Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: “Cardboard City,” Screaming Females, and Sea Butterflies


Cardboard isn’t the most auspicious of art materials, but three far-flung artists—Artemis Herber of Germany, Steve Keene of the United States, and Valery Koshlyakov of Russia—separately gravitated to it, and they now find themselves drawn together in the Goethe-Institut’s “Cardboard City” exhibit. The exhibit aims to answer the question, "What will our cities of today look like tomorrow?" Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 289-1200. Jacobson)


Traveling beer, food and art showcase The Brooklyn Brewery Mash will be in D.C. beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 22. Each day will feature a different beer-related event in various locations throughout the city. The festivities kick off today at ChurchKey from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a draft lineup that includes Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyner Weisse, Companion Ale, BLAST!, and Mary's Maple Porter. Brooklyn Brewery will be hosting other events at ChurchKey through Friday. Entry is free. Get more info hereChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW. (Dean Essner)


Enjoy the shredded guitars of New Jersey rock group Screaming Females at the Black Cat tonight. Alabama wailer Waxahatchee and Wisconsin rockers Tenement also perform. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $13.

Award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry presents his fascinating ocean images at the Natural History Museum beginning today. Also on view: "Fragile Beauty: The Art and Science of Sea Butterflies," a collaboration between artist Cornelia Kubler Kavanaugh and oceanographer Gareth Lawson focused on ocean pteropods, sea snails smaller than a grain of sand. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

Experimental ambient band O'Brother plays Rock & Roll Hotel with Black CloudsNative, and Daylight8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

Need tips on how to make vegetarian food more exciting? Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook, discusses her latest bookThe Heart of the Plate, at Sixth & I with The Splendid Table's Sally Swift. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $15–$40.

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