File name: 3506-053.jpg Wanda Wulz Io + gatto (Cat + I), 1932 gelatin silver print overall: 29.4 x 23.2 cm (11 9/16 x 9 1/8 in.) Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 © Alinari / Art Resource, NY

“Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” is one of the most compelling photography exhibits to hit D.C. in years; viewers of this varied and thoughtful exhibit may go home realizing how special photography is. Manipulation is never more powerful as when it involves a photograph. Read more>>> The exhibit is on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays–Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays at the National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. (202) 737-4215. (Louis Jacobson)


It’s Fredrick Restaurant Week! This year, 30 restaurants participate. The formula is similar to other area restaurant weeks, but with a twist: you’ll pay $15.13 or $20.13 for a two- or three-course lunch, and $20.13 or $30.13 for a two- or three-course dinner. You won’t find Bryan Voltaggio’s Volt among the participants, but his more affordable restaurants Lunchbox and Family Meal will be. Other restaurants in the mix include The Tasting Room, The Orchard, and Sumittra Thai Cuisine. Frederick Restaurant Week, March 4-10. (May Wildman)


Tickets are now available for City Paper‘s “Best of D.C.” fête on April 10. With more than 50 food and drink vendors and restaurants participating—-including Shake Shack, Room 11, DC Brau, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Rocklands Barbecue, Bar Pilar, Georgia Brown’s, and El Centro D.F.—-you won’t want to miss this. Get yours!

Fresh off his well-liked LP Cabinet of Curiosities, The Brian Wilson-loving Dutch baroque-pop multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner comes to 9th & Beats tonight, joined by Lost Civilizations and City Paper faves Janel and Anthony. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at 9th & Beats, 1219 9th St. NW. $10. All ages.

Globally influenced psychedelic pop stars Ruby Suns perform at the Black Cat. San Francisco’s Painted Palms open. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Longtime electronic musicians Mouse On Mars finally return to U Street Music Hall. All tickets from their rescheduled Oct. 24 show will be honored. 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15.

Keep checking Arts Desk throughout the day for any updates about snow-related closures.

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Photo: Wanda Wulz, “Io + gatto (Cat + I).” Courtesy National Gallery of Art.