Today, the much-anticipated Frida Kahlo exhibit opens at Artisphere. The Rosslyn arts center is the first U.S. venue to show this collection of 240 images from Kahlo’s private collection. Kahlo-related concerts and activities are planned throughout the exhibition’s month-long stay; tonight, the public reception kicks off at 7 p.m. 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free.
But if you’re wandering around H Street NE anyway, do stop by the opening events for the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Intersections Festival. Bowen McCauley Dance performs at 6:30 p.m. in Lab 1 ($10), Torcuato Zamora is on the Café Concert stage (free); Speakeasy D.C. presents “Born This Way: Stories About Queer Culture in America” in the Sprenger Theatre ($20); and the D.C.-Area Playwrights Group shares new works at 7:30 p.m. in Lab 2 ($12). 1333 H Street NE. See more here.
Jim Gaffigan begins his string o’ dates at the Warner Theatre tonight, and tickets are still available. 7:30 p.m. 513 13th Street NW. $40-$50 plus fees.
But even better: Commedia Dell Media at Riot Act. Gist: local reporters—-including Washington City Paper contributor Benjamin R. Freed—-try to be funny in front of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. 8 p.m. 801 E St. NW $20-$30.
Our concert pick of the day was The Twilight Sad at Rock & Roll Hotel. Then that was canceled. But! We also recommend Saul Williams and CX Kidtronik at Black Cat (8 p.m., 1811 14th St. NW $18), Farewell Republic at DC9 (8:30 p.m., 1940 9th St. NW, $10), and—-sorta—-Rick Ross at DAR Constitution Hall (7 p.m., 1776 D St. NW, $45-$105).