November 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm EDT | by Erin Durkin
D.C. briefs: events through Dec. 7

Candlelight vigil, dinner special slated for AIDS Day

Whitman-Walker Health has events planned to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday. The clinic holds its annual candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. at Dupont Circle. Its mobile testing unit will be onsite providing free HIV testing.

Zentan Restaurant is also providing a “World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Menu” where proceeds from their most popular appetizers and entrees will go to Whitman-Walker Health. For more information, visit

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An untitled piece by late artist Jude Nagel. (Photo courtesy Gallery Plan B)

Nagel exhibit opens next week

Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda) hosts an exhibition of mixed media artwork by the late Jude Nagel starting Wednesday.

Nagel lived and worked in the D.C. area her entire adult life. She was connected with several galleries in the area including the Watergate Gallery and the Circle Gallery.

For more information, visit

Chinese pianist Wang to give Chopin concerto

The National Symphony Orchestra presents Yuja Wang playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Hans Gaf on Thursday night at 7 at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW).

The 21-year-old Chinese pianist is recognized for playing with a youthful and fearless imagination as well as the discipline of a mature performer. She has already performed with some of the country’s leading orchestras including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New World and San Francisco symphonies.

Tickets are $10-$85. For more information, visit

ACT UP doc to screen at Corcoran

Jim Hubbarb’s documentary “United in Anger: The History of ACT UP” screens at the Corcoran Gallery (500 17th St., NW) Tuesday night at 7.

The documentary tells the story of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in the 1980s. With the combination of archival footage and interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project, the documentary puts the audience on the ground with the group as they execute some of their major actions.

This event is free. For more information, visit

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