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Hong Kong's Chubby Can Kill screens Friday at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater.
Asian-Pacific American Film Festival
Hong Kong's Chubby Can Kill screens Friday at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater.

(Oct. 10-16) Celebrating American craftsmanship

It's American Craft Week. If you'd like to celebrate with a sampling of some of the region's finest handiwork there's a selection of glass, metal, wood, ceramic and even kaleidoscope works showing in Appalachian Spring Masters. The pieces are on display through the end of the month at Appalachian Spring locations in Northwest Washington, Reston and Rockville.

(Oct. 10-Nov. 6) Your own private rapturous Idaho

A Bright New Boise opens today at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Northwest. Samuel D. Hunter's contemporary comedy has one character calling for the final reckoning in the parking lot of an Idaho craft store while a couple of coworkers deal with their own existential crises inside.

(Oct. 6-15) Amazain films

For some films infused with plenty of Asian flavor there's Washington's Asian-Pacific American Film Festival at a number of venues in Northwest. Films short and long from all over that continent and this one are screening through Saturday. There's a spotlight on Taiwanese film Thursday at E Street Cinema on 11th Street.

Music: "Bare Feast" by Ratatat

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