Frank Hallam Day—one of the D.C. area’s most accomplished photographers—has a new exhibit about Africa, and, as he likes to put it, it’s “not the usual giraffes-in-the-sunset approach.” The prints stem from the more than 8,000 images Day has taken in sub-Saharan Africa, some dating back to 2002 and others from just a few weeks ago. Day’s organizing principle is the “ecotone”—a place where different ecosystems bump up against each other. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays to Nov. 28 at the King Street Gallery at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. (240) 567-5821. cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss. (Louis Jacobson)
Sample dishes from about a dozen local chefs, including The Red Hen’s Mike Friedman, Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck’s Robert Wiedmaier, and Green Pig Bistro’s Scot Harlan, at tonight’s F*ck Forks pop-up to benefit Fuck Cancer. The 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. event will feature local mixologists, live music from DJ Kid Cannibal, live interactive art by ArtJamz, and more. The cost is $95 per person with a large portion donated to Fuck Cancer. Purchase tickets here. F*ck Forks at Taste of DC Headquarters, 629 New York Ave. NW. fckforks.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Washington State bands The Lonely Forest and Cumulus perform at Comet Ping Pong with D.C.’s The Silver Liners. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Celebrate the opening of the Dr. Martens store in Georgetown with a show by D.C.’s Misun, a DJ Set from Ra Ra Rasputin‘s Patrick Kigongo, and free drinks courtesy of DC Brau. Find more details on Eventbrite. 7 p.m. at 3108 M St. NW. Free.
The Maracuyeah DJs have returned from a tour and perform a homecoming show at Tropicalia. 10 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $5.
Observe the intersection of art and destruction at “Damage Control,” the Hirshhorn’s new exhibit that examines destruction as a theme in art throughout the late 20th century. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 7th St. and Independence Ave. SW. Free.
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