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• Jaron and the Long Road to Love at Hill Country DC. The former half of the pop-rock duo Evan and Jaron, who landed on the scene with their 2000 hit, "Crazy for this Girl," performs from his album, Getting Dressed in the Dark. 10 p.m. $10.
• Steven Pearson's Amalgamations opens at Studio H. The painter's exhibit examines how truth and authenticity are deciphered through the modern era's flood of information and obsession with social networking. 6 p.m.
• 2011 REEL Independent Film Festival opens at THEARC. The weekend festival features cinematic works from emerging filmmakers including the reality drama-series Mayor for Life. A look into the life of former Mayor Marion Barry.
• Agnes Bolt's Dealing opens at Project 4 Gallery. Bolt often uses photography, video, installation and intervention in her pieces. The new solo exhibit features an examination of complex relationships when both artist and art collector, Phillipa Hughes, are forced to intervene in each other's live for a week. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
• SNRG's "Shine Saturday" Light Up the Spot at Jammin' Java. 10 p.m. $10.
• India.Arie and Idan Raichel at Strathmore Music Center. The Grammy ward winning India Arie and Israeli singer Idan Raichel perform from their bilingual English/Hebrew collaborative album, Open Door.
• Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain at Politics and Prose. John Summers, Andrew Ferguson, and Franklin Foer talk about Dwight Macdonald's 1960 essay on mass culture.
• DC Record Fair at Artisphere. The all-day fair features performances from local DJ's Jim Byers, Denman Anderson, John Kelly, Marc Eisenberg and US Royalty's John Thornley. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $2 - $5.
• Inside Media: Letters to President Obama at Newseum. Washington Post staff writer, Eli Saslow talks about his new book, Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their Presidents, which features the stories of 10 Americans through their correspondence with the President. 2:30 p.m. Documentary Theater.