- Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Flickr/Dave Newman)
Next week, Cassie Meador will walk 500 miles from the District through Maryland and Virginia to the coal mining regions of West Virginia. The Dance Exchange artistic director's latest project, How to Lose a Mountain, is an exploration — "Behind every product we use lies a story of communities, lands, and processes that often exist beyond the scope of our awareness. Could knowing the story behind our 'stuff' change our relationship to what we use?" On this evening, a work-in-progress performance from How to Lose a Mountain will ignite the launch of 500 Miles/500 Stories, an online story-telling project. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center/UMD. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Something Out of Nothing — A Conversation on Waste, Olivier Giron's MFA Thesis exhibition, created from discarded items found a dumpsites, seeks to build a different context from waste. An opening reception will be held at GMU School of Art Gallery. 7 p.m.
BOOKS & MUSIC
Jaclyn Friedman signs and discusses her new book, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girls Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety. Busboys and Poets/14th&K. 6:30 p.m. Free.
SOLD OUT!! Of Montreal with Loney Dear and Kishi Bashi at 9:30 Club.