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In “Lorem ipsum I” and “Lorem ipsum II,” San Diego-based video artist Victoria Fu documents, in near-silence, a cryptic young woman in a pleasant house and garden whose face is usually tantalizingly out of reach. Some of her box-within-box video tricks are drawn straight from the 24 and CSI: Miami bag of tricks, though the grainy, watery quality of the film suggests Super 8 more than high-def, high-concept television. Read more >>> The show is on view Tuesdays to Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. to June 22 at Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St NW. Free. (202) 315-1305. culturaldc.org. (Louis Jacobson)


Chicago-based health food restaurant Protein Bar is opening its third and largest location in the D.C. area today. The first 51 people in line at 11 a.m. will receive a free Protein Bar Bar-rito. Also check out their high-protein blended drinks, bowls, chili, soups, salads, and more—all incorporating organic and local ingredients. Protein Bar, 1011 19th St. NW. (202) 887-0100. proteinbardc.com. (Cara Newlon)


Blonde Art Books, the Brooklyn-based curator of book exhibitions, is bringing its show to D.C. for the first time. Local authors are also invited to bring their recent self-published work to share. More event details are available on Facebook. 7 p.m. at Furthermore, 52 O St. NW. Free.

Ska stalwarts The Toasters play at IOTA tonight with Kill Lincoln. 8:30 p.m. at 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $14.

Deeply twisted performance artist and clown Red Bastard kicks off three nights of shows at the Warehouse Theatre. Come prepared for things to get spooky. 8 p.m. at 645 New York Ave. NW. $20–$30.

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