Here are some interesting upcoming events.
***You're going to start to realize that I will follow DC Shorts anywhere, so if they're going to the cool Cafe Saint Ex at 14th and T Streets this Sunday night then so am I. At 9pm and 10:15pm, they'll be screening the best of the 2008 festival in what they're calling Gate 54 Film Night. It's FREE and they will be serving $7 pizzas and $4 Peronis.
***Come to the final Screen on the Green this Monday night: Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus (the voice of Rutgers' own Mr. Magoo) and Dennis Hopper. E-mail Eric of DC Classics at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of a group.
***The Embassy of Argentina sponsors some wonderful events throughout the year, so why should the summer be any different. Tuesday night at 6pm, catch the opening reception of Argentinean and Washington-based artist Alza Burd's new show at the IDB Atrium, 1300 New York Ave., NW.
***At The Folger Theater this Wednesday, come hear and see Stories from the Folger Vaults: Practical Magic, "a magical evening with a rare treasure, a book of spells dating to the 16th century. Generations of users consulted the book to learn how to catch thieves, find love, or cure sickness. Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger, shares stories from her work with this remarkable volume. The event also includes an after-hours viewing of the exhibition The Curatorial Eye: Discoveries from the Folger Vault and a dessert reception. Hello!
***On Thursday at Alexandria's Torpedo Factory, 2nd Thursday's Art Night includes the opening of In the Flesh II - an exhibition of contemporary figurative art - at The Target Gallery, The juror for this is show is Andrea Pollan, founder and curator of the diminutive in size, large in stature Curator's Office at 1515 14th Street next to Studio Theatre. They are having an opening tonight, in fact, along with Irvine across the street.