Industrial materials are not things of great beauty. But what if someone repurposed those materials and created what amounts to an artistic think piece? That’s what sculptor and 2013 TED Fellow Alicia Eggert attempts to do in her installation, “Everything You Are Looking For,” now on view at Artisphere. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Wednesdays to Fridays 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 875-1100. artisphere.com. (Caroline Jones)
Capriotti’s, a Wilmington-based sandwich franchise frequented by Vice President Joe Biden, opens its first D.C. location today at 18th and M streets NW. To get you in the Thanksgiving spirit is the Bobbie, filled with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo. Another popular sub is the Capastrami with pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and coleslaw. Subs range from nine to 20 inches and cost between $7 and $17. Read more about Capriotti’s on Young & Hungry. Capriotti’s, 1800 18th St. NW. capriottis.com. (Sarah Kaplan and Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Eliot Elisofon, a LIFE magazine staff photographer from 1942 to 1964, undertook many assignments, but his special passion was Africa; he made nine expeditions there, including a trek from Capetown to Cairo. Late in his life, Elisofon donated much of his collection to the institution that would become the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. On the 40th anniversary of the archives that bear his name, the museum is mounting a retrospective that pairs Elisofon’s photographs with objects, films, books, and journals. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. On view 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily to Aug. 24, 2014, at 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. (Louis Jacobson)
Kanye West brings the Yeezus tour to Verizon Center. Expect things to get weird quickly. 7:30 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $30.50–$150.
Head to U Street Music Hall for a DJ set from the soon-to-break-up house duo Azari and III. Chris Nitti and Philip Goyette support. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starts previews tonight. 8 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $40–$95.
Celebrate 125 years of National Geographic writing at a lecture featuring award-winning journalists David Quammen, Alma Guillermoprieto, and Paul Salopek. 7:30 p.m. at 1600 M St. NW. $24.
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