Saturday, August 1

Before Spike Spiegel claimed his first bounty in the Cowboy Bebop series, before Ash Ketchum befriended an electric rodent in Pokemon, bikers, psychics and government conspirators duked it out in Akira. Since its release in 1988, the film's unmatched visuals, groundbreaking themes and excellent storytelling have made it the gold standard of anime on the silver screen. This screening will begin with an onstage costume contest. $8-$10, 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St.