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HONORING HEROS

The story of Harvey Kurz, an 86-year-old World War II veteran who saw the iconic flag go up at Iwo Jima, is featured in the new film "Honor Flight," a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime through the nonprofit Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the all-but-forgotten veterans, who are in their late '80s and early '90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the National Press Club (529 14th St. NW) will show a free screening of the documentary followed by a presentation of Kurz's story with a question-and-answer panel discussion, ending at 8:30 p.m.

The documentary gained national attention this summer when its Milwaukee premiere broke the Guinness World Record for largest film audience in history with over 28,000 people in attendance.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

We know there's no better combo than Nazi zombies and aliens. That's why Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) is showing an alien and zombie themed double feature Tuesday night -- with $3 Mind Erasers because let's face it, you'll probably need it. The night will kick off with the Finnish-German-Australian sci-fi comedy "Iron Sky" about a secret Nazi space program on the Dark Side of the Moon. The Nazis somehow manage to build a menacing space fortress with a armada of flying saucers (No, we're not kidding). The second film "Dead Snow" features a group of medical students on a ski trip who are confronted by a group of evil Nazi zombies. Doors open at 8 p.m.

LAUGH NIGHT

Are you a loyal fan of stand up? District Comedy is known for booking some of the best comedic talent in the Washington area, and its weekly stand up comedy event is no exception. Start your week off right with a few laughs at Comedy Night's Laugh Til You're Blue hosted by Pat Coffey and Haywood Turnipseed Jr. These two comedians have lit up the stage on more than one occasion and will truly have you splitting sides and slapping knees. If you think you've got jokes and are willing to share them in front of a live audience, then sign up at signup@districtcomedy.com with the subject "BlueBanana." Roll call opens at 8:20 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Blue Banana Sports and Rock Bar (3632 Georgia Ave. NW).

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