It’s easy to have opinions about the arts, but tonight you can learn how professionals form theirs at “On the Fringe: Eye on Arts Criticism.” A panel of critics—including Bob Mondello of NPR and Washington City Paper and Nelson Pressley of the Washington Post—lead a discussion in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery about how they do their work. 7 PM; free.
Tyler Hilton has gone from being a fan of Elvis Presley to playing him onscreen in Walk the Line to releasing his own album and headlining a tour. Catch his show tonight at Jammin’ Java; he’s playing with Josiah Leming and Dion Roy. 7 PM. Purchase tickets ($15) here.
Claudia DeMonte is an artist, feminist, and former model. That triple threat results in sculptures that explore the status of women across the world. A retrospective of her work, “Everyday Matters,” is on display starting today at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Free.