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Weekend Guide

global glimpses!

Been around the world.

WATCH
Global Glimpses
What:
Feast your eyes on all five foreign language film nominees over the long weekend as part of the All Roads Film Project.
Why: Size up dramas from Iran, Belgium, Canada, Israel, and Poland, and sweep your office Oscar pool.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW (202-857-7588). Single show tickets are $8.

FOLLOW
DailyCandy on Pinterest
What:
Our just-launched pinboards cover everything from food and fashion to weddings and kids’ parties (beautifully, of course).
Why: Recipes, the latest street style, decorating ideas, and more.
When: You need a little inspiration.
Where: Online at pinterest.com/dailycandy.

LISTEN
Zola Jesus
What:
Russian-American chanteuse Nika Roza Danilova channels Kate Bush under an icy Gothic spell.
Why: She’ll take your breath away with songs like “Night” and “Vessel.”
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW (202-588-1880). Tickets ($15) online at ticketfly.com.

SHOP
Annual Sale at Alessi DC
What:
Up to 70 percent off floor samples as well as discontinued and slightly irregular pieces from the puckish Italian design house.
Why: Snap up a classic for your kitchen or living room. What’re a few dings between friends?
When: Thru Feb. 29.
Where: 3319a Cady’s Alley NW (202-298-0407).

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER
Mardi Gras Party
What:
Kick-start carnival season with turtle soup, Cajun gumbo, and shrimp-and-crawfish etouffee, plus Sazeracs and Hurricanes, at the Franco-American power bistro.
Why: Hold onto your beads. The chef who added crunch to the killer two-handed hamburger with a potato tuile has plenty of tricks up his toque.
When: Thru (Fat) Tues.
Where: Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (202-626-0015).

EXPLORE
Presidents Day Open House
What:
America’s most famous theater celebrates the opening of its new addition, the Center for Education and Leadership, with free tours, talks, and a scavenger hunt.
Why: The two-story building underscores the relevancy of Honest Abe’s legacy.
When: Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW (202-347-4833).

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics / Courtesy of Everett Collection

LOCATIONS
National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Alessi DC
3319a Cady's Alley NW
at 33rd St NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-298-0407
1115 U St NW
bt 11th & 12th Sts
Washington, DC 20001
202-588-1880
511 10th St NW
bt E & F Sts
Washington, DC 20004
800-982-2787
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
@ 11th St
Washington, DC 20004
202-626-0015
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