Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
For its November exhibit, “Juxtaposed: Structure,” Rockville’s Artists & Makers Studios has paired the photography of two friends and colleagues, Pete McCutchen and Min Enghauser. McCutchen usually works in color, but for this show he made images in black and white, while Enghauser used medium-format color print film. McCutchen and Enghauser also diverged in subject matter: McCutchen photographed architectural images using a Lensbaby, which is sharp in its “sweet spot” but fuzzed outside of it, producing dreamily impressionistic, and at times eccentric, scenes. For her part, Enghauser offers woodsy tableaux of trees and leaves. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to Nov. 22, at Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville. (240) 437-9573. artistsandmakersstudios.com. (Louis Jacobson)
Rustico (Alexandria) celebrates Virginia-made beer and cider on Nov. 5 at Novemberfest. There will be close to 80 pours to try at the outdoor block party spanning strong stouts and potent porters, pumpkin ales, session brews, fresh-hop-harvest ales, IPAs, sours, and barrel-aged beers. Several brews will be making their Northern Virginia debut. Advance tickets are $25 and include 20 food and drink tickets, plus admission. Day-of tickets at the door cost $10 but do not include food and drink tickets. Kids under 14 are free. Food options include fried chicken and barbecue, and the festival runs from 12-5 p.m. Rustico, 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, (703) 224-5051, rusticorestaurant.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
FRIDAY: Washington City Paper teams up with the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum once again to bring you an evening of musical merriment. Join us this evening for performances by post-Americana duo Hand Grenade Job and K.A.G. It’s gonna be a good one. 6 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.
FRIDAY: Because nostalgia is a fickle beast that can never die, the ’90s are alive and well in 2016. So you might as well embrace it and get your groove on tonight at DC9 for 90s Track, a ’90s dance party. 10:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $5, free before 11 p.m.
FRIDAY: We Were Black Clouds, the atmospheric post-rock trio formerly known as just Black Clouds, are back after a 14-month hiatus. It plays Rock & Roll Hotel tonight with a slew of excellent local groups, including Flavor Waster, Wanted Man, and Sunndrug. 7 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.
SATURDAY: The Washington Free Press, a radical newspaper that would later become D.C.’s leading underground publication, was first printed in 1966. At the 43rd Annual Conference on D.C. History, filmmaker Jeff Krulik (of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame) will moderate a reunion panel discussion with six former staffers of the flower power broadsheet that covered the civil rights and anti-war movements, in addition to drugs, cultural reviews, and controversial cartoons until it ceased operations in 1970. Originally started by Howard University students Frank Speltz and Art Grosman as a combined effort of area college students, the paper transformed into a political tabloid by 1967. Sold on street corners and at head shops, the Free Press became a prominent part of D.C.’s hippy counterculture and was later attacked by the FBI, area police, and the courts. Read more >>> The event begins at 3:15 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Free. (202) 249-3000. dcconvention.com. (Steve Kiviat)
SATURDAY: Hamiltonian’s annual group exhibition, in which its fellows create pieces based on a prompt from a guest curator, opens tomorrow. The exhibition, entitled [recombinant], will feature works by this year’s Hamiltonian fellows: Nancy Daly, Jim Leach, Christie Neptune, Nara Park, Dan Perkins, Allison Spence, Kyle Tata, and Naoko Wowsugi, and is curated by Camilo Álvarez. 7 p.m. at 1353 U St. NW. Free.
SATURDAY: Connecticut-based quartet Sorority Noise play at DC9 tonight with Free Throw and Ratboys. 7 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $13.
SUNDAY: A 50-year-old documentary about a disastrous flood in Florence, Italy, initially made to raise money for relief work, isn’t a typical fun Sunday activity, but there’s more to Per Firenze than that limited summary suggests. First: It was directed by the legendary Franco Zeffirelli, of Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew fame. Second: While actor Richard Burton was working with Zeffirelli on The Taming of the Shrew, he lent his signature baritone to narrate the 55-minute film. Third, and perhaps most importantly, it features the only known footage of the devastating flood of the Arno River, which claimed 101 lives and caused unquantifiable damage to the city’s art and book collections over the course of two days. Read more >>> The film shows at 5:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Noa Rosinplotz)
SUNDAY: If you want to see some of today’s finest indie-pop artists, head to Songbyrd Music House and Cafe to catch Hello Shark, Tall Friend, Thelma, and gobbinjr. 7 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $10.
SUNDAY: The legendary Silver Apples are in D.C. tonight at the Rock & Roll Hotel, with Montreal’s Bernardino Femminielli and D.C.’s own Paperhaus. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.