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The Weekend Scene: March 20-22

Fresh air and sunny skies, it almost seems like spring is really here. To welcome the new season, starting this weekend, get outside and out of your comfort zone. Get hyped for spring’s possibilities with a witchy party at Comet Ping Pong, audio recording of Lean & Hungry’s militaristic take on “Othello” and the charming Bethesda Film Fest.

Witchbitch: The Eclipse at Comet Ping Pong

For everyone who went through a Wiccan phase in high school, it’s time to rekindle those witchy vibes for Comet’s own Witchbitch party. The get-together is a celestial meeting for the Spring equinox, new moon and solar eclipse, happening all in the same night. This is more than just an exercise of the 80s cult classic “Teen Witch.” Performance art, dancing and a whole lot of noise puts Witchbitch at the forefront of alt-femme mysticism. Acts like Salvadora Dali, Pussy Noir and more will be at the event. $12.

When: Friday, March 20, 10 p.m.

Where: Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW

Metro: Shuttle from AU to Tenley, walk.

Bethesda Film Fest at Imagination Stage

Get into the local arts at the Bethesda Film Fest this Friday and Saturday. The event will feature five documentaries by local artists and a discussion portion where attendees will get to know a little more about what goes into making a short doc. The documentaries cover a disabled playwright, Men’s Fashion Center’s battle against gentrification, McLean High School’s marching band, a man named Tattoo Tom doing a trail race for children diagnosed with Cancer and Potomac River champion John Hodge. You don’t have to be from the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area to appreciate these documentaries. $10.

When: Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 7 p.m and 9 p.m.

Where: Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

Metro: Tenleytown Metro Red Line to Bethesda stop

Lean & Hungry: Othello at Artisphere

Othello takes a modern and militarist take for Artisphere’s stage. In this interpretation, Othello is a former child soldier back from war who can’t let go of the the past or move past his faults. The stress from his experiences leads to a tumultuous marriage and a community in pain. A little heavy, but Lean & Hungry will surely do an amazing job with the audio-only format of “Othello.” The audio theatre format is something you don’t see (or hear) every day.

The show is also followed by a discussion with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and panelists about the production. $15-20.

When: Sunday, March 22, 6 p.m.

Where: Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

Metro: Red Line from Tenleytown to Metro Center Metro Station, transfer to orange or silver line to Rosslyn Metro stop

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