Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Despite the Gods
U.S. Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Six years ago, director Jennifer Lynch traveled to India to film her Bollywood-cribbed “creature-feature” Hisss, centering on a vengeful and no doubt very sexy snake goddess. Everything went wrong. Director Penny Vozniak then made Despite the Gods to detail Hisss’ production disasters, Lynch’s single motherhood, and the tribulations of making a movie on the subcontinent. If your interest isn’t piqued by a series of unfortunate events, consider that Lynch shares genes with that ultimate contemporary surrealist, David Lynch.
Deal nearby: Georgia Brown’s
Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
District Sounds Presents Cigarette
Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
The bajillion-membered, dreamy indie group Cigarette opens a new concert series at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Capitol Hill. Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards has curated this run of shows, featuring local artists, and will discuss with Cigarette's new album and process behind its music before its set.
Deal nearby: Toscana Cafe
Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Fashion for a Fraction
ideaspace, 300 Tingey St. SE
“Shop like a diva, save like a boss,” says Washington City Paper of its first-ever Fashion for a Fraction event. Somewhere between sample and fire sale, Fashion for a Fraction will show off selections from D.C.’s coolest boutiques, including the vintage-heavy Meeps and Treasury, the polished Lettie Gooch, and jewelry purveyors Sarah Cecelia and Elaine B. VIP tickets, which grant you early access and a glass of champagne (great for breakfast!), are a comparative steal at $15.
Deal nearby: The Pretzel Bakery
Sunday, February 23, 2:30 p.m.
Washington Stage Guild Presents Back to Methusela
Undercroft Theater, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington Stage Guild makes no bones about its commitment to erudite, high-minded theater. Back to Methusela, George Bernard Shaw’s science-fiction masterwork, opens this weekend, and kicks off WSG’s multi-year cycle of Shawian productions. Back to Methusela casts a critical eye toward the human lifespan through numerous episodes, all endowed with Shaw’s subtle comedic touches and WSG’s adept satire.
Deal nearby: Mehak Indian Cuisine