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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, November 6-8, 2009

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From Belgium, the Cosmopolitan Chicken Project plays with genetics and "kopies" like this one at Conner Contemporary.
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From Belgium, the Cosmopolitan Chicken Project plays with genetics and "kopies" like this one at Conner Contemporary.

(November 7-December 31) CHICKEN PROJECT The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project breaks through the shell separating science from art at Conner Contemporary Art gallery in Northeast D.C., opening tomorrow and running through the end of the year. Live chickens...sculpted chickens...painted chickens...taxidermy and blown glass all pay homage to the farmer's feathered friend in surprising and eye-catching works.

(November 7 & 8) LIFE, RHYTHM, MOVE The Life, Rhythm Move Project busts out a hip-hop extravaganza at Dance Place in D.C. tomorrow and Sunday. The award-winning ensemble combines various dance styles with hip-hop and spoken word. The show, Retrofuturistic plays on time travel and science fiction within the idea that "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus."

(November 7) FREEDOM FESTIVAL Country music superstars host the American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, tomorrow night at 7:30. The festival is a tribute to veterans, honoring their sacrifices and raising money for soldiers' families.

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