ToDo ToDay: Andrea Fraser! Drinks and Dessert!
Many annoying tropes of performance art can be traced to Andrea Fraser but tonight at the Corcoran, she'll present a reflective piece. The artist will reenact a 1972 broadcast about feminism. The original “Men on the Line, KPFK” piece interviewed four men on their feelings about the feminist movement; Fraser will read those transcripts, performing all four parts and, for once, recount someone else’s vision of a concept that used to shock people but really shouldn’t have. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $6–$18. (202) 639-1700. corcoran.org. (Kriston Capps)
Firefly mixologist Jon Harris has launched a new after-dinner drink menu to pair with chef de cuisine Todd Wiss' desserts. The half-sized cocktails—$6 each—are matched with six different desserts. The pairings include the "Widow's Kiss" with Busnel Fine Calvados, Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse and Angostura Bitters, which pairs with an apple cobbler. There's also a persimmon cheesecake with "The Effervescents," made with Krogstad Aquavit, persimmon cider vinegar syrup, cream, egg yolk, and Frangelico and dispensed from a whipped cream siphon. Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; (202) 861-1310; firefly-dc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Just in case you missed it the last time it was in town, FELA!, the musical based on the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti opens at Sidney Harman Hall. 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $30–$65.
What's Botox really doing to your body and mind? Find out when Dr. Eric Finzi discusses his new book, The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Mood and Relationships. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra makes its annual trek down I-95 for a performance at the Kennedy Center, featuring renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $35–$85.
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