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With all the uncertainty around the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, the name of the annual student show—NEXT—seems hopelessly ironic this year. But what about the art? Some photographic series take a straightforward approach. But what’s notable about several of the other photographic works on display is that careful and well-thought-out presentation outshines the content. Conor Martin displays his images as retro 35mm slides, arranged informally on a vintage lightbox, while Tracy Eustaquio mounts her series of windshield-taken photographs at a downward angle and nestled into both sides of a wall junction. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $8–$10. (202) 639-1700. corcoran.org. (Louis Jacobson)
Duke’s Grocery has expanded its kitchen hours for a new late-night supper menu. Dishes include green chili and coriander hummus with naan, Vietnamese fried rice, the Brick Lane salt beef sandwich, a banh mi burger, and more. The menu is available Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Duke’s Grocer, 1513 17th St. NW. (202) 733-5623. dukesgrocery.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Underground Comedy presents a stand-up showcase featuring young local comedians Tyler Richardson, Stavros Halkias, Matty Litwack, Jamel Johnson, Dana Bell, and Adam Friedland at Rock & Roll Hotel. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $10.
British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents FAR, a multimedia showcase featuring 3,200 LED lights and a score by composer Ben Frost, at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $22–$60.
Seattle alt-rock singer Say Hi plays the Black Cat Backstage with Australian pop duo Big Scary. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
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