(June 17-September 4) AN ATLAS SUMMER The Atlas Performing Arts Center is setting up solstice with its Summer Film Series tonight off H Street in northeast D.C. Three different series promise something for everyone through Labor Day, with treasures embraced by the gay and lesbian community on Thursdays, double-feature family fare Saturday afternoons and Italian-escapes Saturday nights.
(June 18) THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE
For a cool contrast, head to the The Avalon theater tomorrow night for a one-week engagement of the acclaimed Canadian feature, The Necessities of Life, as the film follows Tivii, an uprooted Inuit forced into a 1950s sanatorium, where he battles an alien atmosphere and befriends an orphan who helps him open up.
(June 19) SILVIO RODRIGUEZ
And as U.S.-Cuba travel restrictions open up, so do opportunities to see musical legends like Silvio Rodriguez, making his District debut Saturday night at DAR Constitution Hall in northwest D.C. The troubadour brings his singular brand of folk to the United States for the first time in over 30 years.