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(The Rose McGowan event has been canceled. All ticket holders will receive a full refund.) Rose McGowan is beloved by those who came of age in the ’90s and early aughts for her sardonic and witty turns in Scream, Jawbreaker, and Charmed. Her acting image has been the Queen Bee tough girl but she proved herself to be a heroine in real life as one of the loudest voices to speak out about sexual harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. In the wake of Weinstein being exposed in articles in the New York Times and the New Yorker, McGowan has become a ringleader in the #MeToo movement. While she may alienate some with her bold and brash way of taking celebrities to task, she’s nothing if not a modern warrior. That’s why the title of her new memoir Brave is so fitting. Rose McGowan is unafraid to speak her mind, and if the cover photo featuring her shaved head is any indication, she’s ready for battle. She will be in conversation with Madhulika Sikka, formerly of NPR News, at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium. With the start of another viral women’s movement, #TimesUp, and the impending Academy Awards, there’s no doubt that Rose McGowan has something to say. Be there to hear her. Read more>>> Rose McGowan speaks at 7 p.m. at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. $12–$35. (202) 364-1919. politics-prose.com. (Diana Metzger)
Fans of charcuterie should scoop up the last remaining seats for the Cured DC‘s “Salty Beast” pop-up this weekend at District Space. Partners Chris Johnson and Chef James Brosch are putting together a five-course, family-style meal with two seatings each on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) Reservations are required and tickets are available for purchase here. District Space, 3522 12th ST. NE, (202) 750-6700, districtspacedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Alternative rock group Flint Eastwood performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Friday: Rock and funk band Black Masala performs at Pearl Street Warehouse. 8:30 p.m. at 33 Pearl St. SW. $15.
Saturday: Named for the money-saving technique of filming night scenes in daylight, director François Truffaut’s 1973 comedy-drama Day for Night, or La nuit américaine, follows the creative chaos of a fictional movie shoot, and is one of the best movies ever made about making movies. Truffaut himself plays Ferrand, the frazzled director trying to maintain control of a complicated production that runs into such obstacles as conflicting personalities, forgetful actors, and a cat that won’t drink milk on cue. The film also features Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jacqueline Bisset as a marquee actress who will make or break the film’s box office chances but upsets the cast’s already fragile equilibrium. Instructive, perhaps to a fault, Day for Night turns the art of movie-making into an entertaining, soap-operatic circus. Read more>>> The film screens at 4 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Pat Padua)
Saturday: Catch theatrical Irish music and dance show Riverdance at the Warner Theatre. 8 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $45–$85.
Saturday: The Birchmere welcomes American jazz singer Maysa. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $65.
Sunday: There’s a good chance that, if you’re as excited as I am for a bill featuring Ken Vandermark, HMN, Heart of the Ghost, Brian Settles and Jeremy Carlstedt, and Sarah Hughes and Corey Thuro, you’re equally apathetic about the Big National Sporting Event taking place on this particular Sunday. Look, I’m not saying that the intersection of people who are into professional football and experimental free jazz is nonexistent, but, well, it’s probably a pretty slim overlap. So, if you fall into that latter camp, you best be at Rhizome. Ken Vandermark—a long time vet of Chicago’s avant garde and free jazz scene—is currently on the road with his newest ensemble, Marker. Joining him is Norwegian trombonist HMN, who manipulates amplification with his unstructured improvised solo trombone compositions. But what really makes this bill a special one is the lineup of local talent: Heart of the Ghost, the trio of alto saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, bassist Luke Stewart, and percussionist Ian McColm, the sax-drum duo of Brian Settles and Jeremy Carlstedt, and the duo of Sarah Hughes and Corey Thuro. And if you’re worried about missing out on Big Game grub, fear not: Local noise heads and foodies Mike Bernstein and Patrick Cain will be cooking up a storm. Read more>>> The show starts at 6 p.m. at Rhizome, 6950 Maple St. NW. $15–$25. rhizomedc.org. (Matt Cohen)
Sunday: Journalist Laura Wides-Munoz stops by Politics and Prose to read from her new chronicle of millennial immigrants The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American. 3 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Sunday: The Peabody Opera Outreach performs ANON, a production that explores all the ways in which women are silenced, on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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