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In recent years, some of the largest, coolest endeavors by the Washington Project for the Arts haven’t taken place here but in Queens, N.Y., at the Socrates Sculpture Park. These residencies have been good news for D.C. artists like Dan Steinhilber, who’ve taken advantage of the park’s grassy expanse, scenic perch by the Hudson River, and steady stream of weekend strollers. They’ve been so-so news for the rest of us—an item on the agenda during a weekend in New York, maybe, but also the kind of thing of which D.C. needs more, too. Well, OK: Inspired by his recent Socrates Sculpture Park residency and another project he executed on Florida Avenue NE, Patrick McDonough will present “Awning Studies: Marvin Gaye Park” in this public space near the Capitol Heights Metro. MORE >>


Tallula and EatBar in Arlington have snagged former Addie’s chef Nate Waugman as their new executive chef. His new menu at Tallula includes dishes like peanut-crusted Virginia oysters and soft shell crab spaghetti with sweet corn and lemon balm. At EatBar, Waugman is introducing bacon popcorn balls, corn dog bites, tempura wax beans and more. Tallula and EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington. (703) 778-5051. (Jessica Sidman)


Our Fringe & Purge blog has ALL OF THE PICKS for the opening night of the Capital Fringe Festival.

TEAR DOWN THE WALL. Roger Waters performs The Wall tonight at the Verizon Center $8 p.m. $53-$253.

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