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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, September 11-13, 2009

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"Arpas de Americas" brings Celso Duarte of Paraguay together with other southern harpists September 11th and 12th.
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"Arpas de Americas" brings Celso Duarte of Paraguay together with other southern harpists September 11th and 12th.

(September 11 & 12) LATIN HARP Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington hosts the Latin American Harp Festival tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30. Teatro de la Luna brings together "Arpas de Americas" with performers from Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia and Mexico. Money raised during the concerts will fund Teatro de la Luna's 12th International Festival of Hispanic Theater.

(September 12) WOLF TRAP BALL The Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts hosts its annual fundraiser with a ball co-hosted by the Embassy of Germany tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7. It takes plenty of cash to operate the second largest theatrical stage in North America; the evening's black-tie fundraiser at Wolf Trap's Filene Center includes dinner, drama and music...

(September 12) OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD ...but if you prefer a baseball cap to black tie, the Washington National Opera broadcasts Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7. The park's gates open at 5:30, so you can grab a spot on the field or in the stands, enjoy your hotdogs and peanuts and watch as The Barber of Seville is simulcast from the Kennedy Center on a Jumbotron screen.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

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