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It’s not a human maze, it’s not an adult ball pit, it’s not even a plastic iceberg, but the National Building Museum’s latest summer installation, Hive, can still provide some entertainment if you want to spend an afternoon inside. Constructed from nearly 3,000 wound paper tubes of varying sizes, the structures designed by Studio Gang should, according to press materials, remind viewers of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the dome of the Duomo in Florence, and mud huts in Cameroon. It’s up to you whether you see those connections or not, but you will have different acoustic experiences as you explore the exhibit. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Sept. 4, at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5–$16. (202) 272-2448. nbm.org. (Caroline Jones)
Charity Off the Hook takes place tonight at Ivy City Smokehouse. The fundraiser features seafood from some of the region’s top restaurants and coming-soon restaurants, including Requin’s Jennifer Carroll, Del Campo’s Victor Albisu, Chloe’s Haidar Karoum, and Matt Baker of Gravitas. Try their food, plus visit stations serving Ivy City Smokehouse products and shucking oysters. Tickets are $65 per person and the event starts at 6 p.m. Ivy City Smokehouse, 1356 Okie St. NE. (202) 529-3300. charityoffthehook.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Head to Fort Reno Park for some local music from alt punk act Signal 30, rock duo Apollo 66, and garage pop band The Dupont Circles. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.
Hard-charging punk quartet Broncho plays DC9 with special guest Billy Changer and opening act Raindeer. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $15.
The D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival continues at the Kennedy Center with a performance of Syncing Ink, a play about a young man working to discover his flow and learn more about the genre. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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