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What to Do This Week: February 27 to March 1
Oscar-nominated shorts at AFI Silver, kids’ takes on Warhol at the Fridge, and David Simon at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
See how children re-create Picasso’s iconic works at the Fridge on Tuesday. Image courtesy of Albus Cavus.
Monday, February 27
FILM: We finally know who nabbed all the important hardware last night—and while you might have already seen Best Picture winner The Artist, we’ll bet you haven’t seen all the nominated shorts. Catch all the live-action nominees, including winner The Shore, at AFI Silver—you’ll get five stories in just under two hours. Tickets ($11.50) are available through AFI’s website. 9 PM.
Tuesday, February 28
ART: Andy Warhol was a visionary, but we bet if we tried hard enough, we could paint a pretty realistic Campbell’s soup can. That simplicity makes his art accessible enough to be re-created. Check out “Warhol Through the Eyes of the Children of Perry Center,” featuring the artist’s seminal works reimagined and repainted by children, at the Fridge. Free. The show runs through March 1.
Wednesday, February 29
FASHION SHOW: Washington has finally shed its image as a place where fashion goes to die. We’re beginning to see fewer pantsuits and white-shirt-and-tie uniforms. To prove it, Fashiontographer, a high-fashion blog that just covered fashion weeks in New York and Berlin, is launching in Washington with a kickoff show tonight at L2 Lounge. You’ll get to live out your runway dreams as photographers from the site give each attendee an editorial photoshoot to be featured online. After you’re done, there’ll be music, drinks, and dancing. Tickets ($20) are available through Eventbrite. 7 to 11 PM.
Thursday, March 1
LECTURE: Maybe those 70-degree days last week helped, but we somehow made it to March unscathed. The same can’t be said of many of the flawed but lovable drug dealers on The Wire, the show that’s more real than real life. David Simon, the man behind both The Wire and Treme and a University of Maryland alum, will be speaking at his alma mater’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, presumably about thuglife. Free; reserve tickets online starting Thursday at 11:30 AM. 5:30 PM.