The Republic of Serbia may not be particularly known for its films, but the first Washington Serbian Film Fest seeks to change that by introducing D.C. audiences to the best of the young nation’s contemporary cinema. Of particular interest is the award-winning No One’s Child (Ničije dete), Vuk Ršumović’s compelling debut film, based on real events, about a boy found living among wolves in the Bosnian mountains in the late 1980s. For sports fans, We Will Be the World Champions (Bićemo prvaci sveta) explores the development of basketball in Yugoslavia and a pivotal game in which the nation beat the U.S. in the 1970 World Championship. Read more >>> The films show at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $25. (202) 783-9494. serbianfilmfest.com. (Vanessa H. Larson)
Don’t feel like cooking your own Hanukkah dinner? DGS Delicatessen‘s Dupont Circle and Fairfax locations are offering a Hanukkah meal for $27 per person. Start with matzo ball soup and pickles, then enjoy a family-style feast with brisket, sauteed greens, and latkes. Doughnuts with grape jam come for dessert. If you prefer to celebrate at home, DGS will deliver ten latkes plus sour cream and apple preserves for $22.50 via Caviar. Order here. DGS Delicatessen, multiple locations. dgsdelicatessen.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local folk act Luray performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Philadelphia-based folk rock band The End of America. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Decide whether you’re a Jet or a Shark when you head to Signature Theatre for its production of West Side Story, the tragic tale of young love and loss, which opens tonight. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$96.
Get into the holiday spirit with neo-soul group Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, who take the stage at the Lincoln Theatre in support of their latest album, It’s a Holiday Soul Party. 6:30 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $40.
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