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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, October 21, 2008

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(October 22) THE KOSHLAND GOES VIRAL The Koshland Science Museum in downtown D.C. presents Infectious Disease in the Age of Google, tomorrow night at 6:30. You can learn how experts track outbreaks - just make sure to wash your hands. The event involves plenty of audience participation.

(October 22) BILINGUAL POETRY JAM The Mexican Cultural Institute in D.C�s Columbia Heights hosts a knock-down, drag-out night of combat poetry, tomorrow at 7. Four up-and-coming poets - two from Mexico, two from the U.S.- will read their original poetry in a back-and-forth of ideas, wordplay and creative expression.

(October 22 & 23) THE DANCE OF BIRDS AND DISTANCE Artists with The University of Maryland Department of Dance perform two free-ranging works at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland, tomorrow and Friday night at 8. Through a Distance and Birds of a Feather employ choreography to capture the way relationships change with distance as they portray life as sets of departures, journeys and arrivals.

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Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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