Monday, September 23
DC Shorts Film Festival Lunch Shorts
E Street Cinema. 555 11th St., NW,and Angelika Film Center, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax

Duck out during your lunch break for a quick movie (we won't tell). Yes, thanks to the DC Shorts film festival, it's now a possibility. The fest will screen 40 minutes of short films all week at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. at E Street Cinema downtown and Angelika Film Center in Fairfax. Don’t worry, bringing your lunch is encouraged, so no need to subsist entirely on popcorn... not that that'd be a bad setup.

Tuesday, September 24
Pulitzer Center Film Festival

West End Cinema, 2301 M St., NW

We love that there are so many events in DC to engage our every brain cell. For example, the Pulitzer Center will run a week-long festival solely devoted to documentary journalism from September 20-26. And on Tuesday, watch a film about homophobia in Jamaica, as well as a selection of photojournalists’ shorts (the films, not the pants). Then finish things up with a filmmaker discussion panel.

Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Oh Land Concert

9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW

Former ballet dancer and current electro-pop star Oh Land, a.k.a. Nanna Øland Fabricius, throws herself into every performance, and this one's no different. She’s on the big stage at the 9:30 Club to promote her new album Wish Bone.

Wednesday, September 25, 9 p.m.
Prince vs. Michael Jackson

Penn Social, 801 E St., NW

Promising a Michael Jackson vs. Prince mash-up on the soundtrack certainly piqued our interest, even on a Wednesday night. The event starts at 9 p.m., so you'd best start preppin' your “Thriller” moves now, before trying them out on Penn Social’s massive dance floor.

Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Kim Schoenstadt

The Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave. at Seventh St., SW

Los Angeles artist Kim Schoenstadt’s architectural mash-up drawings practically (but not literally) jump off the page, combining 2-D with the illusion of 3-D. As part of the Hirshhorn’s “Meet the Artist” series, she will discuss her work, and her research into the Smithsonian collection as a recent Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. Consider your culture quota met.