Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: “Femininity Beyond Archetypes,” Priests, and St. Vincent

ariasIn much of her work, Colombian raised photographer and designer Natalia Arias challenges traditional cultural tropes of beauty, sexuality, and general propriety. Her series Taboo includes “Beauty” (shown), a pristine mannequin head that’s perfectly made up but completely bald, as well as “Corazon Roto,” a photo of a woman’s chest divided by a thick pink scar. The Venus series explores the role of that mysterious goddess and shows models recreating iconic images, including Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus.” Arias presents both series at the Art Museum of the Americas and encourages viewers to explore their own definitions of femininity. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to October 5, at Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 370-0147. Jones)


Bullfrog Bagels is back. After the mad rush to its pop-up a couple months ago at Cork Market, the bagelry has found a new temporary home at CakeLove on U Street NW. Today through July 29, try one of Jeremiah Cohen’s bialys and New York-style bagels in everything, onion, poppy seed, sesame, and plain varieties. The hand-rolled bagels go for $1.50 each or $18 for a baker’s dozen. A variety of schmears, including smoked whitefish salad and pastrami-crusted smoked salmon are also available. You can pick up the bagels at the shop or preorder them through Bullfrog’s new online ordering system at least one day in advance. Bullfrog Bagels at CakeLove, 1506 U St. NW. Sidman)


If it doesn't rain tonight, head to Fort Reno for a packed lineup featuring recent City Paper cover punks Priests, Silver Spring indie rockers Sotano, and noise act Puff Pieces. 7 p.m. at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free.

Queens of the Stone Age entertain aging rock fans at Merriweather Post Pavilion. St. Vincent and Brody Dalle open the show. 5:30 p.m. at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $40–$50.

Alt-folk act Puss N Boots performs a variety of covers and a few original songs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

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