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A new pop-up venue for artists of color, Quota, opened last night. [Arts Desk]

Watch Sloane Amelia and Sugg Savage of Akoko—-the rap duo behind dope lyrics like “my ovaries done told me I’m the motherfuckin’ man”—-freestyle for the camera. [DCist]

The Smithsonian revealed a $2 billion, 20-year plan to overhaul the south side of the Mall, and it looks really, really cool… [Arts Desk]

…but will it work with the surrounding architecture? [Post]

Watch local blues-rock outfit Wanted Man‘s new video for “Pardon Me If I Stare.” [BYT]

The members of these new D.C. bands have played in lots of other local bands. [D.C. Music Download]