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Although Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten initially appears to be a documentary crafted for mid-20th-century music geeks, director John Pirozzi’s film looks at a much darker aspect of Cambodian history. The striking work examines the nation’s tragic destruction during the Vietnam War and the savage Khmer Rouge–led genocide from the perspective of musicians, particularly those playing traditional Cambodian work, as well as the Western-influenced pop heard in Phnom Penh. The film’s coverage of joy and horror is best captured through an interview with Sieng Vanthy, shown earlier in the film as a miniskirt and go-go boot-wearing singer, who reveals that she lied to officials about her career. “I told them I was a banana seller. If I told them I was a singer, I would have been killed.” Read more >>> The film shows May 29 to June 4 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $7–$12. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Steve Kiviat)


Roofers Union has converted its first floor into a new wine bar called Jug & Table, which opens today. The bar will actually serve jugs of wine—the equivalent of 2.5 bottles—to groups during happy hour. Sommelier Theo Rutherford has also assembled a list of 40 wines, including 20 by the glass from $6 to $16. Ripple and Roofers Union chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley will oversee the food menu, which will include snacks and paninis. Read more on Young & Hungry. Jug & Table, 2446 18th St. NW. jugandtable.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Friday: Artisphere screens its final film, Impossible Light, a 2014 documentary about the art project that illuminated the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in 2013. Following the film, a panel of D.C. artists and activists discuss the impact of large projects like this on arts communities with City Paper contributor Kriston Capps. 7 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5.

Friday: Globally influenced funk and soul act People’s Champs head south from Brooklyn to perform at Tropicalia with Argentine opening act Amapola Dry. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10.

Friday: Go inside a creepy haunted house and figure out whether to be spooked or not in Scarelyzed, a new play at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $5–$10.

Saturday: At least one streetcar will open in D.C. this week when the Glasgow-based Scottish Ballet brings Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s interpretation of A Streetcar Named Desire to the Kennedy Center. The pairing of Meckler, a film and theater director, and choreographer Ochoa shines as the ballet blends a variety of dance forms with theatrical staging and costuming, plus a jazz-inspired score evocative of the sweltering New Orleans setting. In this reformulation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-winning work, movement takes the place of words, but swapping dialogue for gesture does nothing to diminish the play’s dramatic social realism. Read more >>> Scottish Ballet performs May 28 to 30 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $30–$108. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Emily Walz)

Saturday: Explore the Congressional Cemetery, figure out what protects the Capitol, and venture deep beneath Dupont Circle as part of Obscura Day, the annual celebration of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unknown places presented by the online discovery guide Atlas Obscura. 9:30 a.m. at 11 Dupont Circle NW. $10–$25.

Saturday: The Our City Festival doesn’t officially begin until next weekend, but get in the mood early with screenings of two short documentaries—Community Harvest, about the transformation of a Columbia Heights lot into a public garden; and Muralismo DC, a look at D.C.’s Latino mural painters—at Petworth Library. 2 p.m. at 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free.

Saturday and Sunday: The Washington Folk Festival returns for its 35th year at Maryland’s Glen Echo Park. Featured performers include the Sweater Set, Christylez Bacon, and the 19th Street Band. Noon at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free.

Sunday: In 2009, curators at the Phillips Collection launched the “Intersections” series in an attempt to get contemporary practitioners to create work that interacts with the museum’s permanent collection and location. Now, the museum celebrates the series’ anniversary with an exhibition of work both new and old by all 21 of the “Intersections” artists. The museum certainly owns more conventionally famous artworks, but these new pieces allow viewers to see the Phillips in a fresh light. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays noon to 7 p.m., to Oct. 25, at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org. (Caroline Jones)

Sunday: D.C.’s Chimes Records and New Orleans’ Community Records host a showcase at the Black Cat Backstage featuring performances by the Sea Life, Swings, All People, and Pope. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

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