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The Tower Gallery in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building is one of the best rooms in which to see contemporary art, full stop. Chicago-based artist and urban planner Theaster Gates will use his time in the gallery to present pieces he created specifically for the space, including one that incorporates pieces of an old gym floor and another that uses old issues of Ebony magazine. For pieces that require a bit more contemplation, Gates has certainly found the appropriate venue. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Sept. 4, at the National Gallery of Art East Building, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov.(Caroline Jones)
Red Apron Burger Bar launched a burger of the month program in March and first up is a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired triple-decker burger ($12.95). It features two beef patties, a corned beef patty, American cheese, bacon braised cabbage, and hot mustard. Expect a lamb burger to follow in April and a chivito burger in May. Red Apron Burger Bar, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 524-5210. redapronburgerbar.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Danish vocalist Agnes Obel performs at 9:30 Club with opening act Ethan Gruska. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
The Maple House Collective presents a showcase at Rhizome featuring sets from Alex Pelchat, Nate Schieble, Chris Lynn, and Zwischenzug. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10 suggested donation.
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