If you’ve spent any time studying World War I, you’ll remember that soldiers spent much of their time hiding from the enemy in trenches. But what did they do down there when they weren’t firing weapons? Some, it turns out, were painting scenes from the front lines and sending them as postcards to loved ones back home. A new touring exhibition sponsored by the German Foreign Office, “Postcards From the Trenches,” features 50 of these cards painted by Dresden artist and soldier Otto Schubert as well as wartime scenes commissioned by the U.S. Army. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays to Fridays noon to 4 p.m. to Sept. 27 at Pepco Edison Gallery, 702 8th St. NW. Free. (202) 872-3396. germany.info(Caroline Jones)


Bring your dog to PostScript bar at the Loews Madison Hotel for a “yappy hour” tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with “chef-inspired” treats for your pet and appetizers for you. The event will also have “dogtails” and a “hydrant bar with designer H20 for high-end pups.” Local pet boutiques and groomers will also be on hand. A portion of the proceeds benefit City Dogs Rescue. Admission is free, but you can RSVP in advance here. Loews Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW. (202) 862-1600. loewshotels.com/Madison-Hotel. (Jessica Sidman)


Reggae ambassadors Third World perform at the Howard Theatre in support of their latest album, Under the Magic Sun. 7:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20–$25.

The Maryland-based Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber performs traditional folk dances at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

Scena Theatre continues performances of Molly, its world premiere play about the mistress of Irish author J.M. Synge, at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$35.

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