MOVIES: As component of its Things to come back: Town Imagined on Film , which runs through April 5, AFI Silver Theatre’s (8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD) presents Metropolis on tonight, with live musical accompaniment from Alloy Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $20.
ACROBATICS: In case you prefer your violinists flying in the course of the air with the best of ease investigate cross-check Cirque de la Symphonie on the Kennedy Center (2700 F Street NW) tonight at 8:00 p.m. (tomorrow’s show is sold out). Along side aerialists there’ll even be acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, and strongmen. $20-$85
SIDESHOW: The Ooh La La Belly Dance & Sideshow Revue entertains and astounds at Montserrat House (2016 9th Street NW) tonight. Doors 8:00 p.m., show 9:00 p.m. $10 beforehand, $15 on the door.
ART: Help 1 Art Enables 1 (2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE), a corporation that helps people with developmental disabilities make art, celebrate its 2 10th birthday 2 Saturday with cake, bubbles, and art. 2:00-4:00 p.m.
DANCE: Dancers perform in Israeli’s Gaga dance style (no, not Lady Gaga) on the 3 Next: Israel 3 event at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) this Saturday. 8:00 p.m. $18-$23.
FOOD & DRINK: The 4 Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival 4 involves National Harbor this weekend with all-you-care-to-eat oysters prepared in a number of styles. The development happens Friday (6:00-10:00 p.m.), Saturday (12:00-9:00 p.m.). 5 Tickets: 5 $89.
>> The 6 13th St. Meats 6 Pop-up Shop is making an appearance at Pharmacy Bar (2337 18th Street NW) Saturday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. If they’re selling their roasted poblano sausage, BUY IT.
>> 7 Washington DC Youth Rugby 7 is having a fundraising Chili Cook-off on Saturday on the Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Avenue NE). 4:00-7:00 p.m. $5.
ACTING: Learn the art of improv at a workshop with Second City’s Dunbar Dicks at Theater at the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA) Saturday. An “Introduction to Improvisation” class can be offered from 10:00 a.m. to one:00 p.m., and an “Improvisation for Actors” class will go from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more and 8 register here 8 . $15 for one session, $25 for 2.
MOVIE: Haven’t seen each of the Oscar Best Picture nominees yet? Watch all of them Saturday on the AMC 9 2012 Best Picture 24 Hour Marathon 9 at AMC Loews Georgetown 14 (3111 K Street NW) starting at 11:00 a.m. with Hugo 3D, and followed by The Tree of Life (1:20 p.m.), The aid (3:55 p.m.), The Artist (7:20 p.m.), The Descendants (9:20 p.m.), Midnight in Paris (11:30 p.m.), War Horse (1:20 a.m.), Moneyball (4:00 a.m.), and very Loud & Incredibly Close (6:20 a.m.). $60.
>> See the documentary 0 Town Dark 0 , presented by Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium (and several other space associations and clubs), at Founders Hall Auditorium at George Mason University (3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA) Saturday, followed by a telescope viewing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.
ROLLER DERBY: It is a 1 DC Rollergirls double header 1 on the DC Armory (2001 E Capitol Street SE) this Saturday, when Scare Force One takes at the Majority Whips, and the Cherry Blossom Bombshells go against the DC DemonCats. 3:00 p.m. $12.
COMEDY: 9 Lily Tomlin 9 performs on the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD) Sunday. a number of tickets were still left when this post was written. 7:00 p.m. $75.