A closeted gay lawyer named Paul (Garret Dillahunt) catches the eye of a star drag queen, Rudy (Alan Cumming) who lives in a West Hollywood slum. What begins as a hook-up quickly turns to love. OK, so Any Day Now starts out feeling pretty clichéd. But its twist is what makes it resonate. Read more >>> The film opens today at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $8-$11. landmarktheatres.com. (Sarah A. Ventre)
Saturday: For some underground shopping and eating, head to the Night Market at the Ulysses Room. A bunch of local independent designers and shops will be selling their wares, but we’re most excited for gourmet ice cream sandwiches from Cream Cycle, which will be launching a fleet of ice cream sandwich-serving bicycles next year. Chef Carlos Delgado will serve a jalapeño ice cream and chocolate cookie sandwich with banana, a cereal milk ice cream and vanilla cookie sandwich with granola, and a ginger spice ice cream sandwich. The market goes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ulysses Room No. 302, 52 O St. NW. thepresidentwearsprada.com/join-us-for-ulysses-room-night-market-this-saturday. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Saturday: When Anthony Braxton’s name appeared on the Kennedy Center’s jazz schedule, it signaled a shakeup, precipitated by new Artistic Advisor Jason Moran. Braxton is not your traditional practitioner. In fact, Braxton may be the closest thing jazz has to a mad scientist. Read more >>> (Michael J. West)
Saturday: D.C. punx Priests just released a new 7-inch on its own label Sister Polygon, and the band plays a release party with Sex Tide, Cigarette, and City Paper cover stars Foul Swoops at The Pinch to celebrate. 7:30 p.m. at 3548 14th St. NW. Free.
Sunday: It’s said that art tends to flourish under bad government, and the political climate right now feels just toxic enough to start sprouting a few fresh turd blossoms. Take Chicago alt-rock duo Local H, which recorded its first proper album in four years just to express its disgust with politicians on both sides of the aisle. Read more >>> (Cristina Kladis)
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