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As the eponymous art dealer and curator of Hemphill Fine Arts, George Hemphill traffics in artistic variety, never getting into a rut of a particular medium or aesthetic. If he has an area of focus, lately it’s been elevating artists connected to D.C., particularly those of the Washington Color School, and this is the glue joining most of the artists in the gallery’s latest show, 35 Days. Aside from the commonality of either living or having been educated in the D.C. area, the artistic approaches and techniques are wide-ranging. Alongside several Color School luminaries (among them Sam Gilliam and Thomas Downing), the show features some of their contemporary artistic “descendants” like James Huckenpahler and Linling Lu. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Aug. 11, at Hemphill, 1515 14th St. NW, #300. Free. (202) 234-5601. hemphillfinearts.com. (Stephanie Rudig)


District Distilling Co. on U Street NW has a new happy hour that stretches from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and features a rotating $5 biscuit sandwich from Chef Justin Bittner. Examples include a chicken-fried steak biscuit, fried mortadella biscuit, and pimento cheese biscuit. District Distilling Co., 1414 U St. NW. (202) 629-3787. district-distilling.com. (Laura Hayes)


Head to the Hirshhorn for your first glimpse of the new Ai Weiwei exhibit, Trace, a collection of portraits made from Lego bricks. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free.

Smooth R&B artist Al B. Sure plays an intimate show at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $29.50–$65.

Rhizome kicks off its new Sonic Wellness series, which pairs yoga with ambient music sets from local artists, with music from Benjamin Scurr of Br’er. 6 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10 suggested donation.

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