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This week: An eclectic mix of art-house films, shopping for classics and architectural gems.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Marion Cotillard and Armande Verdure in Sony Pictures Classics' "Rust and Bone" (Photo by

Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts in Sony Pictures Classics’ “Rust and Bone” (Photo by Roger Arpajou/Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

Rust and Bone” Screening
Tuesday, Sept. 10
7 p.m.
La Maison Francaise
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW
$8; $5 seniors and students. Reservations required, available here

Missed this critic’s pick when it first hit the theaters in 2012? The French Embassy screens this drama about a beautiful upper-class woman (Marion Cotillard) who loses her legs in an accident and finds emotional healing through a single father (Matthias Schoenaerts). Take plenty of tissue.

Frye's Georgetown flagship features many similar design elements as the company's Boston store, shown here. (Courtesy photo)

Frye’s Georgetown flagship features many similar design elements as the company’s Boston store, shown here. (Courtesy photo)

Frye’s Georgetown
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
1066 Wisconsin Ave. NW

After a false start late August, the 150-year-old boot maker has finally opened up shop in Washington. Housed in the historic Vigilant Firehouse, Frye’s flagship store in Georgetown offers 2,700 square feet of shopping joy. In addition to celebrity favorites and classics like the “Campus” style, the company is also rolling out a special 150th anniversary collection.


The Kalorama House and Embassy Tour (Courtesy photo)

The Kalorama House and Embassy Tour (Courtesy photo)

Kalorama House and Embassy Tour
Sunday, Sept. 15
Noon-5 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St. NW
202-387-4062 ext. 41222
$35 in advance/$40 at the door; $75 tour and brunch package, available here.

More than a glimpse is offered on this once-a-year tour of some of Embassy Row’s architectural gems. This year, the Andrew Mellon Building, home of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, joins a list that includes the residences of the ambassadors of Austria and Portugal, the Embassy of Slovenia and Woodrow Wilson House, which is celebrating its centennial. Start with a pre-tour brunch at the marvelously eclectic Mansion on O Street.

Peter and Davy Rothbart (Courtesy photo)

Peter and Davy Rothbart (Courtesy photo)

My Heart Is an Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s Unfinished Business Tour
Saturday, September 21
8 p.m.
Warehouse Theater
645 New York Ave. NW
$13, available here

Author, founder of FOUND Magazine and frequent contributor to National Public Radio’s “This American Life” Davy Rothbart has built a reputation as a memoirist and observer of the quirkier side of life. In this, his live show with special guests brother Peter Rothbart, DJ Mikah Tha Vipah and sword swallower Brett Loudermilk, Rothbart has assembled an eclectic collection of performers that rivals his “achingly funny” observations.

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