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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, September 25-27, 2009

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(Sept 26-Nov 1) FERDINAND THE BULL Adults may remember the tale of Ferdinand the Bull, whose story is playing out at Imagination Stage in Bethesda for a new generation of theater-goers, opening tomorrow and running through November 1st. This timeless story of a reluctant bull thrust into the spotlight opens the 30th anniversary of one of the D.C. area's top family theaters. Karen Zacarias, known for her adult-themed plays and a prolific D.C. region favorite, wrote the book and lyrics based on Munro Leaf's original story. The production of this charming musical version features live guitar and flamenco.

(September 26-October 24) JEFFERSON PINDER AND JOSE RUIZ G Fine Art gallery in downtown D.C. presents the work of Jefferson Pinder and Jose Ruiz, opening with a reception tomorrow night at 6:30. The show deals with the history and identity of Mexico and its people through video art and photography. Pinder and Ruiz both take shots - using gun and tequila - as they challenge the narrative of Hispanic myth and identity.

(September 26) FOR COLORED GIRLS Prince George's Community College presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7:30. This groundbreaking performance at the school's Hallam Theatre in Largo, Maryland combines dance and poetry. As students fine tune the show for an appearance on Broadway, they'll captivate audiences for one night only in a free performance of the stories of multicultural American women,


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