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With the first Pulitzer Center Film Festival, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting wants you to think about some of the world’s lesser-publicized societal ills. The festival’s central film, The Abominable Crime (shown), profiles gay people in Jamaica who must choose between nation and freedom, while other entries look at the final months of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war and crimes against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These aren’t the warm and fuzzy docs that capture individuals triumphing over impossible odds. Read more >>> The festival runs Sept. 19 to Sept. 26 at West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. $3–$5. (202) 419-3456. westendcinema.com. (Caroline Jones)
Newton’s Noodles, a fast casual spin-off of Bethesda’s Newton’s Table, officially opens in Dupont today. The restaurant centers around fuzu, a customizable noodle dish from chef Dennis Friedman. Diners top their noodles with a choice of proteins, veggies, toppings, sauces, and spice and eat it all with a chork—-a fork-chopstick hybrid. The “signature” fuzu dish includes shrimp, scallops, chicken, egg, carrots, snowpeas, onions, bean sprouts, scallions, crispy shallots, and black sesame. Non-noodle dishes include ahi tuna bites, duck confit spring rolls, and beef-filled wontons. Newton’s Noodles, 1129 20th St. NW. (202) 827-3907. newtonsnoodles.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
New Orleans hip-hop acts Corner Boy P, Fiend, and Young Roddy take the stage at the Howard Theatre as part of the Redeye Tour. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20.
Remember the early days of indie rock at U Street Music Hall when Mudhoney performs with Cheap Time. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.
Austin-based rockers Okkervil River play 9:30 Club with Nashville singer-songwriter Torres. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
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