ToDo ToDay: Sol LeWitt, Lambrusco Week, Joe Herrera
Throughout his life, prolific conceptual artist Sol LeWitt hated receiving awards and giving media interviews—so Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerink did the logical thing and made him the subject of an entire documentary. Sol LeWitt isn’t a biography, though. It’s a testament to the artist’s minimalist wall drawings (many of which are executed by museums and galleries from just a small set of opaque directions from LeWitt), abstract imagery, and massive works of art like those that cover the walls of New York City’s 59th Street/Columbus Circle Subway station. Don’t fret if you haven’t seen it; that piece—and many more of his delightful creations—are shown in gorgeous detail over the course of the 80-minute film. Read more >>> The film shows at 1 p.m. Aug. 12, 14, and 15 at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. (Tim Regan)
Lambrusco is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated wines out there, if you ask Neighborhood Restaurant Week Wine Director Brent Kroll. He’s aiming to raise the Italian wine’s profile with Lambrusco Week at The Partisan through Aug. 17. The meat-centric Penn Quarter restaurant will feature seven Lambruscos for $6 per glass as well as Lambrusco and charcuterie flights with three or six pairings for $17 and $30, respectively. “If I’m having a charcuterie plate, it’s my absolute favorite wine on the planet,” Kroll says. Read more about it on Young & Hungry. The Partisan, 709 D St. NW; (202) 524-5322; thepartisandc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Indie pop solo act Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) performs with local psych trio Sun Cycle at DC9. 9 p.m. 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com.
Bohemian Caverns' artist in residence, trumpeter Joe Herrera, usually co-directs the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra on Mondays. Tonight, he plays two shows solo. 7:30 and 9 p.m. 2001 11th St. NW. $10-$15. (202) 299-0800. bohemiancaverns.com.
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