Twin Jude
Twin Jude Credit: Darrow Montgomery

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For a while there, it looked like our seasonal Luce Unplugged Community Showcase at the Smithsonian American Art Museum was going to be canceled—just another unfortunate consequence of our long, dumb government shutdown. Fortunately, the government reopened just in time (and within the window before it is possibly shut down again) for this winter’s showcase!

City Paper is extremely excited to present our next showcase on Friday, Feb. 8 with Twin Jude and Weed Tree. Diligent WCP readers will recognize Twin Jude from last year’s People Issue. The San Diego-born artist relocated to D.C. in early 2017 and quickly established themself as one of the D.C.-area’s most innovative artists.

Joining Twin Jude is Weed Tree, the experimental, improvisational duo of multi-instrumentalist Layne Garrett and percussionist Amanda Huron. Together, the pair embark on a spiritual sonic journey through their improvisations, which often veer into far-off places. Seeing Weed Tree live is nothing short of a meditative, cleansing experience. 

As always, our Luce Unplugged Community showcases are free. A local brewery will pour free beer samples and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. in the Luce Foundation Center on the third floor of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Find more information and RSVP here