ToDo ToDay: “Real Pirates” and Grandmaster Flash
Who hasn’t dreamed of being a Goonie and spending a whole day exploring One-Eyed Willie’s ship? In 1984, Barry Clifford got to be that guy. A new exhibition at National Geographic, "Real Pirates," explores Clifford’s discovery of a three-masted, 300-ton former slave ship called the Whydah. Nearly three centuries later after it first sailed, the short-lived pirate ship was discovered by Clifford and his crew off the coast of Cape Cod. The exhibit chronicles this discovery and the ship’s subsequent decades of rehabilitation. Visitors will get a chance to examine a little bit of booty, before swinging aboard a replica of the ship. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays–Sundays at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. $7–$11. (202) 857-7700. ngmuseum.org. (Neda Semnani)
The Birreria at Pizzeria Paradiso's Georgetown location has undergone a renovation and is reopening with a week full of specials and events. The new downstairs area has a little more space with two high-top communal tables. It will serve the full Pizzeria Paradiso menu as well as bar snacks and the complete bottle and draft beer list. Tonight, the pizzeria will host an Italian craft beer dinner for $65 starting at 6:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Tomorrow, stop by for an Italian craft beer tasting with $2 bowls of ribollita (a Tuscan soup), and half price drafts from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check out the full week of events (including $1 draft beer night) here. Pizzeria Paradiso, 3282 M St. NW. (202) 337-1245. eatyourpizza.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash spins at U Street Music Hall to celebrate the club's third anniversary. DJ Yoda and Stylus Chris also perform. 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10.
Equinox chef Todd Gray and his wife, Ellen Kassoff Gray, discuss their new cookbook, The New Jewish Table, at Sixth & I. 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $15.
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