Do you know D.C.?

Get our free newsletter to stay in the know about local D.C.

In the abstract, the exhibition of artworks by Steve Miller at the National Academy of Sciences—billed as a “metaphorical checkup” on the ecological health of the Amazon rainforest—sounds like a gimmick. But while some of the pieces are needlessly complex, others are strikingly beautiful. In “Law of the Jungle,” Miller etched an X-ray on laminated glass, showing a sinuously curved python with a very dead mouse still being digested in its stomach. Equal parts beautiful and creepy, the work is easily Miller’s finest and the show’s least political. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Jan. 31 at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 334-2415. cpnas.org. (Louis Jacobson)

EAT THIS

Cocktail bar 2 Birds 1 Stone is celebrating its fourth birthday with an anniversary bash from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight. The subterranean bar, not usually open on Mondays, will serve $6 cocktails all night long. Drink piña coladas, Aperol spritz punch, watermelon punch, and dark & stormys. Find the bar below, Doi Moi, (1800 14th St. NW) through a door accessed on S Street NW. 2 Birds 1 Stone. 2birds1stonedc.com. (Laura Hayes)

OH AND ALSO

Local electronic rock duo Catscan!performs at DC9 with New Orleans-based creep rock act Cult Wife, Baltimore guitarist Herschel Hoover, and Trajectories, a D.C.-based alt-rock trio. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

Post Shift Theatre, a new company helmed by creative people in the food and beverage industry, presents its first show, a night of six 10-minute plays based on the theme of sticks and stones, at Republic Restoratives. 8 p.m. at 1369 New York Ave. NE. $5 suggested donation.

If you feel compelled to workout in a beautiful place, instructors from Park View’s Yoga Heights studio lead students through a class in the Kennedy Center’s Great Hall. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Want To Do Today sent to your inbox five days a week? Sign up here.