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3 entertainment industry events in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on February 21, 2019.

Looking for a bit of entertainment this weekend?

When it comes to entertainment culture, there's plenty to keep you busy, from a Library of Congress music talk to an Oscar watch party. Read on for the top meetups to add to your calendar. 

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#DECLASSIFIED: In Search of Korngold

First, join the Library of Congress to discuss Austrian-born composer, conductor and pianist Erich Korngold's influence on the development of Hollywood film scoring. 

Particular attention will be paid to the 1935 film "Captain Blood," a screening of which will follow the discussion. And Korngold’s musical sketches, correspondence and other ephemera will be on hand to round out your sense of the man and his work.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave., SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Stand-Up Studios Comedy Showcase

Next, the Abbey Bar — below St. Arnold's Mussel Bar in Cleveland Park — is the site of this regular stand-up night, where a mix of experienced pros and local up-and-comers come to represent the D.C. comedy scene. Enjoy some laughs along with authentic Belgian beer and bites, like mussels and frites.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Stand-Up Studios at St. Arnold's Mussel Bar - Downstairs Abbey, 3433 Connecticut Ave. NW
Admission: $12
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Oscar Viewing Party at Scarlet Oak

Last but not least, Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar is hosting a free Oscars watch party. In fact, your RSVP gets you free popcorn and a complimentary glass of Santa Margarita wine. Beyond that, the restaurant's full menu of American and international cuisine will be available as you root for your favorites.

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar, 909 New Jersey Ave. SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register


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