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Exclusive Kahlo Exhibit: 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. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.
Go Whole Hog: Snack on hors d’oeuvres by D.C. Central Kitchen and help feed the poor in the process. Tonight is the Bread For The City benefit and silent auction, with all sorts of goodies for foodies up for bid, including a pasta-making class for four at Seasonal Pantry, a one-year membership to Arganica Farm Club, and even a whole hog! Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at sfdc-fundraiser.eventbrite.com. Monies raised benefit Bread for the City and Slow Food DC. 6:30 p.m. Bread for the City’s Northwest Center, 1525 Seventh St. NW. $55.
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OTHER A&E HIGHLIGHTS
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). Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. 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 the show got 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).
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