It’s all about how you look at it.
Music On … Photography: Henry Rollins
What: The D.C.-born musician and National Geographic Wild host discusses Occupants, his new book of striking photos and in-depth captions and commentary.
Why: He snapped the vivid, full-color images while touring the world.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: National Geographic Live, 1600 M St. NW, b/t 16th & 17th Sts. (202-857-7700). Tickets ($40) online at purchase.tickets.com.
What: Catch the D.C. premiere of the documentary on Nary Manivong, a designer who moved from homelessness to fashion world acclaim (with appearances by Simon Doonan, Nanette Lepore, and others).
Why: Director David Swajeski and Manivong will talk about the film as part of Bethesda Row Boutique Week.
When: Thurs., 7:45 p.m.
Where: Bethesda Row Landmark Theatre, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda (301-652-7273). To reserve a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Trunk Show
What: Meet twin jewelry designers Kathryn and Elizabeth Fortunato when they introduce their fall 2011 line at a casual afternoon party.
Why: The Old Laughing Lady collection is filled with bib necklaces, metal braiding, and feather, leather, and beaded pieces inspired by the West ($115-$750).
When: Sat., 3-7 p.m.
Where: Muléh, 1831 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-667-3440).
ZenGo Fitness Opens
What: Start peddling at the city’s first studio dedicated to the art of indoor cycling.
Why: Each instructor-led workout is compressed into 45 minutes with barre classes on the side ($21 and up).
When: Full schedule online at zengofitness.com.
Where: 4866 Cordell Ave., Bethesda (301-312-6658).
Photo: Courtesy of National Geographic Society