Tonight: Wu Lyf @ Rock & Roll Hotel

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Sometimes our Monday needs a little dose of music rather than the usual routine of heading home post-work and lamenting the fact that it’s just Monday. If you’re on the same page, head for the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight to check out Wu Lyf, a spunky British quartet that mingles anthemic rock sounds with electronic, angsty pop. Starting things off before them is Willis Earl Beal, a Chicago-based singer-songwriter with plenty to sing about … Continue reading

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Today: I Spy @ NGA

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In the same strain as the Hidden DC photos we highlighted a few weeks back, a new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art shines the spotlight on the day-to-day, urban photography that has become increasingly popular over the past 30 years or so as the hand-held camera has become more and more advanced. “I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938-2010,” which opened yesterday … Continue reading

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Your Weekend, Aggregated

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Each Friday we sift through the city’s full schedule of shows, exhibits, and happenings to tell you the one thing you shouldn’t (and should) miss each day of the weekend.

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Today: Smithsonian Craft Show & Bethesda Books

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If you have any empty nooks in your apartment or any walls you’ve always wanted to adorn with handmade art, then head over to the Smithsonian Craft Show at the National Building Museum … And for the word nerds among you, this weekend also marks the 13th annual Bethesda Literary Festival, which will spotlight an array of local and national authors including Walter Isaacson (author of Steve Jobs’s memoir) … Continue reading

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Tonight: Blossoms & Baseball @ Nats Park

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We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day to head for the ballpark, where the Nats are hosting the Houston Astros tonight at 7:05 p.m. And the reason tonight’s special: As part of the “Blossoms and Baseball” event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cherry blossoms, $2 of every ticket sold … Continue reading

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Tonight: Emancipation Day Fireworks

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Though the Emancipation Day parade wound down in Freedom Plaza around 11 a.m., the festivities continue through this evening. So head over for an action-packed street festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of Abe Lincoln’s freeing of DC’s 3,100-plus slaves … Continue reading

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Today: Seize the Book

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Head over to Farragut North today to check out Carpe Librum, one of our favorite pop-ups to grace the District each year. This gargantuan book sale features more than 40,000 books, music, and movies compiled as part of the “Seize the Book” city-wide event raising money for Turning the Page … Continue reading

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Today: Experimental Media @ Artisphere

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A virtual deluge of interactive multimedia art is setting down at Artisphere today. “Experimental Media 2012″ explores recent developments in art and technology through an expansive collection of interactive installation works, a video screening program, and a workshop series … Continue reading

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Tonight: Physics of Cooking @ Georgetown

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With all the fascinating foodie shows overwhelming your TV these days, up-and-coming trends like molecular gastronomy have taken center stage. For a little insight into how all the epicurean chemistry works, head over to the Georgetown Reiss Science Building this afternoon for a public lecture with professor David Weitz, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics at Harvard University … Continue reading

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