The Weekend Guide

ian maclean davis!

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Call + Response
In a visual take on — you guessed it — call and response, writers pick themes for artists.
Why: It takes two to make a thing go right.
When: Thru Feb. 13. Opening reception, Sat., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-332-1116).

One Life: Echoes of Elvis
What: Celebrate the King’s birthday with an exhibition, tribute concert, and screening of Viva Las Vegas.
Why: Elvis is in the building.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th & F Sts. NW (202-633-1000).

EAT (and HELP)
Dinner to Support Haiti
Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj pledges partial proceeds from signature dishes like crispy spinach salad to aid victims.
Why: Eat your heart out.
When: Thru Feb. 19.
Where: Any of Bajaj’s restaurants (Rasika, 701, Ardeo, Bardeo, Bibiana, The Oval Room, or The Bombay Club).

Battle of the Burlesque Stars
Teams of saucy dancers shake, shimmy, and strip in a showdown.
Why: Cut and pasties.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: The Palace of Wonders, 1210 H St. NE, at 12th St. (202-398-7469).

Bistro La Bonne
Waffles, omelets, and champagne at the new French spot.
Why: Bonne appetite.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1340 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-758-3413).

Art: Excerpt from Ian MacLean Davis, Spaghetti Western, 2010. Courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St NW
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20009
Bistro La Bonne
1340 U St NW
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20009
800 F St NW
@ 8th St
Washington, DC 20004
The Palace of Wonders
1210 H St NE
@ 12th St
Washington, DC 20002