ToDo ToDay: Horse Photography, Rum, and Techno
Charlotte Dumas, an Amsterdam- and New York-based photographer, is probably best known for her series documenting the rescue dogs of 9/11. But that project is just one of Dumas’ several animal series, four of which the Corcoran is showing as part of their ongoing Dumas exhibit, “Anima.” One of her most compelling series focuses on the burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Working in teams of six, these horses execute eight burial ceremonies a day, five days a week. Read more >>> (Louis Jacobson)
The exhibit is on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 28 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $10. Free on Saturdays to Sept. 1. corcoran.org. (202) 639-1700.
Today is National Rum Day. (Yes, it exists; don't ask questions.) Head to Cuba Libre for half-off rum and rum cocktails (including a dozen types of mojitos) during "Caippy Hour" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the bar area. The restaurant serves more than 90 varieties of rum, including some aged up to 21 years. Small bites, including empanadas or pork and pine nut meatballs with warm hot and sour mushrooms, are also available for $4. Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. NW. (202) 408-1600. cubalibrerestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Electronic-music writer Philip Sherburne once wrote about the "unspoken bond between photography and techno." Tonight, they're presented side by side in a photography/techno night (with cheap drinks!) at The Dunes. 6 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place. $3.
Beloved singer Eva Cassidy died of cancer at age 33, 16 years ago. But her fans haven't forgotten the Maryland native's seminal recordings—or the mark she left on the local music scene. A range of musicians pay tribute to Cassidy at Strathmore tonight. Some tickets still remain. 8 p.m. at Strathmore Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $25.
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