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You need only glance at reproductions of North Korean propaganda art, and you’ll have an idea of what painter Song Byeok’s work is all about. The painter, who defected after a devastating famine struck the Hermit Kingdom during the 1990s, once painted the ubiquitous socialist-realist images of heroic North Korean workers that are mandatory in many public and private spaces throughout the nation. He has since turned his brush against the Dear Leader. Read more >>> (Kriston Capps)

The exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays–Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays–Sundays to Dec. 2 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. Free. (202) 393-3939. woollymammoth.net.


The Taco Bamba pop-up at Black Jack was canceled last week due to Hurricane Sandy, but tonight it’s back on. Try chef Victor Albisu’s gourmet a la carte taco menu before he opens up shop in Falls Church. Some of his creations include a surf-and-turf taco with grilled sweetbreads, baby octopus, and charred tomatillo salsa as well as the “crispy kiss” taco with pork and beef tongue, charred scallions, and red chili aioli. The pop-up will continue every Monday through Dec. 17. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW; (202) 986-5225; tacobambarestaurant.com/menu.html. (Jessica Sidman)


Eight performers will present a little bit of everything—-stories, songs, stand-up—-at 8×8, presented by You, Me, Them, Everybody host Brandon Wetherbee (who’s also a former City Paper contributor). Find more information on Facebook. 8 p.m. at the Looking Glass Lounge, 3634 Georgia Ave. NW. $5 donation.

Who wants to see some animated movies about rabbits visiting the Berlin Wall? You have that chance tonight when the Goethe-Institut screens Esterhazy and Rabbit à la Berlin. 6:30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. $4-$7.

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