For your Calendar: (I will try to get this organized into an easy-to-read events calendar in the near future. Thanks for bearing with me.)
**Opening night for the dc Asian Pacific American Film Festival is this Thursday, Oct. 1. $20 gets you into an interesting documentary by Eric Byler (rent his Charlotte Sometimes when you get a chance), a Q&A after, plus a rooftop soiree across from the Verizon Center. Sounds like a good deal to me.
**This Thursday Oct. 1 is also Free Theater Day. This means that you will be able to go online and get tickets to a future free show in the area! But shows will go fast. You'll need to go online as close to 12pm as possible.
**At the Shakespeare Theatre this Sunday, 9/27, there will be free Open Rehearsals to their new production of The Alchemist, at 1pm, 2:30, 4, 7 and 8:30. No reservations needed.
**The Velocity DC Dance Festival takes place next Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets thru Goldstar are only $8.50. There's a Culture Club meetup for Friday night's show.
**Nick Hornby (Hi Fidelity, About a Boy) comes to Politics & Prose next Thursday with his new highly praised novel, Juliet, Naked.
**The Pink Line Project is very active these days. This Sunday night at 7, at a new hot place on Capitol Hill called The Fridge, they are sponsoring magician David London. RSVP to rsvp@Pinklineproject.com. Then on Saturday, Oct. 10, they will be having a big party in Rosslyn (Rosslyn??) to preview Arlington's new cultural center being built in the old Newseum Site. That's a great thing!
**I really enjoyed a folk musical group named The Sweater Set at Arts on Foot. They'll be playing Oct. 4 at the Takoma Park Street Festival, at the aformentioned Fridge, Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 7:30pm and at Iota on Nov. 10.
**Monday, Oct. 26, at the DCJCC is a free reading of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. It's part of the DCJCC Literary Fetsival. The Event is free and will have refreshments after. It will fill up quickly.