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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, November 13-15, 2009

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Kevin Locke's dancers appear at the National Museum of the American Indian for two shows on November 14th.
The Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble
Kevin Locke's dancers appear at the National Museum of the American Indian for two shows on November 14th.

By Stephanie Kaye

(November 14) GOING NATIVE Dancers chant and sway at the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall for two shows tomorrow, at 2 and 7:30pm. The Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble features the traditional dance and music of the Plains and Woodlands Nations. The program includes "Drum is the Thunder, Flute is the Wind," a Native American ballet, and the "Hoop Dance," expressing the unity of humankind.

(November 14 & 15) FINE CRAFTS SHOW The studio artists at the Lee Arts Center in Virginia host a fine arts craft show tomorrow and Sunday from 10 to 4 in Arlington. They fire up the kiln to about 1800 degrees for a Raku Party Fundraiser using smoke and fire to create Raku-style patterns and designs. You can make your own unique ceramic masterpiece.

(November 14) ALL-GERSHWIN The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra takes on a full evening of Gershwin under the direction of Marin Alsop Saturday night at The Music Center at Strathmore and Sunday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the BSO for the upbeat evening of classic Americana.

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