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“Calling to You” is an art exhibit about art exhibits and a collaboration about collaborations. It emerged when Civilian Art Projects’ director and founder, Jayme McLellan, approached longtime D.C. artist Muriel Hasbun last spring about having a joint show with Caroline Lacey that explored the idea of mentorship. “I thought it was a wonderful idea since Caroline and I had been working together since the fall of 2013,” Hasbun recalls. Lacey started as her student, then became a teaching assistant and eventually an artistic collaborator. “We both were interested in somehow talking about how our relationship started as a mentorship but has evolved into a partnership,” Hasbun says. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., to Oct. 22, at Civilian Art Projects, 4718 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 607-3804. civilianartprojects.com. (Louis Jacobson)


New sandwich slinger Smoked & Stacked has been open for about a week in Shaw, meaning maybe the lines are short enough to brave. Go all out and order The Messy with pastrami, sauerkraut, comte, and Thousand Island dressing on rye ($13), or opt for The Stacked ($13) which similarly features pastrami but the vessel is Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley‘s house-made milk bread. Smoked & Stacked, 1239 9th St. NW, (202) 465-4822, smokedandstacked.com. (Laura Hayes)


If someone were to tell you that Adam Green, half of the lo-fi freak-folk band The Moldy Peaches, made a film, you’d probably think it’d be pretty weird. You’d be right. Green’s new film Aladdin is a psychedelic fever dream of sorts, and it’s screening tonight at Black Cat’s Backstage. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.

Shoegaze pioneers Lush are back, 20 years after its last album and live show. The band hits 9:30 Club tonight with Tamaryn, and it’s an apt reminder that, while most reunions are passé, Lush’s is a very welcomed return. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.