Before she became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow helmed Point Break, a surfer-dude crime thriller that’s become a cult classic thanks to its stunning action sequences and formidable acting. Point Break is the Top Gun of the waves, and it’s resonated so deeply that it’s spawned Point Break Live!, a Rocky Horror-esque interactive film screening. The theatrical parody allows one lucky audience member to perform an on-the-spot audition to play Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Utah; the rest of the crowd acts as extras and quotes favorite sequences word for word. Read more >>> The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $20–$35. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Julian Kimble)
March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day, and several restaurants are offering deals. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab will serve slices of key lime, peanut butter, and apple pies all day for $3.14 (normally $7.95). Head to the basement Birreria at Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown for $3.14 select drafts from 9:26 p.m. until close. Meanwhile, One Eight Distilling is teaming up with Whisked! to sell 6- and 9-inch pies-to-go plus pies and quiches by the slice during its tasting hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. You can preorder a pie here. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: The National Portrait Gallery opens its new exhibition of works by painter Elaine de Kooning this afternoon. The artist’s goddaughter, Denise Lassaw, also leads a discussion of the work. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. Noon at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Friday: HalfMad Theatre begins its 2015 season with a performance of Shakespeare‘s The Winter’s Tale at Capital Fringe’s new theatre in Trinidad. 8 p.m. at 1358 Florida Ave. NE. $20.
Friday: Cuban salsa singer Gerardo Contino works as a lawyer by day, but tonight he presents a lively night of music and dancing at Artisphere. 8 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $20–$30.
Saturday: Transformer’s latest show combines Bulgarian folk songs with video installations and a Kafka parable, which seems almost too zany to work. Sound artist Jane Carver pairs the sounds of diaphonic singing with filmmaker Raul Romero’s transfixing videos, and the gallery becomes a performance space. At the show’s opening celebration, women’s vocal ensemble Slaveya performs, fully immersing visitors in the sounds and sights of the exhibition. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Saturdays noon to 6 p.m., to April 25, at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102. transformerdc.org. (Caroline Jones)
Saturday: The InSeries debuts its new adaptation of Mozart‘s Don Giovanni, which is set in a 1920s religious revival, at GALA Hispanic Theatre. 8 p.m. at 3333 14th St. NE. $22–$45.
Saturday: Celebrate Mingering Mike‘s first Smithsonian show at the Supersonic Rewind dance party in the Kogod Courtyard. Go-go band Vybe and DJ Harry Hotter provide the music. Find more details on Facebook. 5 p.m. at 8th and G streets NW. Free.
Sunday: Since the 1970s, Mexican singer Eugenia León has established a reputation for interpreting dramatic Spanish-language songs. For the Kennedy Center’s Iberian Suite festival, León presents a multimedia program entitled “Eugenia León y Las Voces de Mujeres, Voces del Pueblo” (Voices of Women, Voices of the People). She’ll warble from the songbooks of powerful female sirens from 14 countries. Read more >>> Eugenia León performs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25–$60. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Sunday: Australian pop-rockers Twerps close out the weekend with a performance at DC9 featuring Ultimate Painting and Expert Alterations. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
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