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Joan Miro exhibit, Trucko de Mayo: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Selected works from Joan Miro are part of a new exhibit opening at the National Gallery of Art. (MoMANew York/ScalaFlorence)

For the food-truck crazies in town, tons of D.C.’s mobile eateries are gathering in the parking lot of RFK Stadium for Trucko de Mayo, an afternoon of music, games and delicious food from some of your favorite vendors on wheels.

Along with Salvador Dali, Joan Miro was one of the most influential surrealist artists of the 20th century. Some of Miro’s works already hang at the National Gallery, and Sunday is the opening of an exhibit of about 120 works focusing on the artist’s responses to political events, including the Spanish Civil War and World War II. That day, the National Gallery of Art hosts a cine-concert of music by New York University’s Steinhardt Film Scoring Program accompanying short films by Spanish filmmaker Segundo de Chomon.

Also kicking off on Sunday: “Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America,”a festival that sees the Kennedy Center taking performances out of its grand halls and putting them on the street. The free festival features hipster marching bands, jugglers, dancers and high-flying aerialists, among others.

These are just a few of our picks: Now see our full list of picks for the best events this weekend.

Brandon Weigel is an editor for Baltimore City Paper and an alumnus of The Washington Post's Going Out Guide.


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