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Since last June, the L’Enfant Plaza installation space ARTECHOUSE has been a reliable source for dazzling interactive digital art. Turkish art studio Ouchhh ups the ante with a selection of four immersive installations projected on the venue’s 24-feet high walls. Taking their inspiration from the Pyramids of Giza, the constellation Orion, and complex mathematics, the works provide a cinematic spectacle that is the 21st century equivalent of the liquid light shows of the psychedelic ’60s. Not recommended for those with a history of epilepsy, Parallel Universe is a storm of whirling light beams and fractals. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to March 4 at ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW. $15. artechouse.com. (Pat Padua)
There’s a unique way to get your hands on a free burger today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Iranian-American owner of Z-Burger has decided to offer a free meal to anyone presenting a passport from El Salvador, Haiti, or any African nation in response to Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about these countries. The offer is also good for anyone with a passport stamp showing they’ve visited one of these countries or anyone who comes dressed in symbolic apparel such as a Haitian soccer jersey. The deal is being offered at Z-Burger’s Tenleytown location today only. Z-Burger, 4321 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 966-1999. zburger.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: ’90s one-hit wonders The Verve Pipe, best remembered for “The Freshmen,” perform at The Barns at The Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $24.
Friday: Electro-rock duo BoomBox performs at 9:30 Club. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Saturday: Leaders have debated whether Catholic priests should have to remain celibate or at least unmarried for decades. And while it’s true that you probably don’t want your spiritual leader worrying about their love life while listening to your confession, everyone deserves some companionship, especially if the Bible tells husbands to love their spouses as Christ loved the church. The priest at the center of Guilt, a world premiere play currently being produced by Scena Theatre, takes his desire a bit too far. Grandier, a 17th century French priest has trysts with many nuns, and when they fall in love with him, church leaders naturally assume he’s a witch and burn him at the stake. When those who loved him begin to deal with the consequences of killing an innocent man, they—and the audiences watching them—are forced to weigh how religion and rules can get out of control. Read more>>> The play runs to Feb. 4 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $15–$45. (202) 399-7993. scenatheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)
Saturday: The Birchmere welcomes singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $89.50.
Saturday: Legendary R&B singer and producer Babyface performs at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall with students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $24–$119.
Sunday: Frequently cited as one of the greatest films ever made, nearly every aspect of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo was ahead of its time—and still feel fresh today. Jimmy Stewart stars as a detective with a crippling fear of heights who follows his friend’s troubled wife, played by Kim Novak, and becomes obsessed with her. When she tragically dies, he finds her doppelgänger (Novak, again) and, in one of cinema’s most sinister makeover montages, tries to remake her as the woman he lost. Hitchcock meticulously controlled every detail of production just as carefully as Stewart’s character crafts his dream woman. Everything, from Bernard Herrmann’s spine-tingling score to Saul Bass’ surreal title designs, is perfectly formulated to disorient and unsettle, to give the viewer vertigo. Read more>>> Vertigo screens at 7 p.m. at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. $5. sunscinema.com. (Stephanie Rudig)
Sunday: Jefferson’s Garden, a drama from playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker set during the American Revolution, plays at Ford’s Theatre. 7:30 p.m. at 511 10th St. NW. $20–$33.
Sunday: Early aughts singer-songwriter Howie Day performs at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $18.75–$39.75.
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