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If “attending more cultural events” isn’t on your list of 2013 resolutions, it damn well should be. Why? Well, partly because this year begins with another promising Washington Jewish Film Festival, now in its 23rd year. Paris Manhattan, a gentle romantic comedy about a beautiful Parisian woman obsessed with Woody Allen, opens the festival tonight. Read more >>> The festival runs to Jan. 13 at the United States Navy Memorial, D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goethe-Institut, The Avalon, and other venues. Most tickets $11. Passes available. (202) 518-9400. See a complete schedule and list of venues at wjff.org. (Alan Zilberman)
This week’s Young & Hungry column ranks the top 10 restaurant openings coming in 2013. While you can’t eat at them just yet, you can stop by some of the existing restaurants from their owners. Bluejacket (No. 2) doesn’t open until April or May, but you can try the brewery’s collaboration beers at ChurchKey. Catch Haidar Karoum’s cooking at Proof or Estadio before he opens his street food-inspired Southeast Asian restaurant (No. 3) in late spring. Or order the Maine lobster ravioli at Fiola in anticipation of Fabio Trabocchi’s seafood-focused restaurant Fiola Mare (No. 5), coming this fall. (Jessica Sidman)
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The play We Tiresias, by local playwright Stephen Spotswood, took home Capital Fringe’s award for “Best Drama” last year. Since then, it’s undergone some slight tweaks, and Forum Theatre is gearing up to debut the new-and-presumably-improved version at Round House Theatre Silver Spring tonight. 8 p.m. at 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15. Runs to Jan. 13.
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