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Tracey Emin, Kara Walker, and Damien Hirst is shown in detail, above) aren’t usual suspects in the D.C. gallery scene. But Contemporary Wing, the new gallery led by Lauren Gentile, is bringing a few of the biggest names from the ’90s and aughts to 14th Street NW through the secondary market. “Off the Wall: Established Contemporary,” a new show and series at Contemporary Wing, assembles works from private New York and D.C. collections by the aforementioned stars as well as other collection pieces by Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol, and Shinique Smith. Read more >>> (Kriston Capps)
“Off the Wall” is on view July 26 through Aug. 4 at Contemporary Wing, 1412 14th St. NW. Opening reception July 26 at 6 p.m. Free. contemporarywing.com. (202) 730-5037.
Local 16 hosts its annual pig roast tonight. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., get plenty of pig, all-you-can-drink Peroni on draft, sides from Whipple Farms, plus lives blues music from Jonny Grave.Tickets are $15. The event benefit MidCity Dog Days and Think Local First. 1602 U St. NW. (202) 265-2828. localsixteen.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Smart-kid road rockers More Humans play at Fort Reno, along with Mobius Strip and Grammar. Free. 7 p.m.
Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s trippy, haunting suicide.chat.room, with music composed by Beauty Pill‘s Chad Clark, gets a remount at Round House Theatre’s Over the Line Festival. Round House Silver Spring, 7:30 p.m., $10.
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