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Ellsworth Kelly always seemed like the easiest kind of artist to emulate. The American minimalist shaped his canvases in unique ways, painted them a single color, and hung them on a wall. The Phillips Collection is honoring the artist’s 90th year with an exhibition of his recent works. It’s a fitting tribute for a guy whose career spans six decades but refuses to frame his works. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org. (Caroline Jones)
Shake Shack officially opens in the International Spy Museum today at 11 a.m. This is the third D.C. location for the New York chain, after Dupont Circle and Nationals Park. Shake Shack has three new “concretes” (frozen custard ice creams with mix-ins) exclusive to the F Street location, including the Beltway Blonde, Doughnuts Are Forever with coconut doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, and the SMORSEcode, a chocolate custard with marshmallow sauce and graham crackers. Five percent of sales from the SMORSEcode will benefit Share Our Strength to help end childhood hunger. Shake Shack, 800 F St. NW. shakeshack.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Electronic pop trio Superhumanoids performs at DC9 with Rockville rock band Myrrh Myrrh. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Noisy garage rock band Wild Fruit plays with Night Streets at the Black Cat Backstage. Listen to Wild Fruit’s new 7-inch on Arts Desk. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
A little bit of Texas is making its way to the Hamilton tonight: Shakey Graves, Wild Child, and Marmalakes perform together. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $17.
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Photo: Ellsworth Kelly, Red Relief, 2009. Courtesy of the Phillips Collection