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• Words on Will: Teller. The magician of Penn & Teller fame talks with “Macbeth” director Aaron Posner on magic’s thematic and inspirational role in their staging of the play. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. 6 p.m. Feb. 27. $25.

• PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: Washington Writers: Beyond the Capitol. PEN/Faulkner finalist Edward P. Jones and writer Dinaw Mengestu, both Washington residents, read from their latest works. 8 p.m. Feb. 29. $15.

• PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: An Irish American Evening: Alice McDermott, Frank McCourt, introduced by Richard McCann. 8 p.m. March 14. $15.

Goethe-Institut of Washington

812 Seventh St. NW. 202/289-1200,

• Multimedia Presentation: “Islam and Muslims in Germany.” Mohamed Esa, professor of German, McDaniel College, on Muslim integration into German society. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Registration at 202/289-1200 ext. 163.

• Film Series: “Michael Haneke: A Cinema of Provocation.” In German with English subtitles. All films 6:30 p.m. $4.75-$6.75 through the Web site: “The Castle” (1997), Feb. 25; “Fraulein” (1984/85), March 3; “The Rebellion” (1993), March 10; “Who Was Edgar Allan?” (1984), March 13; “Three Paths to the Lake” (1976), March 17.

International Spy Museum

800 F St. NW. Unless otherwise noted, advance registration required; tickets do not include admission to the museum. Tickets through Ticketmaster at 800/551-SEAT, online at, in person at the museum or through 202/393-7798.

• Operation Night Spy: Espionage in the Dark. 7-9 pm. Feb. 28. Sold out.

Kennedy Center

Literature, manga and anime at the Japan! Culture + Hyperculture Festival. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. All events free unless otherwise noted. 202/467-4600.

• Manga Cafe and Reading Lounge. Casual fare spiced by anime trailers, popular manga for reading and a vintage robot toy collection. South Gallery. Through Feb. 17. Manga author Robin Nishi captures festival happenings in a “Daily Manga” drawing and conducts a free public workshop for ages 10 and up, 11 a.m. Feb. 16.

• Genius Party Premieres. Original films by top anime talents Shinichiro Watanabe, Koji Morimoto and Mahiro Maeda, introduced by Genius Party Executive Producer Eiko Tanaka. Family Theater. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16. $25.

• Panel discussion: “A Thousand Years of Genji.” Jeffrey Angles of Western Michigan University and scholars Naomi Fukumori and Melissa McCormick examine the 11th-century Japanese classic “The Tale of Genji.” Family Theater. 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $10.

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