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Rehoboth, Del.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival


Enjoy a fall day at the beach while brushing up on your film knowledge at the Rehoboth Independent Film Festival. The five-day event by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society begins Wednesday, Nov. 6, and will include both American and foreign films, documentaries and shorts. Last year, it sold just under 19,000 tickets, and organizers hope for even greater success this year. No need to worry about getting around town — all movies will be screened in the same location.

The festival runs Nov. 6-10. Tickets are $10 per film, and parking is free. Screenings and parking will be at Movies at Midway, 202 Route 1, Lewes, Del. For screening schedules and ticket information, visit


'Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits'

The National Portrait Gallery will debut a new exhibition Friday, Nov. 8, "Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits." The exhibit, the result of a donation to the gallery by Karsh's wife of more than 100 photographs by the famed Canadian photographer, will be the museum's first exhibition dedicated entirely to Karsh. During his work as a portrait photographer, Karsh photographed Grace Kelly, Muhammad Ali, John F. Kennedy and Jonas Salk, among others.

The exhibit debuts Friday, Nov. 8 and will run through April 27. Entry into the National Portrait Gallery is free. For more information, including a map of parking lots around the area, visit

Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria Film Festival

Filmmakers, fanatics and critics will gather in Old Town Alexandria for what is expected to be the largest film festival in the city's history. Take a trip to the historic Virginia neighborhood for a mix of entertainment options, including works from local filmmakers, foreign-language films, shorts, documentaries and feature-length productions. Festival highlights include the world premiere of "Ass Backwards," a comedy featuring Alexandria local Casey Wilson alongside Alicia Silverstone, as well as a screening of Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild," followed by a Q&A with director Benh Zeitlin via Skype.

Opening night will be Thursday, Nov. 7, and events will run through Nov. 10. For more information on venues and tickets, visit

Cape May, N.J.


Exit 0 Jazz Festival

Head up to the historic beach town of Cape May, N.J., for the Exit 0 Jazz Festival. Back for its second year, the festival will feature over 100 international touring jazz musicians playing throughout the weekend at various venues. The festival will be "European style," where concert-goers are encouraged to stop by different performances and sample a bit of each. Each night will feature headlining acts at the Xerox Stage in Convention Hall, where singer Dianne Reeves will perform Friday, Nov. 8, followed by Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz leader Eddie Palmieri on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The festival will run Nov. 8-10. Festival pass prices vary, depending on seating and performances. Free parking will be available at 714 Boardwalk. For more information, go to