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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, October 29, 2008

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(October 31) MUTTS MASQUERADE
The hounds of horror will be out in full force for a Halloween hike through Rock Creek Park. The Mutts Masquerade is a benefit party for the Washington Animal Rescue League kicking off Halloween morning at 8 in Meadowbrook Park. The two- and four-footed will be dressed in their finest costumes for doggie trick-or-treating and a canine costume contest. The League will also have vets on hand to do pet check-ups and insert tracking microchips, in case your own hound of horror goes astray.

The League's Annual Open House takes place after the Halloween festivities on Sunday, November 1st from noon to 4pm at its headquarters on Oglethorpe Street. There will be a "haunted" Medical Center, red-tag adoption specials and refreshments, along with a community yard sale, music and family-friendly activities.

(Through November 15) DRACULA for Adults and(Through November 8) DRACULA for Kids A duo of Draculas appears on stage - Synetic Theater provides a moving, swirling adult version of the tale of the Transylvanian count at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington through November 15th. Meanwhile, The Georgetown Theatre Company presents Dracula: A Family Musical at The Shops at Georgetown Park through November 8th. The two productions show just how far a vampire can go, as the dance-based Synetic Theater brings out the sensual side of the Dracula story, while the Georgetown musical takes the sting out of Dracula's bite with music and age-appropriate fun.

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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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