Singer-songwriter and Lexington native Amanda Palmer brought a message to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night — with her ukulele.

Palmer attended the event at the Washington Hilton and on the red carpet proudly displayed her ukulele, which has “This Machine Kills Fascists” painted on it — a nod to legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie, who famously placed the same message on his guitar in the 1940s.

While President Trump might have made a point of skipping the dinner (again), it was still packed with big media names and Washington insiders, and Palmer was able to mingle.

“I got to meet so many incredible people doing so much world-changing work this weekend. case in point,” the singer tweeted, along with a photo of herself with Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah and journalist Laurie Penny.


In another photo from the evening, Palmer looked like she was about to smash the ukulele into a million pieces.

“What’s hilarious is that this photo was taken by the sweet guy from Reuters who grabbed me because his girlfriend is a fan and we did this to be silly and send to her,” Palmer tweeted Sunday afternoon. “But apparently he sent it into Reuters too. My job here is done.”

Palmer’s latest album is “There Will Be No Intermission.”MADDIE KILGANNON

Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com