In his latest exhibition, “Frozen Music,” photographer Alan Sislen focuses on buildings, but he’s careful to clarify that they’re not “architectural photographs.” He notes that the flowing, lyrical nature of the images he made led him to see them in a musical context taking the title from a Goethe quote: “Music is liquid architecture and architecture is frozen music.” In one series on display, picturing the sinuous metal surfaces of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (shown), the music/architecture connection is made explicit, but in the other images, it’s more sublimated. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. (703) 683-2205. multipleexposuresgallery.com. (Louis Jacobson)
Smith Public Trust has finally landed in Brookland. The restaurant and bar from Smith Commons owner Miles Gray features an eclectic, no-frills menu with dishes ($5 to $12) ranging from ginger miso ramen to Austin-style pork tacos. Grab a brew from Atlas Brew Works or a tequila watermelon cocktail at the 40-seat bar or on the back patio. Stay tuned for free live music performances. Read more about Smith Public Trust and check out the full menu on Young & Hungry. Smith Public Trust, 3514 12th St. NE. (202) 733-5834. publictrustdc.tumblr.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
As part of the Capital Fringe Festival’s “Music in the Libraries” series, local experimental duo Janel and Anthony perform at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 7 p.m. at 901 G St. NW. Free.
Genre-defying indie group Pattern is Movement plays the Black Cat Backstage with psychedelic rockers Paperhaus. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
New Orleans funk and soul band Naughty Professor brings its brassy arrangements to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Want ToDo ToDay sent to your inbox five days a week? Sign up here.