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Actor/director Derek Jacobi "hams" it up at the Folger during "Discovering Hamlet" on Monday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.
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Actor/director Derek Jacobi "hams" it up at the Folger during "Discovering Hamlet" on Monday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.

(April 21-June 16) HAMFEST Hold the green eggs - this Hamfest is about the bard, not bacon. Captiol Hill's Folger Theatre kicks of Hamfest tomorrow in celebration of Shakespeare's great Dane. The festival features a series of programs in conjunction with the production through June 6th.

(April 20-May 16) FORMIDABLE FILM And if you're still in a festive mood, you can head out to the The Freer Gallery of Art on the Mall for the Korean Film Festival every weekend through mid-May, catching some of the Republic's most formidable films, with plenty of opportunities for restless film fans to do some genre-hopping.

(April 20) FUNK MACHINE The U Street Music Hall morphs into the mother ship for a celebratory night of funk, rhythm, and blues. D.C. funk machines Sir Joe Quarterman and Mingering Mike join Milwaukee soul revivalists Kings Go Forth for a record release party tonight at 8 p.m.

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