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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, November 23, 2009

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(November 20-Dec 6) CASA PATAS Three weekends of flamenco are coming to D.C. during Gala Hispanic Theatre's annual Fuego Flamenco Festival, on stage through December 6th. Madrid's Casa Patas cultural center keeps things steamy with performances straight out of Spain, as the group imports its fiery footwork to Washington.

(November 20 - January 10) THE FANTASTICKS Arena Stage resurrects The Fantasticks, opening tonight at D.C.'s Lincoln Theater and running through January 10th. One of the world's longest-running musical gets a remix for this run, as Matt and Luisa journey to maturity in an abandoned amusement park.

(November 18-March 5, 2010) CLIMATE CHANGE The American Association for the Advancement of Science presents Climate Change in Our World, an exhibit of photographs at its downtown D.C. space through March of next year. Photojournalist Gary Braasch uses his images to highlight worldwide climate challenges.

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