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Adam Lister, a painter, sculptor, installation artist and gallerist from Fairfax, has produced some inspired work, particularly a series in which he riffs on immediately recognizable paintings by Da Vinci, Vermeer, and other giants by painting them as if they had been sucked into a Wreck-It Ralph pixelated vortex. Lister is technically accomplished; the borders of his brushstrokes are impressively taut, especially on such large canvases as the 36-by-80-inch “Quiet Hazard,” and some paintings conjure a ’60s op-art feel that has recently come back into a sort-of vogue. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Sept. 4 at Heurich Gallery, 505 9th St. NW. Free. (202) 223-1626. (Louis Jacobson)
Theodore Roosevelt-themed restaurant Teddy & The Bully Bar opens today at 19th and M streets NW. It’s the second presidential-inspired eatery from restaurateur Alan Popovsky, who also owns Lincoln Restaurant. Chef Michael Hartzer, an alum of Jack Rose and Citronelle, prepares wild game like bison tartare and wild boar with sweet potato puree as well as seafood, vegetable, and other meat dishes. There’s also a raw bar and a station baking fresh bread in the dining room. For drinks, check out one of the three barrel-aged cocktails, each named after Roosevelt’s nicknames. The restaurant also has some pretty cool design details—-from faux-taxidermy to a monocle chandelier to Pigskin Chris Cooley’s pottery. Read more about the design here. Teddy & The Bully Bar, 1200 19th St. NW. (202) 872-8700. teddyandthebullybar.net. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
AFI Docs wraps up today at with a “Best of the Fest” lineup. For more information about the festival and reviews of select films, check out our coverage online. All day at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13.
Argentine singer Diego Garcia, who formerly led the indie act Elefant, performs a solo set at the Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Chicago garage rockers California Wives take the stage at the Black Cat Backstage with Mittenfields and My Gold Mask. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Macabre photographer Frederick Sommer‘s works are on display at the National Gallery of Art, so take in some art and avoid the high temperatures outside. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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