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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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(Through December 24) WORKHOUSE WORKS The Workhouse Arts Center is offering escape from the holiday shopping doldrums with the Workhouse Works Arts Show in Lorton, Virginia, right up to Christmas Eve. This former prison now functions as a gallery and artist studios. Its new "inmates," perpetually on parole, are creating original works for collectors and gift givers.

(December 25) CHRISTMAS ORGANS Washington National Cathedral hosts a Christmas Day organ concert Friday at 5:15 p.m. The free festivities rely on the 10,647 pipes of the organ and those of the hearty singers in the Cathedral's Great Choir.

(Through January 16) BEAUTIES AND WEEKENDS D.C.'s Hamiltonian Gallery highlights the work of two local artists through January 16th. The photographs of Frank Hallam Day make a statement with mannequins found in sub-Saharan Africa, while Jonathan Monaghan's "Rock Hard Weekend" explores the Christian notion of self-sacrifice with computer-animated videos and images.

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