Things to Do in DC This Week (May 6-8): The Fantastical History of Fairies, What it Means to Be Native American, and the JxJ Festival
FESTIVAL The new JxJ Festival combines the previous Washington Jewish Film Festival and Washington Jewish Music Festival with film screenings, musical performances, and comedy through May 26. The festival kicks off with a screening of the 2018 film Redemption (5/8 & 5/21), in which a single father wrestles with returning to a rock-n-roll lifestyle to fund his daughter’s medical treatments. The festival also includes screenings of King Bibi (5/13 & 5/14), about Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu, and the world premiere of The Spy Behind Home Plate (5/11), a documentary about baseball player-turned-spy Moe Berg. Musical performances include roots/Yiddish band Book of J (5/9) and a performance and discussion of the new New York production Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (5/13). Through May 26. $13.50 – $30 (for single events) or $325 (all-festival pass).
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