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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, November 20-22, 2009

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(November 20 & 21) CHARLES COUNTY'S GOT TALENT Charles County serves up a one-two punch of art this weekend at the Indian Head Center's Black Box Theatre in Maryland tonight and tomorrow. The county hosts its inaugural talent show and pitches a tent for Saturday's Recycled Art Contest, as competitors deftly attempt to repurpose trash as treasure.

(November 20-22) LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Catholic University is having a go at Figaro, presenting Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro tonight through Sunday at the school's Ward Hall. Students provide the backdrop and music for this comedic opera set in a Spanish castle, telling the tale of one of the most famous marriages in musical history.

(November 21 & 22) GREATEST HIP HOP STORY If you like "crunk" better than classical, The Greatest Hip Hop Cover Story Ever Told might be more your speed. The two-day run kicks off tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at Dance Place in Northeast D.C. The show explores hip hop's past and impact on mainstream music and media. Because of its racy language, this show is for mature audiences only.

(November 22) BARK FOR BOOKS The written word comes to the rescue during Bark for Books, a page-turning fundraiser at the Washington Animal Rescue League Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 3. The literary family event includes readings, illustration workshops and books both signed by the authors and "pawed" by protagonists.

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