For bright and dreamy young Berliner Hanna, a visit to Jerusalem holds no appeal. So when the protagonist of Julia von Heinz’s Hanna’s Journey departs for a counseling job in Israel, she doesn’t expect to enjoy her time in the city, nor does she expect to find love. But this is a movie, after all, so Hanna is bound to fall for her handsome Israeli co-worker and become less uptight. Lucky for us, when one of the women she counsels—an elderly Holocaust survivor—shares details from Hanna’s family’s past, the film drifts away from tired romantic comedy tropes and focuses instead on how cultural identity impacts Hanna’s choices. Read more >>> The film shows at 6:30 p.m. at Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 289-1200. washington.goethe.org. (Caroline Jones)
The 14th Street NW corridor is better known for $14 cocktails than cheap drinks. But it turns out you can actually get a can of beer for $1.75 in the trendy dining neighborhood. Red Light—yes,the cocktail and dessert bar whose name references 14th Street’s past reputation for prostitution—launches a happy hour today with PBR for less than two bucks. In addition, wines by the glass, beers, cocktails on tap, a daily featured dessert, and savory snacks will be half-priced from 4 to 7 p.m. every day and 11 p.m. to close Sunday through Wednesday. Red Light, 1401 R St. NW. (202) 234-0400. redlightbardc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Bring your favorite records to the downstairs bar at Park View’s Looking Glass Lounge and enjoy a vinyl dance party on the patio. More details on Facebook. 6 p.m. at 3634 Georgia Ave. NW. Free.
The Dunes hosts one final party featuring Jonny Grave, Rain Tears, and AG/LG, a collaboration between Andrew Grossman of The North Country and Leah Gage of BRNDA. 8 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. $5.
Soulful guitarist Raul Midón performs at the Howard Theatre with opening act AVERY*Sunshine. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW.$27.50.
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