Since 2003, Street Sense has supported the homeless residents of D.C. with an eponymous newspaper, sold on street corners by vendors who are currently homeless or have experienced homelessness in the past. As part of its new documentary initiative, two residents will share their stories in intimate films they directed on their own. In Raise to Rise, Sasha Williams shares her struggles with mental health disorders and records her daily life at the D.C. General shelter with her young daughter. Cynthia Mewborn’s Whom Should I Be Grateful To? chronicles her journey out of homelessness and into a new, stable home of her own. Read more >>> The films show at 6:30 p.m. at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $12. (202) 347-2006. streetsense.org.
The Daily Dish in Silver Spring is hosting a “yappy hour” today from 5 to 7 p.m. Dogs will get special treats include marrow bones for purchase. Humans can enjoy $4 “pup tarts,” $5 hot dogs, and $6 cocktails including the Hair of the Dog (a bloody mary with housemade gazpacho, vodka, and hot sauce) and the Pomeranian (pomegranate juice and vodka with a salt rim). A portion of the the proceeds will go to the Washington Humane Society. In addition, mobile pet grooming service Pooches, Kitties and Kisses will be on hand. The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb Road, Silver Spring. (301) 588-6300. thedailydishrestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Congolese singer and artist Rafiya performs her pop songs in French, English, and Lingala when she plays the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tonight. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who’s toured with Chaka Khan and Harvey Mason, takes the stage at the Howard Theatre with his band. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$40.
New Orleans-based soul band Water Seed brings its energetic live show to Adams Morgan’s Bossa Bistro late in the evening. 10 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $10.
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