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The past few weeks have brought heat advisory after power outage after heat advisory—and there’s no cool front in sight. This means most people probably haven’t made public-art viewing much of a priority. How remiss they’ve been! Today, the Anacostia Community Museum hosts the latest installment of its community arts series, a walk around public art east of the Anacostia River. Led by mixed-media artist and Ward 7 resident Deidra Bell, the tour will visit and discuss sculptures by Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Roderick Turner, Uzikee Nelson, among others, all of whom are local African-American artists whose works embrace regional themes. READ MORE >>


It’s highly likely that the crab cakes you find in D.C.-area restaurants aren’t actually made with Maryland crab meat, so why not figure out how to make the real deal? Tonight, learn how to shuck and cook a Maryland blue crab from John Shields, the author of Chesapeake Bay Cooking and host of the PBS series Coastal Cooking. The demonstration will be accompanied by a four-course meal prepared by chef Eddie Ishaq of Wildfire in Tysons Corner. $50 per person. Call Elissa or Amanda at (703) 442-9110 for reservations. Wildfire,1714U International Drive, McLean, Va. (Stephanie Haven)


Those storytelling rapscallions at Speakeasy DC share tales about “music, concerts, and rock & roll.” “Band Camp” takes place at 8 p.m. at Town. $15.

Experimental and collaborative and free: Sets from Chris Forsyth, Janel + Anthony (+ Violet), Barsky + Mullinax. 8 p.m. at CD Cellar, Arlington.

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