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With new buildings going up nearly every day and the cost of homes rising citywide, D.C. is in the midst of rapid redevelopment.What most residents and visitors don’t realize, however, is that many commonplace elements of D.C. life have only been part of the city for slightly more than 50 years. The Anacostia Community Museum’s latest exhibition, “Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963–1975,” looks at a period in which the District transformed dramatically. On interactive video screens, visitors can also hear stories from residents of D.C. during that period. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Oct. 23, at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. Free. (202) 633-4820. anacostia.si.edu. (Caroline Jones)


Momofuku CCDC isn’t just about ramen and pork buns. Now, the David Chang restaurant is serving pupusas on Mondays. A $12 to-go lunch set includes a choice of two pupusas (spicy Sichuan brisket and cheese or spinach, hozon, and artichoke) plus black beans, rice, and kimchi curtido. The pupusas are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 a.m. Momofuku CCDC, 1090 I St. NW. (202) 602-1832. momofuku.com/dc/ccdc (Jessica Sidman)


Screenwriter, director, and bon vivant John Waters brings his annual Christmas spectacle to the Birchmere. Expect weird reminiscences on holidays past and the superiority of Baltimoreans’ holiday decorations. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $49.50.

For a more mellow take on seasonal traditions, head to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage where artists from the 9 Songwriter Series perform favorite songs as part of its Holiday Extravaganza. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Glide, a new-age DJ night at U Street Music Hall. Bring a yoga mat and contemplate the longest day of the year. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. Free.

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