Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: “Dancing the Dream” and “Lumen”

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In 1992, Michael Jackson published a collection of poetry called Dancing the Dream. Now, the National Portrait Gallery has given the same name to its new exhibit of dance-related art, which, of course, includes images of the King of Pop—and Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, George Balanchine, Savion Glover, and even Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The exhibition aims to explore the relationship between dance and American identity, be it through film, music, or stage performances. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to July 13, 2014, at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. Free. (202) 633-8300. npg.si.edu(Caroline Jones)

EAT THIS

Mike Isabella's Sandwich now features guest chef creations. Each month, a different local toque will have their own signature sandwich on the menu. The Source chef Scott Drewno is kicking things off with a $12 hero called The Drewno made with kielbasa, Italian beef, sauerkraut, and spicy giardiniera. Bonus points: G's sandwiches are now available beyond lunch. Pick one up from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (takeout only after 5 p.m.) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. G, 2201 14th St. NW. (202) 234-5015.  gsandwich.com.   (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Artist Lisa McCarty displays images made by 4-by-5-inch film cameras in her new show, "Lumen," opening today at Artisphere's Works In Progress Gallery. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.

Irish rock trio And So I Watch You From Afar plays at Rock & Roll Hotel with TTNG. 7 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.

Singer-songwriter Matt Wertz brings his folk-tinged pop to the Hamilton. Nashville folk duo Elenowen opens the show. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $29.50.

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