Baltimore native Michael A. McCoy has only been a practicing photographer since 2013, but his black-and-white prints on display at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park have a decidedly old school feel. More importantly, his intimate images show a keen eye for personal connections, whether that’s with wide-eyed children at play or with veterans struggling with PTSD—McCoy himself is an Iraq War vet. In “Black Girl Magic,” McCoy captures a jump-roping youngster whose expression suggests half-exhilaration, half-terror. In “Seven,” an exceptionally poised young boy opens his jacket to reveal a Colin Kaepernick jersey. “Untitled” shows an older brother comforting a younger sibling who’s scared of getting a haircut. Also, impressively, the photographer is confident in capturing both spur-of-the-moment tableaux, like the crammed yet isolated smartphone-focused Metro riders, and eloquent, unrushed compositions, like boots and a flag left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read more>>> The exhibit is on view through April 8 at Photoworks, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. (301) 634-2274. (Louis Jacobson)


Singer, songwriter, and pianist Avery*Sunshine performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $55. 

Author and journalist Elaine Weiss discusses The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, an illuminating account about the end of the women’s suffrage movement, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Union Stage welcomes the 2018 edition of Speed Rack, an all-female speed bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer research. 5 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $25–$30.   

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