City Paper is not for tourists
National Museum of Women in the Arts: Not to be outdone by Smithsonian venues that recently have hosted DJ-centric evening events, the private museum is offering “VJ/DJ: After Hours at NMWA.” In addition to having some wine and noshing on tapas, you can check out offerings from Finnish “live cinema artist” Solu, DJ Samantha Waldram, VJ Tesia K, and D.C.’s own First Ladies DJ Collective. Event is tonight, Fri., 3/23, 6 to 10 p.m. $20.
Randall Scott Gallery: Think about furniture and household wares a little differently after seeing the 10-day Josh Urso Design show. The only material used is resin-treated fabric, meaning that a chair that looks like it has a blanket draped over it is, in fact, a chair made of blanket. Apparently they’re still functional. Reception is tonight, Fri., 3/23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Honfleur Gallery: Take the trip to check out the opening reception for the Anacostia gallery’s third show, “Around the World in a Day.” The paintings by Alison Spain are influenced largely by her travels, most recently to Mexico on a Fulbright fellowship. Reception is Sat., 3/24, 7 to 9 p.m.
Transformer: Now that we’ve passed the vernal equinox and the sun’s actually shining, the idea of an exhibit about the “human connection to the natural world” seems just swell. “Natural (dis)Order” features works by recent Corcoran grads Jessica Cebra, Señor Tangcito, and Chad Yencer and Charm City resident Christine Buckton Tillman. Reception with the artists is Sat., 3/24, 7 to 9 p.m.