As part of the National Gallery of Art’s series on the work of the late French director Alain Resnais, the museum has partnered with the French embassy to show Coeurs, Resnais’ lighthearted mélange of 50 short scenes based on the 2004 Alan Ayckbourn play Public Fears in Private Places. The screening comes just prior to the U.S. release of Resnais’ final film, Aimer, boire, et chanter, another Ayckbourn adaptation. Centered around the lives and relationships—or more pointedly, the lack thereof—of six characters, Coeurs makes use of deliberately staged, theatrical sets to emphasize the characters’ emotional constraints. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Free. (202) 944-6000. coeurs.eventbrite.com. (Chelsea Bryan)
In case you just so happen to be flying out of town, Ben’s Chili Bowl opens its newest location at Reagan National Airport today. Located pre-security in the B and C Terminal, Ben’s will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The iconic half-smoke shop is celebrating with a ribbon cutting today and performance by the Chuck Brown Band. Ben’s Chili Bowl, Reagan National Airport. benschilibowl.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
British garage rock duo Drenge performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Brooklyn punk act Wax Witches. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Animal Collective‘s Avey Tare takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with his “jazz power trio” Slasher Flicks. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Local hardcore group Walk the Plank headlines a punk bill at DC9 featuring Ma Jolie, Great Apes, and Centerfield. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
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