Winter festivals, Black History Month events and things to do in D.C.

‘Wild Seeds of the Soufside’ opening at Phillips at THEARC

Photographer Dee Dwyer’s images of people and everyday life in Southeast Washington are featured in a new exhibition at the Phillips Collection’s gallery at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Congress Heights. Dwyer discusses her work at the opening reception, where community members are invited to share their stories and experiences. 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibit on view through May 13. Free; registration required.

Listening to Marielle Kraft’s music feels like FaceTiming your best friend. She’s comforting, honest and sometimes hilarious as she sings her way through moments that feel almost universal, especially to millennial and Gen Z women — first loves, hangovers, fights through the phone. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter has a knack for making her confessionals feel shared and her small moments feel huge; “I can see us making do with just a studio apartment / I’d donate half my clothes to share a closet with you,” she sings in “Ahead of Myself.” Kraft’s two indie-pop EPs and several singles have an endearing vulnerability that makes you feel like you’ve known her since freshman year. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Iluminacion: The Afro-Latine and Hispanic Cultural Showcase at the International Student House

This celebration of Afro-Latine culture runs at the International Student House, a nonprofit that houses international students in the DMV. Hosted by ¡Changó!: the Afro-Latine Student Association and Spanish Speaking Society, it includes dance performances, a fashion runway featuring works from Afro-Latine designers, musical guests and more from Howard students and artists around the area. Not only is this showcase a new event to the school, but Changó is a new organization, the university’s first Latine club, and its goal is to spotlight a range of cultures. “As much visibility we can give to all of Latin America, we’re trying to do that as best we can,” says Kayla Cason, vice president of Changó. 7 p.m. $20.

‘District Postcard Views’ book release at the DC History Center

Photographer Shedrick Pelt’s new book reimagines modern D.C. street scenes as vintage photographs — literally. Each “page” of “District Postcard Views” is in fact a 5-by-7-inch postcard that can be removed and used. Join Pelt at the DC History Center, inside the Carnegie Library, for a panel discussion about his book, complete with a “Then and Now” display of images from DC History Center collections, plus light food and drinks and music from a DJ. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; registration encouraged.

Rhythm and Hues at Lady Bird

The Kimpton Banneker Hotel wraps up Black History Month celebrations with a party at its rooftop lounge. Watch art being created during a demo by Terrell Arts DC, sample Black-owned wines from the McBride Sisters Collection, visit a pop-up shop featuring local makers and enjoy music curated by WKYS’s DJ Trini. 7 to 10 p.m. $35.

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