Michael Horsley has been capturing images of D.C. for decades. To say that the photographer and multimedia artist has archived almost every part of the city is no exaggeration. He could create a slideshow of his images for a dusty projector and it would be never ending. While Horsley’s work is usually commissioned by the likes of the Post, the Times, and the International Herald Tribune, his exhibition at Gallery O on H will give fans and those new to his work a peek through his lens. House of Champions takes viewers on a tour of a varied portrait of D.C. during the late 1970s and 1980s, capturing everything from the victims of the destructive neglect of the federal government to the architectural markers that withstood it all. Beyond that, House of Champions shows the faces of a D.C. that often marks change through development rather than the people who inhabit it. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to Jan. 11, 2019 at Gallery O on H, 1354 H St. NE. Free. (202) 649-0210. galleryoonh.com. (Hamzat Sani)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Gabriela Alemán, one of Ecuador’s most distinct writers, discusses Poso Wells, her new book about an impoverished town in which many women go missing and officials do nothing, at Politics and Prose at Union Market. 7 p.m. at 1270 5th St. NE. Free.
Friday: Toronto-based electronic producer Robotaki performs at U Street Music Hall. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12–$18.
Saturday: Sampled throughout Shoreline Mafia’s breakthrough mixtape ShorelineDoThatShit is a Reefer Madness-esque news report about lean, the cough syrup concoction that has been a hip-hop staple for decades. The report featured one of the Los Angeles rap group’s videos, and they took the notoriety in stride. Under the eerie synthesizer intro of Shoreline Mafia’s “Nun Major,” an anxious newscaster says, “After FOX 11 first aired this story promo, members of Shoreline Mafia posted to their Instagram account this response: Expletive FOX, we sippin’ juice for life.” That’s the type of irreverence one can expect from Shoreline Mafia, a group composed of rappers Ohgeesy, Fenix, Rob Vicious, and Master Kato that has quickly emerged as part of the Los Angeles rap vanguard. Mostly, it’s thanks to their zeitgeist-friendly mix of street rap slappers and SoundCloud weirdness, with heavy doses of party, drugs, and sex raps. The next time these guys are on the news, it won’t be in a reactionary report, it’ll be about their next hit. Read more>>> Shoreline Mafia perform at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House, 2477 18th St. NW. $20–$50. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Chris Kelly)
Saturday: R&B icon Ginuwine performs at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $37.50–$67.50.
Saturday: Stand-up comedian Jo Koy performs at The Anthem. 6 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $50–$60.
Sunday: SOS! Twins have been separated by a shipwreck at Shakespeare Theatre Company. If that alarming plotline sounds familiar, it’s because the theater mounted >Twelfth Night last year. The production cleaned up at the Helen Hayes Awards in May, receiving a best director award for Ethan McSweeny, who reimagined the late Shakespearean romance in the aftermath of a plane crash instead of a maritime accident. In its new production of The Comedy of Errors, the Bard’s shipwreck is back. Director Alan Paul has set this early Shakespearean comedy on the coast of midcentury Greece, drawing aesthetic inspiration from films like Zorba the Greek. Paul is Shakespeare’s resident associate artistic director, and he is at his best when helming a whimsical comedy—his 2015 Kiss Me, Kate was a Technicolor romp. That bodes well for this 100-minute, no-intermission Comedy of Errors. With not one but two sets of identical twins, it is the zaniest of Shakespeare’s comedies. A cohort of local actors who are very good at being very funny fills out the cast, including Sarah Marshall, Nancy Robinette, and Tom Story. Gregory Wooddell and Christian Conn lead the show as separated siblings hoping to someday be reunited. Read more>>> The play runs to Oct. 28 at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $44–$128. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Sunday: Polish singer-songwriter Basia performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $49.50.
Sunday: Detroit-born soul singer Dwele performs at City Winery. 9:30 p.m. at 1350 Okie St. NE. $45–$65.
OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANNING
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for R&B band The Internet, performing at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 4. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $35.
Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. for classic rock act Three Dog Night, performing at the Birchmere on Feb. 17, 2019. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50.
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