(Feb. 29-March 24) Icy Iwan
Like presidential elections and the Summer Olympics, you only get to experience February 29th once every four years, so you may as well do something out of the ordinary - like appreciating art frozen inside ice cubes. You can make that happen at Northwest Washington’s Studio Gallery, opening a new exhibit of works by Iwan Bagus today. The Indonesian artist displays photos of photos of himself frozen in ice cubes. It’s a commentary on our more temporary features.
(Feb. 29) Fugee in DC
Lauryn Hill doesn’t drop by the District too often, so it’s always a special occasion when the former-Fugee is in town. The somewhat reclusive singer and rapper performs tonight at Washington’s Warner Theater.
(Feb. 29-April 1) The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza
Like 2012, 1656 was a leap year. It was also the year that Dutch-Jewish philosopher Baruch de Spinoza was pretty much kicked out of the Jewish faith for his controversial interpretations of the torah. His clashing modern views go up against tradition in The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, opening today at Theater J in Northwest.
Music: “Lost Ones (instrumental)” by Lauryn Hill