We're excited to announce this year's 23rd annual Latin American Film Festival hosted by the American Film Institute. Get your tickets to see some of the best filmmaking from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The festival, which kicks off Thursday, will showcase 50 films including Mexico's "A Secret World," David Riker's Mexico immigration film, "The Girl," L.A. hip-hop drama "Filly Brown," Brazilian music documentary "Tropicalia" and much more. AFI Silver Theatre (8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring) offers special ticket packages for those die-hard fans wanting access to all the screenings, happy hours at the AFI Silver Cafe, and opening and closing night festivities. For those who just want to see a film or two, you can purchase your tickets individually for $15 for nonmembers and $12 for members. For all ticket purchases and packages information, go to afi.com/silver.
Legal Sea Foods is cooking up some of the most delectable oyster dishes in celebration of this year's Oyster Festival. Through Oct. 16, you can enjoy some of the restaurant's oyster delicacies like Oyster Po'Boy, Oyster and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, Smoked Oyster Spread and Oyster Stew. The menu also includes au natural on the half shell, with oysters priced at $2.50, or you can choose your own variety of oysters with the Oyster Choister.
Legal Sea Foods is hosting two exciting events in October. Make a reservation and come to the "Sip, Slurp and Sup" at Legal Sea Foods in Tysons Galleria on Oct. 10 for an evening of oysters and wine. Legal Sea Foods Crystal City will then host a "Shellfish Shindig Shuckout" on Oct. 11, with $1 oysters on the patio. Go to legalseafoods.com for more details.
Come to the Library of Congress at noon to hear a dynamic discussion on today's journalism crisis. Keynote speaker Christopher B. Daly will provide an overview of the history of journalism and what journalists in today's media industry have had to do to adjust to the changing times.
Daly is currently an associate professor in the Boston University Journalism Department. He spent 10 years working with the Associated Press and eight years covering New England politics and government for the Washington Post. He is the author of the book "Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism" and has published articles in the Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, New England Monthly and more.
This event is free and does not require a ticket. Come to the sixth floor of the James Madison Building (101 Independence Ave. NW). There will be a book signing following the lecture.