Naoko Wowsugi's Permacounterculture @ Hamiltonian Gallery. Opens Saturday, August 13, 6:30 to 10 p.m. with an all ages punk show at 7 p.m. (Free, but $5 to $10 suggested donation for bands)
Wowsugi's upcoming exhibit at the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street sounds so D.C. that it's sure to be a blast. Permacounterculture combines D.C.'s punk scene with urban farming, transforming the gallery into a punk music garage with a greenhouse for wheatgrass. The artist claims the wheatgrass will feed off the extra carbon dioxide from the showgoers and create more oxygen to fuel the vibes. Bonus: after photosynthesis does its thing, the plants will be converted into wheatgrass shots and offered to the public. Bands will perform at 7 p.m. sharp on August 13, August 25, and September 9, and the exhibit will be on display through September 10.
Hamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW.