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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, March 15, 2010

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(March 12-May 22) LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS With spring on the way, a carnivorous creeper can be found in full bloom at Ford's Theatre in downtown D.C. The popular rock musical Little Shop of Horrors puts its roots down through May 22nd, telling the story of a well-intentioned flower shop clerk and his wisecracking carnivorous plant.

(March 15-April 11) CLYBOURNE PARK Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company opens the play Clybourne Park tonight through April 11th in Northwest D.C. The thrills and ills of urban living are presented in this hilarious yet horrifying look at race and gentrification, focusing in on the Chicago of the 1950s and present day.

(March 16-28) Environmental Film Festival You can celebrate spring by going green at the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, kicking off tomorrow in the District. The ecologically sensitive celluloid is presented in 155 films at 56 venues throughout D.C., exploring the wonders of the natural world while illuminating the growing challenges to life on earth.

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