ToDo ToDay: Public Art East of the Anacostia
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)
OH AND ALSO
- 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.