Artist Jacob Lawrence got his first national recognition for his Migration Series, a group of paintings on cardboard that chronicled the movement of African-Americans from the deep South to the industrial North in the years following World War I. But he also documented other eras in American history in his figurative paintings, and the Phillips Collection brings together, for the first time, 12 panels that tell the story of America, beginning with the Revolutionary War and concluding with the westward expansion of 1817. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays noon to 7 p.m. at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org. (Caroline Jones)
The latest gut-bomb to come out of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is a fried chicken and gravy sandwich. The new offering consists of fried chicken with a Cajun gravy and savory bun. The breakfast version, which is slightly smaller, goes for $5.50, while the lunch version is $9.75. A side of additional gravy is available for $2. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW. (202) 809-5565. astrodoughnuts.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Hemphill Fine Art presents a new exhibition of stained paintings by the late Dutch artist and former Phillips Collection curator Willem de Looper. 10 a.m. at 1515 14th St. NW. Free.
Singer-songwriter Kate Voegele takes the stage at the Birchmere with Spanish vocalist Leroy Sanchez. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $19.50.
Local hip-hop artist and youth advocate Javier Starks performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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