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Filmmakers of "Lift Up" fly kites in Haiti to remember those who passed in the 2010 earthquake.
Filmmakers of "Lift Up" fly kites in Haiti to remember those who passed in the 2010 earthquake.

(May 18) MANSION SHOW Washington singer-songwriter Laura Tsaggaris plays a set of songs at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda Wednesday night. The songsmith is a veteran of the three-chord acoustic pop song, but she blends in some soul, blues, and rock from time to time, too.

(May 18-Nov. 27) ITALIAN SPLENDOR If you want to see Italy at little to no cost the National Gallery of Art has Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection through late November. Sixty-five intricate drawings from the sixteenth through the eighteenth century portray people, places and festivals in all their splendor.

(May 18) LIFT UP HAITI Washington's Service to Serve Haiti sponsors a screening of "Lift Up" Wednesday night at Northwest's E Street Cinema. Fulfilling a promise to their late grandfather, two Haitian-born brothers return to the country in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake to document the fate of their friends and relatives, and to fly a kite to remember those who passed. The film starts at 7, but you can show up early for a slideshow and stay late for a discussion with the filmmakers.

Music: "Beautiful Life" by Gui Boratto


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