In his Versions video series, Austrian video artist Oliver Laric seeks the origins of the remix. He interrogates everything from Disney animation stills to comic book iconography, placing corresponding images side by side while a narrator, speaking in a tone inspired by text-to-voice software, speaks lines mined from Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jorge Luis Borges. As he explores authenticity from an artistic perspective, Laric also questions how each reconstituted image changes in meaning. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to Oct. 5, at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue SW. Free. (202) 633-4674. hirshhorn.si.edu. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Testicles, anyone? The Montana State Society is hosting its 10th Annual Testicle Festival tomorrow from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Arlington American Legion. Sample as many Rocky Mountain Oysters as you can handle, along with beer and Crown Royal, while listening to live country music. All guests must be 21 or older to attend and the first entrants will receive T-shirts. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. Testicle Festival, American Legion Hall, 3445 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Tropicalia hosts “Internationally Known,” a hip-hop showcase featuring performances by Waterflow, Krayola, Femi the DriFish, and Dumi RIGHT. 7 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10.
Friday: Rock band Channels plays Rock & Roll Hotel with local favorites Soccer Team and Brooklyn’s BELLS≥. 9 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
Saturday: Diehard District Flea shoppers disappointed in the quick departure of the weekly market will rejoice in the reincarnation of the Lot at Atlantic Plumbing as an outdoor music venue. Outputmessage will play from a new album described by the artist as “a journey through space”—DJ/singer/producer Bernard Farley entertains other-planetary life in “Goldilocks Zone,” a song about a star believed to be ideal for human life, and “Satellite,” a rhythm-locked horn-bass-synth jazz piece that finds Farley singing, “In time and space, we go forward/In the darkness, we find our place.” Read more >>> Outputmessage performs with Paperhaus and The Effects at 7 p.m. at the Lot at Atlantic Plumbing, 945 Florida Ave. NW. Free. unionkitchendc.com. (Chelsea Bryan)
Saturday: Jamaican reggae crooner Tarrus Riley performs at the Howard Theatre. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 11:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $22.50–$27.50.
Saturday: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Eels performs at the Lincoln Theatre with California vocalist Chelsea Wolfe. 6:30 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $35.
Sunday: After the wind kicks up a wave way out in the ocean, the churning water crests, falls, troughs, and rises for miles and miles. The wave fights through random redirections of shape, height, and duration in a repeating swirl until it crashes into land or disappears with the wind’s death. This is how French guitarist Richard Pinhas, the mastermind behind mid-’70s avant-prog group Heldon, creates much of his music, too. It’s particularly true of Tikkun, one of two new albums he’s released through his longtime label, Silver Spring–based Cuneiform Records. Read more >>> Richard Pinhas performs with Surak + Hawkins and TL0741 at 7:30 p.m. at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $10. (301) 608-9101.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org. (Christopher Porter)
Sunday: Performer Alice Johnson Boher brings her one-woman show about female friendships, Bitch Trouble, to Corner Store Arts. 6 p.m. at 900 South Carolina Ave. SE. $20.
Sunday: The D.C. Record Fair heads to Artisphere in connection with the venue’s “Fermata” sound art exhibit. Before attending, check out our guide to the fair on Arts Desk. 11 a.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $2–$5.
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