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Some of us grew up dreaming of living in a palatial estate with more bedrooms than we have fingers and toes. While the thought of dozens of bathtubs is nice, unless you’ve got a family of 10 or an entire commune to house, some rooms will go unused. So, a group of motivated builders asks, why not build small? Tiny houses are homes of around 325 square feet (the minimum size for a legally livable unit) built on top of trailers so they can be easily moved from place to place. The film Small is Beautiful highlights the experience of four tiny-house residents in Portland, Ore., chronicling the building process and examining how living in a smaller space with fewer personal belongings can decrease debt. Read more >>> The film shows at 8 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $15. boneyardstudios.org. (Caroline Jones)


New Columbia Distillers releases its latest product—a summer cup—today. What the heck is a summer cup, you ask? The British specialty is part gin, part vermouth and infused with additional botanicals. The most famous example is Pimm’s. But New Columbia founders John Uselton and Michael Lowe say they are unaware of any U.S. distillers making the beverage. If you want the first taste, head to Boundary Road at 5:30 p.m. for a release party. The summer cup will also be available at the distillery this Saturday for $30 a bottle and at restaurants and bars next week. Read more on Young & Hungry. Boundary Road, 414 H St. NE. (202) 450-3265. boundaryrd.com. (Jessica Sidman)


California beach-pop act Sonny and the Sunsets plays the Black Cat Backstage with San Francisco rock performer Sarah Bethe Nelson. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

The Answer, a former AC/DC opening act straight out of Northern Ireland, plays a more intimate gig at DC9 with D.C.-based quartet Black Dog Prowl. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

The Kennedy Center continues its celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a storytelling show at Millennium Stage performed in American Sign Language. A voice interpreter will narrate what’s going on for those audience members who aren’t fluent in ASL. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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