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Benjamin Abramowitz’s last gallery show in D.C. came in 2006 at Hemphill Fine Arts, where some of his early abstractions on paper were displayed. “Out of the Vault” won’t just be the first show of Abramowitz’s work in more than five years—or the first show since his death last year. It will be the first time much of his work has been exhibited in Washington. Abramowitz, a draughtsman who worked on the Works Progress Administration dole before his art took a few modernist turns, made ink-and-watercolor drawings that evolved from the simple socialist-public themes favored by the WPA to more elegant portraits and abstractions. Read more >>> (Kriston Capps)
“Out of the Vault” is on view 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays to Nov. 28 at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Free.
Daily Grill is undergoing a bar makeover, and to celebrate, the American restaurant is offering happy hour every night from 4 p.m. to close through Oct. 5. The happy hour specials ($3-$5) include a pub burger, crab cake BLT, chicken sausage and arugula lavash, wings, Parmesan truffle frites, and the “Capitol Dog.” Drink specials include $4 for the day’s American craft beer draft and $2 off all other drafts, $4 glasses of wine, $5 well drinks, and $6 cocktails. Daily Grill, 1200 18th St. NW. (202) 822-5282. dailygrill.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
If you missed author Jeffrey Eugenides at the National Book Festival this weekend, catch him at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation tonight, where the author will read from his novel The Marriage Plot, one of last year’s finest pieces of fiction. 7:30 p.m. at 212 E. Capitol St. NE. $15.
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