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According to the title of a new show at the Katzen Art Center, it’s Cuban painter Agustín Fernández, not Salvador Dalí, who earned the title of “ultimate surrealist.” Because he was working in the mid-20th century, his pieces seem straight out of the military-industrial complex, more nightmarish and machine-like than other dreamy surrealist work. Then again, the gritty, urban images summon a much more contemporary feeling than Dalí’s decaying campsite. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to March 16 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. (202) 885-1300. american.edu/cas/museum. (Caroline Jones)
The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen has its grand opening today. The bar also hosts a special tap takeover event with beers from Brewer’s Art in Baltimore spearheaded by new general manager Ari Magwood, who was formerly the GM at Brewer’s Art. Resurrection, Ozzy, Green Peppercorn Tripel, and Birdhouse will be available starting at 5 p.m. tonight. Also on tap is a surprise beer that is normally not available in D.C. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St. NW. (202) 722-2939. petworthcitizen.com. (Raphaella Baek)
OH AND ALSO
Capital City Showcase presents a comedic roast of Pigskins owner Dan Snyder (as played by comic Adam Friedland) at the Brixton. 8 p.m. at 901 U St. NW. Free, donations accepted.
See two new works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as its signature work, Revelations, when the company performs at the Kennedy Center Opera House. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $30–$140.
Nashville rock band The Wild Feathers plays U Street Music Hall with Saints of Valory and Jamestown Revival. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
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