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Considering how much the practice of politics—and journalism—has changed over the years, the art of political cartooning has been surprisingly resilient. In the sprawling and occasionally inspired “Donkeys & Elephants,” Studio Gallery aims to document the art form’s evolution over the years. The show includes mini-collections of original art by the late Washington Post cartoonist Herblock, and by Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher of the Economist and the Baltimore Sun. Read more>>> The exhibit is on view Wednesdays–Fridays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to Jan. 26 at Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. Free. (202) 232-8734. studiogallerydc.com. (Louis Jacobson)
It’s still pretty cold out there. We recommend you heat up tonight with a Rum Flip at Hogo. The $12 colonial-inspired cocktail is made with 3 Stars Brewing Company‘s Pandemic Porter, a brown sugar simple syrup, and Batavia Arrack rum, which is distilled in Indonesia with sugar cane and rice. Owner Tom Brown says the rum, which is different from most, is close to what the colonial-era liquor would have tasted like. The drink is then heated with a long metal rod known as a loggerhead, which was used to warm beverages in the days long before microwaves. The loggerhead also caramelizes the sugars, giving the drink a rich caramel flavor. Read more here. Hogo, 1017 7th St. NW; (202) 393-1313. hogodc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
The National Ballet of Canada‘s production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues tonight at the Kennedy Center. 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $45–$150.
Local art group Pink Line Project and The Intentional, a new quarterly magazine, are co-hosting a book swap party tonight at its headquarters. Guests are encouraged to swap copies of books that changed their lives. More details available on Facebook. 8 p.m. at Pink Line Project HQ. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for address. Free.
New Orleans bounce musician Big Freedia plays the Rock & Roll Hotel tonight with Glitterlust, Abdu Ali, and DJ Sanitize. Read more about her performance (and her feelings about butts) here. 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $16–$18
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Image courtesy Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, the Economist and Kaltoons.com