Rebirth of the Cool

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Editorial Review

It wasn't that long ago that we were bemoaning the end of summer and its attendant activities, including evening pool parties. But just as the temperatures really start to cool, another poolside gathering is arriving at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. This one, however, is different: It's hosted by artist Kehinde Wiley and serves as the kickoff for the Corcoran Gallery's "30 Americans" exhibition, which opens Saturday. Modeled on Wiley's annual Fish Fry at Art Basel Miami, Rebirth of the Cool includes a barbecue, cocktails, music spun by DJs Jahsonic and Keenan, Howard University's Showtime Marching Band and the Ooh-La-La Dancers. Leave your swimsuit at home - it's forecast to be 64 degrees when the party begins - but look your coolest and most fashionable. The $35 tickets include food and two cocktails.