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What does it mean to be well- fed? Students from Milan’s Accademia di Brera present their answers to that question in the new exhibition at the Corcoran’s Gallery 31, “Are We What We Eat?” In conjunction with the 2015 Milan Expo, which focuses on food use and sustainability, the students display gastronomically themed work. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays to Jan. 19 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $8–$10. (202) 639-1700. corcoran.edu. (Caroline Jones)
After New Year’s Eve, you might need a break from drinking. So here’s a nonalcoholic beverage worth a try: Coke and peanuts. Derek Brown‘s new Shaw Southern Efficiency offers the salty sweet southern staple made from a simple combination: peanuts floating in a glass of Coke. Read more about it here. Southern Efficiency, 1814 7th St. NW. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
No Rules Theatre Company kicks off its season with a production of Sarah Ruhl’s work Late: A Cowboy Song. Read more >>> 8 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $15. Also in local theater, Washington Stage Guild presents The Old Masters, a play about the debate between an art critic and a collector. 7:30 p.m. at 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $40.
The Howard Theatre welcomes funk icons Leo Nocentelli, Bernie Worrell, and Fred Wesley for an all-star performance. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $32–$60.
Electronic artist Steve Lawler greets 2014 at U Street Music Hall with Wahi. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
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