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To mark the golden jubilee of Jamaica’s independence, the Art Museum of the Americas is presenting “Outward Reach,” an eclectic mix of photographers and visual artists who have one foot in Jamaica and another in the United States. The standout is Andrea Chung, whose video work tweaks a late-1970s Jamaican tourism commercial that will be familiar to anyone between about 40 and 60 for its romantic imagery and soothing music (“Come back to Jamaica, your new island home”). Read more >>> (Louis Jacobson)
“Outward Reach” is on view 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays–Fridays to Sept. 28 at the Art Museum of the Americas’ F Street Gallery, 1889 F St. NW. Free. museum.oas.org. (202) 458-6016.
Not only is it D.C. Beer Week, it’s Restaurant Week too! More than 200 local restaurants are offering three course dinners for $35.12 and lunches for $20.12 from now until Aug. 19. See which restaurants are participating on OpenTable and CityEats, then check out Young & Hungry’s guide to Restaurant Week resources. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Signature’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opens today. Tickets start at $40, or $30 for students. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Buy tickets online or call (703) 820-9771.
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