The DC Lineup for this weekend: music, Mother’s Day and migratory birds
4. Film: This is the first weekend to catch global film premieres, discussions and sneak previews at the 29th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival. Presented by the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, this year’s festival will be combined with the Washington Jewish Music Festival to form one celebration called JxJ, which began on May 8 and runs until May 26. A highlight of this weekend’s events is a program of short films on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW — Diverse or Di-Tryin, which celebrates the power of overcoming divisions by race, age and more. The featured shorts include Death Metal Grandma, about a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, World War II spy and songwriter who becomes a death-metal singer. On the music side, Israeli recording artist Gili Yalo — who sings lyrics in English, Amharic and Hebrew — will perform Sunday at 8 p.m. at Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. SW. Other venues across DC that are hosting events are Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW; City Winery DC, 1350 Okie St. NE; George Washington University Black Box Theater, 2100 Foxhall Road NW; Goethe-Institut, 1990 K St. NW, Suite 3; Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Penn Social, 801 E St. NW; and the Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Events will also take place outside of the District in Bethesda and Silver Spring.
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