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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, August 27, 2008

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The Japanese Embassy hosts this free movie tomorrow night, based on the original anime series.
Cover art for the first tank?bon by Tsugumi Ohba
The Japanese Embassy hosts this free movie tomorrow night, based on the original anime series.

(August 28) ON A LOW NOTE The Japanese Embassy hosts free movies - tomorrow night it's Death Note II: The Last Name), screening at the Japanese information and culture center in downtown D.C. at 6:30 p.m. This live-action film is a sequel to the popular anime-inspired Death Note movie. It features an enigmatic detective and a teenage vigilante battling wits in an attempt to track down a serial killer terrorizing Japan. The movie is free - reservations are required by email at jiccrsvpsummer09@embjapan.org.

(August 29) THE GREAT ZUCCHINI Unlike Linus' Great Pumpkin, The Great Zucchini does appear...at the historic Avalon Theater in Chevy Chase, D.C., Saturday morning at 10. The Incomparable Zuke is joined by [magician Barry Taylor], as they reprise their "super-stitious" roles in a kid-friendly show.

(Aug 29 & Sept 5) THE ZIP CODE SHOW Who says the mailbox is dead? Not Art Outlet, which hosts The ZIP Code Show the next two Saturday nights at the Halstead Arlington apartment building on South Walter Reed Drive from 5pm to midnight. Outgoing art aficionados can enjoy a fun, thought-provoking experience with works from artists who have based their creations on specific area codes. It's a highly interactive event for those who expect their art to do more than just hang on the walls. Artists will be on hand to talk about their pieces, which will include indoor and sidewalk art and performances, and yours-for-a-donation summer libations.

(August 29) FEET IN THE STREET The streets in Fort Dupont Park1.3_FORREFERENCE.pdf) in Southeast D.C. are CLOSED...for a party this Saturday. The Feet in the Street festival means just that - cars will be turned away from 9am to 3pm, to let residents and passers-by come out and run, walk, bike, skate, and play along a one and a half mile corridor. You can take a nature hike or put yourself to work hacking away at invasive plants in the woods nearby. Join your neighbors, bring a picnic and enjoy a break from the traffic.

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