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My dad keeps telling me I need to get my teeth checked. “So I haven’t been in 10 years,” I tell him. “What’s the BFD?” That’s when he busts into his story about oral surgery—the pain, the suffering. And the wandering into the waiting room, covered in gum blood and high on nitrous. “It happened to me,” he says, “and it’ll happen to you.” “BFD,” I say—and you know what I’m thinking about? Silk-screening. No shit—every time. I think it’s the image of my dad walking around covered in gum blood that does it. In my head, papa David looks just the way my friend Hugh does when he makes T-shirts for my band: tired, enraged, aimless, and covered—head to toe—in red splotches. All being well, professional silk-screen artist Nancy McIntyre can show you how to not get so messy when she gives a demonstration of the technique at 2 p.m. at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. (703) 683-1780. (Mike Kanin)