Calling the radicals, the rule breakers, the dreamers. Come experience the 3rd annual DC Field Day, you’ll relive the best part of your childhood + a little adult day drinking. Snag your early bird tickets now.
There’s an old saying that says something like, “if you don’t say anything now then you can’t complain later,” so take the DC Comprehensive Plan survey and let the government know what you value in your community.
Authors of two of the strangest, most enchanting works of fiction we’ve read come to Politics & Prose. Russell’s stories have often garnered the “magical realism” label, but the villainous turn in Swamplandia! is terrifyingly real; Chiang’s Stories of Your Life, which provided the material for Arrival, appear mechanistic before revealing Borges-like challenges to reality. (7 pm)
Tunes: Jacob Collier, My Brightest Diamond, Zach Winters
From YouTube to Howard Theater, Jacob Collier’s idiosyncratic—and highly technical—approach to music theory results in infectious pop tunes. (8 pm)
“Not many people can front a rock band, sing Górecki’s Third Symphony, lead a marching band processional down the streets of the Sundance film festival and perform in a baroque opera of their own composing all in a month’s time.” But My Brightest Diamond can! (8 pm)
Jessye Norman, an acclaimed opera performer who’s won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and a casual 40 (!!) honorary doctorates, will discuss her career and advocacy projects as part of the Concerts from the Library of Congress series. (7pm)
DASER is an ongoing meetup about the intersection of art and science. This month's theme is movement. (6:50 pm)
In the inaugural exhibition at Mehari Sequar Gallery, DC born-and-raised artist Jamilla Okubo is displaying her artworks in “Ain’t going to tell you no story, Ain’t going to tell you no lie,” which explores folklore in daily life in Black America. On view through June 7. (8-11pm)