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Barbara Klemm, one of Germany’s leading news photographers, may not be a household name for Americans, but she’s getting double exposure in D.C. right now. Klemm’s work is featured in both a hefty retrospective of her photojournalism at the Goethe-Institut and a more limited selection of portraits and intimate work at the Leica Store. Overall, Klemm’s most evocative image at the Leica Store is one of a figure dashing through a portal in a graffiti-covered section of the Berlin Wall. On first glance, the image seems like a perfect allegory—a stand-in for the newly reunified country shown rushing headlong into freedom. In reality, the photograph predates the fall of the wall, depicting the most humdrum of authoritarian moments: a border guard going off shift. Klemm’s photograph is a fleeting tableau with the power to confound. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Saturdays to Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leica Store, 977 F St. NW. Free. (202) 787-5900. leicastoredc.com.
Orange Anchor, a nautically themed restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront, opens with half-price food and drink today and tomorrow. The menu is, appropriately, heavy on the seafood with some curious touches, like caviar tacos with Yukon potatoes as their shells ($32). Only one oyster variety, Chincoteague, is available, but you can get them prepared four different ways, one of which involves Champagne on the half-shell. When it’s warmer out, the restaurant will offer delivery to boats moored at Washington Harbour. Read more on Young & Hungry. Orange Anchor, 3050 K St. NW. (202) 802-9990 for the restaurant, (202) 802-9989 for boat delivery. orangeanchordc.com. (James Constant)
OH AND ALSO
Bearded rock icon Leon Russell performs at the Hamilton with Cris Jacobs, former frontman of the Baltimore band the Bridge. 7:30 p.m. at 600 F St. NW. $25–$40.
Ohio-based rock quartet the Sidekicks play the Black Cat Backstage with New York’s LVL UP. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Hip-hop and soul act Sidewalk Chalk takes the stage at Tropicalia with soul bands J. Pope and Funk Friday and the Higher Hands. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10.
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