Do you have a plan to vote?
Let us tell you the information you need to register and cast a ballot in D.C.
If your first interaction with installation art was seeing and hating the grotty objects at the foot of Tracey Emin’s “My Bed,” Sandra Cisneros’ new piece at the Smithsonian might be a good place to give the medium another try. Like Emin’s infamous piece, Cisneros’ “A Room of Her Own: My Mother’s Altar” recreates a bedroom in a museum space, but the author has skipped the shock-inducing condoms in favor of tapestries, hand-painted Mexican boxes, embroidery, and flowers: items owned by her deceased mother, Elvira Cordero Cisneros, who only had a room of her own in the waning years of her life. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to Jan. 12, at the National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 633-1000. americanhistory.si.edu. (Jenny Rogers and Jamie Slater)
The real reason to vote today: discounted beer and free cupcakes. Lots of bars and restaurants are offering deals on food and drinks in honor of election day. Check out the full round-up on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
California rock act Avi Buffalo plays DC9 with Baltimore groove band Joy Classic. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
The south rises again at the Black Cat when Tennessee-based rock band PUJOL takes the stage with New Jersey’s Screaming Females. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $13.
The Birchmere hosts Texas folk-rock act James McMurtry and his band for an intimate night of Americana. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50.
Want ToDo ToDay sent to your inbox five days a week? Sign up here.