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Even though the enormous installations from last year’s Wonder have been cleared out for the most part, the Renwick Gallery still has plenty of treasures to explore in a low-key setting. Its latest show celebrates the work of June Schwarcz, who, in addition to creating colorful canvasses and wall-mounted panels, creates the kinds of bowls and vessels that are too pretty to dump food, flowers, or coins in, but too awkward to display. Since Schwarcz’s work doesn’t really belong on a coffee table, the best place to see her masterful enamel technique is in the safe confines of a museum, where guards can hopefully prevent you from breaking anything. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to Aug. 27, at the Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. (202) 633-7970. renwick.americanart.si.edu. (Caroline Jones)
OH AND ALSO
Former Men at Work member Colin Hay, known to a generation of 20- and 30-somethings for his song on the Garden State soundtrack, returns to The Birchmere for an intimate solo show. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $45.
Australian vocal ensemble The TEN Tenorsbrings its blend of classical and pop arrangements to the Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $30–$85.
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