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It’s not just journalists and whistleblowers who care about how our information is seen and shared online: The conversation goes on in incessant status updates about Facebook stealing individual content, online discussions of encrypted chats and Pretty Good Privacy keys, and beyond. And in the aftermath of the Sony hacking scandal, things feel downright Orwellian. The DC Public Library’s “Orwellian America: Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age” series, then, is timely. The fun begins this morning, when community members and special guests come together to read George Orwell’s 1984 in its entirety at MLK Library. Read more >>> The reading begins at 10 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 727-0321. dclibrary.org. (Caroline Jones)
Washington City Paper hosts its Best of D.C. Voting Party tonight at Tony & Joe’s. Stop by for seafood, an open bar, and live music, then cast a ballot for your favorite businesses in D.C. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. Best of D.C. Voting Party at Tony & Joe’s, 3000 K St. NW. wcp.xorbia.com/BODCVoting15. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Artist Tai Hwa Goh displays pieces that combine elements of printmaking and hand waxing in “Lulled Land,” her new exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery. Noon at 916 G St. NW. Free.
Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip celebrates its 30th anniversary with a worldwide tour. The band stops at the Lincoln Theatre tonight. 6:30 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $49.50–$75.
Americana singer-songwriter Israel Nash performs at DC9 with rock trio Dead Professional. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
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