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National Capital Planning Commission asks Smithsonian to take down tacky new Renwick sign. [Post]

What to see at this year’s AFI European Union Showcase. [DCist]

Don’t bring your Star Wars masks and blasters to The Force Awakens screenings at the Air and Space Museum. [Arts Desk]

James Smithson never set foot in America, and four other weird facts about the Smithsonian’s founder. [Express]

The Kennedy Center raises prices of concessions. [Post]

The Magnificent Intentions Music Festival celebrates D.C. music (just don’t call it a “local music” festival). [Bandwidth]

New releases from local artists you may have missed over the holiday weekend. [DC Music Download]