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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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(March 12 & 26) TALES FOR TOTS The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents Tales for Tots tomorrow and every second and fourth Friday of the month, taking up just half an hour of tiny attention spans starting at 11 a.m. at the Luce Foundation Center in downtown DC. This is story time Smithsonian-style, situated in the galleries and surrounded by of some of the finest art in the world, all aimed at audiences under the age of five. You can email AmericanArtPrograms@si.edu or call 202-633-8490 for information and registration.

(March 11) FOODIES AND FRIENDS Food & Friends hosts Dining Out for Life, the group's 14th annual fundraiser at area restaurants, as diners who eat out tomorrow fill their stomachs while feeding their souls. Service-minded chefs from 140 restaurants are donating the proceeds from a day's worth of orders, ranging from 25 to 100 percent of each meal purchased.

(March 6-April 3) MONDO ANDRONICUS And for the most legal, visceral fun you can have in Washington, Molotov Theatre debases Shakespeare in the play Mondo Andronicus, showing to strong-hearted audiences at 1409 Playbill Cafe in Northwest DC. The French-style horror company takes on the Bard's tragedy of Roman generals and vengeful queens, throwing in an expletive-laden, three-page version of Hamlet for good measure. This show is meant for those with strong constitutions and a sizeable sense of humor.


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