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Meggan Gould, a New Mexico–based photographer, has spent eight years documenting surfaces—the more fleeting, the better. Blackboards with haphazard coatings of chalk dust, cryptic writings on the reverse side of vintage photographs, momentary arrays of digital icons on computer desktops, dirt and fuzz resting on camera viewfinders, even fingerprint smears on iPads—they’re all in Gould’s project called “Surface Tension,” excerpts of which are now on view in an exhibit at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. While her images of dated computers and old-school blackboards suggest the relentless march of technology, Gould says she’s more interested in the visual aspects, “mutable surfaces that are constantly shifting.” Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Dec. 23 at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College, 930 King St., Silver Spring. Free. (240) 567-5821. montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss(Louis Jacobson)


Chez Le Commis supper club is popping up at Capitol Hill’s Le Bon Cafe tonight. If you didn’t secure reservations, not to worry. Show up around 8:30 p.m. for first-come, first-served seating. The four-course menu is $60 with natural/biodynamic wine pairings available for an extra $30. (Glasses go for $10.) Can’t stay? Chef Tom Madrecki will also offer $20 cassoulet for two to go. Read more on Young & Hungry. Chez Le Commis at Le Bon Cafe, 210 2nd St. SE. chezlecommis.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Comedian Neil Hamburger performs at the Black Cat Backstage with “Major Entertainer” Mike H. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

If you’re looking for more comedy, Upright Citizens Brigade mainstay Chris Gethard entertains audiences in the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab. Local comedian Courtney Fearrington opens the show. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Songwriters Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, and Melissa Ferrick take the stage at the Lincoln Theatre as part of a benefit supporting Americans for Separation of Church and State. 5:30 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $50–$150.

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