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No matter how good the kids have it—Uber to daycare, naps tracked by Jawbone, P.E. via FitBit—adolescence is never not going to be the most horrifying part of a person’s life. For “Play by Play,” a group show at U Street’s Project 4 gallery, four artists examine the way that the dread inspired by growing up manifests in playtime. All four artists belong to Flex, a local pop-up collective, and exhibit curator Kayleigh Bryant seems to have picked them for their darker tendencies. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays to Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. to Feb. 1 at Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U St. NW. Free. (202) 232-4340. project4gallery.com. (Kriston Capps)
San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing is launching its California Lager in the D.C. area, and you can taste it first at RedRocks‘ H Street NE location. The event is the latest in the pizza joint’s “Beer-tender” series. Five members of the Anchor crew will be on hand to talk about their product from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro, 1348 H St. NE. (202) 621-7300. redrocksdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright rhymes at the Howard Theatre along with opening acts Uno Hype and Primary Element. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $20.50.
Alt-comedy show Funny Moms returns to the Wonderland Ballroom with host Adam Friedland. See Facebook for the lineup. 8:30 p.m. at 1101 Kenyon St. NW. Free.
Scott Stossel, editor of the Atlantic, discusses his latest book, My Age of Anxiety, as well as his personal anxieties and phobias with the Atlantic‘s Hanna Rosin. Attend if only to ponder how heavily the author self-medicated before speaking. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $12–$34.
George Washington University alumna Holly Trostle Bingham presents “Dis/Guise,” an exhibition of self portraits, at the university’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 805 21st St. NW. Free.
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