Before we get into the news of the day, we have an announcement: this is the final Meanwhile in D.C.
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Now, here is what’s happening over in the District:
- Fun food events this weekend. [Washingtonian]
- And other things to keep you busy. [Post]
- Organizers plan for 500,000 attendees at ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control protest. [Post]
- Craving Korean barbecue? Here are your best bets. [Eater]
- Rev. Billy Graham’s body will lie in honor next week in the Capitol rotunda. [NBC]
- United Medical Center board plans to go to court to avoid releasing meeting records. [Post]
- Under Armour Inc. CEO Kevin Plank is selling his Georgetown home for $29.5 million. [WBJ]
- How to train for the ten-mile Cherry Blossom run in April. [Washingtonian]
- There could soon be another panda at the National Zoo. [NBC]
- Cleveland Park mainstay Ardeo+Bardeo will serve its final dinner on Sunday after 20 years in business. [Washingtonian]
- How H Street NE became D.C.’s vegan dining destination. [WCP]
- City reached a $3.5 million settlement with family of unarmed motorcyclist shot dead by police officer. [Post]
- Local food startups are eager to get on Nestle’s radar. [WBJ]
- Photos from D.C. Fashion Week 2018. [WTOP]
- Illustrator Marcella Kriebel’s dream day in D.C. [Post]
- A look inside of a D.C. chocolate factory. [NBC]
- Local schools that already have armed police officers. [NBC]
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Have you noticed a striking sculpture at Monroe Street and Wilson Boulevard? It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s newest installation, Make Your Mark, by Arlington artist, Adam Henry. This sculpture celebrates MoCA Arlington’s rebranding and brings the museum’s energy outdoors.
On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.
Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.
On the main level, Crisis of Image features artists who seek equity in today’s saturated visual world by developing new methods related to the production of images.
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