(April 7) ACOUSTIC AFRICA Three African guitar icons unplug for Acoustic Africa Thursday night at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Northwest Washington. Malian superstar Habib Koité is joined by fellow countryman Afel Bocoum and Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi for a set of traditional African sounds with a contemporary touch.
(April 8-10) ANODYNE ART For some visual art from Uganda you can head to the Electric Maid Gallery in D.C.'s Takoma Park neighborhood this weekend. The art comes directly from Kampala, where a group of artists called the Uganda Art Consortium heads into hospitals to hold free art classes for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients. The paintings and prints by the artists and patients are on display Friday through Sunday.
(April 10-July 24) NATIONAL GALLERY GOES DUTCH Ever wondered what Dutch life was like in the 17th century? You can get a better idea beginning Saturday at the National Gallery of Art. Thirty five of Gabriel Metsu's influential paintings bring freshness and spontaneity to ordinary moments of life.
Music: "Din Din Wo" by Habib Koité and Bamada
Lee Calhoun, a former associate of the D.C. businessman at the center of a wide-ranging investigation into D.C. corruption, is said to have made campaign contributions in the names of other people.