Black-browed albatrosses congregate on Steeple Jason, a tiny island of the Falklands. The birds settle near the sea, sharing the grassy areas with southern rockhopper penguins. Photographer Stephen Wilkes captures the scene beautifully, composing images of the landscape as it transitions from day to night, providing an arresting look at the birds’ island world. Wading through a group of angry caracaras, Wilkes took 926 photos of the albatrosses and penguins in 26 hours. He used about 80 photos to create the resulting image of harmonious birds under both a blue rainbowed sky and a dark moonlit one. It’s Wilkes’ signature technique that is now the subject of a new photo exhibit at the National Geographic Museum, Day to Night: In the Field With Stephen Wilkes. The exhibition takes visitors behind the lens of the innovative photographer, focusing on what it means to capture the passage of time. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to April 22 at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. $15. (202) 857-7700. (Kayla Randall)


If you’re off today, take advantage of President’s Day brunch at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. Visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to order off of the brunch menu featuring dishes like a giant cinnamon roll ($8), cornmeal crusted Chesapeake oysters with Andouille sausage and sweet potato hash ($10 for three oysters), and huevos rancheros with sunny side up eggs, corn tortillas, braised pork belly, guacamole, pico de gallo, and refried black beans ($18). Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW, (202) 319-1612, (Laura Hayes)


Writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance John T. Edge discusses his new Southern food history chronicle, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

Jazz trumpeter Geoff Gallante performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $22.

The Howard Theatre presents a love hurts story slam, in which performers prepare a five minute tale about the misfortunes of their love lives. 7:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $9.99.

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