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When collage is first explained in art classes, it seems so simple. But the examples of assemblage and collage featured in “Over, Under, Next,” now on display at the Hirshhorn, are way more ambitious and involve many more materials than paper and glue sticks. Just look at Joseph Cornell’s tiny “Medici Princess” (shown) or Ann Hamilton’s “palimpsest,” a room-sized installation covered in newsprint, cabbages, and beeswax. Maybe you’ll leave the museum with plans to reassemble all your belongings. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to Sept. 8 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. (202) 633-1000. hirshhorn.si.edu. (Caroline Jones)
Every Tuesday this spring and summer, White House neighbor P.J. Clarke’s hosts an oyster happy hour from 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. on its patio. Slurp down 50 cent oysters and enjoy $3.50 DC Brau Penn Quarter Porters. The restaurant even has its own signature oyster now. P.J. Clarke’s, 1600 K St. NW. (202) 463-6610. pjclarkes.com/dc. (May Wildman)
OH AND ALSO
Atlanta surf rockers The Woggles perform tonight at Comet Ping Pong with local favorites The Hall Monitors and Jake Starr & the Delicious Fullness, a band we recently gave the One Track Mind treatment. More details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.
Folk-inflected North Carolina band Lost in the Trees plays songs from its newest album, A Church That Fits Our Needs, along with fellow North Carolinians Toddlers. 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $14.
Jake Shimabukuro, the Hawaiian ukulele player who became a sensation on YouTube, performs tonight at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Before you go, read City Paper‘s recent review of Life on Four Strings, a new documentary about Shimabukuro. 9 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $35.
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