Weekend Update: India to the max
But you need only journey as far as the Kennedy Center, where from March 1-20, you can explore every cultural inch of Earth's second-most populous country. Says the Kennedy Center's Gilda Almeida: "It is one country, but it is like 50 countries."
Here's the rest of what's inside today's Weekend section:
• Our picks for the weekend's top events, including a chance to see all 10 Best Picture nominees in a 24-hour span; comedy by Fred Armisen, Jon Lovitz and Michael Showalter; music by proto-punk troubadour Jonathan Richman and a screening of the Fugazi documentary "Instrument."
• Where are you planning to watch the Oscars? A look at some of the area's viewing parties.
• When it comes to writing memorable film theme songs, there's Randy Newman, and there's everyone else.
• Looking for a lunch break downtown? Try Scion, home to one of the city's best burgers.
• You wouldn't easily forget art by a creator named Blinky Palermo, but it's unlikely you've seen the German post-war painters works up-close before. That changes at the Hirshhorn.
• If you're sick of Oscar nominees, new films opening this weekend include "Even the Rain," starring Gael Garcia Bernal in a bold meditation on art and politics; and "Hall Pass," in which Jason Sudeikis and Owen Wilson make a mess of things in the latest comedy by the Farrelly brothers.
• Finally, need an escape? Make haste for Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards.