SEE Call + Response What: In a visual take on — you guessed it — call and response, writers pick themes for artists. Why: It takes two to make a thing go right. When: Thru Feb. 13. Opening reception, Sat., 7-9 p.m. Where: Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-332-1116).
One Life: Echoes of Elvis What: Celebrate the King’s birthday with an exhibition, tribute concert, and screening of Viva Las Vegas. Why: Elvis is in the building. When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th & F Sts. NW (202-633-1000).
EAT (and HELP) Dinner to Support Haiti What: Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj pledges partial proceeds from signature dishes like crispy spinach salad to aid victims. Why: Eat your heart out. When: Thru Feb. 19. Where: Any of Bajaj’s restaurants (Rasika, 701, Ardeo,Bardeo, Bibiana, The Oval Room, or The Bombay Club).
WATCH Battle of the Burlesque Stars What: Teams of saucy dancers shake, shimmy, and strip in a showdown. Why: Cut and pasties. When: Sat., 10 p.m. Where: The Palace of Wonders, 1210 H St. NE, at 12th St.(202-398-7469).
BRUNCH Bistro La Bonne What: Waffles, omelets, and champagne at the new French spot. Why: Bonne appetite. When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: 1340 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-758-3413).
Art: Excerpt from Ian MacLean Davis, Spaghetti Western, 2010. Courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery