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In Big Words, three estranged friends reunite to hash out their issues from decades ago. One conversation doesn’t seem like enough fodder for an entire movie, but these carefully crafted characters have lived enough to fill out a feature film with their experiences. Twenty-some years before, the three of them were on the verge of making it big as a hip-hop group but sacrificed integrity in the process. The film, written and directed by former Washington City Paper staffer Neil Drumming, ruminates on what it means to grow up and move away from the dreams we had when we were young—-but it doesn’t preach. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE. $12. (202) 321-2878. bigwordsdc.eventbrite.com. (Caroline Jones)


Farm-to-table eateries now have their own restaurant week. More than 30 restaurants, including Birch & Barley, Del Campo, and Jaleo, are offering special menu items and deals on locally sourced dishes and drinks now through Sunday. The promotion is part of Think Local First’s Eat Local First DC, a week-long celebration of all things local and edible. Get more info on other happenings this week here. eatlocalfirstdc.com/farm-to-table. (Jessica Sidman)


The last week of the Capital Fringe Festival kicks off tonight. Refer to our Fringe & Purge blog to find out which shows to see and which shows to skip.

Eager to keep talking about Mark Leibovich‘s D.C. book This Town? Do it uptown tonight when the author and New York Times reporter sign copies at Politics & Prose tonight. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Blistering D.C. punk-rock outfit Möbius Strip plays a record-release show for its new 7-inch tonight at DC9, and Baltimore’s Friendbeast and D.C.’s Cane and the Sticks will be there to help ’em out. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

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