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The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s sprawling exhibit, “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath,” covers everything from training to combat to the often grisly aftermath of battle, surveying a vast array of conflicts. There’s plenty of action on display—like Robert Capa’s blurred, almost hallucinatory vignette from the storming of Normandy. But the exhibit offers fleeting views of beauty along with omnipresent danger—the graceful arcs of ships seen from the air as they rush into battle, and a picturesque urban vista that serves as a backdrop for a young, bottle-wielding Catholic protester in 1960s Northern Ireland. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Sept. 29 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $8–$10. (202) 639-1700. corcoran.org. (Louis Jacobson)
The wackiest bar and restaurant in Washington, Thomas Foolery, opens today at 11 a.m. in Dupont Circle. The new place from Mr. Yogato owner Steve Davis serves grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from The Big Cheese food truck as well as milk and cookies from Captain Cookie and The Milk Man. Also look out for “angry hour,” games, trivia, and even Smirnoff Ice plinko to determine the price of your drink. Read about the 12 craziest things about Thomas Foolery here. Thomas Foolery, 2029 P St. NW. (202) 822-6200. thomasfoolerydc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Not many disagree that Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has enjoyed one of the most resilient political careers in Washington. Further proof is found in The Nine Lives of Marion Barry, a documentary about the career of the former D.C. mayor. The film shows tonight outside of the Harrison Rec Center. 7 p.m. at V Street between 13th and 14th streets NW. Free.
Another outdoor movie option: Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom shows as part of NoMa Summer Screen. 7 p.m. at Loree Grand Field, at Second and L streets NE. Free.
Mysterious bearded rock legend Leon Russell performs at the Hamilton with alt-country group Yarn. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $43.50.
D.C. indie trio Mission South plays the Millennium Stage as part of the Listen Local First series. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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