(February 4-May 6) A Photography-Painting Mash-Up
The Kodak handheld camera was a big deal when it debuted in 1888 and it didn’t take long for post-Impressionist painters such as Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard to discover it could enhance their work. On Saturday, The Phillips Collection opens an exhibition that showcases early photos next to the paintings and drawings they helped inspire. You can check out the images, which include shots of busy streetscapes and the construction of the Eiffel Tower, through early May.
(February 3) The Mash-Up Continues, with Music
North Indian rhythms converge with American funk, jazz, and go-go tomorrow night at D.C.’s U Street Music Hall. The Brooklyn-based band Red Baraat is led by Sunny Jain, who plays a double-sided, barrel-shaped drum called a dhol. Its sound will meld with other percussion instruments, a sousaphone and five horns to create a beat that meets somewhere between New Delhi and New York.
Music: “Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna” by Red Baraat from Bootleg Bhangra