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Legendary D.C. punk band Scream is back together and playing a church.
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Legendary D.C. punk band Scream is back together and playing a church.

(April 14) We all scream for Scream
More often than not, a band’s name has little bearing on its music. That’s not the case for the recently reunited Scream. The influential band from Bailey’s Crossroads is known for its crunchy guitars, rapid rhythms and political lyrics as well as being one of the linchpins of the legendary D.C. punk scene. Scream plays a benefit show at Northwest Washington’s St. Stephen’s Church Saturday night. No word yet on whether former drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be in attendance.

(April 12-22) The world at your fingertips
Filmfest DC kicks off today. Features and documentaries from Cuba to Kazakhstan screen for the next ten days at a number of venues in Northwest. This year’s slate leans towards the comedic and the Caribbean.

(April 12-May 3) Art in century 21
The PBS series Art in the Twenty-First Century enters its sixth season this year. If you’d like to enjoy the show with a few friends and experts, Hillyer Art Space in Northwest hosts advance screenings every Thursday night through early May. Tonight’s broadcast focuses on three acclaimed artists who actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.

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