooper via the Weinstein Company.


FILM: Quentin Tarantino’s newest blood-drenched epic, The Hateful Eight, gets a wide release next month, but the true way to see it is the roadshow presentation, which includes a musical overture, intermission, and commemorative program. Tarantino filmed the Wyoming-set western—which stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, and five other suspicious types—on ultra-widescreen 70-millimeter film. As the only DC-area cinema still showing movies on film, the AFI Silver Theatre is the perfect venue for Tarantino’s brand of humor, tension, and gore. Screenings through January 7; see for showtimes.


MUSIC: Snap out of your post-holiday funk at The Hamilton with Start Making Sense, the cover band paying tribute to the Talking Heads with their punk rock hits from the ‘80s. Frontman Jon Braun even pulls off David Byrne’s oversized-suit getup. $18-$23. Doors open at 6:30 PM; show at 7:30 PM.

MUSIC AWARDS: Listen to some of the area’s best hip-hop and rap musicians at DTLR Radio’s 2015 DMV Bounce & Hip Hop Awards Show. Local artists such as Lightshow and HD Mafia will perform. 6-11 PM; $25.


MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Living in DC, it’s hard not to imagine how we got here, with million-dollar condos, a blossoming tech industry, and an ever-growing multicultural community. The Anacostia Community Museum fills in some of the gaps—at least from 1963-1975—with their latest exhibit that focuses on the people, events, and ideas that transformed Washington into what it is today.

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