Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Ai Weiwei Edition

Dissident Display: The Chinese government's favorite artist Ai Weiwei will have an installation at the Sackler Gallery this spring, the museum announced yesterday. The work, "Fragments," which borrows artifacts from Qing Dynasty temples, will be on view beginning May 12. Hirshhorn will also feature an exhibit, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" beginning in October. The artist, an influential dissident, is prohibited from leaving China until next summer.

A Love Song for Bobby: TBD goes behind the counter at Black Cat's Food for Thought, run by Bobby Ferrando, the father of club owner Dante Ferrando.

The Day the Music Died: The final D.C. Jazz Loft show at Red Door is upon us!

Yesterday on Arts Desk: The Washington National Opera finally gets its Ring (Cycle). Thank you, papa Kennedy Center.

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