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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, August 18, 2008

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The exhibit runs through February and explores the ways artists have used the images of animals in their work.
National Museum of African Art
The exhibit runs through February and explores the ways artists have used the images of animals in their work.

(August 24) PRAY THE DEVIL Woolly Mammoth Theatre goes to the movies, hosting a screening at D.C.'s downtown E Street Cinema, Monday night at 7. The documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the story of the women who helped pull Liberia out of civil war, and are part of the "extras" as Woolly gets ready to open its next production, Eclipsed. The movie is followed by a panel discussion led by the World Organization for Human Rights and the Washington D.C. Film Society. The movie and panel are free - but make sure to reserve a seat via email at screening@woollymammoth.net.

(August 20) SENIOR CINEMA The Avalon theater hosts Senior Cinema the 3rd Thursday of the month, at the community-supported movie house in Chevy Chase, D.C. Avalon's current feature film, Julie and Julia, rolls at 10:30 Thursday morning. You can meet new friends and enjoy an even deeper discount over the usual senior-rate ticket.

(Through February 21, 2010) ARTFUL ANIMALS And you can enter the cool thicket of African art at the Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall. The exhibit Artful Animals, running through February, explores the ways artists have used the images of animals, from rock art to contemporary painting - a winning exhibit to tame audiences big and small.


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