Hi, Thursday! Analis and Max here.

๐Ÿšจ Situational awareness: Keep the Beat Week ends Friday with a "Go-Go Fitness and Mindfulness" event. Sessions are 9:30am and 12:30pm at Stead Park Recreation Center. RSVP here.

  • Separately: The Wizards play the Cleveland Cavaliers 6pm Sunday at Capital One Arena. Tickets start at $17.

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1 big thing: ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Must-watch cultural films

A scene from "Frybread Face and Me." Photo: Courtesy of AARAY Releasing

The Smithsonian's ninth annual Mother Tongue Film Festival is here.

What's happening: Now through Saturday, watch films that record the journeys of people from around the world and learn about cultural and linguistic diversity. View films here.

By the numbers: There will be 23 films in 27 languages from 12 regions to watch.

What they're saying: "Language is culture," said Amalia Cรณrdova, festival co-director. "In our efforts to strengthen cultural knowledge, it's crucial that people have access to diverse stories through the lens of language diversity."

Where: The National Mall. View screening locations here.

Context: This festival is part of the Recovering Voices program and kicked off on the United Nations' International Mother Language Day.

When: There will be screenings Friday and Saturday. View full schedule here.

Cost: Free.

  • Some screenings may encourage an RSVP.

Of note: All films will be fully subtitled or open captioned in English, and an American Sign Language interpreter will be present for all panel discussions.

More things to do this weekend in D.C.

๐Ÿชก Emerging Designers Showcase: See the work of D.C.'s newest fashion designers at the start of D.C. Fashion Week, 6โ€“9pm Saturday at the National Housing Center. Tickets start at $60.

  • Separately: There is a fashion industry networking party 6โ€“9pm Friday at Saint Yves and a 40th International Couture Collections showcase 5pm Sunday at the National Housing Center. Get tickets here.

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Uncaged Second Annual Film Festival: Watch short films of various genres that celebrate and affirm the Black queer experience, 6โ€“10pm Saturday at the Anacostia Arts Center. Tickets start at $10.

  • Each screening will be followed by a discussion panel of filmmakers and community leaders.
  • Food and drinks will be available.

๐Ÿ’ƒ Travesuras: Dance to reggaeton and Latin trap music, 4โ€“10pm Saturday at Saint Yves in Dupont Circle. Tickets start at $25.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Annual Black Her-Story Market: Shop women- and Black-owned brands selling handcrafted items, 1โ€“6pm Sunday at Hotel Zena. Free.

  • Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase at Figleaf Bar & Lounge.

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2. โ–ถ๏ธ Streaming guide

Lionel Messi. Photo: Apple TV+

Here's what's new on Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Max, Prime Video and Apple TV+.

What we're watching: One soccer icon's journey to becoming a World Cup champion, Tyler Perry's newest steamy thriller and a live-action take on a hit animated show.

Max's pick of the week

"Messi's World Cup: The Rise of a Legend" โ€” Available now on Apple TV+

The intrigue: Follow Lionel Messi's journey with the Argentinian national team to World Cup glory while hearing from the legend himself in this new four-part series.

Driving the news: Since joining MLS club Inter Miami last season, the global soccer icon has driven ticket prices, doubled his team's value and starred in his first Super Bowl commercial.

Don't miss these

"Mea Culpa" โ€” Available now on Netflix

What's happening: Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes star in Tyler Perry's new thriller about a defense attorney who uncovers more than she anticipated while trying to determine the guilt of her client.

What they're saying: "What I love about 'Mea Culpa' is that you have to watch it three or four times to catch every little clue that was dropped along the way. It's going to keep a lot of people guessing until the end," Perry said in a press release.

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" โ€” Available now on Netflix

State of play: This is the PG live-action rendition of the hit Nickelodeon series of the same title.

More to watch

"The Second Best Hospital in The Galaxy" on Prime Video

  • Stephanie Hsu, Kieran Culkin, Keke Palmer, Sam Smith, Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne star in this new adult animated series about two renowned alien surgeons who tackle medical emergencies across the galaxy. Available now.

"The Family Stallone" season 2 on Paramount+

  • This season, the Stallone daughters move from LA to New York and Miami to chase dreams, navigate college and find love. Meanwhile, parents Sylvester and Jennifer settle in Palm Beach before the whole family reunites for a trip to Italy. Available now.

"Mike Epps: Ready To Sell Out" on Netflix

  • Mike Epps discusses his finances, code switching and work husbands in his fourth Netflix comedy special. Available now.

"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" season 3 on Disney+

  • Clone Force 99's battle to survive the aftermath of Order 66 and the formation of the Empire comes to a conclusion in the final season of this series. Available now.

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Our picks:

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Analis is unpacked and will be resting all weekend.

๐Ÿ”Ž Max will be looking for the clues in "Mea Culpa."

Thanks to our editor Ashley May and copy editor Egan Millard.