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If American film studios popped out as many bright same-sex love stories in the manner of Blue Is the Warmest Color as European independent film houses, we’d all be better off. Until that day, you can catch one of the best coming-of-age love stories in recent years at Busboys and Poets. The Dutch film Zomer focuses on the sexual self-discovery and carefree adolescence of 16-year-old Anne. While her friends frolic in fields, Anne understands that something is different about her. It isn’t until she meets Lena, in all her leather jacket-wearing, motorbike-riding glory, that things become clear. Both attracted and confused, Anne and Lena learn more about themselves by interacting with each other, bending the impressions of their small village’s residents, and experiencing fleeting summer love. Read more >>> The film shows at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 387-7638. busboysandpoets.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Blue Duck Tavern is jumping on the bandwagon of restaurants with their own signature oyster. The Park Hyatt restaurant worked with True Chesapeake Oyster Co. in Ridge, Md., to grow its own exclusive oyster called Blue Chesapeake. The oysters are a “balance of salt, crisp, [and] natural,” according to a press release. They are available beginning today for $18 per half dozen. Blue Duck Tavern will return the shells back to the Chesapeake Bay to help build new oyster habitats. Blue Duck Tavern, 24th and M streets NW. (202) 419-6755. blueducktavern.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
California-based rock band Failure & Hum has returned from its 17-year hiatus and visits the 9:30 Club in support of its new album, The Heart Is a Monster. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Author Rachel Hills explains how our attitudes about sex have changed (but how individuals are still governed by popular conventions) in her new book, The Sex Myth. She discusses it with readers tonight at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Head to the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan for a night of experimental music featuring post-noise group Items in Space, free jazz artist Luke Stewart, and experimental composer the Red Fetish. 8:30 p.m. at 2427 18th St. NW. Free.
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