The Washington Post: 17 things to do in the D.C. area this week

Monday, Nov. 11

Bye Bye Bei Bei at the National Zoo: Everyone knew that Bei Bei would eventually leave the National Zoo to join a Chinese panda-breeding program, following in the paw-steps of older siblings Tai Shan and Bao Bao, but that doesn’t make it any easier to say farewell to the 4-year-old cub. The National Zoo is planning a week of special events to mark Bei Bei’s departure, including Q&A sessions with panda keepers; a station for writing postcards that will accompany Bei Bei to China; the chance to make a “friendship and luck” bracelet; and daily treats for Bei Bei to eat and play with. If you can’t make it to the zoo in person, tune in to Panda Cam for wall-to-wall Bei Bei coverage. Various times through Nov. 18. Free.

‘Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement’ at AFI Silver: Countless punk bands have burned bright and fast across the D.C. landscape in the time it has taken the filmmakers of “Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement” to put the finishing touches on their music documentary. But fans can breathe easy knowing it was worth the wait. For anyone who wasn’t one of the Kickstarter donors who pledged a total of $50,121 in 2014 to see the completion of this love letter to the city’s punk scene — begun in earnest more than 15 years ago — the film takes viewers through the story of punk’s birth in the District. (Known for short-and-unsweetened paeans to defiance, the punk genre came to flourish in this capital city, becoming one of Washington’s greatest cultural exports.) 7 p.m. $8-$13.

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