Nearly a century after his death, Edgar Degas is having his moment in D.C. This fall, the Kennedy Center will debut Little Dancer, a new musical inspired by “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” the impressionist’s sculpture on permanent display at the National Gallery of Art. Before his work gets the stage treatment, however, the NGA is asking viewers to consider how Degas influenced and was influenced by his artistic contemporaries, particularly Mary Cassatt, with a new exhibition that draws from the museum’s extensive collections of both artists’ work. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Caroline Jones)
Boundary Road is celebrating the wonders of artichokes this week with special dishes and cocktails made with cynar (an Italian artichoke liqueur). Among the menu items, which can be paired with wines, are grilled whole artichoke with romesco sauce; artichoke flatbread with ramps, spring onion, and sausage; and grilled bluefish with chickpeas, stewed artichokes, and cumin sauce. The dishes will be available through May 18. Boundary Road, 414 H St. NE. (202) 450-3265. boundaryrd.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Funk rock group Thaylobleu plays the Black Cat Backstage with Little War Twins, Bencoolen, and Ms. Fridrich’s Messy Ann Band. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Serbian jazz musician Dimitrije Vasiljevic adds a touch of European culture to his performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project presents a few new compositions at Arlington’s Galaxy Hut tonight. 9 p.m. at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5.
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