Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: “HomoCats,” Hunters, and Hitchcock

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By now, it’s pretty obvious that cats run the Internet and are the secret to unlocking viral success. Now Logan Circle art gallery Transformer is harnessing the undeniable power of kitties for a progressive gallery show. In “HomoCats: Fight the Power,” New York artist J. Morrison explores cat culture on the Internet and relates it to art and activism. Each print features a call to action, like “Equal Rights” (shown)—a righteous, albeit ridiculous, step forward from the usual LOLcat template. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays to Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102.transformerdc.org (Perry Stein)

EAT THIS

Mellow Mushroom is hosting its second annual Fashion Clothing Swap today. Starting at 6 p.m., you can bring in the clothes that you’ve grown tired of and swap them for something new (to you, at least). Participants can enjoy free snacks provided by Scratch DC, $3 pints from Atlas Brew Works, and, of course, pizza. All unexchanged items will be donated to Martha's Table. Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St. NW. (202) 290-2778. mellowmushroom.com. (Raphaella Baek)

OH AND ALSO

The Flashband Project hosts a music listening party at Hillyer Art Space, where panelists (including NPR's Bob Boilen and Washington City Paper contributor Marcus J. Moore) will play a selection of songs and attendees will discuss what makes them good, bad, or interesting. 7 p.m. at 5 Hillyer Court NW. $25.

New York rock band Hunters joins Philadelphia's Bleeding Rainbow and D.C.'s Dudes for a show at Comet Ping Pong. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.

The Corcoran presents a Hitchcock-themed evening complete with screenings of Rear Window and The Birds, as well as movie trivia and a silk-screening station. 5 p.m. at 500 17th St. NW. $12.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre begins performances of We Are Proud to Present...its new production about actors who come together to tell the story of a centuries-old African conflict. 8 p.m. at 641 D St. NW. $40–$50.

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