The National Symphony Orchestra is broadening its borders to different neighborhoods in the District this month with the NSO In Your Neighborhood, and the kick-off event is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the newly renovated Howard Theater (620 T St. NW).

NSO will be making guest appearances throughout the Logan Circle, Shaw and U Street neighborhoods this month as part of their free community outreach requested by various community organizations. You'll find them at Busboys & Poets, the African American Civil War Museum, Ben's Chili Bowl and the 9:30 Club. Their tour begins with a small ensemble of chamber music performed by the National Symphony, which will include famous works by Bolling and Gershwin.

The tour will run through Jan. 14th. While these events are free, you will need to RSVP at


This year's Washington Jewish Film Festival offers dozens of top-notch movies -- 55 to be exact -- which begs the question: Which ones should we see? We suggest actor Elliott Gould's recent film "Dorfman," a quirky rom-com starring Elliot Gould and Sara Rue. The film is about a man named Deb Dorfman who abandons his suburban existence in the San Fernando Valley for downtown LA. Lucky for us, Gould will be at Tuesday night's screening, alongside producer Len Hill and screenwriter Wendy Kout, to discuss the film and answer questions from viewers. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Avalon Theatre (5612 Connecticut Ave. NW). As a reminder, the festival runs through Jan. 13 at various locations around the District. If you haven't purchased your tickets or need a refresher on the list of screenings, go to