(Feb. 23) The version sans Angelina Jolie
One man tackles an epic poem tonight at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. Medieval scholar and harpist Benjamin Bagby gives a high-energy performance of the first third of the centuries old Beowulf on a reconstructed 7th century harp.
(Feb. 23-March 29) The Kennedy Center crosses the Atlantic
The Kennedy Center is going continental with The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna. Music Director Christoph Eschenbach helps pay tribute to Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven and many more with concerts, opera, theater and lectures through the end of March. The fun begins with the Washington National Opera’s performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Saturday night.
(Feb. 24-March 1) In Darkness
In Darkness opens Friday at Washington’s E Street Cinema. The Oscar-nominated film tells the true story of a petty thief who hides a group of Jews in the sewer system of a Nazi-occupied Polish city during World War II. What starts out as a business arrangement turns into something much more in the story of survival.
Music: “Where The Streets Have No Name” by 2Cellos