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When does a meme become art? Since 2009, Maris Kreizman has combined quotes from contemporary and classic literature and images from popular TV shows, music, and movies—think Taylor Swift and Joan Didion, The Jinx and Edgar Allen Poe—on her blog, Slaughterhouse 90210. Her debut book of the same name collects 150 of these posts in a format that works equally well on a coffee table or in the bathroom. At its best, Slaughterhouse 90210 breaks down the division between high art and pop culture by revealing the depth of emotions our modern myths can invoke. Read more >>> Maris Kreizman reads at 6:30 p.m. at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 387-1400. kramers.com. (Justin Weber)
Escape this winter weather at The Royal‘s tiki event tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guest bartender Lukas Smith will collaborate with The Royal’s Bar Manager Lee Carrell to serve shaved ice cocktails, scorpion bowls, pisco-filled fruits, and other drinks showcasing lesser-known South American spirits. All cocktails will be $8. To complete the tropical mood, a projector will screen Blue Hawaii and Donovan’s Reef. The event is part of The Royal’s “Royal Knights” series on the second Monday of every month, which features lesser known liquors and guest bartenders. The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW; (202) 332-7777. theroyaldc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Canadian rock trio Metz performs at Rock & Roll Hotel with Nashville-based opening act Bully and Washington neorock band So Pitted. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $16.
Local soul band Jimi Smooth and HitTime plays a lively set at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Find out how to meet a potential match at the D.C. JCC when Washington Post “Solo-ish” writer Lisa Bonos discusses online dating with David Yarus, founder of the dating app JSwipe. 7 p.m. at 1529 16th St. NW. $13.
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