There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood has been home to plenty of politicos, lawyers, and all-around rich people. It’s far less well known for its folk musicians. Wisconsin-bred songwriter Shannon Carey was once one of them, and her tune “Kalorama” pays tribute to her old stomping ground. The song appears on her band Luray’s debut album, The Wilder, a lilting blend of strings and soaring vocals released in August. The ensemble’s members are now scattered throughout Richmond, D.C., and southern Maryland, so Luray’s performance at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center this afternoon should serve as a reunion of sorts. Whether the show results in a new song about Penn Quarter remains unknown—for now. Luray performs at 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, 8th and F streets NW. Free. (202) 633-7970. americanart.si.edu.