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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, December 17, 2009

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(December 19 & 20) KWANZAA DANCE Kwanzaa is kickin' it at Dance Place in northeast D.C. with a Kwanzaa Celebration this Saturday and Sunday. Coyaba Dance company adds some spice to the holiday cider with regional dance from West Africa.

(December 19, January 9, 16) MONTPELIER MOVIES The Montpelier Film Series presents dinner and a movie at the arts center in Laurel, Maryland, Saturday nights 6 p.m. through January 16th. Depicting the family on film, this Saturday night is The Kite Runner, a story of sons and fathers, friends and betrayal set in the tumult of modern Afghanistan. The movie is in Dari with English subtitles; the dinner is Middle Eastern-style fare. And stay tuned for more: the film series in January includes Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman, a sumptuous bit of cinema from 1994 accompanied by the cuisine of China.

(Through December 20) COLLECTING WARM AND FUZZIES The artists and staff at ArtSpring Gallery in Silver Spring are getting the warm-and-fuzzies, collecting hats, gloves and the longest of long underwear for those who are homeless at this cold time of year. The art center and shop is taking up donated winter wear through December 20th for The Shepherd's Table, filling backpacks for our neediest neighbors with some holiday warmth and cheer.

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