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Cinephiles with even a passing knowledge of surrealist film know the famous shot in Un Chien Andalou of a razor bisecting an eyeball, a slice that released both a gelatinous pulp and the twisted imagination of the Spanish auteur Luis Buñuel into the universe. “Objects of Desire: The Films of Luis Buñuel,” sponsored by the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office, is a comprehensive retrospective of 22 films from the filmmaker’s storied catalog, featuring early, iconoclastic shorts co-written with Salvador Dalí; less-familiar films from his Spanish period; and international powerhouses that cemented his legacy as cinema’s chief critic of religious heresy and bourgeois hauteur. Read more >>> The films show between Oct. 27 and Nov. 23 at various venues throughout the region. spainculture.us. (Zak M. Salih)
Adams Morgan will be apple central Saturday as the second annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival takes over 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. Taste heirloom apples and check out the apple pie contest. All proceeds from apple pie sales go to the District of Columbia Arts Center. The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: The Bentzen Ball comedy festival kicked off last night and continues through the weekend with sets from up and coming jokesters like Baron Vaughn, who performs at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $20.
Saturday: Here’s a hypothetical situation to ponder: You’re a jazz drummer, a living legend—but you’re playing the night before your NEA Jazz Master brother celebrates his 90th birthday, in the same venue no less. How do you ensure that you neither upstage nor become upstaged? Eighty-one-year-old Tootie Heath brings in a legendary contemporary (Louis Hayes) and two much younger players (Sylvia Cuenca and Joe Saylor) for a one-night feast of rhythm and percussion. Read more >>> Tootie Heath performs with Louis Hayes, Sylvia Cuenca, and Joe Saylor at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $39–$45. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.(Michael J. West)
Saturday: North Carolina-based folk band Mipsotakes the stage for a lively performance at the Hamilton presented by WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Guitarist Sam Lewis opens the show. 8 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$20.
Saturday: Current and former members of Atlas Performing Arts Center’s City @ Peace program perform the Every28Hours Plays, a series of short vignettes based around the statistic that a black person is killed by police every 28 hours. 5 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. Free.
Sunday: Even if you’ve slightly outgrown his song parodies, there’s still room for Weird Al Yankovic in your life thanks to UHF, the 1989 cult comedy that applied his satirical skills to the world of low-budget television. And thanks to the Bentzen Ball, you can enjoy UHF in a way that best suits its weirdo antics: with live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-styled commentary from Yankovic, comedian Dave Hill, and UHF co-star Emo Philips. Read more >>> The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Chris Kelly)
Sunday: Songbyrd Music House hosts PORTALS, a new local music showcase featuring sets from Kidd Marvel, Ciscero, St Clair Castro, and Last Niight. 7:30 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. 10–$12.
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