GAME DAY PETS
Adopt Force One is touching down at the next several Redskins games, and its passengers include a slew of cats and dogs looking for new homes. The tailgating animals are courtesy of the Washington Humane Society, which is planting the mobile adoption van among fans pregaming outside FedEx Field. It's a great way to play with animals outside of the shelter environment and see how they react to crowds and strangers. Not only could the Redskins come away with a big win, but you could come away with a new furry pet.
The van will be parked at FedEx Field Gate H from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. The WHS is the leading voice for animals in the District and currently provides care for 30,000 animals thanks to a variety of programs such as sheltering, adoption, humane education and more. For more information, go to washhumane.org.
Skip the movie theaters this weekend and check out some new independent films featured at cultural spots around town. Impress your friends with your global savviness by checking out the new screening of the Israeli film "The Queen Has No Crown," centered on the power of family and the pangs of homelessness. The screening will be held at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P St. NW) at 11:35 a.m. Sunday. Can't make it that early? Head over to the Freer Gallery of Art (Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW) for a 2 p.m. showing of "The Ditch," a film that recreates the horrors of the Jiabiangou labor camp in the Gobi Desert. And if you're looking to see a film with the whole family, the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is premiering a German-language (English-subtitled) fairy tale film series with "Rapunzel" at 2 p.m.