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ToDo ToDay: Photojournalism! Alt Comedy!

The fifth annual FotoWeek DC began last week, and Reporters Without Borders is hosting one of its weightiest shows. “101 Images for Press Freedom” captures the history of photojournalism, beginning with the Spanish Civil War and culminating with the 2010 Haitian earthquake. In conjunction with the exhibit, tonight the Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts “Transforming Society Through Photos: The Role of Free and Independent Photojournalism." The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 10–Nov. 18 at the Warner Building, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $5. The discussion at Corcoran begins at 7 p.m. at 500 17th St. NW. $12 for nonmembers. Read more>>> (Cristina Kladis)


DGS Delicatessen in Dupont (officially opening tonight) isn't the only new place in town serving a beef tongue sandwich. So is Woodward Takeout Food (WTF), the more casual sister restaurant to chef Jeff Buben's just-opened Woodward Table. His $10.50 version of the sandwich comes with grilled red onions, chopped egg, lettuce, tarragon dressing, and toasted ciabatta. The lunch spot also has a bunch of other tasty-sounding sandwiches like a duck reuben and the "Porky Pork" with pate, bacon, ham, and bacon marmalade on toasted brioche. Also look out for soups, salads, flatbreads, and even a root-beer float. WTF, 1426 H St. NW. (202) 347-5355. (Jessica Sidman)


Let us rejoice in the union of high brow and low brow: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart continues at the Bier Baron Tavern in a production sponsored by Shakespeare Theatre Company. 7 p.m. at Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW. $50.

D.C.'s alt-comedy scene is thriving, and tonight's Comedy and Cocktails is proof of that: A curated lineup of comedians is taking the stage as part of Submerge on H Street NE. Stop by to hear sets from Michael Foody (a City Paper favorite), Jenn Tisdale ("You Me Them Everybody"), Elahe Izadi (BloomBars), and several other talents—and consider taking advantage of the food and drink specials, too. 8 p.m. at 700 H St. NE. Free. More information on Facebook.

Local lit mag Barrelhouse hosts the second edition of its "Stories on Stage" show, in which actors adapt stories from the magazine. Tonight's theme: dystopian men. 7:30 p.m. at the D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $3. More information on Facebook.

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