New and Noteworthy
In this thriller from director Paul Verhoeven, the head of a successful video-game company (Isabelle Huppert) has her world turned upside down when she is sexually assaulted in her home. Instead of reporting the crime to the police, however, she opts to hunt down the man responsible on her own. When she finally tracks down her assailant, they become locked in a dangerous game that threatens to consume them both.
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
Wed, Jan 25 at 8PM
17-year-old Naama spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents’ constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sister. When a free-spirited new girl shows up at school, Naama falls deeply in love for the first time and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning.
Sat, Feb 4 at 10AM
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre is back at the Avalon this winter! In Rufus, a lost and lonely dog finds friendship and learns about individuality. Maybe Rufus looks a little different, but our differences make us special.
Wed, Feb 8 at 8PM
Eliska is caught off guard when her husband falls for a younger woman. Without her husband’s financial support, she finds work as a teacher at a local school. With little choice for lodging, she decides to move into a former morgue. A sarcastic gravedigger with a grudge on his shoulder already occupies the small house. A series of comical situations ensue as they adapt to their living circumstances that just might bring the two of them together.
Sat, Feb 11 at 10AM
The Great Zucchini is back with Barry the Magician! Washington’s funniest and most magical entertainers are taking over the Avalon for another colorful show where every kid is the star. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s performance keeps children on the edge of their seats and guarantees laughter.
Sat, Feb 25 at 10AM
Avalon favorite the RTTs (also known as the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours) bring their toe-tapping, award-winning, original roots rock back this winter! The whole family will want to dance along as they play hits like “Snack Time” and “Turn it Up, Mommy.”
Sat, Mar 4 at 10AM
Marsha and the Positrons is led by singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood with djembe drummer & drum-maker extraordinaire Kweku Owusu, and skilled & smooth bassist Wardell Howell. Their concerts are fun, playful, and educational — and entertaining for adults as well as kids!