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In 2013, Adamson Gallery mounted a retrospective of work by the late photographer Gordon Parks. Now, the gallery zeroes in on one of Parks’ documentary projects that elevated the previous exhibit, a Life magazine assignment to photograph ordinary African-American residents living in Jim Crow-era Mobile, Ala. Parks’ images exhibit a deep understanding of his subjects’ plight, likely forged by his own experience growing up poor and black in Fort Scott, Kan. Life eventually published some of the images, but many languished in archival obscurity until Adamson brought them to public attention two years ago. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 232-0707. adamsongallery.com. (Louis Jacobson)
It’s Cinco de Mayo! There’s no shortage of restaurant and bar deals, but if you’re planning some festivities at su casa, alcohol delivery service Klink has some specials. For every order of tequila, get one free bottle of margarita mix, and every Corona order comes with free limes. Use the promo code “cinco” for free delivery, too. In other Klink news, the service has expanded east of the Anacostia River and now claims to be the only alcohol delivery app to cover all of D.C. Klink, klinkdelivery.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Local punk trio Puff Pieces leads a local lineup of artists performing at the Paperhaus, including Jack on Fire, Hemlines, and Alabama-based rock act Plains. Find more details on Facebook. 7:30 p.m. at 4912 3rd St. NW. Free.
San Diego-born rock band the Donkeys plays an intimate show at DC9 with Time Is Fire, the D.C.-based act that adds Latin American and Middle Eastern elements to its rock ‘n’ roll roots and is led by an Iranian-born poet. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Power-pop duo Tigers Jaw takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with Boston-based rock band Somos and local hardcore act Lemuria. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.
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