It may be 2014, but in two new exhibits at Connersmith, one could be forgiven for thinking it’s 1614. Two artists—painter Katie Miller and photographer Agniet Snoep—bring a century-bending approach to high-realist art. If Miller’s works evoke the golden age of Dutch realist painting through the subtle inclusion of more modern elements, then Snoep’s (shown) use a more contemporary technique, photography, to suggest the same era through the timeless genre of still life. Read more >>> The exhibitions are on view Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to May 31 at Connersmith, 1358 Florida Ave. NE. Free. (202) 588-8750. (Louis Jacobson)


Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Ri Ra Irish Pub in Georgetown partners with Jameson for its first whiskey dinner. The five-course $50 pairing menu features contemporary Irish cuisine paired with the whiskeys, plus a Jameson Black Barrel cocktail to start. RSVP by calling Andrew Christie at (202) 751-2111. Ri Ra Georgetown. 3125 M St. NW. (202) 751-2111. (Quinn Kelley)


It’s Emancipation Day! Celebrate at the parade down Pennsylvania Ave. NW, then stick around for a concert at Freedom Plaza featuring Talib Kweli, Doug E. Fresh, the Black Alley Band, and others. 4 p.m. at 1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free.

Story League presents another round of true tales from amateur storytellers at Busboys and Poets, tonight revolving around the word “saucy.” 9 p.m. at 2021 14th St. NW. $12.

Author Amy Tan discusses her work with Georgetown University linguistics professor Deborah Tannen at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. 7:30 p.m. at 212 East Capitol St. NE. $15.

Singer Rufus Wainwright entertains audiences at the Lincoln Theatre. 7 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $45.

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