Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Gentrification on Columbia Pike

If you don’t get out of the District much, you might not have visited Columbia Pike, a Virginia state highway known especially for its commercial heart in South Arlington. That strip has long been a multicultural hotbed, but recently, it’s begun to transform into something like Clarendon Part Deux. So for about the last five years, the Columbia Pike Documentary Project has been creating a record of the community. Starting today, select photos from the project will be on display at the Founders Art Gallery in an exhibit titled "From Pupusas to Microbrews." Read more >>> (Sarah A. Ventre)

The exhibit is on view to Oct. 27 at the Founders Art Gallery at George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Free. Opening exhibition tonight at 5 p.m. Free. artsmanagement.gmu.edu. (703) 993-8926.

EAT THIS

This doesn't sound like your typical wine event: Society Fair is hosting the first of monthly tastings called "Drink Yourself Blind." For $40, try ten mystery wines at the Alexandria market and wine bar and try to guess their grapes and origins. Winners will take home prizes (and bragging rights). The event starts tonight at 7 p.m. Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. (703) 683-3247. societyfair.net. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Here comes the Goethe-Institut, bringing us yet another cool-sounding film series to occupy our Monday nights: "Berlin: City of Reinvention" begins this evening at the German cultural center, and kicks off with Berlinized, a documentary about the city's '90s underground. 6:30 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. $4-$7.

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