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Few cities are undergoing a period of gentrification as lengthy as D.C.’s, and perhaps none are gentrifying as quickly. The individual stories of displacement, as well as the larger narrative arc that shows how class and racial lines overlap to push out poorer minority communities, have particular poignancy in D.C. Against this backdrop, the local African-American artist collective Delusions of Grandeur created How We Lost DC, an exhibition the group calls “a visual discourse on gentrification.” The work of Wesley Clark, Larry Cook, Shaunté Gates, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gorden, and Stan Squirewell encompasses photography, textile, paintings, mixed media, and sculpture in a show that moves between portraiture and would-be artifacts to tapestry and art made from maps of the District itself. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Fridays noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Oct. 31, at Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE. Free. (202) 365-8392. honfleurgallery.com. (Emily Walz)
Happy Birthday, Chuy’s Fairfax! The Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant’s Northern Virginia location turns one today and offers specials throughout the day, including a blue Cadillac nacho car, which customers can use to personalize their nacho orders. Patrons can also take advantage of all-day happy hour drink specials, among other discounts. Chuy’s Fairfax, 11219 Lee Highway, Fairfax. (703) 364-5933. chuys.com. (Freddy Rodriguez)
OH AND ALSO
The National Museum of African Art opens its new exhibition, which features artists’ books about Africa or by African artists. 10 a.m. at 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free.
Brazilian forró guitarist and vocalist Roberto Junior plays an intimate show at Adams Morgan’s Bossa Bistro. Find more details on Facebook. 10 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.
Today is Mexico’s Independence Day, and to mark the occasion, the Kennedy Center has invited the Sones de México Ensemble, a group of traditional folk musicians, to perform on the Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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