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What is an artist? A truth-teller? A decorator? An entertainer? In his lecture at the American Art Museum, Kerry James Marshall might have some ideas about that. A 1997 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grant, Marshall has shown his works, based on elements of African-American culture, throughout the world. Read more >>> (Katie Fiegenbaum)

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the McEvoy Auditorium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. Free tickets available beginning at 6:30 p.m. (202) 633-7970. americanart.si.edu.


Nurse your election hangover tonight at Dino. The Cleveland Park Italian spot celebrates the end of campaign commercials with complimentary SP69 cocktails made with Prosecco, Narini Cedro, and lemon-infused grappa. Dino, 3425 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 686-2966. dino-dc.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Pianist Lang Lang returns to the Kennedy Center for a series of concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra. Tonight, he starts things off with a duo recital alongside Christoph Eschenbach. 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $10–$64.

Former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White tosses out advice from her new book. 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $10.

Austin-based band My Jerusalem stops by DC9 with supporting act Dr. Neanderthal. 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

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