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In 1966, Benjamin Bellas’ uncle was lost at sea while serving in the Vietnam War. But in 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was unveiled, his uncle’s name was missing from the wall. Nearly 50 years after his uncle’s death, and a little less than a year after his name was finally added to the memorial, Benjamin Bellas is displaying work that meditates on the loss of a family member he never knew. (Read our chat with the artist, who spoke to Arts Desk about what that experience was like. ) “Losing Something You Never Had” is on view noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays to Dec. 21 at Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1305. culturaldc.org. Read more>>> (John Anderson)
Georgetown’s ice skating rink is officially open, and we suggest that after a few laps, you head to Washington Harbour’s newest addition: Farmers Fishers Bakers. Heat up with some hot chocolate and filled churros or melt the frost with tiki drinks, including a flaming scorpion bowl for two. There’s also pizzas, tacos, and even sushi. Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K St. NW. (202) 298-8783. farmersfishersbakers.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Mysterious Prison, an independent film that follows one day in the life of six homeless D.C. residents, shows at E Street Cinema tonight. 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Free. Donations accepted. RSVP required.
Hip-hop collective Turquoise Jeep—-best known for its ridiculous jam/YouTube Video, “Did I Mention I Like to Dance“—-takes the stage at UHall tonight. More information (and tickets) are available here. 8:30 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20.
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