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The languages and ways in which we communicate help form our identities and impact our connection with others. Argentine director Oliver Kolker examines this idea in his latest film, Tango Glories, which focuses on the relationship between Fermín, an 85-year-old psychiatric patient at a Buenos Aires hospital who only speaks in lyrics from tango songs, and Ezequiel, the doctor who takes an interest in his case (and his granddaughter). Though they initially have difficulty understanding each other, the pair is drawn together through the language of tango. Read more >>> The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $13. (202) 518-9400. wjff.org. (Caroline Jones)
Thanksgiving is not just about eating way too much. It’s about drinking too much, too! In the lead up to Turkey Day, Jack Rose Dining Saloon is offering a liquid meal of five Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails. The concoctions include What Ya Say Bud with rum, baked bean syrup, lime, and bitters as well as Glazed Over with ham and turkey-infused Wild Turkey 101 Rye, honey, and bitters. Other drinks use pecan pie bitters and butter-washed vodka. All cocktails are $10 each or $45 for a tasting flight with all five. They’re available today and tomorrow. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. (202) 588-7388. jackrosediningsaloon.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Old-school R&B group Ray, Goodman, and Brown (formerly known as The Moments) celebrates more than 45 years in the music business with a performance at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $30–$45.
The Heavy Pets, a rock band known for blending reggae, R&B, and disco into its live sets, takes the stage at Gypsy Sally’s with Virginia-based rock act Moogatu. 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $10–$12.
New Orleans-based funk band Dumpstaphunk livens up a dull night before the holiday with a noisy show at the Hamilton that’s sure to get you dancing. 8 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $20–$25.
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