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Party at art galleries: Fridge gallery, Bethesda Art Walk, Trawick Prize show

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By Lavanya Ramanathan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 10, 2010

The perfect way to break yourself out of that happy-hour rut you fell into this summer?

Put down the Miller Light. Go get some culture.

September is littered with art soirees, including large-scale art walks, a photography show at a popular restaurant, even an outdoor exhibition and a party on the waterfront.

Yes, there will be free wine. But art openings are also a chance to go highbrow -- there is art, after all -- and chat up artists, gallerists and like-minded people.

And did we mention that galleries don't hit you with a tab at the end of the night?

Three shows to check out this weekend:

"Potty-Trained at Gunpoint"

The party: Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fridge.

John Tsombikos is better known as the artist behind the notorious "Borf" graffiti that started appearing about six years ago in Dupont Circle, on the sides of mailboxes, on a highway sign and pretty much anywhere else it could be surreptitiously spray-painted. He was arrested in 2005 and given a 30-day jail term for destruction of property.


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